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?