The much-anticipated 7th annual L.A. Food Bowl Night Market is finally here! From September 22nd–24th, City National Bank is sponsoring a three-day experience for guests to come taste the flavors that make up Los Angeles’ vibrant food scene. Each segment will take place at the Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot to provide a timeless old Hollywood backdrop. Festivities will include live demonstrations from renowned chefs and food from over 40 different restaurants each day. Tickets for the event start at $150, with VIP options starting at $250.
The first night is dedicated to celebrating the intricacies of Latin American cuisine. Guests 21+ can look forward to sampling food and cocktails from a variety of restaurants. There will be live demonstrations from author and co-owner of Guelaguetza Bricia Lopez and actor, activist, and restaurateur Danny Trejo.
Night two will offer foods from across the globe to replicate the variety of options available in Los Angeles. Guests can look forward to more demonstrations from cooking show host, cookbook author, journalist, television producer, and food personality, Aarti Sequeira, Executive chef & owner of Le Du, Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn, content creator and founder of The Golden Balance Ahmad Alzahabi, and Knife Drop’s Nick DiGiovanni.
A Sunday block party will conclude the Night Market weekend. All ages are welcome to attend. There will be barbeque, burgers and other treats for guests to snack on. Live demonstrators include acclaimed restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, Tiffani Thiessen from Here We Go Again: Recipes and Inspiration to Level Up Your Leftovers and Saved by the Bell, and Otium owner, Timothy Hollingsworth.
Coverage has already begun ahead of the festivities. CBS Los Angeles featured L.A. Food Bowl event organizer, Laurie Ochia, Victor Villa of Villa’s Tacos, and Tue Nguyen of Didi’s Vietnamese Cuisine to give viewers a sneak peak of what to expect for the weekend. Assistant food editor Danielle Dorsey went to promote Night Market on KTLA 5’s Morning News segment along with chefs Walther Adrianzen of Ceviche Stop, pitmaster Burt Bakman of Slab, Amanda Maneesilasan of Chao Krung and chef and co-owner of Dulanville, Kim Prince. The local favorite restaurant Alta Adams sent its chef Keith Corbin on Fox’s Good Day L.A to share his secrets for the perfect deviled egg. Guests can look forward to sampling these foods along with hundreds of other restaurants from Southern California.
The Night Market is just one event during the month-long L.A. Times Food Bowl. All September Los Angeles residents and visitors are invited to come together and celebrate the diverse culinary scene that thrives in the area. The event also raises awareness of food inequality and waste reduction so that everyone can play a role in a more sustainable food industry.