Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the Lexus Grand Tasting at Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival held at Santa Monica Airport in the Barker Hanger! I had so much fun drinking great cocktails, tasting yummy food and meeting some great chefs. Here are some of the highlights of the chefs whose food stood out. I love discovering new chefs and great new restaurants.
Lexus knows how to host an event, the party started with hostess handing you a empty an wine glass, so as soon as you entered, your glass was being filled with delicious wine to get the party started! I started my day off with Whispering Angel Rose which was light and fruity, the perfect way to start my journey enjoying food at this tasty event.
The complete weekend event had over 200 wines from some of the world’s most prestigious wineries and 25 Celebrity Chefs that showcased their culinary skills providing delicious and decadent tasting samples of their cuisine. During this very popular strolling event I had direct access to speak with the chefs, take photos and discussed our mutual love for food.
I had so much fun that I will definitely be returning next year folks so remember, when the Food & Wine Festival comes to your town, don’t miss out!
Ali in the Valley
Here are some of the standouts from the event…
Antonia Lofaso Black Market in Studio City. Oh, I’m having dinner at Black Market tomorrow night!
BBQ Lamb Boa
Chef Kyle Kingrey from Beauty & Essex in Hollywood
Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos
Black Bottomed Butterscotch
The Best Bar was Hendricks Gin
Don Julio was a big hit!
Assorted Bon Bons by Chef Tibay Marti Chocolatt Los Angeles