Masters of Taste is a luxury outdoor food festival that will have its inaugural debut in April on the field of the Rose Bowl. A long list of culinary masters, restaurants, and sweet masters will present their delicacies, and approximately 2,500 food and beverage enthusiasts are expected to attend.
The beneficiary of Masters of Taste will be Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization committed to helping our homeless neighbors. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency assists homeless and very low-income adults and families with services like meals, shelter, housing, and career development. Since 1973, Union Station Homeless Services has helped thousands of people who were once homeless and without hope. 100% of the proceeds from this year’s event will directly support Union Station Homeless Services.
Masters of Taste will take place on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016. A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and General Admission will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets to this event are available only for guests 21+ and over. Click here to purchase tickets.
The Pasadena Rose Bowl is located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103. There will be complimentary parking, but because the event serves alcoholic beverages you are encouraged to consider using a car service such as Uber, Lyft or taxi.
Following is the detail of the Masters of Taste 2016 participating Culinary Masters, Restaurants and Sweet Masters:
118 Degrees Chef Jenny Ross (Tarzana)
Alexander’s Steakhouse Chef Matt Bata (Pasadena)
Ayara Thai Chef Vanda Asapahu (Westchester)
Bacchus Kitchen & Eatery Chef Claud Beltran (Pasadena)
Birch Chef Brendan Collins (Hollywood)
Celestino Chef Calogero Drago (Pasadena)
HACHÉ LA Chef Michael “Mick” Schepers (Silver Lake)
Hamasaku Chef Yoya Takahashi (Los Angeles)
Hyde Chef Chris Crary (Hollywood)
Inotheke Carolos Tomazos (Santa Monica)
Magnolia House Chef Evan Colter (Pasadena)
Osawa Chef Shigefumi Tachibe (Pasadena)
Ozu East Kitchen Chef Paul Yi (Atwater Village)
Redbird Chef Neal Fraser (Downtown Los Angeles)
Sangers & Joe Chef Laurent Quenioux & Chef Eduardo Pineda (Pasadena)
Say Cheese Chef Glenn Harrell (Silver Lake)
SOL Cocina Chef Tia Baker (Playa Vista)
Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern Chef Isaias Peña (Los Angeles)
The Raymond 1886 Chef Tim Guiltinan (Pasadena)
Toca Madera Chef Raymond Alvarez (Los Angeles)
Wood & Vine Chef Kyle Schutte (Hollywood)
Sweet Masters: A select group of L.A.’s Sweet Masters will come together to showcase an assortment of delectable desserts such as handcrafted buttery toffees from Alique Gourmet Toffee, creamy gourmet single-origin chocolate and vanilla ice creams from Choctál, the finest globally-procured cacao from Chocolate Stars USAand authentic Danish pastries from Copenhagen Pastry just to name a few.
Some of this year’s participating Beverage Masters include:
Brewmasters: Beverage Masters who specialize in barley and hops will be presenting top-notch ales, lagers, pilsners and more for guests to sample, sip and savor all throughout the event, including Southern California favorites Alosta Brewing Co., Bootlegger’s Brewery, Iron Triangle Brewing, Indie Brewing Company andGolden Road Brewing. Other fine breweries included in this year’s event are Elysian Brewing from Seattle, the famous Goose Island Beer Co. from Chicago and Northwestern favorite 10 Barrel Brewing Co., along with internationally acclaimed Brewmasters such as Shock Top, Stella Artois and Stella Cidre.
Wineries: A specially curated collection of Wine Masters will be showcasing their finest varietals including premium boutique winery Ascension Cellars, Oxnard’s Herzog Wine Cellars, Ventura’s Four Brix Winery; who will be featuring their top internationally-inspired blends, Napa’s Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Toluca Lake’sSpin The Bottle Wine Studio, and special selections from Ste. Michelle Estates, and more.
Bars & Spirits: Some of L.A.’s top bartenders and cocktail bars will be creating first-rate craft cocktails showcasing the finest spirits, including a premium Barrel-Aged Cocktail Bar provided by Erik Lund and Alexander’s Steakhouse, signature handcrafted cocktails from Head Barman Peter Lloyd-Jones and 1886 Bar, and Mixologist and Sommelier Adam Seger will be introducing the newly launched Balsam Luxury Vermouth, with much more to be revealed.
Non-Alcoholic Beverages: A variety of premium non-alcoholic Beverage Masters will also be on hand for those who wish to hydrate, caffeinate or regenerate, featuring the “bevolutionary” Bai who will be presenting their antioxidant juices, teas and water infusions, hand roasted, ethically-sourced coffee from the newly opened Demitasse Roastery & Kitchen, all natural, refreshing and energizing sparkling beverages from Diabolo and fresh, cold-pressed juices from Nekter Juice Bar just to name a few.
And more Culinary Masters, Sweet Masters and Beverage Masters will be added as the date gets closer!
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