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LA Food Bowl is Back with 31 Days of Events Celebrating L.A.’s Amazing Food and Drink Scene

Los Angeles Times Food Bowl will return with a diverse program this May. The city’s adventurous new food festival will again feature hundreds of events all over Los Angeles with a mix of local favorites and world-renowned chefs. The festival will continue to raise awareness and funds to fight food waste, hunger, food insecurity and promote sustainability and waste reduction through charity partners and participating events. Spanning the entire month of May, Food Bowl will feature over 250 events with many of the chefs and restaurants that have put Los Angeles on the map as one of the world’s great food cities alongside internationally renowned chefs in rare local appearances.

Things in a Bowl (April 30th): the official launch party taking place at Rossoblu will feature an all-star lineup of L.A. chefs creating “Things in a bowl” and the announcements of Restaurant of the Year and the Gold Award. Last year’s Restaurant of the Year award went to Locol (Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson) and the Gold Award was presented to Wolfgang Puck. This event will be open to the public for the first time.

Changing the World Through the Power of Food (May 1st): a conversation and more with José Andrés (The Bazaar by José Andrés), and special guests supporting L.A. Kitchen. Chef Andrés has been on the ground assisting disaster relief efforts, feeding the workers and victims of the recent California wildfires and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Satoyama Exhibition in association with Japan House Los Angeles (May 1st): Japanese chef Yoshihiro Narisawa (Narisawa in Tokyo is the Number 18 Restaurant in the World’s 50 Best list) is internationally known for his dedication to sustainability and representing the natural environment in his dishes by using indigenous Japanese ingredients. A conversation with Diana Kennedy (UK / Mexico), the godmother of Mexican cuisine: a panel discussion about Kennedy’s career and a sneak peek at the documentary currently in production, “Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy.” Chef Ben Shewry (NZ / Australia) from acclaimed Melbourne restaurant, Attica (Number 32 Restaurant in the World’s 50 Best list) will collaborate on a series of unique events with Everson Royce Bar and Hollyhock House.

A Tribute to the late Chef Tui Sungkamee (May 8th): a night celebrating the life of the much loved and respected chef with Jazz Singsanong (Jitlada).

Pizza Fest… A Tutti Pizza (May 13th): L.A.’s most beloved pizzerias and special guest Enzo Coccia (Naples, Italy) all together celebrating a taste of Italy for one day, May 13, at the Palladium.

Night Market (May 16th-20th): a bustling street market featuring 50 food vendors, outdoor dining areas and entertainment in Grand Park, May 16-20. Over 45,000 attended last year’s Night Market events.

Outstanding in the Field (May 16th/24th/27th/28th): a series of long-table feasts in spectacular locations. Sustainable seafood on an iconic pier, Grand Park in downtown L.A., Malibu and a dinner in the desert with Virgilio Martinez (Peru), Weiser Family Farms, and Jim Denevan.

Charity Bake Sale (May 20th): a showcase of L.A.’s leading pastry chefs and the return of Beast Feast and Fried Chicken Party.

Photo By: Jennifer Johnson

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