The Latin Food Fest returns to Santa Monica March 24-25, 2017 for its next star-studded Hispanic culinary classic – and announces the agenda, which includes a kick off “Chefs Night Out,” ultimate tasting experience “Gran Tasting,” energetic street food party “Mercado,” and chef’s dinner, “Latin Supperclub.”
Gran Tasting is the epitome of all tasting events featuring a star-studded culinary showdown and tasting booths, which will take place adjacent the Santa Monica Pier, 1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, showcasing from more than 200 restaurants, chefs, artisanal foods makers and renowned purveyors of wine, beer and spirits. Guests indulge in a variety of local and international Hispanic food, wine, beer and spirits; meet acclaimed chefs such as two-star Michelin chef Josiah Citrin and watch cooking demos by Peruvian culinarian and restaurateur Ricardo Zarate and Univision chef host Tati Polo, and you won’t want to miss the Best of Fest Awards – the fest’s showcase of culinary excellence.
Dedicated pavilions will include Baja Beer Garden, Music Stage, Best of Fest Awards where top chefs go head to head in a fun cooking competition, and Spirits Americas where mixologists and distillers will hold tastings of cachaça, rum, pisco, mezcal, sotol and tequila. A VIP ticket grants early admission and access to the “VIP Tent” where guests will enjoy special gifts, reserve wine, gourmet bites and hand rolled cigars and in a lively beach setting. In addition to the tastings, the festival also delights other senses with live music by Mestizo LA!, and a silent auction of culinary supplies and memorabilia.
Tickets start at only $29 and are available online at www.latinfoodfest.com. I hope to see you there!