The Taste LA

Attention Foodies! It’s on. Get to The Taste this weekend for some of the best eats in LA. Taste sweet and savory bites, sip brews, bubbly, spirits and pick up top tips from celebrity chefs. Stand outs from this afternoon are the Mona Slider from Pono, Vranken Pommery’s Sparkling Raspberry wine and savory fresh fruit from Freshology. Come hungry and prepared to party.

Chef C.J. Jacobson of Girasol in Studio City at The Taste. Photo by Lisa Keating for EncinoMom.com.

Chef C.J. Jacobson, Girasol in Studio City, demonstrates the his penchant for foraged ingredients like Juniper and Blue Hyssop.

Photo of Pono's Mona Slider at 2014 The Taste, by Lisa Keating.

Oh, mercy! This little slider from Pono packed the flavor promised in this picture. Grass-fed beef, cheddar cheese and a Strawberry compote subbing (to great advantage) for ketchup, made this Mona Burger memorable!

Photo by Lisa Keating for EncinoMom.com the California Lifestyle magazine.

Green Tea Red Bean Korean Brioche from the Ensaymada Project were offered up alongside their super popular Red Velvet Brioche and Maple Bacon, too.

Chef Tal Ronnen of Crossroads Restaurant at the Taste. Photo by Lisa Keating.

Notable vegan Chef Tal Ronnen shares his recipe for Crab Cakes as served at Crossroads. Ronnen taps Garbonzo Beans and Hearts of Palm to step in for the traditional crabmeat.

Photo by Lisa Keating.

Something new from New Zealand.

Photo by Lisa Keating for the California Lifestyle magazine, EncinoMom.

The Paramount Lot serves as a perfect setting for LA foodies to get their Taste on.

About encinomom

Hello Dear Reader, It is so lovely to connect with you here. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you'll find something that pleases your eye, gives you a smile or ignites an idea that fuels a dream. I'm a California born and bread Mom living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I enjoy sharing the California Lifestyle with you, plus a thing or two I've learned here and there, along my way to this moment. Your kind words are always welcome in this space. (It's very quiet here when you don't write.) With a song and a smile, I encourage you to be your highest and best, delightful, & darling self. And I will try my darnedest to do the same. ;) xo, Lisa

Posted on August 30, 2014, in Events, Food and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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