The country's most celebrated culinary talent, artists, and personalities take over Downtown Los Angeles - amid the epicenter of culture and art - over a three-night, four-day food and wine celebration
LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2014 / -- Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), the producers of Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Harvest Farm-to-Table, and restaurateurs behind the recently opened Faith & Flower concept in Downtown Los Angeles, announce the fourth annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival taking place August 21-24, 2014. For the fourth straight year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival, presented by FOOD & WINE magazine, returns to Downtown Los Angeles, one of the country's premier cultural destinations. The culinary world's most recognized names and faces will come together for an epicurean kaleidoscope of festivities that will take over the heart of Los Angeles for a three-night, four-day extravaganza. "We are setting the bar high for the fourth year to bring together dynamic and unprecedented chef pairings and collaborations," says Co-Founder David Bernahl II. "We plan for this event the entire year, and we want return guests as well as first time guests to be blown away."
Anchored within the center of the city, the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival will feature an unparalleled weekend of festivities. Enjoy live culinary demonstrations including Jenn-Air Master Class Series; tastings from world-class wineries; the LEXUS Grand Tasting; book signings; mixology seminars; activations from returning sponsors including The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Delta Airlines and JENN-AIR; as well as new partners, such as Chase Sapphire Preferred®, a premier travel and dining rewards card from Chase, acting as the presenting sponsor of this year's kickoff event, Ultimate Bites of L.A. on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Featuring the first ever Chase Sapphire Preferred Chef Challenge, two of L.A.'s most influential chefs will team up with visiting chefs to compete for charity. Chase Sapphire card members will enjoy VIP lounges, event speed lines, and access to an exclusive luncheon and intimate meet-and-greets with chefs during the festival.
Thoughtfully curated, each moment of the festival will bring a one-of-a-kind opportunity for guests to have access to award-winning celebrity chefs paired with music performances from nationally recognizable artists. Guests will savor acclaimed cuisine from over 100 celebrity and world-class chefs, and over 200 wines curated from prestigious wineries. "We are continuously in awe over the culinary talent this city has to offer," says CLM Co-Founder, Robert Weakley. "Collectively, the passion and dedication from the country's most influential chefs, along with their counterparts in L.A., creates an experience unlike any other. In the end, we simply want to enjoy good wine and food, all rolled up into one epic weekend."
Locals and visitors alike will experience the cultural diversity of Los Angeles's culinary scene within this inclusive setting. Additionally, Los Angeles Food & Wine will also feature events taking place throughout greater Los Angeles during the four-day celebration—from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica—as participants have the opportunity to partake in themed lunches and marquee chef collaborations. Tickets will be available for pre-sale to Chase Sapphire card members starting on June 16th through June 18th and to the general public on June 19, 2014. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.lafw.com including full- and half-day packages, as well as specialty ticketed events throughout the city.
ABOUT LOS ANGELES FOOD & WINE:Now in its fourth year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, presented with generous support from Founding Partners FOOD & WINE, Lexus, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Resort, JENN-AIR, Delta Airlines, is a four-day epicurean event showcasing the finest in food and drink culture throughout Los Angeles and culinary personalities from throughout the country. Set amid one of the country's foremost cultural destinations along Grand Avenue, the event spans the city and offers guests the chance to sample the cuisines and products from some of the most prominent epicurean influencers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry's brightest talents. The star-studded lineup has included celebrated chefs such as Curtis Stone, Michael Chiarello, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Thomas Keller, Guy Fieri, Robert Irvine, and local favorites such as Rory Hermann, Michael Voltaggio, Matsuhisa Nobu, and Sang Yoon. For more information, please visit www.lafw.com/.
ABOUT COASTAL LUXURY MANAGEMENT, LLC:Coastal Luxury Management, LLC (CLM), founded and managed by David Alan Bernahl II and Robert Weakley, creates unique experiential opportunities in the hospitality, entertainment, restaurant, and event sectors. In addition to being named one of Inc. Magazine's "Top Food & Beverage Companies" in 2012 and 2013, CLM has also been included in the annual Inc. 500/5000 ranking of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the United States for the past two years. CLM produces Pebble Beach Food & Wine and the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, both known for bringing together the highest caliber of culinary and wine talents to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences; as well as Harvest: Farm-to-Table, a family friendly event held in Carmel Valley, California. CLM's catering division, Coastal Luxury Catering, combines the company's restaurant and event divisions to offer full-service event planning and catering services for a variety of social, corporate and non-profit events throughout the country. CLM's restaurant division includes: Restaurant 1833, named one of Robb Report's 2012 "Best of the Best" and a James Beard Foundation 2012 "Best New Restaurant" nominee; Cannery Row Brewing Company, home to one of the largest draft and bottled craft beer selections in Central California; Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a modern venue that blurs the lines between restaurant, bar, club and show, to create a grand social experiment; and the recently opened Downtown Los Angeles restaurant, Faith & Flower. In the winter of 2013, through their continued partnership with Hospitality Entrepreneur Charles Banks, CLM launched Vessel, their newest endeavor aimed towards redefining the way people dine. Vessel offers a highly curated selection of glassware and tabletop accessories sourced from across the globe for retail consumers and restaurant venues. For more information about Coastal Luxury Management, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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