Decisions, decisions, decisions! This weekend, Angelenos and South Bay citizens have three food and wine events to choose from, two of which support worthy social causes right here in our neighborhood.
Honda’s Evening Under the Stars Gourmet Food & Wine Festival
World-renowned saxophonist Kenny G will serenade a summer night audience at the 31st annual “Honda Evening Under the Stars” Gourmet Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 6 to 9:30 pm at American Honda’s campus in Torrance. Presented in partnership with the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event will support the healthcare of South Bay kids, with proceeds benefiting Torrance Memorial Pediatrics and Vistas for Children.
This is one of the great opportunities to experience a world class food and wine festival right here in the South Bay while supporting a cause. This year’s proceeds will benefit the renovation of Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s North Patient Tower, which will house new pediatric, neonatal intensive care, and mother/baby Units.
Paricipating restaurants include Bettolino Kitchen (follow this link to our review), Kincaid’s (follow this link to our review), and many more of your South Bay Favorites. Follow this link to the Facebook page for more details. For tickets, follow this link to Torrance Memorial’s website.
Richstone Family Center’s Endless Summer Beach Party
In celebration of its 43-year history of helping vulnerable children and families in need throughout the Greater South Bay, the Richstone Family Center will host its 4th Annual Endless Summer Beach Party on the Beach at King Harbor on August 26, 2017. This special celebration honors the Richstone Family Center, the families supported there, and the many volunteers and donors who have worked tirelessly over the years to make the center’s child abuse treatment and prevention programs possible.
Guests can experience cuisine from top South Bay restaurants like Bluewater Grill’s oyster shooters & smoked salmon canapes; Kalbi braised short rib blue corn tamales from Standing Room; and Mahi Mahi Ceviche from Hermosa Beach Fish Shop. Beverages providers include HopSaint Brewing Company, 3 Wheel Cafe, and Plough Wooden Valley.
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Presented by Coastal Luxury Management and founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, Los Angeles Food & Wine returns with its 7th annual all-star chef line-up and exclusive programming on August 24-27, 2017. Featuring the celebrated restaurants throughout Los Angeles, the festivities will include tasting events hosted by culinary luminaries Curtis Stone and Tyler Florence along Downtown’s Grand Ave. and afternoons at the Lexus Grand Tasting taking place at Santa Monica Barker Hangar.
Here’s a list of the main events for the weekend:
- Ultimate Bites of L.A. hosted by Curtis Stone will kick off the festivities on Thursday, August 24
- Night Market on Grand Avenue on Friday evening, August 25
- LIVE on Grand hosted by Tyler Florence on Saturday, August 26, featuring a musical performance by Wyclef Jean
- Lexus Grand Tasting at Barker Hangar on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, featuring over 25 celebrity chefs including Lexus Culinary Master Jon Shook and 200 wines to sample. Lexus owners will also receive complimentary parking at the event.
Tickets are available to purchase by visiting LAFW.com or by calling 855-433-LAFW (5239)