Foodie Events

“IN THE KITCHEN” Featuring Chef John Rivera Sedlar

You’re invited! Aspiring “home” chefs in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to learn innovative cooking techniques, food and wine pairings, and creative menu ideas from top culinary experts. Known as the father of modern Southwestern cuisine, Chef John Rivera Sedlar of downtown L.A.’s Rivera Restaurant, will demonstrate his fine culinary techniques with Spanish–inspired and modern Latin cuisine recipes. Chef Sedlar will showcase one of his new dishes and signature desserts: -VIEIRAS ARABESQUE—Sea scallops with eggplant, preserved lemon and ras el hanout -TORTA XOCOLATA—A chocolate torte with caramel Seville orange Guests will sip on The Casino cocktail—a tangy mix of gin, lemon maraschino liqueur and orange bitters—from Rivera’s expert mixologist Julian Cox

Hardly roughing it at the Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic

Gayle Hendrix This year I was lucky enough to attend The Master Chef Classic at Beaver Creek, Colorado for the fifth time. So, I can definitely say from experience that it only gets better every year. This was the second year that the Grand Tasting was held at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch and it is certainly a step up from the previous years. This year the Classic was revamped. The fat was trimmed, in more ways than one.

Sampling the City at New York’s Taste

By Alex Palmer New York is a city of delicious extravagance—the number of restaurants seem to outnumber the population, especially with how quickly spots open and close even before the recession started. So I jumped at the opportunity to check out the 11th annual New York Taste event, which brought together more than 40 chefs and mixologists from the city’s biggest, most raved-about restaurants and lounges into one venue for three hours of top-notch sampling.

SF Chefs. Food. Wine - Part II

By Bob Schriner After some much needed downtime, I was eager to head back to the Saturday night grand tasting. After what I had seen in the earlier tasting, I doubted I could sufficiently build enough of an appetite to take on a night of BBQ. When I walked back into the big tent I was happily reunited with my wine glass, but attacked in the ears by some less than welcome music.

SF CHEFS. FOOD. WINE Festival Day 1

By Bob Schriner There’s nothing like starting your day off with a walk around San Francisco. As I strolled the streets with a hot cup of coffee in my hand I witnessed the logistical hustle needed to get the city stocked to host away the weekend, there was such promise in the air. After an extensive walking tour of the town, I made my way over to EandO Trading Co for the Delectable Dumplings class.

SF. CHEFS. FOOD. WINE - San Francisco

SF Chefs. Food. Wine. announces an extraordinary Culinary Dream Weekend in San Francisco during the not-to-be-missed food and wine festival debuting on August 6-9, 2009. Thousands of food and wine lovers will converge on San Francisco’s historic Union Square and The Westin St. Francis hotel over the weekend, where a who’s who of star chefs will be featured in classes and events held at The Westin St. Francis Hotel, Restaurant Michael Mina and other surrounding venues.

The American Food & Wine Festival

On Saturday September 27th, 2008, I decided to brush aside my neurotic fear of buffet style dinners and attend the legendary 26th Annual American Food and Wine Festival in the Universal Studios’ “Little Europe” back lot benefitting the Los Angeles chapter of Meals on Wheels. The evening started with a five minute tram ride that took us from the parking lot to the studio back lot. My plus one and I descended off the tram and on to the foodie scene to start with a glass of luscious, rosy Perrier-Jouët champagne.