Food Festivals/Events this Summer?
Was wondering what are the best food and wine festivals/events to go to this summer. Would love all thoughts!
My favorite one of the year is Share our Strength's Taste of the Nation event in Culver City. The tickets are a little over a hundred dollars, but it's a great cause, there's an enormous amount of food from basically every high-end restaurant in the city, and it's really well-run and so much fun. Highly recommend.
Here's one (though not quite summer): FASHION PLATES @ South Coast Plaza, Fri 03/20/09 - Sun 03/29/09.
3-course lunches for $20 and 4-course dinners for $40 at the locations listed below. Some are participating only for lunch, some only for dinner and others participating in both.
We haven't gone for about 5 years as most of the vendors were of the typical swap meet etc. sort (not local groups) - but the strawberry shortcakes were very good and very generous portions of berries (back then, anyway), hence the line that took about an hour to get through. As I recall, it was sponsored by the local Job's Daughters and run by them and their families. There were also carnival rides for the kiddies. There is also a parade on one of the days.