The 2015 Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival was another successful event! I was able to attend the first night of the event, Thursday August 27 where over fifty chefs’ prepared delicious bites for patrons to taste. Additionally there were plenty of wineries and other spirits for patrons to enjoy an adult beverage. This year Curtis Stone was the host of this event; he took many pictures, and was gracious enough to be interviewed by many media outlets. Curtis Stone is the owner and chef of Maude, Beverly Hills, he prepared a Pork Pie (see picture). It was delicious, I really enjoyed it. I noticed at a lot of the food stations, the chefs’ had smoked cheese that they placed on top of the dish. The cheese looked like coal, but it was delicious. Chef Ian Gresik prepared a Corn and Truffle Agnolotti which taste like a stuffed ravioli, it was good. Chef Mark Mollica prepared pasta with braised lamb; I not a fan of lamb; however this bite was pretty
My favorite Chef of the night was Bree Miller! She prepared a savory mac and cheese with cornbread (which would disappear as soon as she served them), cookies and milk (OMG, I had four-don’t tell anyone), cheesecake stuffed strawberries and coconut cupcakes. Chef Miller was gracious and took plenty of pictures, spoke to patrons and didn’t judge me for returning many times. Another favorite Chef was Robert Liberato who is from STK who prepared a Charred Angus NY Steak. The steak was rare, but very delicious and flavorful. The funniest Chef of the night was from Badmaashi LA (I do not remember his name). He spoke to everyone, while patrons stood in line (which was very long) he entertained patrons by engaging everyone in a conversation. He prepared a lamb burger (I don’t particularly care for lamb)-but this was pretty good, it was spiced to perfection!
I think LA Food and Wine gets better each year. I wonder how they will outdo themselves next year. I am hoping that one of these years Gordon Ramsey will host the event. Maybe one day he will invite me to his restaurant? Who knows one can only dream…Until next time loves….