¡Latin Food Fest! to Host 5th Annual Culinary Classic

Chef Bossuet Duck Tostada (Courtesy Photo)

Chef Bossuet Duck Tostada (Courtesy Photo)

¡Latin Food Fest! returns March 24-25, 2017 for its fifth annual Hispanic culinary classic – and announces the agenda, which includes a kick off “Chefs Night Out,” ultimate tasting experience “Gran Tasting,” energetic street food party “Mercado,” and chef’s dinner, “Latin Supperclub.”

Gran Tasting Presented by Obrigado Coconut Water (100% pure coconut water from Bahia Brazil) is the epitome of all tasting events featuring a star-studded culinary showdown and tasting booths, which will take place adjacent the Santa Monica Pier, 1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, showcasing from more than 200 restaurants, chefs, artisanal foods makers and renowned purveyors of wine, beer and spirits. Guests indulge in a variety of local and international Hispanic food, wine, beer and spirits; meet acclaimed chefs such as two-star Michelin chef Josiah Citrin and watch cooking demos by Peruvian culinarian and restaurateur Ricardo Zarate and Univision chef host Tati Polo, and you won’t want to miss the Best of Fest Awards – the fest’s showcase of culinary excellence.

Dedicated pavilions will include Oasis by Obrigado, Baja Beer Garden, Music Stage, Best of Fest Awards where top chefs go head to head in a fun cooking competition, and Spirits Americas where mixologists and distillers will hold tastings of Cachaça, Rum, Pisco, Mezcal, Sotol and Tequila. A VIP ticket grants early admission and access to the “VIP Tent” where guests will enjoy special gifts, reserve wine, gourmet bites and hand rolled cigars and in a lively beach setting. In addition to the tastings, the festival also delights other senses with live music by Mestizo LA!, and a silent auction of culinary supplies and memorabilia.

“It’s still difficult to sample every delicious Latin flavor the Los Angeles region has to offer but Gran Tasting nails it,” said Festival Executive Director Lucia Tovar-Matthews. “And you won’t want to miss the Best of Fest competitions, our showcase of local culinary excellence.”

Mark your calendars for the 2017 festival, March 24-25, online at www.latinfoodfest.com.

About ¡Latin Food Fest!
The fifth annual ¡Latin Food Fest!™ will take place in Los Angeles March 24 – 25, San Diego August 18 – 19 and Orange County November 10 – 11, 2017. The festival draws a diversity of attendees while helping to bring awareness and raise funds for the fight against hunger – for the Campanile Foundation. For more information, visit www.latinfoodfest.com/taste or email info@latinfoodfest.com.

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