The city of angels once again played host to one of the most anticipated events on the Southern California culinary calendar—the L.A. Times Food Bowl 2023. Presented by City National Bank, this annual celebration of all things food brought together a stellar lineup of restaurants and culinary luminaries, creating an unforgettable experience for food enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
Among the star-studded lineup of culinary talent were renowned figures like Marcus Samuelsson, Tiffani Thiessen, and the indomitable Danny Trejo.
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Food Bowl was the Night Market, a three-day extravaganza that took place at the iconic Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot from September 22nd to 24th. This outdoor food and drink festival was a sensory delight, offering attendees unlimited tastings from a staggering lineup of over 120 restaurants per session.
The Night Market was a bustling hub of culinary creativity and innovation. World-renowned chefs and culinary personalities took center stage with live cooking demonstrations that left audiences in awe. The air was alive with the scent of exotic spices, the sizzle of gourmet creations, and the infectious energy of passionate chefs at work.
The L.A. Times Food Bowl 2023 not only celebrated individual talent but also showcased the thriving culinary community that makes Southern California a true epicenter of gastronomy. It brought together food lovers, chefs, restaurateurs, and innovators, celebrating flavors, techniques, and cultures that have come together to define the region’s culinary identity.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
Photo Credit: L.A. Times Food Bowl Team