Paramount Studios Lot was the backdrop to the Los Angeles Time’s Opening Night of The Taste, a multi-day foodie-stravaganza. I was lucky to attend the opening gala, a more intimate gathering of tasters and tastemakers.
We braved the muggy 80˚ temps in the name of food and booze. Thankfully, the Beatles cover band, Britain’s Finest were spot-on in their impressions they took our minds off the heat long enough so we could raise our glasses of Stella Artois and sing out a chorus of Na Na Na Na’s during Let it Be.
Costume change! Older Beatles. She Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
Of course many celebrated local food stars were in attendance. Mozza’s Nancy Silverton, L.A. Times Russ Parsons and Jonathan Gold, took pictures with fans while chefs like Ernesto Uchimura from Plan Check plated tasty treats for hungry guests.
Here’s a video recap of Opening Night!
The rest of the weekend’s line-up features various demonstrations, chef talks and tastings throughout the day.
Some standout events include:
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Cooking Demonstration featuring Sherry Yard (Helms Bakery)
Cooking Demonstration featuring Michael Cimarusti (Providence/Connie & Ted’s)
For the full list of events and tickets, click here.
Cheers to another tasty year at The Taste!