The Taste L.A. Food Festival

hotel near the taste

The Taste L.A. Food Festival

Where are you going to be this Labor Day Weekend? If “at home” is your answer, we have plans for you! Visit Studio City and get a taste of the best food in California at this year’s The Taste. From August 31-September 2, take advantage of this opportunity to watch cooking demonstrations from esteemed chefs, while savoring bites from acclaimed restaurants.


The Taste L.A. Food Festival   

Located in Paramount Pictures Studios, The Taste is an incredibly popular 3-evening event, happening Friday, Aug 31 through Sunday, Sep 2. Each night goes from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with cooking demonstrations, restaurant vendors and (new this year) pop-up collaborations.


Day by Day

On Friday night, you can choose from five different demonstrations– ranging from topics like wine to BBQ. And throughout the evening, snag samples from these restaurants. For Saturday, there are only two demos listed right now, but more will be added as the event gets closer. Restaurants, different from Friday’s, will be there and the list can be found here. Sunday evening features a full schedule of demos and chats with chefs. Seafood, coffee, Thai, and soul food samples will be available from these restaurants. Since most of the schedules are not fully developed yet, you can sign up for updates through The Taste newsletter. Or follow The Taste on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The Taste Tickets

Tickets to The Taste are only open to visitors 21+ and must be purchased for each individual evening. General Admission is $115 per person, per day and includes unlimited food, beverages and on-stage experiences (seminars, cooking demos, chef panels, etc.). VIP tickets are $165 per person, per day and include free parking, furnished lounge, mix and mingle, exclusive bites, pre-event Paramount Studios tour and early access to the event. To purchase tickets and to see more details, visit the event’s official Eventbrite page.


Hotel Near The Taste

Attending a sophisticated event like The Taste requires a stay at a sophisticated hotel, right? And if old Hollywood fascinates you, then consider staying at the Sportsmen Lodge, a hotel near The Taste. Known for its many iconic guests, Sportsmen maintains the soul of iconic Hollywood while offering a variety of modern amenities.


Make this Labor Day one your stomach won’t forget (in a good way)! Grab your tickets for The Taste L.A. before they run out, and don’t forget to book your stay at the iconic Sportsmen Lodge.



Sportsmen Lodge
With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley. 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700