Head to Beverly Hills tonight, Friday, September 2, 2011 for Burgers & Beer, wine, spirits, and food tastings from some of your favorite LA restaurants.    Then, head to Hollywood for the Art of Mixing and more tasty bites from more of your favorite LA restaurants and chefs.  See details for Friday’s events below:

Burgers & Beer

See how Los Angeles’ most celebrated restaurants and chefs interpret what a ‘burger’ means to them. Try creations from Ford’s Filling Station, The Tasting Kitchen and more then vote on your favorite L.A. burger. Find out which craft beers Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune, also known as “The Beer Chicks,” have selected for the evening. And don’t miss Marc Boussarie, The Counter’s Executive Chef in a cooking demo on building a unique burger. Check below for scheduling details, a list of top L.A.’s restaurants as well as wineries, breweries and distilleries that will be at this event.

Beverly Hills, 9900 Wilshire Blvd. | 7-10 pm | $125

Your all-inclusive ticket offers:
• Unlimited tastings from over 30 of L.A.’s best restaurants/chefs
• Unlimited samples from over 30 top wineries, breweries and spirits
• Unlimited access to beer seminars
• Live musical entertainment
21 and over only

Art of Mixing
Hit up this event early because KCRW’s Jason Bentley will drop beats as the opening DJ. After setting the vibe, the Latin-inspired punk band, Mariachi El Bronx will keep the tempo up throughout the evening. Attend an exclusive cooking/mixology demo with Chef Ricardo Zarate, John Rivera Sedlar and Julian Cox. Enjoy spectacular food, music and learn the secrets behind mixing a show-stopping beverage. See below for scheduling details and a list of L.A.’s restaurants as well as wineries, breweries and distilleries that will be at this event.

Hollywood, The Studios at Paramount | 9 pm-12 am | $125

Your all-inclusive ticket offers:
• Unlimited tastings from over 30 of L.A.’s best restaurants/chefs
• Unlimited samples from over 30 of your favorite wineries, breweries and spirits
• Cocktail demos where mixologists work their magic and share their secrets
• Live musical entertainment
21 and over only

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Sneak Preview “Sunset Hour” Party at Montage Beverly Hills Kicks Off Promotion at Restaurants Citywide

(LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2011)- In anticipation of THE TASTE’s Labor Day culinary extravaganza, epicureans are invited to indulge, imbibe and “Check In to THE TASTE” via a weeklong happy hour promotion that begins with a celebratory event to be held at Montage Beverly Hills on August 17th. Participating TASTE restaurants across Los Angeles are welcoming diners to take advantage of a special TASTE ticket promotion through August 25, 2011.  Full details are now available online and include:


THE TASTE Sunset Hour – Held at Montage Beverly Hills’ rooftop poolside lounge on Wednesday, August 17thfrom 5-8 p.m., guests will enjoy specially priced cocktails, courtesy of ABSOLUT® ORIENT APPLE and complimentary small bites (served 6-8 p.m.) from the Montage culinary team, including participating TASTE chef, winner of Food Network’s “Last Cake Standing,” and Scarpetta Executive Pastry Chef Richard Ruskell.  The party is designed to offer attendees a chance to sample specialty dishes and cocktails that will be featured at THE TASTE, and a 20% discount code will be offered for THE TASTE tickets.


Check In to THE TASTE – Guests who “check in” (via Foursquare or Facebook Places) to one or more participating restaurants* during their regular happy hours August 17-25th and post “I’m checking in to THE TASTE Happy Hour” in the optional message box will receive a 20% discount on tickets for THE TASTE. Proof of check-in is required (screenshots of users’ Foursquare history pages or Facebook profile pages displaying the check-in are accepted) and must be sent to by 12 a.m. on August 26, 2011. Eligible participants will receive a promotional code via email, which can be applied online at and must be redeemed before 12 a.m. on September 2, 2011. Participating restaurants include ScarpettaDelphineBOA SteakhouseSushi RokuNapa Valley GrilleLexington Social HousePublic Kitchen & BarM Street KitchenStella Rossa Pizza Bar, Street, STKCorkbarPalate Food + Wine,Wood & VineRockSugar Pan Asian KitchenMokoJoe’s RestaurantAkasha, and more.

*A full list is available at, in the “Notes” section.


A portion of the ticket sales from THE TASTE will benefit Share Our StrengthBeverly Hills Education FoundationCollins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly PomonaLos Angeles Times Family Fund’s Summer Camp Campaign and Los Angeles Conservancy.


For updates on all of the weekend’s activities, please visit, or follow THE TASTE on Twitter: @THETASTELA.

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