Thursday, August 26, 2010

What's going on? Artisan food in Venice; Chinatown Summer Nights, last Barnsdall tasting

The bucolic lawn at Barnsdall Park. Make sure your toddler is fashionably dressed.
Friday evening is the last night for Barnsdall Park wine tastings with Silver Lake Wine. If there's a more mellow way to spend a Friday evening, I don't know what it is. We took salami, gouda, bruschetta and biscotti, but you could be even more ambitious with provisions from the Cheese Shop of Silver Lake. Last minute tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

 Saturday afternoon is the first Food Rendezvous at Sparc in Venice. It's a chance to taste everything from the Full of Life Flatbread we visited last week, to Mark Stambler's Backyard bread to Morning Glory Confections and popsicles from The Pop Shop. Authors like Martha Rose Shulman and Amelia Saltsman will do talks and cooking demos, and there's also movies, gardening workshops and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

I'm glad we checked out Chinatown Nights last week, watching little girls twirling to KCRW dj's, people lining up for food trucks and elderly Chinese ladies trying Kung Pao chicken at the cooking demonstration. Deep End Dining's Eddie Lin was last week's jovial cooking demo host; this Saturday is Doreen Fang, from the Next Food Network Star, introducing demos from Golden City and Hop Woo BBQ.
Chinatown Summer Nights is Saturday night from 5-10 pm.

1 comment:

Eddie Lin said...

Yes, a good time was had by all at Chinatown Summer Nights! Thanks for attending, Pat! And thank you for being such a good sport when I was putting the spotlight on our food blogging treasure, Pat Saperstein!! Loved seeing you there.