The Food Event 2012, presented by Los Angeles Magazine is Culinary exploration at it’s finest. We literally dove into a virtual pop up book ripped from the pages of the magazines restaurant guide section. The 7th annual culinary extravaganza featured LA’s best chefs, culinary personalities coupled with some of the best food and wine tastings and a mixology lounge. Lesley Bargar Suter, dining editor for the magazine curated the exclusive list of participating restaurants, while Saddlerock Ranch Malibu played host once again to the foodie-centric Angelino crowd in attendance.
Set your GPS for Malibu Beach Wines and experience the wines of Malibu’s distinct artisan wine region that has matured itself and is now one of California’s prominent winery destinations. Come on down with friends and sample a flight of wines for yourself or shop the vast selection of local wines fresh from the source. Custom local wine gift baskets and private wine tastings are also available. Malibu Beach Wines is open daily from noon to 8:00pm and is located at 22775 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA and online 24/7.
Noodle Star is a hidden gem and a symbol for what a healthy and modern Asian eatery should strive to be. It is conveniently located in Sherman Oaks and in close proximity to Ventura Boulevard and located in the same space as the families former Thai bistro, Lannathai that has been in the family since 1977. Today the restaurant is owned and operated by The Mekpongsatorn brothers, Bo & Ben who are continuing the family tradition of bringing a quality affordable Asian dining experience to the San Fernando Valley. No matter what type of Asian cuisine you fancy Noodle Star has an Asian dish and delight for everyone.
The splendor, mystique, romance and island spirit seem to never go away from our memories and you can agree especially if you have been to the Islands on one or more occasions. My last visit was over 2 years ago and being at the event made it feel like just yesterday. The Hawaiian culture and lifestyle is magical and is something that everyone must experience and appreciate at least once in their life. All good things must come to an end at sometime or another and we owe a big congratulations to Chef Mark Gold for taking home the title of the “Hawaiian Islands Master Chef.”
Viva LA Foodies was invited by Foodbuzz to attend the “Art In the Streets” and “Food x Film” presentation of the all new Levi’s film Workshop at the MOCA satelite museum at the Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo in LA this past Thursday.