The 5th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

The Roots perform at LA Food & Wine
The Roots perform at LA Food & Wine

Photo Credit: Meghan Beierle

The 5th Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival, conceived by Coastal Luxury Management and presented by Lexus, was an overwhelming success.

The Lexus Signature Series of events gave festival guests the opportunity to test-drive three memorable dining experiences including a dinner with Carlo Mirarchi of Spring Street Society in New York on Thursday, a supper with Lexus Culinary Master Michael Chiarello  and a Boozy Brunch” with Michelle Bernstein  on Saturday.

Other experiences included a “Night Market” hosted by Tyler Florence with culinary stylings courtesy of Hannah An, Alvin Cailan, Brendan Collins, Akasha Richmond, Jet Tila and more.

The festival’s acclaimed Power Lunch Series returned on Friday with exclusive chef collaborations taking place at Los Angeles’ premier restaurants across the city including Neal Fraser (Redbird) and Markus Glocker (Bâtard/NYC) at Redbird, Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish) and Jenn Louis (Lincoln Restaurant/Portland at Broken Spanish, Elizabeth Falkner, Ben Spungin and Ricky Webster at The Ace Hotel, Michael Fiorelli and Rebecca Merhej (Love & Salt) joined by Zack Pollack at Love & Salt and Nancy Silverton (Mozza) & Mourah Lahlou (Aziza) at Osteria Mozza.

The three-nights and four-days of unrivaled tastings, lunches, seminars, book signings, cooking demonstrations, and special events, showcasing the finest in food and drink culture, marquee events and talent this year culminated with the 30-restaurant, 100-winery tasting “Lexus LIVE on Grand featuring The Roots,” which shut down downtown LA’s Grand Avenue.