You get to feel the warm sun while tasting some of the most amazing Latin inspired dishes ever. As the sun goes down the partying really takes flight, with the hot sounds of some very famous recording artists, it is more then a wine and food tasting, it’s a dancing extravaganza.
Some of the notable talented chefs; Hugo Molina of Seta, making a great paella, Ronaldo Linares of Sabores De Cuba, Denise Portillo of Forking Good, Sandra Cordero of Gasolina, Alejandro Ochoa of La Huasteca, Jonathan Perez of Macheen, David Fuerte, and many others. The food was so inspiring, so many choices with everything being fantastic. I especially liked the 2 completely different paella’s, that were served up by two different chefs. One had more meat and the other just seafood with great flavor. The wines were terrific, always make me love the back-stories of migrant farm workers picking grapes in Napa valley to discover that they to can be wine makers and owners and living this incredible dream.
East LA Meets Napa & La Rioja Restaurants: Bistro Provincia, Breadcrumbs Catering, Casa Oaxaca, Chago Tortas Ahogadas, Chef Joshua Gil, Chef Ronaldo Linares, Chichén Itzá, Del Frisco’s Grille, Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, El Chef Amateco, El Coraloense, El Floridita, El Incomparable Peruvian Cuisine, El Paisa, El Portal Restaurant, El Tepeyac Café, Forkin Good Café, Gasolina Café,Gloria’s Restaurant & Bar, Holbox, King Taco, L.A. Paella catering, La Carmencita, La Costa Restaurant, La Fonda de Los Camperos, La Huasteca, La Monarca Bakery, La Parrilla, Macheen, Made for Chefs, Mama Cheesecakes, Martin Purefoods Corp., Mascarpone Cheesecakes by Chef Turok, Pez Cantina Coastal Mexican Kitchen, Piaggio On Wheels, Porto’s Bakery and Café, Prospect Gourmand, Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen, Roe seafood, Señor Fish, Setá Dine Lounge, Spana Life, Tepeyac Restaurant & Tequila Sports Bar,The Chori-man, The Knotted Apron,The Maincourse restaurant, Tlayuda L.A.,Villa Roma Argentine & Italian Cuisine, Yuca’s, and Zapien’s Salsa Grill.
East LA Meets Napa & La Rioja Vintners: Justicia, Llamas Family Wines, Renteria Family Wines, V. Sattui, J. Lohr, Gustavo Wines, Mi Sueno Reyes Winery, Rioja Wines, Cuatro Cuatros, Feliz Noche, Bodegas De Puente Rus, Ceja Vineyards, Jose Wine Caves, Delgadillo Cellars, Pavo Real, Trujillo Wines, Maldonado Family Vineyards, Mario Bazan Cellars, Voces Cellars, Herencia Del Valle, San Antonio Winery, Robledo Family Winers, VYVA, Encanto Vineyards, Honrama Cellars, and The Main Course Special Reserve By Mario Medina.
East LA Meets Napa takes you on a wine tasting journey, stretching from the famed Napa Valley through many of Spain’s and the Guadalupe Valley quaint countrysides and vast wine regions. It’s new location: L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles, guests enjoyed tastings from more than 80 top LA restaurants, world-renowned celebrity chefs, and premium vintners from a variety of regions in Spain. This year’s slogan is “Savor, Celebrate, Support AltaMed.”
The event featured music performances by: Ozomatli, Poncho Sanchez, Jose Rizo – Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars, Boogaloo Assassins, Cale – Flamenco, on 2 separate stages.
East LA Meets Napa is the only food and wine festival in Los Angeles that celebrates the richness of Latin food in Los Angeles and the success of Latino-owned vineyards in California. All for a good cause! All proceeds from the festivals will benefit AltaMed’s initiatives and services that create access to health and dental care, senior and HIV services, teen mentoring programs, and more to underserved families in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
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