need ideas for a local, day-long, food oriented teambuilding exercise
i need to come up with ideas for a 3-day professional development session for my company that is relatively inexpensive and involves learning about food/wine/beer/farming etc. the sessions usually last 5 hours and must be within a 1.5 hour drive from central los angeles. there can be different trips and subjects for each day. this will be taking place in january. any recommendations are appreciated!
"Crawls" of various foods are common - the San Gabriel Valley would work for dim sum, xiao long bao, dan dan mian, beef rolls, etc., assuming that these would fall under your sessions' guidelines. Sea Harbour, Elite, 888, NBC, Mei Long Village, Jin Jian, Dean Sin World, Din Tai Fung, Lucky Noodle King, Chung King, New Chong Qing, Yunnan Garden, 101 Noodle Express, JTYH, and Happy Kitchen would respectively be at least a start.
Beer? Would gastropubs work for this? I'd also throw in beer-intensive places like The Daily Pint and The Stuffed Sandwich. A-Frame, Waterloo & City, Wurstkuche, Father's Office, Library Ale House; also breweries like Angel City Brewery Eagle Rock Brewery would probably be included.
Farms make me think of Harry's Berries, Weiser Farms, Pudwill, Coleman and Santa Barbara Pistachios.
Din Tai Fung Restaurant
1108 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007
Chung King Restaurant
1000 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776
101 Noodle Express
1408 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801
Mei Long Village
301 W Valley Blvd Ste 112, San Gabriel, CA 91776
1145 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA
2310 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dean Sin World
306 N Garfield Ave # 2, Monterey Park, CA
545 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Father's Office Bar
1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA
301 W. Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA
New Chong Qing
120 N San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91775
Eagle Rock Brewery
3056 Roswell St, Los Angeles, CA 90065
9425 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770
Lucky Noodle King
534 E Valley Blvd #10, San Gabriel, CA 91776
12565 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Find a local farm to visit, pick some strawberries ect.. Something like Ishibashi or Fairview Garden Farm's Center for urban Agriculture would be great. I think Michael's does a guided tour of the SMFM that ends in lunch. I bet you could schedule a tour/tasting at San Antonio winery.
San Antonio Cafe
1110 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
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