For one afternoon, the chefs of Venice open up their doors for a unique tasting experience and a great cause. Presented by P.S. Arts, all funds raised from ticket sales support its arts education programs.

Taste of Venice consists of2014-Taste-of-Venice-Postcard.20141-800x566 three courses: The Opening Celebration, the Tasting Tour, and the Post Reception. Our guests will be divided into 25 tour groups, each led by a “Tastemaker,” a well-known member of the Los Angeles culinary community. The Opening Celebration will feature food, cocktails, a silent auction, and ample entertainment. The Tasting Tour will be an opportunity to taste exclusive samples from our favorite Abbot Kinney Boulevard restaurants. The Post Reception will include coffee, treats, and drinks for our guests.

This year enjoy a guided tour led by food industry specialists. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter; Challen Cates, Actress and Wine Producer, Challen Winery; Chef Antonio Diaz, Founder of Life & Thyme; Carole Dixon, The Carat Diet; Thomas Elliot, Owner of Bank of Venice and Co-Owner of Venice Ale House; Adam Gertler, The Food Network; Judy Han, Executive Chef of Mendocino Farms; Alan Jackson, Chef and Founder of Lemonade Restaurant Group; Matthew Poley, Chef of Heirloom LA; Lulu Powers, Food to Flowers; Kate Roland, LA Brunchers, Bruce Seidel, Food Producer/Hot Lemon Productions, Jon Shook, Owner of Animal & Son of a Gun, Chef & Owner of Beverly Hills Farmers Market, Inc.; Drew Hubbard and Ben Waters, L.A. Foodie, Andrew Wilder, Eating Rules; Wade Williams, Celebrity Chef, Owner Picnic Catering Los Angeles/New York City and more.

TTasteofVenice 1ours will begin promptly at 4pm. Many are already sold out…See website for a full list. Be sure to arrive with plenty of time to enjoy the many restaurants at the Opening Celebration and find your Tasting Tour group.

American Born Moonshine, Angel City BreweryBank of Venice, Barnyard Venice, Barlo Kitchen & Cocktails, Castle Rock Water, Café Gratitude, Cerveteca, Chaya Venice, Club W, Groundwork Coffee, Hostaria del Piccolo, Komodo Venice, Poke-Poke, Santinos, Superba Food + Bread, Superba Snackbar, Venice Ale House, Venice Beach Wines, Vina Sympatica, and Wurstkuche.

TASTING TOUR RESTAURANTS: Abbot’s Pizza Company, Another Kind of Sunrise,  Burning Torch featuring Paleta,  Casalinda, Chop Daddy’s,  Hal’s Bar & Grill, Joe’s Restaurant, Kreation Kafe and Juicery, Lemonade, N’ice Cream, Primitivo Wine Bistro, TOMS drip coffee, Venice Duck Brewery, Willie Jane.

POST RECEPTION RESTAURANTS: Firestone Walker Brewing Company The Sweetness of Being, Sustainable & Wildcrafted Chocolate Whole Foods Market – Venice WTRMLN WTR.

What: The Taste of Venice
Where: The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice, CA 90291
When: September 14th, 2014  – Opening Celebration: 3-4:30pm; Tasting Tour: 4-6:30pm; Post Reception: 6:30-7:30pm
Where: The 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.