The 2023 LA Times Food Bowl Launch is almost here. This exceptional annual event has a great chef and restaurant lineup set for Launch Party, as well as additional specialty events taking place throughout September. Unlike other foodie festivals, the L.A. Times Food Bowl, presented by City National Bank, offers multiple events throughout September.  See below one event from the Outstanding in the Field takes place on September 3, 2023, and another is already sold out…so hop top it kids!

2023 LA Food Bowl Launch

Enjoy food celebrations across the city featuring dozens of restaurants and top culinary talent. Chefs include: Marcus Samuelsson, Stephanie Izard,  Aarti Sequeira, Tiffani Thiessen, Jon Yao, Bricia Lopez, Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn, Gilberto Cetina, Jenee Kim, Malcolm Lee, just to name a few.

2023 Food Bowl Launch

This year’s roster will feature a launch party at the Aster on September 6, 2023. Dining specialty events will honor The Times’ Restaurant of the Year, Holbox, and Gold Award honoree, Park’s BBQ. Also, the Outstanding in the Field dinner series returns. See more info below. Tickets are available now at 

CLICK HERE to find out more about Night Market, a food and drink festival taking place at the Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot Sept. 22, 23 and 24, 2023.

2023 Food Bowl Launch Party

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. The culinary talent includes: 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), and Marcel Vigneron (The Aster’s Lemon Grove). Plus, attendees will enjoy bites from Levain Bakery of New York City and local favorite Lunasia Dim Sum House. Tickets are available now. CLICK HERE for more info or to buy Launch Party tickets. 

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September 3, 8 & 16, Outstanding in the Field Dinner Series

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 also 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 Farms in Carpinteria (Sept. 16).

Sept. 12, 2023, 6pm: Gold Award Dinner with Park’s BBQ.

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

September 13, 2023, 7pm: Restaurant of the Year Dinner with Holbox

Food Bowl will also present a special dinner in celebration of the Restaurant of the Year. Holbox is the 2023 winner chosen by Times Restaurant Critic Bill Addison.

This specialty dinner is hosted by Times Food General Manager Laurie Ochoa as well as Holbox Chef Gilberto Cetina. Additionally, the intimate dinner will feature curated dishes highlighting Holbox’s Yucatan-style seafood specialities. The evening includes passed appetizers and also welcome drinks followed by a five-course tasting menu. Tickets are available now.

CLICK HERE for more info on the Food Bowl’s all-weekend Night Market event that takes place at Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot on September 22, 23 & 24, 2023;

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