The month of May just got better, the LA Times is hosting a month-long food festival called the LA Food Bowl. It’s called the LA Food Bowl because everything is served in a bowl. There are events all around the city showcasing some of our best restaurants, most talented chefs and fun dining experiences. They will also be holding different discussions about food, sustainability and hunger. This event will bring out big names like Mario Batali (Eatly, Babbo), Thomas Keller (Bouchon, French Laundry), Wolfgang Puck (Spago), Nancy Silverton (Mozza), Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec), Michael Cirmarusti (Providence), Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana), Jessica Koslow (Sqirl), Niki Nakayam (n/naka), Alvin Cailan (Eggslut) and many more. The LA Times partnered up with charity partners are No Kid Hungry, Food Forward and PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) for the event.
If you know me you know that I’m happiest when I am eating so I try every new restaurant in the city. LA is so great to hold an event like this because we have such great produce, so many great chefs have come here and put LA on the map for great restaurants. During the kick off party for the LA Food Bowl I got to try dishes from several restaurants. Some of my highlights were Orsa & Winston’s Uni and Abalone on Parmesan Rice Porridge, Sqirl served crispy Forbidden Rice & Cauliflower “Schwarma” in Little Gem Bowl, Chengdu Taste served a spicy beef dish that I ate so quickly and panda shaped Tang Yuan which is a black sesame dessert. During the event our loved LA Times food critic and legend Jonathan Gold, named Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson’s, healthy fast food restaurant, Locol LA’s Restaurant of the Year.
There are so many fun things happening around the city for the LA Food Bowl some of the highlights are a Night Market, Chef’s Fable is a screening at the Wiltern of the film Chef hosted by Jonathan Gold who will have a pre-Food Bowl conversation with Jon Favreau, Niki Nakayama, Magnus Nilsson, Roy Choi and David Gleb, WPChef’s Series featuring Massimo Bottura, Nancy Silverton, Roy Choi and Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air, Ulam preview, Lechon Festival and there will be pop ups, cooking classes, dining experiences, panels, ways to give back to the community, Farmers markers, China food week, and more. There are going to be many ways to experience the LA Food Bowl and you won’t want to miss out
You can find the schedule here and buy tickets for events, LA Food Bowl.