The legendary and epic Super Bowl 51 made history this past weekend, and there is another Bowl that is making every LA foodie’s dream come true, and yes, we’re talking about The Los Angeles Times’ Food Bowl. Coming to you this May, The Los Angeles Times is bringing everyone 31 days filled with gourmet, delicious, and exquisite food at a citywide food festival called the LA Food Bowl.
Today, February 7, 2017 was an exciting day for The Los Angeles Times and every food lover as the renowned newspaper company announced its annual food festival. The spectacular event took place at Spring in Downtown, Los Angeles. LA Times Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Davan Maharaj, Los Angeles Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold, LA Times Food editor Amy Scattergood, Test Kitchen director Noelle Carter, deputy editor Jenn Harris, LA Times VP of Public Affairs and Events Suzy Jack, and Executive Producer of LA Times Food Bowl Angus Dillon were all present at today’s event to ring in the marvelous news.
The extraordinary event was filled with some of the most superb and mouth-watering food that guests were able to enjoy. From an Oeufs Farcis – an appetizing deviled egg, to a delectable Fruits Exotiques (made with a vanilla panna cotta with passion fruit and mango coconut meringue), along with a Pomme Paillasson (including potatoes, house cured salmon and creme fraiche), some chocolate croissants, and more, attendees were able to leave the outstanding event with a smile on their face, a full stomach, and even a goodie bag filled with a Moet & Chandon champagne and a donut from The Donut Man. Needless to say, another thing that attendees were able to leave the event with was a lot of excitement as they get to look forward to a food-filled May.
In addition, the talented Napkin Killa brought some extra spice to the event with his mind-blowing drawing skills. As attendees mingled and enjoyed their treats, the Napkin Killa took only a few minutes to create tons of portraits of those who attended on a… you guessed it, napkin! Everyone was thrilled at how within no time, the Napkin Killa created a visual of the person on a napkin – talk about a masterpiece! He definitely put a new spin on the value of napkins.
Food is such an important part of everyone’s lives. It helps define a culture, it makes people feel good when they eat something scrumptious, and it is a significant part of a lot of the memories we have – remember your first date or a recent hangout you had with a friend and how all of those unforgettable conversations you had and relationships you created were all formed during a special breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They were all formed over a bond through food.
That is exactly what The Los Angeles Times is celebrating – wonderful dining experiences that people can share with one another, cherish, and enjoy. Food can leave a lasting impact and that is exactly what this year’s Los Angeles Times Food Bowl will do.
The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl will have a series of special programs “with internationally renowned chefs during rare U.S. appearances, including Massimo Bottura, chef-owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and founder of Food for Soul; Fergus Henderson, chef and founder of St. John in London; Rosio Sánchez, chef-owner of Hija de Sánchez in Copenhagen; and Magnus Nilsson, chef at Fäviken in Sweden.” (source: press release)
One of the many highlights of the LA Food Bowl will be the Night Market which will take place at Grand Park. The Night Market will be a fantastic outdoor experience including 50 restaurants and food trucks as well as live entertainment. The Night Market will take place from May 10-14.
In addition to enjoying all of the various foods offered throughout the food festival, another magnificent aspect about the LA Food Bowl is that it will also bring awareness towards food waste and take the extra step to reduce waste and help sustainability.
I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest pleasure of attending The Los Angeles Times’ announcement of the LA Food Bowl. Stay tuned as the schedule of events for the LA Food Bowl will be released on April 1st. Stay connected and gather up all of your friends for a flavorful May. Keep connected with the LA Food Bowl by visiting lafoodbowl.com and join the social conversation by following @LAFoodBowl on Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #LAFoodBowl.
Check out more photos below from The Los Angeles Times’ LA Food Bowl announcement event!
Photo Credits: Jennifer Johnson