¡Latin Food Fest!, the fourth annual Latin food, wine and spirits fete, hits in 2016, Los Angeles March 18 to 21
Celebrity chefs, and wine and spirits personalities will again converge in Downtown Los Angeles for four days of non-stop Latin food, spirits and wine indulgence. March 18 to 21. ¡Latin Food Fest! Los Angelesfeatures an all-Latina cooking demonstration on-stage, includingUnivision morning chef/host Tati Polo(demonstrating Venezuelan), Chef Alicia Maher (demonstrating Salvadoran), Milbet Del Cid (demonstrating Guatemalan), Alejandra Schrader (demonstrating Columbian) and others.
Last year’s festival drew over 20,000 attendees and this year’s signature event, Grande Tasting, will feature 150 restaurants, wineries, distillers, food makers and culinary personalities such as chef Ricardo Zarate, the founding chef/owner of celebrated Los Angeles Peruvian restaurants Picca, Mo Chica, and Paiche. Chef Zarate has been recognized by Food & Wine, Esquire, GQ, LA Times, Condé Nast Traveler & a three time James Beard nominee. Zarate is also the author of “The Fire of Peru: Recipes and Stories from “My Peruvian Kitchen,” which he will be signing at ¡Latin Food Fest!.
· Spirits of the Americas
Latin distilled spirits enthusiasts will kick off the 2016 ¡Latin Food Fest! by tasting tapas from the hottest restaurants and cocktails prepared by top mixologists from a collection of international distilleries representing Bacanora, Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Raicilla, Rum, Sotol and Tequila.
· Grande Tasting
Latin food, wine and spirits-tasting journey to the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, Portugal and Spain. Wines from Argentina, California, Mexico, Spain and spirits such as Bacanora, Cachaça, Mezcal, Raicilla, Rum, Sotol and Tequila pair with the cuisine.
· Grande Tasting
Grande Tasting Sunday is a Latin culinary adventure for all ages. Guests will sample Latin food and beverages, the wine and beer garden, dance to live music, learn to make fun foods at the cooking demo tent from celeb chefs and bid on memorabilia at the silent auction.
· Havana Supperclub
This six-course private chef’s dinner will feature a Cuban tasting trip. Rioja wine paired with the dinner courses and a dessert rum cocktail with the final course.
¡Latin Food Fest!’s brand partners include Verizon, Northgate Markets, Anheuser-Busch, Grand Marnier, Bush Brothers & Company, KORBEL, Ibarra Chocolate, Mexico Lindo Hot Sauce, Camaronazo, Steuben Foods, Tepachito, Hard Frescos, Flatout Inc, Aveníu Wines, La Brea Bakery, Deep Eddy Vodka, Big Green Egg, Chobani and Barefoot Wines.
For information, visit, https://latinfoodfest.com