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The Times' Taste food festival is coming, Sept. 1-3

June 11, 2012 |  8:55 am

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The Taste, the Los Angeles Times’ annual three-day food festival, will take place Sept. 1 to 3 at the Studios at Paramount. Five events will highlight Southern California's culinary scene, each featuring unlimited food and drink tastings from standout local restaurants, along with cooking and mixology demonstrations, wine seminars and panel discussions. Tickets are on sale now at latimes.com/thetaste

  • Field to Fork Saturday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Russ Parsons, The Times’ Food Editor, hosts an event inspired by fresh, local ingredients and the pleasure of cooking seasonal dishes. Tastings and presentations will explore the delicious offerings available at neighborhood farmers markets and in backyard gardens. 
  • Cocktail Confidential Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 to 11 p.m.
    Jessica Gelt, food and night life writer for The Times, hosts an evening dedicated to cocktail culture, specialty elixirs and party-worthy bites.
  • Flavors of L.A. Sunday, Sept. 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Jonathan Gold, Times restaurant critic, hosts a day of authentic dishes from around the world – via Los Angeles’ best restaurants. Activities and panel discussions will offer up-close access to the area’s best homegrown and L.A.-based chefs.
  • Dinner & Drinks Sunday, Sept. 2, 8 to 11 p.m.
    Betty Hallock, Times Deputy Food Editor, hosts an evening of tastings paired with craft beers, custom cocktails or fine wines. Highlights include Gastropub Alley, a beer panel and drinks demonstrations.
  • Labor Day Picnic presented by Target Monday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen Director, hosts a holiday get-together with burgers, tacos and bánh mì. Chefs and home cooks will demonstrate favorite recipes with an ice cream social topping off the afternoon.  

A limited quantity of $185 all-access passes is now available, offering admission to all five events. Single-event tickets are $50. Times members receive an exclusive 20% discount on individual tickets. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona and the Los Angeles Times Family Fund’s Summer Camp Campaign.

For more information, go to latimes.com/thetaste,facebook.com/TheTasteLA and @TheTasteLA.

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