VENTURA BLVD — Valley Restaurants to Participate in the Taste — by Karen Young
FESTIVAL-GOERS AT LAST YEAR'S THE TASTE.
Valley chefs are cooking up a big part in The Taste, the annual Labor Day weekend culinary event from the Los Angeles Times that will take place on the Paramount Studios back lot. Participating 818 restaurants include:Firefly, Pedalers Fork, 9021Pho, Dog Haus, Lum-Ka-Naad and Lemonade, plus cooking demonstrations by CJ Jacobson (Girasol) at a Field to Fork event on Saturday (8/30) and Jimmy Shaw (Loteria Grill) at Flavors of L.A. on Sunday (8/31).
The three-day event turns the Paramount back lot into an epicurean “pop-up” with the biggest names and kitchens in the Los Angeles food scene, including Nancy Silverton (Mozza), Casey Lane (The Tasting Kitchen), Josiah Citrin (Mélisse), Michael Cimarusti (Providence, Connie & Ted’s), Ricardo Zarate (Mo-Chica) and many more. Get close-up with chef and mixology demonstrations, cooking with farmers market finds, wine tastings, butchering demos and a special look into 20 years of The French Laundry with Thomas Keller. For tickets and information visitevents.latimes.com/taste