Do you know where in "The new Chinatowns" I took this photo?
Esotouric is debuting a new food-related L.A. history tour, The New Chinatowns on Saturday July 12 from 11-3.
It's a social and cultural history of Monterey Park and the San Gabriel Valley, from 1920s oil mania to Wham-O toys, Laura Scudder's potato chips to Chinese immigration. The tour concludes with a dim sum and wine pairing at Wing Hop Fung (catered by Capital Seafood), organized by WHF's new, French-trained sommelier Guillaume Galand. This is a symbolic meal suggesting the vast culinary possibilities facing Monterey Park in the coming decade, says Esotouric. I would definitely go except that I'll be exploring lovely Portland, Ore. that weekend. Even better, if you email Esotouric and tell them "Pat sent you," they'll take $10 off the ticket price.