• Event Snapshot: LA Food & Wine Festival

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: LA Food & Wine Festival

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: LA Food & Wine Festival

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: LA Food & Wine Festival

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: LA Food & Wine Festival

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: LA Food & Wine Festival

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: LA Food & Wine Festival

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     
  • Event Snapshot: LA Food & Wine Festival

     
    FROM THE Winter 2015 ISSUE
     

The fourth annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival took place in late summer, turning the city into even more of a culinary mecca than it usually is. More than 100 celebrated chefs and 150 wineries participated in dozens of events in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and downtown over four days and three nights. It was the place to be if you wanted to spot culinary trends.

The smiling faces say it all: it’s great to be together again! In late June, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority welcomed 18 executive meeting planners from across the country to the destination, marking the first assembly of a new customer advisory board (CAB) focused on meetings, conventions and trade shows.

 

The annual education luncheon and trade show of the Sacramento Sierra Nevada chapter of Meeting Professionals International brought out many fancy hats and the smaller accessories known as “fascinators,” a nod to the “Derby Days” theme. Held in the Clubhouse at the Cal Expo racetrack, the event’s bar served up mint juleps, another merry bow to the theme.

 

On Jan. 3, the Moscone Center celebrated its long-awaited opening with a gala. You can read our story about the renovated and expanded convention center here. –Photos courtesy of San Francisco Travel