The last weekend of March is chock-full of food events, starting with…
Saturday, March 25th – Latin Food Fest: Featuring chefs Ricardo Zarate (Rosaline), Francisco Perez (Aqui es Texcoco), Connie Cosio (Coni’Seafood), Josiah Citrin (Melisse) and more, this event celebrates the various cuisines of Latin American countries. Tickets are $29 for GA or $149 for VIP, which includes early access and food in the VIP tents (lobster and steak, among other treats).
Saturday, March 25th – Simply diVine: This annual event benefits the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and has some of the most popular restaurants in town, including Border Grill, Craft, Jar, Kismet/Madcapra, Milo + Olive, Petrossian, Sotto, Tavern, and more! Tickets are $500 for VIP, which includes an hour early entry and exclusive chef meet-and-greets, or $125 for GA.
Sunday, March 26th – LA Weekly The Essentials: The premier food event for the alt-weekly newspaper, in addition to hosting more than half of the Essential 99 restaurants–Baroo, Guerrilla Tacos, Jitlada, Love & Salt, n/naka, RiceBar, to name a few–this year the event introduces the Freshman 15, restaurants too new to include on the 99. The inaugural group of newbies include 71above, Erven, Gwen, Holbox, Kato, Salazar, and more! Tickets are $100 for VIP, which is the only way to check out the Freshman 15 showcase, or $65 for GA.
Upcoming events in April include the FounderMade Food Summit on the 8th, LA Weekly’s Burgers and Beer on the 29th, and St. John’s Well Child & Family Center’s Movable Feast on the 30th. Did I miss any events in April or for the rest of March?