On Saturday, some of LA’s top culinary talents will take over the backdrop of Paramount Studios, serving up food representative of the vibrant, varied and unique gastronomy of the region. It’s the final night of the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl, presented by the City National Bank, and a collaboration with the Outstanding in the Field outdoor experiential dining series.
The sold-out Food Bowl events this season included a dinner and film screening at Sepulveda Dam, and an evening at Wattles Farm that celebrated women in food and agriculture. On Thursday, the San Juan Capistrano Ecological Center will serve as the backdrop and food source for an evening focused on sustainability.
For Saturday’s dinner, Mina Park and Kwang Uh of Shiku and Baroo will serve Korean food, while Bin Wang of Chengdu Impression will offer Chinese cuisine and Slab’s Burt Bakman will serve barbecue. Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections will serve the dessert, while House of Suntory will take care of the cocktails, and California producers JUSTIN and Landmark Vineyards will pour the wine.
The lineup also includes Thai cooking institution Jitlada, a colorful East Hollywood restaurant specializing in Southern Thai dishes ordered from an encyclopedic menu. Owner Chef Sarintip “Jazz” Singsanong will serve the restaurant’s fried chicken wings, which will be sautéed in a spicy-sweet chili sauce.
Wes Avila first made waves in restaurants in LA when he founded Guerrilla Tacos, and he continues to innovate with Angry Egret Dinette, his new restaurant in Chinatown. On Saturdays, he cooks Chilean rellenos inspired by farmer’s markets with salsa verde.
Additionally, Chef Brian Bornemann will be at Paramount, preparing sustainable seafood from his raw bar and Santa Monica seafood restaurant, Crudo e Nudo, serving dry-aged Baja kanpachi.
Tickets cost $ 385 per person and are available at lafoodbowl.com.