The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is pulling out all the stops for its third annual fete.
The epicurean event boasts a lineup of gourmet chefs and musical acts that will entertain foodies in downtown LA from August 22-25.
Culinary stars include Thomas Keller, Curtis Stone, Giada De Laurentiis, Masaharu Morimoto, Grant Achatz, Duff Goldman, Rick Bayless and Scott Conant.
Entertainers at the event, which is presented by Pebble Beach Food producers Coastal Luxury Management include DJ ?estlove, Gavin DeGraw and Ziggy Marley.
De Laurentiis returns with “Giada’s Festa Italiana” on Thursday evening. The Food Network-favorite will dish up her unique blend of Italian cuisine with a California twist alongside a line-up of culinary icons like Keller, Evan Funke and Antonio Giordano.
Rick Bayless and Ray Garcia will bring “Tacos and Tequila” to the Bungalow in Santa Monica, while “Iron Chef” star Morimoto hosts the second Asian Night Market. Dishes will be plated by culinary personalities including Bryant Ng, Kris Yenbamroong and David Myers.
Ziggy Marley and Chef Ben Ford will kick off Saturday on the Jenn-Air Master Class Culinary Stage. The day will cap with Lexus Live On Grand, hosted by “Top Chef Masters” host Curtis Stone and a performance from DeGraw.
A live auction during the festival will benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign – a national effort to end childhood hunger in the United States.