3rd Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
In its third year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival returns to the city with events featuring 100-plus chefs and culinary celebrities, including Giada De Laurentiis, Ben Ford and Thomas Keller. This year the festival will feature a heavy musical component, inviting DJ ?uestlove of The Roots, Ziggy Marley and Gavin DeGraw to perform at the event.
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 22, to Sunday, Aug. 25; times vary.
COST: $50 for cooking demo to $995 for VIP festival guest package.
Books for Cooks (located inside Abednego Book Shoppe) is giving away one free cookbook per visitor over the weekend; no purchase is necessary to receive one. The shop boasts a selection that spans not only regional American cuisines but international varieties as well.
WHAT: Cookbook Giveaway
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 24.
WHERE: Books for Cooks at Abednego Book Shoppe, 2682 E. Main St., Ventura; (805) 643-9350.
Cocktail Classrooms at Cinco
A class on American whiskey will be in session at Cinco, focusing on the study of bourbon and rye varieties. It'll mark the launch of an ongoing monthly series on all things spirits at the Westchester cantina. The cost of the class is inclusive of the whiskey tutorial with tasting, cocktail instruction featuring the whiskeys, as well as a lunch of tacos, quesadillas, chips and salsa and a side of rice and beans.
WHAT: Cocktail Classrooms at Cinco
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Cinco, 7241 W. Manchester, Los Angeles; (310) 910-0895.
COST: $45 presale; $55 at the door.
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