Live Review: Food and Wine’s Taste of Beverly Hills “Date Night”

FOOD and WINE presented the Taste of Beverly Hills “Date Night” on Saturday. The event featured cooking demonstrations, wine sessions from Master Sommeliers, tastings featuring over 40 Los Angeles restaurants, wine tastings from winery owners and live music. The event was flawless and every aspect of the night was perfect with great vendors, fun people and amazing food and wine. To top it off, the night concluded with the standout musical performance by Fitz and the Tantrums.

Located next to the Beverly Hills Hilton, hungry patrons looking to get a taste of delectable samples from L.A.’s best restaurants gathered inside huge tents. Festival goers washed down their palates with refreshing red and white wine.

Check out our event coverage in the slideshow below:

Our favorite samples included:

25 Degrees Restaurant at the Roosevelt Hotel

Mini sirloin burgers from 25 Degrees restaurant @ the Roosevelt Hotel

Delancey’s Bar and Pizzeria

Public Kitchen and Bar 

Roasted pork belly with asparagus, morels and English peas

Test Kitchen

Peruvian potato mouse + tuna tartar 

Porta Via

Gazpacho soup

The BLVD Beverly Wilshire Hotel Restaurant

Fideuà – Spanish black seafood pasta

Enoteca Drago Ristorante

Foie Gras mousse, port jelly, micro arugula and caramelized fig

Caviar Petrossian Paris

Nate ‘n Al of Beverly Hills Delicatessen – Est 1945

Chocolate pudding

Tickets were available for $125 per person, with advance purchase, for a day session pass; $150 per person, with advance purchase, for an evening session pass; $175 for a full day pass; and $500 per person for an all-access weekend package that allowed guests into afternoon and evening sessions, seminars, chef demos, competitions, and more.

Fitz and the Tantrums

The event concluded with a great performance by Fitz and the Tantrums. If you haven’t seen this band before, they definitely bring energy to the stage and make you want to dance. The band performed several upbeat songs including the memorable, “Don’t Gotta Work It Out,” which got the crowd dancing in front of the stage. The group also performed, “Wind’s of Change” and announced that their newest album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces was just released.

About the Author

Formerly an editor and writer at Citysearch, The Examiner, LA Youth Newspaper and proofreader at The Los Angeles Daily News, Christy Buena decided to start Disarray Magazine because she missed writing what she wanted. From hiring writers, to contacting publicists and making assignments, Christy is responsible for the editorial strategy of Disarray Magazine.
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