For the 5th year in a row, Los Angeles Food & Wine hosted another successful weekend of food and wine events. For three nights, Grand Avenue in Downtown LA was closed off to traffic and filled with more than 30 restaurants each night and more than 100 wines. With Disney Hall looming above, hundreds of attendees wandered up and down the street trying the various foods and wines over a three hour period.
With so many of Los Angeles’ best chefs, as well as top chefs from New York, Philadelphia, Dallas and more, serving up flavorful dishes, there is a lot of tasting to do. Between waiting in long lines to some restaurants and getting full quickly, it can be a challenge to try everything. But, I did!
On Friday, after attending a lovely lunch in conjunction with LA Food & Wine earlier that day, I didn’t come to the evening event, Night Market, with a big appetite. Combined with the heat and the long lines, I was only able to try about a dozen dishes.
So, when it came time for Saturday’s evening event, Lexus Live on Grand, I went with the goal of tasting everything. I arrived just as the doors opened and didn’t waste anytime working down Grand Avenue. As I was with a few friends, we worked together to divide and conquer, lining up in different lines to pick up different dishes.
A full weekend of eating is hard work but it was all worth it! Los Angeles Food & Wine was a great way to taste food from some favorite restaurants and learn about other restaurants that are now on the list to try. I can’t wait for Los Angeles Food and Wine 2016!