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Four full days and nights of eating and drinking booze under the hot sun. And not one arrest, according to an L.A.P.D. officer regulating the Taste of Beverly Hills. Last week and weekend, from September 2nd to the 5th, the first annual culinary expo at the Beverly Hilton drew in a crowd of men and women sampling small plates from dozens of Beverly Hills and L.A. restaurants. “They must have done something right,” chef Ted Allen said of the event, during his spin on bruschetta cooking demonstration on Saturday. There were spiced pork ribs from Mr. Cecil's, Merguez chicken bites from Savore, artichoke ravoli with toasted Parmesan from Napa Valley Grille, vegetarian samosas from Bombay Palace, salmon tartare from Fraiche, viles of homemade vodka, slurred words, and much more. Turn the page for a photo tour.

Salmon tartare from Fraiche; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Salmon tartare from Fraiche; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Chicken merguez on pretzel crostini from Savore Catering; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Chicken merguez on pretzel crostini from Savore Catering; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Ted Allen cooking demo; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Ted Allen cooking demo; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Hot dogs with Fritos from Fig; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Hot dogs with Fritos from Fig; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Artichoke ravioli from Napa Valley Grille; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Artichoke ravioli from Napa Valley Grille; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Inception wines; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Inception wines; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Delancey meatballs; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Delancey meatballs; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Bastide; Credit: Celia Soudry

Bastide; Credit: Celia Soudry

"Master Sommeliers" wine tasting class; Credit: Celia Soudry

“Master Sommeliers” wine tasting class; Credit: Celia Soudry

The Farm of Beverly Hills; Credit: Celia Soudry

The Farm of Beverly Hills; Credit: Celia Soudry

Huckleberry whole wheat shortbread cookies; Credit: Celia Soudry

Huckleberry whole wheat shortbread cookies; Credit: Celia Soudry

Valerie from Valerie Confections; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman

Valerie from Valerie Confections; Credit: Jonathan Leiterman