Save the date…November 3rd. “Taste of Venice” (previously called Taste of Abbot Kinney) has branched out to include several new Venice Restaurants. The event was created to unite foodies and to support the local Charity Inside Out Community Arts.

TTasteofVenice 1he 5th annual Taste of Venice is a unique food and wine event that celebrates the amazing culinary talent that has made Venice a top destination for foodies. Enjoy a unique food and wine event that celebrates the amazing culinary talent that has made Venice a top destination for foodies.

Over 400 guests will be supporting local Venice nonprofit Inside Out Community Arts, while enjoying tastes from many of the wonderful restaurants this unique neighborhood has to offer including Govind Armstrong’s Willie Jane and Joe Miller’s Joe’s Restaurant. We’re so fortunate and grateful to have the support of so many local chefs and restaurateurs who make this event such an incredible experience!

The afternoon VIP reception will feature music, a silent auction, special presentations and cooking demonstrations, and appearances by the events’ host committee including celebrity chefs Jet Tila from Iron Chef America and Adam Gertler from the Food Network as well as Food & Wine’s Los Angeles Correspondent Jennifer Sommer. After the reception our guests enjoy a unique restaurant walking/tasting tour on famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard where they can sample signature dishes from their favorite chefs as well as wine, beer and cocktail tastings.

TasteofVenice2JoeAdamThis year the event will be held at The Electric Lodge, a solar-powered and ecologically minded performing arts center in Venice. So grab your bike and get ready to tour good food and drink! No worries for those who are not local, we’ll have bikes guests can borrow for the tasting tour!

Inside Out Community Arts was founded in Venice in 1996 and since then has been providing at-risk and underserved children in Los Angeles with after school programs. Serving over 300 children a year, Inside Out’s award-winning arts and media education programs empower middle school and high school youth with the tools, confidence, and inspiration to make a positive difference in their communities and the world… from the inside out.

Restaurants include: Chaya Venice, Cafe Gratitude, Hostaria del Piccolo, Piccolo Venice, Sauce on Hampton, Tasting Kitchen, Barnyard, Larry’s, Barlo, Venice Ale House & Bank of Venice, Groundwork Coffee Company, Le Cellier, and Rose Cafe as well as Goose Island Beer Co, Veev Cocktails, Noble Vines Wine, Goodbites Truffles and more!

What: Taste of Venice
When: Sunday, November 3rd, VIP Reception: 3:00pm-4:30pm; Tasting Tour: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: 3:00pm-4:30pm VIP only;  Registration for Walking tour is here. Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, CA 90291

2022 UPDATE: Unfortunately for all of us The Taste of Venice event is no longer taking place and the website has been shut down. See Destinations Section for a full list of food festivals or CLICK HERE for a direct link to the best LA annual Food Events.Visit the Stories Section; under Dining Drinking – the Events Page to read reviews of these food events or CLICK HERE for the direct link.