Honestly, the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is one of the best events a foodie, a chef or restauranter could hope. . Food beyond compare, great wine, and you are driven in a Lexus from festival venue to venue. Fun, Fun, Fun.
The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is the Cinderella belle of the ball of foodie events. Expect celebrity chefs and chefs from some of the very best restaurants. Menu items included octupus paired with eggplant, wonton wrapper taco shells filled carne asada, and savory corn panna cotta topped with bacon and black truffle salad to name a few.
We can’t forget the wine. Among the wineries there were Landmark Vineyard, Blackbird Vineyard and many more. There seemed to be a lot of red wine and surprisingly a lot of Rosé. Many wine snobs snub their nose to Rosé but is a great summer drink. If you were looking for a good cocktail Celebrity Cruise Lines provided their signature cocktails to sample.
Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is the all-star show and party of food.
mscotti.com-The word “Biscotti” comes from bis and cotti, the Italian terms for twice-cooked or twice-baked. Biscotti is also the generic term for cookie in Italian. Traditionally an Italian classic, Biscotti have been baked for centuries. It was the perfect food for sailors who were at sea for months at a time. The biscuits were thoroughly baked to draw out moisture, becoming a cracker-like food that was resistant to mold. Biscotti were a favorite of Christopher Columbus who relied on them on his long sea voyage.
Biscotti are eaten and enjoyed in many ways! Italians favor them as “dipping cookies” either in a delicious cup of coffee or cappuccino, or in a special Italian wine known as Vin Santo. They are enjoyed as a breakfast biscuit, dunked in coffee, along side a dish of Gelato or Spumoni, and of course, Biscotti are savored as a subtly sweet crispy snack all by themselves!
If the Los Angeles Times Taste event is not on your radar then please tune in. It is a great annual labor weekend to do list event featuring the finest restaurants in So Cal. There are also many wineries represented, beers and lots of cocktails flowing. There are cooking demonstrations too!
Folks battled the heat to enjoy the event by day and others attend the night time sessions.I have been attending the event for years and I strongly recommend it. I admit I have only gone in the day but this year I am going to check out the night time scene. The event takes place on the Paramount Lot with vendor along the made for Hollywood movie streets.
LA is not only home to rock stars but to some of the world’s most rockin’ food. Sorry, this ain’t your grandmother’s kitchen. The world’s most famous chefs like Giada DeLaurentiis, Rick Bayless, Guy Fieri and Curtis Stone to name a few are the likes you will find at this culinary shing-ding. However, this really more about the opportunity for foodie’s to chow down on some of the best food in Los Angels and experience some of the best wines. Expect to find dream come true menu items such as maple smoked pork belly, deconstructed clam chowder, The event is spread along Grand Street including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and more.
When: August 21-24th
Ticket Info & Daily Schedule: http://www.lafw.com/tickets/
Musashi is a Japanese restaurant chain in Los Angeles with several locations. I joined some friends at the tail end of dinner. I quickly ordered the Bluefin sushi selected by a friend as a good choice.
And a good choice it was while I was eating my dinner from the appetizer menu, the rest of the party’s dessert was served.
I sampled the Banana Flambe. The vanilla ice cream looked and tasted home-made and that is a good thing. The bananas were perfect, not overcooked maintaining a bit of firmness in the texture. This was truly a flavorful Banana Flambe.
As for the tempura ice cream it was visually striking. I appreciated the contrasting textures and flavor. However, pure taste would dictate that the Banana Flambe as the dessert of the night.
Musashi has teppan yaki (food cooked and served in front of you) tables and traditional sit down tables. There is also a sushi bar.
Where: 9046 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, CA 91324 Phone:(818) 701-7041 Hours: Saturday hours 5:00 pm–10:00 pm