Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Comes to Santa Monica

The annual festival heads to the beach

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

The second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is bringing two events to Santa Monica Aug. 10, Summer at the Shore and Indulge Santa Monica. The events are part of the larger four-day Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, to be held Aug. 9 to 12.

Graham Elliot will host Summer at the Shore at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on Friday, Aug. 10. Festival-goers can enjoy wines from the Golden State and beyond, served with gourmet bites made by 18 chefs from Santa Monica, New York, Miami Beach, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles, including Jeremy Grossman of Sonoma Wine Garden in Santa Monica, Kerry Heffernan of Top Chef Masters, and Stephan Pyles of Stephan Pyles in Dallas.

Other chefs participating include André Bienvenu of Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach, Nyesha Arrington of Wilshire Restaurant, Collin Crannell of The Lobster, and Ann Gentry of Real Food Daily in Santa Monica, who will all prepare farm-fresh fare with a seafood slant. Tickets are $150 to $195.

On the same night, Indulge Santa Monica brings a quartet of California chefs together to create a multi-course dinner. Santa Monica-based chefs Josiah Citrin of Melisse, Ray Garcia of FIG, and Raphael Lunetta of JiRaffe, along with Joe Miller of Joe’s Restaurant in Venice, Calif., are collaborating on the $350 dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.