The Plate by Plate Food Marathon

Plate by Plate 2009

Plate by Plate was one of the best run food events that I’ve ever been to.

Plate by Plate 2009

The space (The Wallis Annenberg Building at the California Science Center) was well appointed, had good circulation and most importantly was big enough to handle the crowd. It was a one stop food marathon that made following my tips easy.

Plate by Plate 2009 Drummers at Plate by Plate 2009

The music, layout, bar tables to eat on, ample trashcans and most importantly restaurants choices made it an amazing night.

Plate by Plate 2009

So onto the food.

Plate by Plate 2009

As Project by Project’s partner this year was the Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program, the abundance of Asian food was appropriate.

Plate by Plate 2009

Small Asian American businesses (Good Girl Dinette, Vanille de Patisserie) stood next to larger ones (Katsuya, Roy’s).

Good Girl Dinette at Plate by Plate 2009 Katsuya at Plate by Plate

Celebrities like Aziz Ansari chowed down

Aziz Ansari at Plate by Plate 2009 Aziz Ansari at Plate by Plate 2009

next to Top Chefs like Marcel Vigneron (who was there working for The Bazaar).

Marcel Vigneron at Plate by Plate 2009

Delicious dishes abounded, like Mendocino Farms’ banh mi

Mendocino Farms at Plate by Plate 2009

and Mo-Chica’s ceviche.

Mo Chica at Plate by Plate 2009

Desserts came in all shapes- Xooro’s churros (much better fresh and hot then when I had them in the store in Santa Monica)-

Xooro at Plate by Plate 2009

and forms- Golden State + Scoops = Sour Beer Float.

Golden State and Scoops at Plate by Plate 2009

There were a number of great alcohol options as well, including Saporro, The Bruery

Sapporo at Plate by Plate 2009 Orchard Wines at Plate by Plate 2009

and Bottlerock.

Bottlerock at Plate by Plate 2009

My favorite discovery was Choctál, the chocolate and vanilla experience that deserves its own post, so stay tuned for that.

Choctal at Plate by Plate 2009

There were some big misses throughout the event. From Roy’s colorful but bland rice cups,

Roy's at Plate by Plate 2009

to the dont-be-fooled-by-the-pretty-looks grotesquely flavored seafood debacle from Moonshadows.

Moonshadows at Plate by Plate 2009

The celebrity sous chef idea fell a bit flat as well.

Celebrity Sous Chefs at Plate by Plate 2009

When this event comes around next time it’s definitely worth checking out. I know I’ll make a point of it next year, with designated driver in tow…

Vanille at Plate by Plate 2009 Vanille at Plate by Plate 2009

Vanille at Plate by Plate 2009

Dub Plate at Plate by Plate 2009

Stay classy LA.

Plate by Plate 2009

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6 Responses to “The Plate by Plate Food Marathon”

  1. mattatouille Says:

    good seeing you there, and interesting wielding an SLR versus an iPhone, ey?

  2. Big Ghost Says:

    Looks like a really fun event. I’ll have to try to make it next year!

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