For the first time ever, The Taste food event from The Los Angeles Times will hold a three-day food fest in Orange County. The Taste here in LA is an event we look forward to every Labor Day weekend at Paramount Studios. Now people behind the orange curtain will be able to enjoy a spectacular array of small plates and drinks from the best restaurants the LA Times can find. There will be three events hosted by The LA Times’ Food staff spanning October 19-21 at The MET.
The theme for the opening event on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. is classic flavors and cultural mash-ups. There will be cooking demos by chef Linda Johnsen of Filomena’s Italian Kitchen and chef Hop Phan of the Vietnamese-Mexican Dos Chinos. Participating restaurants include Chronic Tacos, Coni’Seafood, Fill, Puesto, Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar, Tabu Shabu, Toast Kitchen & Bakery and Tokyo Table.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Chef Carlos Salgado of Taco María and Geeta Bansal of Clay Oven will present cooking demos, while Wing Lam of Wahoo’s Fish Taco and Kelly Lam from The Whole Purpose will team up for a joint demo. Participating restaurants include ADYA, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, Cucina Enoteca, Georgia’s Restaurant, Habana, L.A. Brisket, Outpost Kitchen, Panxa Cocina, Roe Seafood, Supatras Thai, Ten Asian Bistro, The Cut and Water Grill.
Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 PM on Oct. 21, you can enjoy more cooking demonstrations, live music and small plates from restaurants including Blackmarket Bakery, Chunk-N-Chip, Clay Oven, Descanso Restaurant, Electric City Butcher, Haven Gastropub, Irenia, Leatherby’s Café Rouge, Pie-Not, Tackle Box and Westend.
Tickets are $100, with a $10 discount available to Times subscribers. 21 and over. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Getcher tickets here!