The Cheap Dish
Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food, Wine & More!

The Los Angeles Times really knows how to throw a party. For the publication’s first annual Food & Wine Celebration, the Paramount backlot was littered with everything from cooking demonstrations by master chefs to an eclectic selection of LA based food trucks. Through it all, the wine and laughter kept flowing. The event’s final moment of triumph was a sunset performance by the always charming (albeit a little awkward) musical duo, She & Him. Photos and highlights from the day, below.

Photos from the Event (along with witty commentary):

I have arrived, feed me.

Bacon, bacon, bacon with The Food Network’s Aida Mollenkamp!

Just a couple of the many food trucks scattered around the backlot. Food truck name of the day goes to Munchie the Machine.

More scrumptious surprises await you around every turn (I’m pretty sure Willy Wonka said that).

A little Brooklyn in LA. I can vouch for the authenticity of these stoops.

Rousing Q&A Panel with Michael Voltaggio (Top Chef Season 6 Winner) and Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo (Owners of the Los Angeles Restaurant, Animal) about butter and farmer’s markets. Ok, only rousing if you’re a food nerd.

Highlights of the Event (in no particular order):

Sadly, all great parties have to come to an end (you know, when all the wine is gone). See you next year - until then, happy eating and drinking!

LA Times Food & Wine Event Wants to Hear From You!

Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food and Wine Event takes place this Sunday, September 5 on the Paramount Studios Backlot. The Cheap Dish is lucky enough to be covering the event, which will feature chef demonstrations, wine tastings, food trucks, book signings, and a performance by She & Him.

For those of you not able to make it, the LA Times wants to give you a chance to participate in the Q&A panels by submitting your creative questions via Twitter to @latimesevents and include the hashtag, #lafoodwine! But hurry - they need to hear from you no later than Saturday evening. The panels for the event include:

2:30 - 3:15 PM ON THE LOS ANGELES TIMES STAGE

  • Audience Q&A with Russ Parsons - LA Times Food Editor

3:45 - 4:30PM ON THE LOS ANGELES TIMES STAGE

  • Audience Q&A with Noelle Carter - Manager of the Award Winning Test Kitchen

4:15 - 5:00PM ON THE WESTSIDE STAGE

  • The Faces Behind the Food Trucks Panel Discussion - The Masterminds behind the Coolhaus Truck (Natasha Case), the Dosa Truck (Leena Deneroff) & the WorldFare Bustaurant (Travis Schmidt)

Make sure you don’t miss a moment of the fun by following @latimesevents on Twitter. @TheCheapDish will also be live tweeting from the backlot!

General Admission tickets are still available for the event. Buy them here!