For the third time, LA’s month long food festival returns in May! The LA Times Food Bowl will present even MORE than before with worldwide flavors and showcasing reputable chefs in the industry.
Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Mexico), Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme, USA), Norma Listman and Saqib Keval (Masala y Maiz, Mexico), Gaggan Anand (Gaggan, Thailand), Virgilio Martínez (Central, Peru), Koji Kimura (Sushi Kimura, Japan), Angela Dimayuga(The Standard International, USA), Rodolfo Guzmán (Boragó, Chile), Musa Dağdeviren (Çiya, Turkey), Andrew McConnell (Cutler & Co., Australia), Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, USA), Yu Bo (Yu’s Family Kitchen, China), JP Anglo, (Sarsá, Philippines), Tom Cunanan (Bad Saint, USA), Aaron Franklin (Texas), Pat Martin (Tennessee), Bill Durney (New York), Sam Jones (North Carolina) and Charles Michel (Oxford University Research Laboratory, Great Britain). are among the visiting chefs and experts scheduled to appear.
L.A. chefs including Carlos Salgado (Taco Maria), Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis (Bavel), Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Adam Perry Lang (APL), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), Nicole Rucker (Fiona), Wes Avila (Guerrilla Tacos), Jordan Kahn (Vespertine), Suzanne Goin (a.o.c.), Charles Olalia (Ma’am Sir), Dave Beran (Dialogue), Sang Yoon (Lukshon), Wolfgang Puck (Spago), Jessica Koslow (Sqirl), Nancy Silverton (Mozzaplex), Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec), Tim Hollingsworth (Otium), Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon) and Kris Yenbamroong (Night + Market) and many more will represent their hometown through special collaborations and events.
For a local West Hollywood stop, head to neighborhood Mediterranean favorite Bacari W. 3rd for a Backyard BBQ on Tuesday, May 7th. Chef Lior Hillel will be preparing a whole rotisserie lamb on the beautiful garden patio, all hidden off the bustling W. 3rd street. Each ticket will include endless lamb tacos straight off the pit, a variety of toppings of your choosing, a salad, and 2 sides. Tickets can be purchased here.
Mesamérica L.A.: The festival’s opening night event on April 30 is the first incarnation of chef Enrique Olvera’s celebrated symposium to be held outside of Mexico. Olvera and L.A. Times Food Editor Peter Meehan have put together a program to explore the culinary and cultural interconnectedness of Mexico City and Los Angeles.
- DFiesta: Following Mesamérica L.A., the opening night festivities continue with DFiesta at Grand Central Market and La Cita Bar featuring chef collaborations, roving Mariachi bands and other Mexico City-inspired merriment.
- L.A. Times Food Bowl Night Market: Over five nights fromMay 8-12, The Times will host a bustling outdoor celebration of L.A.’s diverse dining scene. Night Market will be free to enter, featuring dozens of food vendors, pop-up experiences, chef collaborations, musical performances and DJs, art installations and these special ticketed events:
Explore the city during Food Bowl using the various categories in the program guide, such as Things in a Bowl, Brunch & Lunch, Classes, Markets & Tours, Cocktails & Canapes, Exclusive Dinners & Dishes, Giveback, Kids in the Kitchen, Panels & Talks, Pop-Ups & Parties, and Test Kitchen.
In its third year, the festival will continue to raise funds to fight food insecurity and hunger as well as promote waste reduction and sustainability through charity partners and participating events. Los Angeles Times Food Bowl charity partners include L.A. Regional Food Bank, Food Forward and Midnight Mission. Festival sponsors include founding partner Citi.