The 2017 Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

Food and Wine
Food and Wine

If you’re traveling to California in summer of 2017, the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is an event you’ll want to consider adding to your itinerary for the trip. The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival has been going on for six straight years now. Presumably, this will be the event’s seventh year, although as of yet we haven’t been able to confirm the details. This celebration of the culinary arts will take place in summer of 2017, presumably in downtown Los Angeles.

The Food — Whether or not you consider yourself a “foodie,” there are plenty of reasons to attend this fun-filled foodie event in Los Angeles. For starters, of course, there’s the food — and plenty of it. You’ll have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of different cuisines, and every course from soups and appetizers through desserts.

California Chefs

California–based chefs who participated in the 2016 Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival include Chris Ford from the Four Seasons in Beveryly Hills, California; Mark Mollica from La Vecchia Cucina in Santa Monica, California; and many others.

The Drinks

For the 2016 event, wine was the featured attraction on the drinks menu; the list of attendees was heavy on wine purveyors. In 2015, event participants also offered a selection of champagnes, handcrafted cocktails and Belgian microbrews. It will be interesting to see what the on-trend beverages at the 2017 event will be.

California Vintners

California wine is world famous, and the 2017 Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival will be one of the best places on earth to sample a whole bunch of it in one place.

Past Participants — The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival has a history of distinguished participation from some of the world’s most interesting entertainers, food purveyors and vintners. Here’s a sampling of just a few of the California wine purveyors who attended the 2016 event:

  • Au Bon Climat from the Santa Maria Valley
  • Cultivate Wines from Santa Barbara County
  • Flowers Vineyard & Winery from Sonoma County
  • Belle Glos from Sonoma County
  • Michael Mondavi Family Estate from Napa Valley
  • Kunin Wines from the Central Coast
  • Vallin from Santa Ynez
  • Skylark Wine Company from Mendocino County
  • Sonoma-Loeb from Sonoma County
  • Tablas Creek Vineyard from Paso Robles

Participants in 2015 included Kendall-Jackson of Sonoma County, California; Talbott Vineyards of Monterey County and many others.

Out-of-State and International Vintners:

Last year’s attendees included bunches of European vintners as well as US-based vintners from outside of California. The following is a sampling, not a complete listing, of vintners who attended the 2016 LA Food and Wine Festival:

  • Miraval from France
  • Ramos Pinto from Portugal
  • Cos from Italy
  • Ponzi Vineyards from Oregon
  • Fable from South Africa
  • Flowers Vineyard & Winery from Sonoma County
  • Fantinel from Italy
  • Gibston Valley from New Zealand
  • Ritual from Chile
  • Kirsten from Germany
  • and many others

2015 participants included Garofoli, an Italy winery; William Fevre, a French winery and many others.

We look forward to learning who will commit to attending the 2017 event.

The Breweries — Microbreweries in attendance at the 2015 event were Leffe, Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, and Stella Artois Cidre, all of Belgium.

The Entertainment — It will be interesting to see which entertainers commit to performing at the 2017 Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival. The 2015 event’s entertainment included both DJs and live music. Live performers included Questlove and The Roots.

Where to Go — In 2015, Grand Avenue was the spot to look for when locating the festival’s featured cooking demonstrations, tastings and talks. Check the event website for updated details about the location of the 2017 Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival.

You’ll find further information about the 2017 Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival at the event’s official website.