LA Times Hosts The Taste at The MET in Costa Mesa

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SoCal is the place to be this weekend as the LA Times brings The Taste to The MET in Costa Mesa.

Courtesy of The Taste

Get ready to enjoy some of the most amazing food and drink all weekend long as the LA Times hosts another year of this amazing food and wine festival. This time it’s in Costa Mesa at The MET and they have hand-pick some of the best restaurants, chefs, wineries, and distilleries SoCal’s vibrant food scene has to offer. You will get to enjoy the atmosphere and music, but most importantly get to taste bite-sized mouth-watering eats including everything from authentic Thai street food to signature tacos. Take note that this event is for the ’21 and over’ crowd as you get to sip on a selection of hand-crafted spirits, local brews, experimental cocktails, and award-winning wine. Sounds tasty right? So grab a date or just go solo and enjoy the experience and the vibe of trying new delicious things to eat.

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The MET is located at 535 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. For tickets, check out their website as well as their scheduled events below. You don’t want to miss this event.

Schedule of Events:

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 7 to 10 p.m.
    L.A. Times Cooking Editor Genevieve Ko will host the opening event featuring Syrian pastry chef Maher Nakhal (Le Mirage Pastry) as he reveals the handcrafted artistry behind his authentic Middle Eastern desserts and French pastries. Critically acclaimed chef Ross Pangilinan (Terrace by Mix Mix) will showcase his eclectic style and Euro-Filipino flavors through a demo of one of his signature dishes, hosted by Times Features Writer Gustavo Arellano. Restaurants include: Filomena’s Italian Kitchen, Outpost Kitchen, Puesto, Tackle Box, The Ranch at Laguna Beach and WAVE Gourmet Burgers.

L.A. Times The Taste 2019 sampler, a playlist by Scott Dallavo on Spotify

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  • Saturday, Oct. 19, noon to 3 p.m.
    Chef Carlos Salgado of Michelin-starred Taco María, will provide a glimpse into his contemporary, Mexican-influenced cooking with L.A. Times Cooking Columnist Ben Mims. Taking thecrowd on a wine tour through Monterey County, Rob Baker (Southern Glazer’s) will lead a presentation on Bordeaux-style wine from Carmel Valley’s Bernardus Winery. Restaurants include: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Mayors Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen, Mesa and Roba Noodle.
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 to 10 p.m.
    The Taste festivities continue on Saturday night as chef Wing Lam (Wahoo’s Fish Tacos) will cook up his legendary Baja-style fish tacos, while Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault (Knife Pleat) will demonstrate modern, seasonal interpretations of classic French techniques with Times Senior Food Writer Jenn Harris. Restaurants include: Bluegold, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, CUCINA enoteca, Georgia’s Restaurant, Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar and Toast Kitchen + Bakery.