I’ve been posting about all the one-stop food marathons this summer. Most tasting events are barely organized enough to run a successful one day event. Then there’s Beverly Hills and their signature excessive abundance. Food and Wine’s Taste of Beverly Hills is a four day cornucopia (bordering on orgy) of food and drinks.
It starts on September 2nd (9.02.10, get it?) and lasts until you explode. The dizzying list of participating restaurants includes every restaurant in LA except for Big Tomy’s and The Olive Garden:
9021PHO, Ago, Akasha, American Tea Room, Ammo, Angelini Osteria, Bastide, The Bazaar at SLS, Beacon, Boa Steakhouse, Bombay Palace, Border Grill, Cabbage Patch, Campanile, Carvel 90210, Chateau Marmont, CHAYA, Church and State, Comme Ca, Conservatory Grill, Compartes Chocolatier, Coupa Café, Craft, Culina, Darioush, Delancey, Delphine, Drago Family Restaurants, Factors Deli, Father’s Office, Fig, Ford’s Filling Station, Foundry, Fraiche, Gingergrass, Gonpachi, Got Kosher?, Guelaguetza, Hansen Cakes, Huckleberry, Il Cielo, Jar, Jer-Ne at Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey, Jitiada, Katana, L’ Epicerie, Mariposa, McCormick and Schmick’s, Melisse, Mercantile/District, Mickey Fine Pharmacy and Grill, Milk, Mionetto, Mo Chica, Momed, Mozza, Mr. Chow, Napa Valley Grille, Nat and Al’s, Nickel Diner, Nic’s Beverly Hills, Nonna Of Italy, Oliverio, Ortolan, Osteria La Buca, Pace, Joachim Splichal and Patina, Philippe The Original, Plaisir, Porta Via, Public Kitchen and Bar, Real Food Daily, Restaurant at Sunset Marquis, Rock Sugar, Rustic Canyon, Shutters on the Beach, Simon LA, Stefan’s at L.A. Farm, STK, Sunnin, Sushi Roku, Square One Dining, Sweet Rose Creamery, Takami, Talesai, Tar Pit, Tasting Kitchen, Tender Greens, The Bagel Broker, The Belvedere at Peninsula Hotel, The Blvd at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, The Beverly Hills Cheese Store, The Grill, The Little Next Door, Thompson Beverly Hills, Tiger Sushi, Umami, Valerie Confections, Wilshire, Water Grill, WP24, Wurstkuche, XIV and Zeke’s
Wolfgang Puck, Tim Love, Nancy Silverton, Ted Allen, Art Smith, Michel Nischan, Scott Conant, Ludo Lefebvre, Michael Voltaggio, Vinny Dotolo, Jon Shook, Walter Manzke, Joachim Splichal, Candace Nelson, James Overbaugh, David LeFevre
You can see the full schedule here. Each night and day will feature more than 40 restaurants. Highlights include:
- An opening night “Picnic Under The Stars With The Stars” (yes, they mean Brandon, Brenda, Dylan, Kelly, Donna, Steve and David- sorry, Andrea) on Thursday night $150.
- A follow up cocktail party with perfectly blended cocktails designed by some of LA’s top mixologists on Friday night $150.
- An LG Cooking Competition on Saturday afternoon $125 and live cooking demos on Saturday night $150.
- Gospel brunch on Sunday morning $125 and a final BBQ on Sunday evening $150 round out the insane weekend.
- Fasting begins Monday and extends through Halloween.
Happy Summer and see you in Beverly Hills!