Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Wolfgang Puck and Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival founder Dave Bernahl at the 2011 fest.

More than 100 celebrity chefs from across the country are joined by 250 acclaimed wineries and winemakers for the second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival at L.A. Live and select restaurants throughout the county.

The four-day event Aug. 9-12, features bustling food-tasting events, intimate meals with local chefs and cooking demonstrations from talent such as Wolfgang Puck, Michael Chiarello, Giada De Laurentiis and Hubert Keller. Main events include Giada’s Festa Italiana, hosted by De Laurentiis; the Asian Night Market, hosted by Andrew Zimmern; and Lexus Grand Tastings, all at the festival’s headquarters at L.A. Live. Other highlights on the agenda: lunch at Ink with Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, the Delicacy Dinner at Montage Beverly Hills and “Secrets of a Sommelier: Blind Tasting Red Wines.” Most events at L.A. Live; other locations, hours and admission cost vary. L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown. lafw.com




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