25 celebrity chefs delighted epicureans at Barker Hangar on August 26, 2017 with their culinary samples from their restaurants. Los Angeles Food & Wine’s The Lexus Grand Tasting also showcased 200 wines from the world’s most distinguished wineries at this day event. Chefs presenting include:

  • Peter Armellino – The Plumed Horse, Saratoga
  • Vanda Asapahu – Ayara Luk, Los Angeles
  • Sean Chaney – Hot’s Kitchen, Hermosa Beach
  • David Codney – The Peninsula Beverly Hills
  • John Cox – The Bear and Star, Los Olivos
  • Cody Dickey – Carbon Beach Club, Malibu
  • Tyler Florence – Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco
  • Evan Funke – FELIX, Venice
  • Sarah Grueneberg – Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio
  • Holly Jivin – The Bazaar by José Andrés, Los Angeles
  • Kyle Kingrey – Beauty & Essex, Los Angeles
  • Jessie Lugo – Alexander’s Steakhouse, Pasadena
  • David MacLennan – James Republic, Long Beach
  • Brian Malarkey – Ivory on Sunset / Herringbone, Santa Monica
  • Dean Max – James Republic, Long Beach
  • Joel Miller – The Wallace, Los Angeles
  • Mark Mollica – La Vecchia Cucina, Santa Monica
  • Sammy Monsour – Preux & Proper, Los Angeles
  • Nancy Silverton – Gelato & Sorbetto Nancy’s Fancy, Los Angeles
  • Michael Passmore – Passmore
  • Ranch Jon Shook – Animal Restaurant, Los Angeles
  • Erick Simmons – Out West Sausage, Long Beach
  • Elliot Spaisman – Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Los Angeles
  • Tonet Tibay – Marti Chocolatt, Los Angeles
  • Andrew Vaughan – mar’sel / Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verde
  • Stephen Wambach – 4 Saints, Palm Springs

Sponsors for the 2017 Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival include: FOOD & WINE, Lexus, Chase Private Client, The Venetian, Verizon, Bulleit, Don Julio, ChefWorks, Hendrick’s Gin, Vessel and more.

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To learn more about the wines, restaurants, chefs and sponsors visit the LAFW Fest website at http://www.lafw.com.