The Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food & Wine was the perfect end of summer fiesta. While slightly, err rather, gluttonous, what better way to experience the joy of community than breaking bread with your fellow Los Angeles brethren? Set on the large and fun Paramount Studios, the scene was an explosion of sensory delight. While the majority of the vendors were food and wine related, there were all types of folks peddling their wares from financial advisors and psychics (one and the same, really) to every different type of food cart imaginable to the VIP section where a $125 ticket could get you tastings from twenty-five different top-notch local restaurants and more sips of wine than one should ever mix at one time in a single stomach. If you could tear yourself away from experiencing the wine, beer, liquor and food then you could learn a thing or two at the various speaking panels and cooking demonstrations. The delightful day was wrapped up with a concert by indie favorite, She and Him. For it’s first year, this event was incredibly well done and should have a permanent spot on your annual calendar of culinary adventures.
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The scene on the Paramount lot, at the end of the joyous day guests enjoyed a concert.
Photo credit: Nancy McBrewer.