Monday, March 1, 2010

LA Weekly 2nd Annual Gold Standard

40 hand-picked restaurants by LA Weekly Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic, Jonathan Gold, gathered for an annual food fest. Packed with hungry people, food editor and blogger, everyone were enthusiastically tasting, taking notes, photographing, and boozing LA's finest eclectic dishes and bottomless wine/beer.

 Sona's

The event was held at the Petersen Auto Museum from 1PM-5PM, for $60 GA and $80 VIP. Angelenos hustle and bustle around the room mostly with plastic forks ready, and the impatient ones just use their hand to chow down the dishes. Although plentiful of food were overflowing and endless, a few of the restaurants wrapped their table at around 3PM.
 
Participants:
Alcazar Express - Angeli - Babita Mexicuisine - Beacon - Bistro LQ - Bulgarini - Ciudad/Border Grill - Good Girl Dinette - Huckeberry Cafe - Hungry Cat - Jar - Jitlada - Kogi BBQ - Kyochon - La Casita Mexicana - La Mill - Let's Be Frank - Little Dom's - Ludo Bites - Loteria Grill - Lou - Meals By Genet - Mo Chica - Moles La Tia - Mozza - Natraliart - Nickel Diner - Palate - Pollo Ala Brasa - Saffron Spot - Sona - Tiara - Upstairs 2 - Wurskutche

  Ludo Bites

 

Nickel Diner's Donut hole glaze and bacon bits

Palate's

 Top Chef Master and Jar's Chef de Cuisine, Suzanne Tracht 

Wurskutche's

Border Grill's non-alcoholic mojito

Tiara's cupcake

Art Institute's

Bulgarini's pistachio, white wine, chocolate

Lou's

 
Urth Cafe's espresso maker keeps on working!

At the end of the day, it was a great event that at least must be explored for once if you're in LA. Great food and great people: we met Jar's Suzanne Tracht and Ludo Bites' Ludo Lefebvre, both were Top Chef Masters contestants. Just come hungry and you'll leave in food comma.

8 comments:

  1. How fun! I always love a good food comma- if I move back to So Ca- will have to remember to check out Gold Standard

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  2. wow everything looks so delicious! great pictures, too.

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  4. Oh what fun you had there! Everything looks fantabulous!!

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  5. I had a wonderful experience at the Gold Standard Event! I wanted to share some of my favorites with you http://uncouthgourmands.com/2010/03/01/la-weeklys-gold-standard-event-part-deux/

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  6. Wow, I just missed it. Sad, sad!! ;( Awesome shots, by the way^^

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  7. We just had our food fest in San Francisco a 2 months ago I think. Don't you just love going to these kinds of event? So much to eat with so little time!

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