Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Food Event 2009. Another Year, Another Blast

Last year's The Food Event, hosted by Los Angeles magazine, was at the top of my favorite food events in 2008. This year, The Food Event was a huge success yet again.

I was excited to see the Petrossian booth as soon as I came in and enjoyed their offerings, including this tartar topped with caviar.

There were plenty of notable bites that day, including a slider from Dakota, pear and burrata salad from a new tapas place in Pasadena called Noir, desserts from Essential Chocolate, and various offerings from Gordon Ramsay, Gaylord's, Dominick's, and more.

Lemonade LA offers something different with their mint lemonade and cold deli items such as the couscous and the poke.

Naturally there were tons of wines to sip and sample. The ones I got to try some Syrah Rose from Eagle Castle, a blend called RED from Vina Robles, and of course some Semler wines from Malibu's very own vines.

And then there were the cooking demonstrations! Famous Los Angeles chefs standing 5 feet away from you showing you how to cook?

First up was Chef Andrew Kirschner from the Wilshire restaurant demonstrating his Steamed Mussels in Curry Broth (here's the recipe).

Chef David Myers from Sona and Comme Ca showed us how to make Pumpkin Creme Brulee, just in time for the holidays.

In case you missed the video I posted on Monday, Chef Ludo Lefebvre of Ludobites showed us how to make his Spicy Chocolate Mousse with Orange Olive Oil puree all the while making jokes and bantering with the audience.
For those of you who missed it, here's the video, sans subtitle.

Chef Suzanne Tracht couldn't make it but the chefs from Jar came and whipped up a simple but amazing salad.

Last but not least, Chef John Sedlar of Rivera and his chef de cuisine talks about tortilla and the history of guacamole and his tortillas florales.

Chef Sedlar also talks about his recent trip to Tijuana with some of us foodbloggers and hitting 22 restaurants/taco stands in 48 hours (oh yeah, that's how we roll) and some of the implications of the surge of foodbloggers.

Read estarla's coverage here



Fun day. Great recap!

The Healthy Apple

I'm so jealous; this event looks amazing. Wow; so fun...I'm looking forward to meeting you on Friday in San Fran for the Foodbuzz Festival...I can't wait!


YES...that is how we roll :)

thanks for recapping some of the dishes.

I've been missing out on a lot of food events lately, 3 more months for the big 2-1!

Ravenous Couple

this looks like a great event..hope to make it next year!


Wow! So much food :). Love that there are also cooking demonstrations in the event. Also love Lemonade LA's name. Would never have thought about naming a company with such name!

Eddie Lin

Did Chef Sedlar go on another trip to TJ? I don't remember him with us when I went.


glutster : 3 months eh? oh yeah, we gonna party.

eddie: We went to TJ for tequila expo a couple of weeks ago and chef Sedlar joined us for the 2nd half! Fun stuff


THis looks like so much fun (and so much food!) I need to stay in the loop and attend a similar event soon!

Kung Food Panda

Speaking of which, I need to do my own recap =P

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