If you missed last month's Taste of Beverly Hills or Wolfgang Puck's American Wine & Food Festival, mark your calendar for October 24, when Los Angeles Magazine hosts The Food Event 2010: From the Vine at Malibu's Saddlerock Ranch. The event, now in its fifth year and hosted by Merril Shindler and Leo Quinones, is a celebration of the magazine's 50th anniversary as well as its November Mexican Food Lovers Guide issue.
From 1-4 p.m. you can taste savory and sweet samples from more than 30 L.A. restaurants including Akasha, Eva, Beso and Mo-Chica. Between bites, you can watch cooking demonstrations and panel discussions from such L.A. chefs as Crustacean's Helene An, Philippe's Philippe Chow, Patina's Mark Gold, Campanile and The Tar Pit's Mark Peel and Grace's Neal Fraser. Once you're sufficiently stuffed, (slowly) walk it off through the Semler and Saddlerock vineyards, checking out the llamas and zebras strolling the grounds. Tickets are $95 ($100 if you add a one-year subscription to the mag) and can be purchased at the event's website.