L.A. Times Food Bowl 2023: Launch Party

(EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE)  Los Angeles, CA  Join us for the Launch Party: the kickoff to the 7th annual L.A. Times Food Bowl, presented by City National Bank. Enjoy an all-inclusive food and drink menu featuring special guest chefs from Southeast Asia to right here in L.A. Brought to you by Singapore Airlines. 


Malcolm Lee

Candlenut, Singapore

Brought to you by Singapore Airlines

At Candlenut, the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Chef Malcolm Lee serves up a modern take on his Peranakan heritage, combining ancient Malay and Chinese influences. 

Courtney Kaplan & Charles Namba

OTOTO, Tsubaki

At their Echo Park restaurants, Chef Charles Namba and Beverage Director Courtney Kaplan showcase Namba’s Japanese roots alongside a variety of sakes curated by Kaplan. 

Hau Fu Lee

Lunasia Dim Sum House

Lunasia Dim Sum House is a modern dim sum and Chinese restaurant with locations throughout L.A. Their menu features traditional dim sum as well as innovative takes on classic dishes.

Jon Yao


The L.A. Times ranked Chef Jon Yao’s Kato #1 on the 2019 101 Best Restaurants list. At Kato, Jon Yao reimagines Tawainese classics using the finest ingredients sourced locally and throughout Asia.

Keith Corbin

Alta Adams

Chef Keith Corbin of Alta Adams presents a unique interpretation of soul food, drawing a connection between traditional West African food and California cuisine that’s not to be missed.

Levain Bakery

Levain Bakery’s signature chocolate chip cookies have been beloved by New Yorkers and traveling epicureans for decades. Their first L.A. location, in Los Feliz, opened in 2023.

Marcel Vigneron

Lemon Grove on the Aster Rooftop

Chef Marcel Vigneron brings a refined touch — and earthly tastes — to his dishes at L.A.’s members-only club, The Aster. He reached the finals of Bravo’s “Top Chef” in season 2. 

Margarita & Walter Manzke

Bicyclette Bistro

Chefs Margarita and Walter Manzke’s Bicyclette Bistro is a Parisian-inspired restaurant that opened in spring of 2021, featuring the best of Paris’s iconic bistro culture and California’s fresh ingredients.

Stephanie Izard

Girl & the Goat, Cabra

At her L.A. outposts, Chicago’s Chef Stephanie Izard draws inspiration from California flavors while maintaining a global influence. She was the winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef” season 4.

If you are not an active L.A. Times subscriber, your ticket includes a 6-month digital subscription to the Los Angeles Times. You will receive an email after the event to activate your subscription.


The 7th annual L.A. Times Food Bowl, presented by City National Bank, returns this September. The Times has curated a full month of can’t-miss events, celebrating the best of L.A.’s diverse and dynamic culinary scene. Most events sell out so get tickets now!

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