¡Latin Food Fest!
Celebrate America’s largest and most attended annual Latin food, wine, and spirits celebration in Los Angeles at the ¡Latin Food Fest! Located less than 4 miles from the festival, Broughton’s Hotel Normandie is the perfect place to stay for the weekend of March 18th-21st.
About Latin Food Fest!
For the fourth year in a row, the annual ¡Latin Food Fest! will be coming to Grand Park in Los Angeles for a weekend of culture and fun. The festival kicks off on Friday, March 18th at the Fest Kick Off Party, followed by a 2-day Grande Tasting, and ending on Monday, March 21st with the Havana Supperclub. If you plan on attending the ¡Latin Food Fest!, here is a brief overview of the weekend:
Fest Kick Off Party– Friday, March 18th, 8-11:30pm
Join trend-setting mixologists, distillers, chefs, and mezcaliers as they share with you their favorite cocktails and the flavors and ingredients that inspire them. You can expect tapas from the hottest restaurants, the Iron Mixologist Competition, and cocktails prepared by top mixologists from an impressive collection of international distilleries representing Bacanora, Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Raicilla, Rum, Sotol, and Tequila. At the Iron Mixologist Competition, each bartender will be required to come up with a unique twist on classic cocktails while tying their recipes and ideas into the region they represent. Live music will be playing throughout the night.
- Tickets– $57+
Grande Tasting Adults Only (21+)- Saturday, March 19th, 12-3pm
Enjoy an all-inclusive Latin food, wine and spirits tasting journey to the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, Portugal, and Spain! Wines from Argentina, California, and Spain and spirits such as Bacanora, Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Raicilla, Rum, Sotol, and Tequila pair deliciously with the cuisine. There will be over 150 restaurants, chefs, distillers, food makers, and wineries present at the Grande Tasting. Dance to live music by the world famous Mestizo LA, drink at the Spirits of the Americas tent, stop into the Culinary Pavilion for cooking demos, a wine tasting workshop and more, and don’t miss the 2016 Best of Fest Awards.
- Tickets– $65+
The Official After Party, Presented by Grand Marnier- Saturday, March 19th, 6-9pm
Come back for the after party!
Grande Tasting All Ages- Sunday, March 20th, 12-3pm
Bring the family to indulge in unlimited delicious Latin cuisine! Parents can still enjoy wine and spirits in the spirits garden while the kids dance to Latin jazz music by Mestizo LA. Learn how to make healthy, fun foods with celebrity chefs at the cooking demo tent and bid on memorabilia at the silent auction.
- Tickets– $10 Children (under 18), $65+ Adults
Havana Supperclub- Monday, March 21st, 5-8:30pm
This spectacular six-course private chef’s dinner will feature a Cuban tasting trip. Enjoy Rioja wine paired with the dinner courses and dessert rum cocktails with the final course. Learn the stories behind the food as the chefs share the dishes, flavors, and ingredients that inspire them. Share a cigar while you dance to the live music of the evening. This three and a half hour event includes a Rioja Wine Tasting Reception and an auction with items including artwork, collectibles, spa treatments, jewelry, dinners, memorabilia, weekend getaways, rounds of golf, designer accessories, and much more!
- Tickets– $150
Where: Grand Park- Los Angeles, CA
When: Friday, March 18th – Monday, March 21st
Where to Stay
Located just 3 miles from the Staples Center, Hotel Normandie is the perfect place to stay! This historical hotel, first built in 1926, has been restored to reflect its roots of having a sleek and comforting design. Located within the Wilshire district, the Normandie is centrally located in Los Angeles and is surrounded by great dining, shopping, and attractions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Fox and MGM’s studios. 605 South Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90005. 213.388.8138.