Enjoy a full weekend of exclusive culinary experiences at Hollywood’s historic Paramount Pictures Studios! On September 23-25, Night Market will feature all-inclusive food and drink tastings, cooking and mixology demonstrations, wine seminars and more from the world-class culinary artists behind 50 of the city’s top restaurants. Feel the heat at Friday night’s Smoked Soirée, celebrate L.A.’s diverse restaurant scene at Saturday Night Flavor and eat your way through L.A. at the coveted Backlot Brunch on Sunday. Don’t miss these one-of-a-kind events!
Night 1 – Smoked Soirée
Join top chefs, pitmasters, burger barons and grilling experts serving up their best dishes side-by-side at “Smoked Soirée” Friday, Sept. 23. Cap it all off with smoke-infused cocktails and grilled desserts at this exclusive late-night celebration of all things grilled, smoked and barbequed.
Smoke & Soul BBQ with Pitmaster Kevin Bludso: Television personality, two-time Steve Harvey Hoodie Award Winner, and chef and owner of Bludso’s Bar & Que, Kevin Bludso will teach some BBQ skills from his new cookbook “Bludso’s BBQ Cookbook: A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul” in a cooking demo on the L.A. Times Food Stage.
Welcome to the Beef with Matty & Coco: Canadian-born chef, restaurateur and YouTube star most recently known as co-producer and actor on FX’s breakout hit TV series “The Bear,” Matty Matheson will team up with the culinary producer of “The Bear,” Courtney Storer, in a live version of their “Welcome to the Beef” series, demonstrating a recipe inspired by the show.
Burger Battle, brought to you by New School Quality American: Join host Eric Greenspan (Mr Beast Burger, New School Quality American) and judge Alvin Cailan (Amboy: Quality Meats & Delicious Burgers) for a burger-off featuring some of L.A.’s best burger aficionados.
Night 2 – Saturday Night Flavor
Featuring the Dumpling Crawl curated by Times Food Columnist Jenn Harris with dumplings from CHD Mandu, Go Go Gyoza, Hui Tou Xiang, Lunasia Dim Sum House, Paradise Dynasty (VIP Only), Monta Factory and more.
The Gold Standard for Authentic Thai Cuisine with Jet Tila: A regular on the Food Network, chef Jet Tila will demonstrate recipes from his show-stopping collection of Thai dishes, sharing the world of his Thai heritage for today’s home cooks with recipes that are authentic, accessible and ultra-craveable, on the L.A. Times Food Stage.
Dumpling Showdown hosted by Jenn Harris: Times Food Columnist and host of the new video series “The Bucket List: Dumplings!,” Jenn Harris will explore the international world of dumplings.
Night 3 – Backlot Brunch
In a nod to L.A.’s greatest weekend feasts, “Backlot Brunch” will bring together influences from westside surf to Hollywood glamor on the afternoon of Sept. 25
Duff Goldman Does Dessert: Duff Goldman is best known for the hit Food Network TV series “Ace of Cakes,” where his team of pastry chefs and artists at Charm City Cakes create spectacular custom cakes. Duff will present a delicious baking demonstration on the L.A. Times Food Stage.
You won’t want to miss this 3-day event! Make sure to grab your tickets here .