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Get Excited, The LA Food Bowl is upon us! Woohoooo.

I got invited to the incredible launch party on Thursday night at the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel where we got to sample just a few of the magical, melt in your mouth foods that will be scattering our Los Angeles streets through-out the month of May!

Food Bowl highlights will include:

  • Chef’s Fable: Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold hosts a pre-Food Bowl conversation with Niki Nakayama, Magnus Nilsson and David Gelb (director of “Chef’s Table” and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”) followed by a screening of “Chef” at the Wiltern on April 30

  • Magnus Nilsson’s “Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People” on exhibition at Union Station May 1-31

  • Feeding the 5000 presented by Feedback: a communal feast made entirely out of food that would otherwise have been wasted in Pershing Square on May 4

  • Food for Soul: Cooking Is a Call to Act, a symposium with Massimo Bottura, Mario Batali, Dominque Crenn, Roy Choi and Mary Sue Milliken at the Ace Hotel on May 5

  • Wolfgang Puck is presented with the Los Angeles Times Gold Award during a retrospective dinner and conversation about four decades of dining in L.A. at Spago on May 8

  • Night Market: a bustling street market featuring 50 food vendors, outdoor dining areas and DJs in Grand Park May 10-14

  • Beast Feast with Fergus Henderson featuring April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig), Kevin Bludso, Nancy Silverton, Dario Cecchini (Antica Macelleria Cecchini) and Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon) on the patio outside Border Grill on May 21

  • A celebration of the new Filipino food movement at Grand Central Market with a premiere screening of the documentary film “ULAM” at the Million Dollar Theatre on May 21

  • Soirée Poulet: Fried Chicken 3 Ways with Thomas Keller at Bouchon on May 31

  • A series of intimate dinners with chefs Josiah Citrin (Charcoal Venice), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish), Tim Hollingsworth (Otium), Michael Voltaggio (Ink), Brooke Williamson (The Triple) and Ricardo Zarate (Rosaline) presented by Citi® and benefiting No Kid Hungry on various dates in May

Here are a few of my Highlights from the Launch party...


Satsuki Rice Porridge with Parmesan, Uni, Abalone & Geoduck

The Los Angeles Times has released the program schedule for the inaugural Food Bowl, a festival celebrating the city’s dynamic food scene and promoting awareness about hunger, spanning the entire month of May. Food Bowl will feature many of the chefs and restaurants that have helped put Los Angeles on the map as a premier dining destination alongside world-renowned chefs in rare local appearances. The festival will also support food access, sustainability and waste reduction through charity partners and participating events.

Get the full line up of where to be waiting with your knives and forks at the ready right here :- LA FOOD BOWL


Forbidden Rice & Cauliflower 'Schwarma' in Little Gem Bowl

Not just food oh no... we were graced with yummy drinks along the way too such as...



Pork Longganisa with Garlic Rice and Pickled Papaya


Anyone tipsy yet?!


Mole Chili Bowl with Carnitas




Duck Roll

Listening to awesome 90's tunes and eating... really what could be better?!


Five Flower Shrimp Roe Pork Over Rice

The End of a Glorious Evening.

Thank you to the LA Times for having me. Make sure you check out the...


Ready, Steady, Eat!

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