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!
September 14th, 2014
Opening Celebration: 3-4:30pm
Tasting Tour: 4-6:30pm
Post Reception: 6:30-7:30pm
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 (CONFIRMED TO DATE):
Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter
Challen Cates, Actress and Wine Producer, Challen Winery
Antonio Diaz, Founder of Life & Thyme
Carole Dixon, The Carat Diet
Thomas Elliot, Owner of Bank of Venice and Co-Owner of Venice Ale House
Julie Retzlaff and Whitney Flood, Co-Owners and Chef of Muddy Leek Restaurant
Michele Gan, Chef and Owner of Serves You Right! Catering
Adam Gertler, The Food Network
Josh Goldman, The Soigne Group and Brilliantshine
Judy Han, Executive Chef of Mendocino Farms (ONLY 2 TICKETS LEFT!)
Alan Jackson, Chef and Founder of Lemonade Restaurant Group
Catherine McCord, Founder of Weelicious
Matthew Poley, Chef of Heirloom LA
Lulu Powers, Food to Flowers
Kate Roland, LA Brunchers
Jon Shook, Owner of Animal & Son of a Gun
Dana Slatkin, Beverly Hills Farm Girl, Chef & Owner of Beverly Hills Farmers Market, Inc.
Jennifer Sommer, Sommer Dish and West Coast Correspondent Food & Wine
Freddy Vargas, Executive Chef Scarpetta Los Angeles and Paninoteca
Drew Hubbard and Ben Waters, L.A. Foodie
Andrew Wilder, Eating Rules
OTHER TASTING TOUR OPTIONS:
Three Day Rule Singles Tour
OPENING CELEBRATION RESTAURANTS*:
Angel City Brewery
Bank of Venice
Barlo Kitchen & Cocktails
Hostaria del Piccolo
Superba Food + Bread
Venice Ale House
Venice Beach Wines
Whole Foods Market – Venice
*More being added daily!
Click here to learn more about Taste of Venice sponsorship opportunities. Or please contact our Events Coordinator Chelsea Martell at email@example.com 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!
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