The Taste LA 2017, LA

Photo: Erin Poole for Average Socialite
Affair: The Taste LA 2017

When: Friday, September 1- Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hot Spot: Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: All flavors are welcome as The Taste, Los Angeles Times’ annual celebration of the Southern California culinary scene, returns to the Paramount Pictures Studios back lot this Labor Day weekend (Friday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 3). Hosted by The Times Food staff and acclaimed chefs and bartenders, The Taste includes five individual events over three days.

Unlimited tastings from the city’s best kitchens, a variety of wine, beer and cocktails, plus access to demos and seminars are included with admission.

Friday, Sept. 1

7:30 to 10:30 PM
Hosted by Noelle Carter, Jonathan Gold, Jenn Harris & Amy Scattergood
The Taste's most intimate event features a focused collection of tastings, distinctive cocktail and wine offerings, and a chance to party on the back lot with The Times' hosts and many of the weekend's participating chefs and mixologists. Tickets: $150.

Saturday, Sept. 2

12 to 3 PM
Hosted by Amy Scattergood (Times Food Editor) & Sang Yoon (Father’s Office, Lukshon)
Enjoy dishes inspired by Southern California’s agricultural roots as L.A.’s most talked-about chefs share their mastery of cooking with locally-sourced ingredients. Tickets: $95 ($70 with L.A. Times subscriber discount).

7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Hosted by Jonathan Gold (Times Restaurant Critic), Jenn Harris (Times Deputy Food Editor), Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots, Black Market) & Marco A. Ramos (Scopa Italian Roots)

Experience how seasonal cocktails, premium wines and great spirits pair with culinary creations from a variety of hand-picked local chefs and restaurants. Tickets: $130 ($105 with subscriber discount).

Sunday, Sept. 3

12 to 3 p.m.
Hosted by Noelle Carter (Times Test Kitchen Director) & Sherry Yard (Tuck Room Tavern)
L.A.’s best chefs and mixologists host a block party on the back lot with incredible bites and chilled cocktails. Tickets: $95 ($70 with subscriber discount).

7:30 to 10:30PM
Hosted by Jonathan Gold & Gilberto Cetina Jr. (Chichen Itza, Holbox)
The depth and diversity of flavors that make Los Angeles one of the most exciting places to dine are showcased in the closing night celebration. Tickets: $130 ($105 with subscriber discount).

Spotted: Jonathan Gold, foodies

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