Behind The Scenes at LA Food & Wine 2014!

Last week’s Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival was a whirlwind of tastings, dinners, chef demonstrations, and parties. Held mostly in and around LA’s newly trendy downtown, the 4th annual event brought together a bevy of awesome restaurants and uber-chefs.

Among them was Iron Chef Morimoto, Top Chef All Stars winner Richard Blaise, up-and-comer Nakul Mahendro, and popular Latin faves Lorena Garcia, Ricardo Zarate, and Michelle Bernstein. The metaphoric icing on the cake was a closing night performance by hip-hop trailblazer Common. In addition to serving up celebs, superstars and some seriously good eats, festival organizers donated a portion of profits to No Kid Hungry and Berkley Foundation.

We were there to soak in all the sun, fun, food and behind-the-scenes silliness that make these events so great. Here are a few highlights. Nos vemos en 2015 LAF&W!

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Amanda Cargill, Food Content Director, Latina Media Ventures, LLC

Amanda Cargill is the Food Content Director at Latina Media Ventures, where she oversees food- and spirits-related features in Latina Magazine and on Latina.com and TheLatinKitchen.com. She is an avid writer, traveler, reader, runner and eater.

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