Join Me At The Los Angeles Times’ The Taste Event!

September 4th-6th at Paramount Pictures Studios


My current LA food obsessions go something like this:
Roy Choi
Hinoki and the Bird
Ludo Lefebvre
Curtis Stone
….and basically anything Jonathan Gold recommends.

So what happens when all of the above join forces for three nights?? The LA Times’ The Taste Event goes down, and that’s exactly where you need to be!

Over the course of three nights from September 4th-6th, five separate events will be taking place at the Paramount Pictures Studios, featuring some awesome, heavy-hitting culinary stars.

I will be attending the following four events September 5th and 6th, which are:

field to fork

Field to Fork– Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.- featuring an homage to seasonal cooking with Ari Taymor of Alma and Jessica koslow of Sqirl, among many more.

dinner with twist

Dinner with a Twist – Saturday, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.- an evening of creative eats and drinks, Hosted by Jonathan Gold and others, and featuring the likes of The Church Key, Chef Ludo Lefebvre and master beer sommelier Marc Stroobandt.

sunday brunch bbq

Sunday Brunch and BBQ – Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Brunch AND Barbecue worlds collide, including cooking demos from the quintessential LA chef, Roy Choi.

flavors of la

Flavors of L.A. – Sunday, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.-An evening of lots-O-tacos, Eggslut Alvin and Curtis Stone, just to name a few, hosted by Jonathan Gold and Carlos Salgado, Chef of Taco María.

Check out the complete and impressive star-studded list of participating restaurants, chefs and booze, all joining forces for what is definitely going to be a weekend not to miss!

Tickets can be purchased here, and special discount prices apply to LA Times subscribers.

I will be live tweeting and sharing photos on Instagram from the Paramount Pictures Studios all weekend long, so be sure to follow my adventures.

LA Times graciously invited me to attend The Taste festivities. All opinions, like always, are my own.

About The Roaming Bean (109 Articles)
You're probably wondering what the heck is a "Roaming Bean"... Given that I am clearly not a Bean, and my name is Jen, what gives with this Bean thing, right? A friend of mine called me JenBean as a child, and it kinda stuck. Actually, it really stuck... even my license plate says Jenbean. And seeing as I have this grand lust to wander the world, The Roaming Bean seemed suitable. I've changed my career path more times than I have my underwear (minus all the times I've gone commando).... from animating, to forensic pathology, to international business, to fashion marketing and even to my wonderful and favorite of the bunch, degree in culinary arts, nothing kept my attention. Nothing was fun enough to do every day for the rest of my life. I mean, even though I cooked for celebrities in the heart of Hollywood, CA, why the hell would I want to sweat my ass off in a ridiculously HOT kitchen for most of the day and go home smelling like beef and onions? And the chef hat?? Do you know what that did to my hair?? Enter traveling.... The rainy day I descended down the tower of Notre Dame in Paris, gripping on to the railing for dear life so not to slip and tumble to an early death from the torrential down pour that was causing a small flood in the stairwell, my life changed. When I safely made it to the ground, legs shaky from an apparent lack of fitness it requires to walk up and down 387 steep stairs, I realized my hands were stained a delightful copper color from the rusted hand rail I had so dearly clung to. Desperate to get the icky stuff off my supple hands, and no running water in sight, I did what any other hopeless idiot would have done: I washed my hands in the nearest Parisian gutter. It was that moment that changed my life... I threw away my hair dryer, my rolling luggage and my dignity. I let my hair go natural, I bought a back pack and I CAMPED through Europe for a month and a half. Yes my friends, I crossed over into a savage traveling beast. Ok, a lot of people travel that way. But I didn't. And I'm so incredibly thankful for that rainy day in Paris that made me realize the world is a pretty sweet place. That realization led me on a quest; a quest to get out there, see things, soak up some local culture and eat my way around the world (with minimal food-related illnesses, such as but not limited to raging diarrhea).

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