2014TheTasteIt’s the final day of the Taste….if you are a lover of food, get your butt there! Presented by the LA Times, the annual food and wine festival has brought together the top chefs in Los Angeles to create a memorable and tasty event.

Sunday Brunch – Hosted by Noelle Carter, Times Test Kitchen Director, and Thomas Keller, Chef/Proprietor of The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery and Ad Hoc. An homage to the most beloved mash-up of mealtimes, brunch; Sun., Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (All ages)

Flavors of LA – Hosted by Jonathan Gold, Times Restaurant Critic, and Michael Cimarusti, Chef/Owner of Providence, Chef/Partner of Connie and Ted’s. A tour of the world’s most authentic flavors through essential L.A.-based chefs and local restaurants; Sun., Aug. 31, 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. (21+)

The closing night spotlights the city’s rich and varied tastes with demos from Cimarusti, Evan Kleiman (KCRW’s “Good Food”), Jimmy Shaw (Lotería Grill) and Amelia Posada (Lindy & Grundy). Exploring the art and science of foraging, Gold will talk found fare with chefs Ari Taymor (Alma) and Wes Avila (Guerrilla Tacos) and wild food expert Pascal Baudar.

POW THETASTE SIgnCulinary mixologist Tricia Carr will cap off the evening with a crushed cocktails how-to. Restaurants include Acabar, Ayara Thai Cuisine, Border Grill, Fishing with Dynamite, Horse Thief BBQ, Manhattan Beach Post, Meals by Genet, Mr. Chow, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza, Phorage, Pine & Crane, Urban Garden.

Opening Night tickets are $150. Tickets for each of the Saturday and Sunday events range from $100 to $175, and a $25 discount on individual tickets is available exclusively to Los Angeles Times members. Buy Tickets Here!

What: THE TASTE 2014
Where: The Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue CA 90038
When: Two events – 11:00 – 3:00 pm; 7:30-11:00pm

In Santa Monica…

bG Gallery hosts a closing reception for “Baby Animals.”

With depictions of baby animals by aSun-Aug31-bGGallery-Babyanimals-GigiPuppyNKArts wide variety of artists and mediums, this exhibit promises to be the cutest exhibit of the Summer.

See Danger Dog, Gigi puppy, NK Arts

Arists include: Airom, Douglas Alvarez, Terri Berman, Nicole Bruckman, Keith Dugas, Jennifer Fields Ferris, Simone Gad, Kate Jackson, Ted Meyer, Christopher Mudgett, Carol Powell, Daniel Rolnik, Hilary Wootton, Danger Dogs, and more…

What: Closing Reception
Where: Bleicher/Golightly Gallery, 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Ca 90401
When: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Phone: 310.451.9983
Website: http://caporalebleicher.com

In Hollywood…

The Hollywood Bowl presents a tribute to the classic films of Alfred Hitchcock.

MSun-Aug31-HollywoodBowl-hitchcockesmerizing, haunting and psychologically gripping scores by Bernard Herrmann (Vertigo, North by Northwest), Dimitri Tiomkin (Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder) and more will be played live while spellbinding scenes are projected on the Bowl’s big screen.

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What: The Big Picture
Where: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
When:  7:30 pm
Admission: SEE WEBSITE + fee
Website: www.hollywoodbowl.com

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