Got a Benjamin? Love Food? Free This Sunday? Ready to check out yet another food festival this time in downtown Los Angeles!?
It's called Savor the Season. Chef Andre Guerrero of Max and The Oinkster will be presiding over a roster of culinary talent that includes Gerard Ochoa of El Cholo
(hmm ok), Chad Minton at Jer-ne at Ritz-Carlton
(getting better), and Bijan Shokatfard of Geoffrey's
(ok might be worth it), among many others. Drinks will be provided by Simi Winery, The Edison, Singha Beer, Tommy Bahama Rum, and Voss Water for you boozers!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
210 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Proceeds from the event are going to Break The Cycle
, an organization that empowers young people to educate themselves and the community about domestic violence.
Full list of chefs and restaurants
Aaron Robins - Boneyard Bistro
Michael McDonald & Renee Ward - Brix@1601
Lisa Field & Corinna Conti - Catering by Field
Gerardo Ochoa - El Cholo – Los Angeles
Bijan Shokatfard - Geoffrey’s
Chad Minton - Jer-ne at Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
André Guerrero & Jan Purdy - MAX & The Oinkster
Scott Floyd - Salt Creek Grille
Gautam Chaudhry - Tanzore
Nano Crespo - Tasca Wine Bar
I, myself, have been a bit burned by festivals - heaven help us if we forget the debacle that was the Gourmet Five Year Old Party (see blog post
) or the Sushi and Sake festival which should have been called The Suckey festival (see past forum topic
). Thought the Greek festival (which was never covered in a blog post) actually was done well (at least my moussaka filled tummy enjoyed it) and the Lotus festival
was just fine.
All in all - this one may be worth checking out 'cause like they say on their website - Biz Bash thinks they're one of the top 10 food and wine events in SoCal. And if a leading trade for the event industry says it's so I'm more apt to want to go. I'll be out of town but if you go....good luck! For a cool benjamin I'm hoping it's good!
Savor the Season website
Thanks, Tony, for the tip!