Thousands of food lovers converged on Malibu Sunday for Los Angeles magazine's sixth annual Food Event, held at Saddlerock Ranch.
Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, Saddlerock Ranch is home to award-winning wine, exotic animals and plenty of space to welcome local restaurants, sommeliers and celebrity chefs ready to heat things up in the demo kitchen.
Los Angeles magazine estimated over 2,500 hungry Angelenos flocked to the 42 food stations and 33 beverage stations for a taste of L.A.'s finest this year.
Hollywood's Cleo Restaurant served up lamb shawarma, and the Foundry on Melrose grilled up a toasted sandwich dripping with cheese and tomatoes. Westside Tavern had a long line waiting for braised short rib sliders with a horseradish sauce, while Pasadena's the Royce served a delicate dish of kobe beef drizzled with squid ink. Westlake Village's Onyx popped out crispy ahi tuna tacos, ribs and noodles.
On the sweeter side, a blood orange and chocolate cookie ice-cream sandwich from Culver City's Coolhaus was crucial due to the 90-degree heat. In the ring battling it out for the best cupcakes was Pacific Palisades' own , serving Chambord-infused jelly-drizzed cupcakes.
Of course there were many wineries, from the Central Coast to Argentina, along with vodka, beer and tequila stations. Needless to say, no one left hungry, or thirsty.
Until next year, bon appétit!
- For information about the Food Event, click here.