Los Angeles magazine’s ninth annual Food Event, where more than 40 restaurants, wineries, breweries, and spirits vendors gathered at the beyond-scenic Saddlerock Ranch (home to Malibu Family Wines) in Malibu. We ate, we drank, we took pictures of zebras, and we reveled in what turned out to be—in our humble opinion—our best party yet. Take a peek at all the delicious fun. ‘Till next year!
What a view!
Bestia’s octopus with burrata
Parsnip poached in duck fat with fried sage and other autumnal accoutrements from Cliffs Edge
Butternut squash puree with pumpkin seeds and pomegranate from Farmshop
The almighty Jazz dishing out something spicy from Jitlada (and we’re not talking about her smile)
House baked bread with ricotta, honey, and walnuts from Bucato
Chef Andrew Kirschner (left) and his Tar & Roses gang
Surprise hit of the day—short rib grilled cheese from the upcoming Front Yard restaurant by Warren Schwartz
Jell-O shots! Jell-O shots! Jell-O shots! Thanks Goldies for the college flashbacks
Our Food Lovers Guide cover trio making their grand debut!
Crossroads’ roasted kabocha squash with pumpkin seeds
Vegan cheese is having a moment. Here’s some from Crossroads chef Tal Ronnen
C.J. Jacobson and the team at Girasol
Pulled pork salad with grapes and arugula from Sotto
The Deep Eddy vodka gals mixing it up
Octopus from Dia de Campo, one of two restaurants present from chef Vin Tuong
Prawns on the grill at Little Sister
The finished product—Malaysian-style prawn satay from Little Sister
Brooke Williamson smiles with her crew from Playa Provisions
Wait, so there’s macaroni and cheese ON the sandwich?! Lemonade, you blow our minds.
Chef Michael Hung and the gang at Faith & Flower, recently honored by Esquire Magazine
Karma tequila’s seasonal margaritas refreshed the crowd
A sea of ceviche from Petty Cash, with house-made clamato and a beer floater
Chef Bruce Kalman and the crew at Union
Loteria grill’s chilaquiles
It was a maxi dress kinda day
Deep. Fried. Fluffernutter. Sandwich. Black Market Liquor Bar brought some serious dessert game.
Ice cream! McConnell’s scooped out a salted caramel masterpiece
Strawberry shortcake from the Strand House
You know you’ve made it when your name’s in a hedge
How many other food events have a camel? Really?