Taste of Venice

Taste of Venice Postcard 8.29.2014

The ONLINE EVENT BOOK for this year’s event is now available! Be sure to check out this digital catalog to see all of the participating vendors, sponsors, and Tastemakers that comprise this great event. The Online Event Book also features exclusive recipes from our favorite Venice restaurants.

THE EVENT:
For one afternoon, the chefs of Venice open up their doors for a unique tasting experience and a great cause.

Taste of Venice consists of three courses: The Opening Celebration, the Tasting Tour, and the Post Reception.  Our guests will be divided into 25 tour groups, each led by a “Tastemaker,” a well-known member of the Los Angeles culinary community.  The Opening Celebration will feature food, cocktails, a silent auction, and ample entertainment.  The Tasting Tour will be an opportunity to taste exclusive samples from our favorite Abbot Kinney Boulevard restaurants.  The Post Reception will include coffee, treats, and drinks for our guests.

All funds raised from ticket sales support our arts education programs.  We hope you join us!

**You must be 21+ to attend this event**
TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

WHEN:
September 14th, 2014
Opening Celebration: 3-4:30pm
Tasting Tour: 4-6:30pm
Post Reception: 6:30-7:30pm

WHERE:
The Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Avenue
Venice, CA 90291

Tours will begin promptly at 4pm.  **PLEASE** be sure to arrive with plenty of time to enjoy the many restaurants at the Opening Celebration and find your Tasting Tour group.

THE TASTEMAKERS:
Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter (ONLY 2 TICKETS LEFT!)
Challen Cates, Actress and Wine Producer, Challen Winery (ONLY 6 TICKETS LEFT!)
Jessica Collins, Actress, Food Writer, Chef (ONLY 8 TICKETS LEFT!)
Antonio Diaz, Founder of Life & Thyme (ONLY 3 TICKETS LEFT!)
Carole Dixon, The Carat Diet (ONLY 6 TICKETS LEFT!)
Thomas Elliot, Owner of Bank of Venice and Co-Owner of Venice Ale House (ONLY 3 TICKETS LEFT!)
Michele Gan, Chef and Owner of Serves You Right! Catering (ONLY 4 TICKETS LEFT!)
Adam Gertler, The Food Network (SOLD OUT)
Josh Goldman, Soigné Group, owner/operator Brilliantshine and Nastassia Johnson, Let Me Eat Cake (ONLY 3 TICKETS LEFT!)
Judy Han, Executive Chef of Mendocino Farms (SOLD OUT)
Alan Jackson, Chef and Founder of Lemonade Restaurant Group (SOLD OUT)
Catherine McCord, Founder of Weelicious (ONLY 6 TICKETS LEFT!)
Matthew Poley, Chef of Heirloom LA (SOLD OUT)
Kate Roland, LA Brunchers (ONLY 6 TICKETS LEFT!)
Bruce Seidel, Food Producer/Hot Lemon Productions (ONLY 6 TICKETS LEFT!)
Jon Shook, Owner of Animal & Son of a Gun (SOLD OUT)
Dana Slatkin, Beverly Hills Farm Girl, Chef & Owner of Beverly Hills Farmers Market, Inc. (ONLY 5 TICKETS LEFT!)
Jennifer Sommer, Sommer Dish and West Coast Correspondent Food & Wine (SOLD OUT)
Drew Hubbard and Ben Waters, L.A. Foodie (ONLY 3 TICKETS LEFT!)
Andrew Wilder, Eating Rules (ONLY 7 TICKETS LEFT!)
Wade Williams, Celebrity Chef, Owner Picnic Catering Los Angeles/New York City (SOLD OUT)

OTHER TASTING TOUR OPTIONS:
Three Day Rule Singles Tour – Led by Devin Alexander, NBC’s Biggest Loser Chef
Vegetarian Tour – Led by Randy Clemens, author of The Sriracha Cookbook and The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook, co-organizer of the LA & San Diego Sriracha Festivals

OPENING CELEBRATION RESTAURANTS*:
American Born Moonshine
Angel City Brewery
Bank of Venice
Barnyard Venice
Barlo Kitchen & Cocktails
Castle Rock Water
Café Gratitude
Cerveteca
Chaya Venice
Club W
Groundwork Coffee
Hostaria del Piccolo
Komodo Venice
Poke-Poke
Santinos
Superba Food + Bread
Superba Snackbar
Venice Ale House
Venice Beach Wines
Vina Sympatica
Wurstkuche

TASTING TOUR RESTAURANTS*:
Abbot’s Pizza Company
Another Kind of Sunrise
Burning Torch featuring Paleta
Casalinda
Chop Daddy’s
Hal’s Bar & Grill
Joe’s Restaurant
Kreation Kafe and Juicery
Lemonade
N’ice Cream
Primitivo Wine Bistro
TOMS drip coffee
Venice Duck Brewery
Willie Jane

POST RECEPTION RESTAURANTS*:
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
The Sweetness of Being, Sustainable & Wildcrafted Chocolate
Whole Foods Market – Venice
WTRMLN WTR

More being added daily!

MORE INFORMATION:
Click here to learn more about Taste of Venice sponsorship opportunities. Or please contact our Events Coordinator Chelsea Martell at chelsea.martell@psarts.org for more information on how to participate as a local Venice restaurant.

For pictures from last year’s event, please check out our Taste of Venice Facebook album.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, September 14th!

The VENICE Sign is a registered trademark of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and is used with permission.

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