The Food Event 2018


Los Angeles magazine’s 13th annual extravaganza celebrating L.A.’s robust culinary scene.

In October, nearly 3,000 guests gathered at the scenic Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu to indulge in delectable tastings from over 35 of L.A.’s top restaurants and seasonal dishes prepared at the Demonstration Stage by renowned chefs including David Kuo with bartender Mitch Bushell, Kris Tominaga, Phillip Frankland Lee and Richard Blais. The samplings were complemented with wines from over 25 California vineyards, spirit tastings, and beverages from Don Francisco’s Coffee, Bai, and KEVITA.

The culinary day was complete with unique experiences including:

  • The INFINITI Lounge which displayed the all-new 2019 QX50 and Q60. Attendees received custom tote bags and complimentary premium picnic blankets
  • Refreshing mocktails created by MedMen
  • Ice cold Belgian beer in The Stella Artois Café
  • A San Luis Obispo wine tasting area featuring the Malene Airstream
  • Handcrafted cocktails from Sipsmith Gin, Hornitos Tequila, Courvoisier and St ̴Germain
  • A silent disco presented by Celebrity Cruises
  • #MomentsThatMatter GEARYS Beverly Hills photo booth
  • Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve gourmet food and wine pairing
  • New Orleans jazz tunes played by The Mudbug Brass Band presented by The Broad Stage
  • Casa Vega’s albondigas made with Laura’s Lean
  • An array of tastings from Malibu Family Wines

Following the event, guests headed to the official after-party at The Malibu Café at Calamigos Ranch to enjoy an evening under the stars, bites, and cocktails.

Photographed by Jim Donnelly, Jeff Drongowski & Gil Riego and Fabian Salazar

Thank you to our participants:


6th & La Brea Restaurant/Mohawk Bend

Amor y Tacos/Playa Amor

Apollonia’s Pizzeria

B Sweet/Big Boi

Bone Kettle

Casa Vega

Cookie Dough Dreams



Fat Dragon

Gabi James




Hip Hot

Kato Restaurant

Lady M Cake Boutique

Luv2Eat Thai Bistro

Ma’am Sir

Madre Oaxacan Restaurant & Mezcaleria


Manuela Restaurant

Maude and Gwen




Smitten Ice Cream


Terranea Resort

Tesse Restaurant

The Bellwether

The Exchange Restaurant

The Gables


Wood & Water

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar


138 Water

Adobe Road Winery

Ascension Cellars


Baileyana, Tangent & True Myth

Beekeeper Cellars


Bouchaine Vineyards

Byron Blatty Wines/Cavaletti Vineyards

Cami Vineyards

Chamisal Vineyards and Malene

Château La Coste

Center of Effort

Claiborne & Churchill/Cutruzzola Vineyards

Comstock Wines


Don Francisco’s Coffee

Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve

Golden Road Brewing

Good Luck Have Fun Wines

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Hilldersen Wines

Himalayan Water

Hornitos Tequila

Jardesca California Aperitiva


Le Grand Courtâge

ONX Wines

Rancho Sisquoc Winery

Rideau Vineyards

SAMsARA Wine Co.

Malibu Family Wines

Share a Splash Wine Co.

Sipsmith Gin

St ̴Germain

Stella Artois

Talley Vineyards

The 50 by 50 Wines

Winesellars: Santa Julia

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