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LA Food & Wine Festival to Hold Inaugural Event in October

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Because we are a town who can't get enough chances to throw down big bucks for fancy food festivals, there is another contender for your hard-earn ducats and calorie counts coming to town this fall. The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a four-day event that will take place October 13th-16th at multiple locations around town, reports GrubStreetLA, and will feature a smorgasbord of star chefs.

"More than 100 celebrity chefs are expected to take part in demos, seminars, lunches, dinners and after-hours events, with tastings from more than 300 wineries," notes the Daily Dish. Among those already attached to the new event who work in Los Angeles include Nancy Silverton, Masaharu Morimoto, Sang Yoon, David Myers, Rory Hermann, Walter Manzke, Sherry Yard, Josiah Citrin, Ludo Lefebvre, and Wolfgang Puck. Puck, who has spent the last 30 years hosting one of the most illustrious local food events, the American Wine and Food Festival, just announced he will not return to the AWFF this year.

Taking advantage of L.A.'s global rep as the ultimate crossroads of celebritainment, the LAFW founders pledge to make the event a celebration of food paired with big names in TV, movies, and sports. Your job is to pay up, and come hungry.