This August, the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival will draw some of the culinary world's most well-known names.
Despite only being in its third year, the event's list of headlining guests reads like a who's who of the cooking world.
Stars like “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto, Today Show regular Giada De Laurentiis, and reality TV cake-master Duff Goldman will be making appearances alongside some of California's most-established and best up-and-coming chefs and wine-makers.
The balance of big name guests and local and regional California talent makes this particular food and wine show very attractive for casual cooks and Food Network fans.
And, serious restaurant-goers will be feel like they are in heaven if they take advantage of the fest's VIP access options to mingle with their favorite local and national chefs and gain insight into the cutting-edge of cooking culture.
This is truly a national festival, more-so even than the other major food and wine events in the US.
Chefs from across the country, including some of Chicago and New York's biggest names, will also be making appearances in Los Angeles next to the celebrities and local talent.
If you want to take the pulse of the restaurant scene in the US as a whole, this is arguably the best event in the country to attend.
Another positive aspect of LA Food and Wine is the level of access that attendees can enjoy.
Fans and foodies who want to actually rub shoulders with the stars of the kitchen and chat with some of the most respected names in the restaurant world can purchase VIP tickets for many of the events and demonstrations that are scheduled to take place over the course of the festival.
So while this is certainly one of the most glamorous food fests in the country, it is possible to create a very personalized experience and to meet and mingle with the talented cooks who have made names for themselves both on the national and local level.
A lot of food and wine shows are heavy on food and light on wine. Not this one.
The nation's best sommeliers will be on hand to provide insight into the often-misunderstood world of fine wines.
The most famous wineries in California will be sampling their products during the festival, and some of the best brands from as far away as Europe, Australia and South Africa will also be on hand.
Events during the Food and Wine Festival are taking place in Downtown LA, in Beverly Hills, and in Santa Monica.
Because of its diverse list of talent, many celebrity attendees, and the VIP ticket options, the LA Food and Wine Show is a perfect backdrop for hosting your own food, wine, or restaurant-related event.
This is where we come in.
Estate Weddings and Events has exclusive properties that can help you seamlessly link your special event with the flavorful happenings and the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival.
From a food-related evening catered by one of LA's best chefs (or by the equally-capable in-house caterers who work with our estates) to a corporate feast showcasing the best eats that LA has to offer eaters, we can take care of all the details and put all the pieces together for a flawless and memorable evening.
Several worthwhile estate options sit in the heart of Los Angeles, while a couple of others are located in the upscale hub of Beverly Hills.
Estates in both these locations are ideal for merging your event with the happenings at LA Food and Wine.
In Downtown Los Angeles, there is one real event venue standout: the Rooftop Gardens
This stylish rooftop space features ultra-modern lounge furniture, cabanas, gardens, and an air of exclusivity.
Up to 300 guests can be accommodated here.
If you want a venue for a casual-but-classy post-festival wine and hors d'oeuvre event, this is certainly an ideal choice.
The Rooftop Gardens is fully staffed, so all the details and logistics are taken care, leaving you with the time to lounge in the stylish open-air facility and enjoy the views of the LA skyline with your guests.
Meanwhile, the Beverly Hills Modern Mansion is another Food and Wine Fest-worthy option on our menu of Los Angeles estates.
If you would prefer to enjoy the views of the city from afar, the Modern Mansion is a great spot - the view from the Hills is second to none.
Featuring all the stylishness that Beverly Hills estates have always been known for, this 11,000 square foot building (with a luxurious 2,500 square foot deck plus five balconies) provides an opulent atmosphere for any type of special event.
Caterers and event staff are on hand, and a bar, pool, and dance floor area make this arguably our best option for a complete evening event.
You can also peruse our other exclusive event-hosting venues on our website. With over a dozen options in the Los Angles area, and many more in nearby regions, you can easily find something to fit your event-hosting needs.
Are you planning to attend the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival this year? What aspect of this special event are you looking forward to the most?