This holiday weekend was not only a celebration of the last unofficial days of summer, but also of the many fine eateries and purveyors of gourmet who call L.A. home at FOOD & WINE's Taste of Beverly Hills.
Kicking off on Thursday, the official 90210 day, (9/02/10, duh) and culminating Sunday, the space adjacent to the Beverly Hilton on Wilshire was transformed into a full-blown banquet, complete with special celebrity guests and chefs, cooking demonstrations by renowned L.A. culinary experts like Ludo Lefebvre, and live musical performances. For four days, Angelenos ate their way through the food wonderland where they could sample the culinary offerings of the city's fine dining establishments.
Of the over 100 participating restaurants, some our favorites like 25 Degrees, Mozza, Angelini Osteria, Comme Ça, Craft, Huckleberry, Porta Via, Umami, and Melisse were included in the lineup. Of course, the bites were accompanied by some lovely wines courtesy of the participating wineries and sommeliers on hand to complete the experience.