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Los Angeles Times Food Bowl 2023!

L.A. Times Food Bowl Reveals Chef and Restaurant Lineup for Launch Party and Night Market

Throughout September, Food Bowl, presented by City National Bank, will host food celebrations across the city featuring dozens of restaurants and top culinary talent, including Marcus Samuelsson, Stephanie Izard,  Aarti Sequeira, Tiffani Thiessen, Jon Yao, Bricia Lopez, Thitid "Ton" Tassanakajohn, Gilberto Cetina, Jenee Kim, Malcolm Lee and more

The Los Angeles Times has announced the full lineup for Food Bowl, its annual celebration showcasing Southern California’s food scene, presented by City National Bank. This year’s roster will feature a launch party at the Aster on Sept. 6, dining events honoring The Times’ Restaurant of the Year, Holbox, and Gold Award honoree, Park’s BBQ, Night Market, a food and drink festival taking place at the Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot Sept. 22, 23 and 24, plus the return of the Outstanding in the Field dinner series. Tickets are available now at

Festivities will include the following:

Food Bowl Launch Party at the Lemon Grove on the Aster rooftop, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Singapore Airlines, the festival’s opening night event at the Aster social club will feature all-inclusive food and drinks with tastings from local and international guest chefs, including Malcom Lee(Candlenut, Singapore), Keith Corbin (Alta Adams), Jon Yao (Kato), Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat, Cabra), Courtney Kaplan and Charles Namba (Ototo, Tsubaki), Margarita and Walter Manzke (Bicyclette Bistro), andMarcel Vigneron (The Aster’s Lemon Grove), plus bites from Levain Bakery of New York City and local favorite Lunasia Dim Sum House. Tickets are available now.


Gold Award Dinner with Park’s BBQ, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

In honor of this year’s Gold Award honoree, Park’s BBQ, selected by The Times Food editorial team, Food Bowl will present a ceremony and dinner hosted by Times Food General Manager Laurie Ochoa and chef Jenee Kim. The event will feature passed appetizers and drinks as well as a family-style Korean barbecue dinner highlighting Park’s BBQ’s most iconic dishes. Tickets are sold out.


Restaurant of the Year Dinner with Holbox, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

Food Bowl will present a special dinner in celebration of the Restaurant of the Year, Holbox, chosen by Times Restaurant Critic Bill Addison. Hosted by Times Food General Manager Laurie Ochoa and Holbox chefGilberto Cetina, the intimate dinner will feature curated dishes highlighting Holbox’s Yucatan-style seafood specialities, including passed appetizers and  welcome drinks followed by a five-course tasting menu. Tickets are available now.


Night Market at Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot, Sept. 22, 23 & 24

Food Bowl’s Night Market will return to the Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot for a three-day outdoor food and drink festival, featuring unlimited tastings from more than 120 restaurants per session, live cooking demonstrations from world-renowned chefs and culinary personalities, DJs and more. Tickets for all sessions are available now.

The themed events include:

  • “Fiesta Friday,” Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.

  • Saturday Night Flavor,” Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.

  • “Backlot Brunch,” Sept. 24 at 12 p.m.

Outstanding in the Field Dinner Series, Sept. 3, 8 & 16

Food Bowl and Outstanding in the Field will host three dinner experiences in benefit of the L.A. Regional Food Bank. Each event will feature multi-course meals from local chefs while exploring a different element of Southern California’s storied past. The series will take place at iconic locations in Los Angeles and the Central Coast, including Wattles Farm in Hollywood (Sept. 3), the Malibu Pier (Sept. 8) and Coleman Family Farmsin Carpinteria (Sept. 16). Tickets are available now.

To purchase tickets and for additional information, visit Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LAfoodbowl (#LAfoodbowl).


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