¡Latin Food Fest! celebrates its sixth annual Hispanic culinary celebration at the Santa Monica Beach March 23–24, 2018, and includes its most action-packed line-up with a festival kick-off party “Mexico In 32 Flavors,” multi-sensory street food experience “Mercado,” and its signature event “Gran Tasting.” Gran Tasting is all-inclusive with 150 food, beverage, wine, beer and spirits stations, Cooking Demos, Wine Workshop, Best of Fest Awards, VIP Tent, Live Art and Live Music.
Foods include Venezuela Arepas, Salvadoran Pupusas, Cuban Ropa Vieja, Argentine Empanadas, Spanish Paella, Oaxacan Corn, Chilean Cebiche, Dominican Chicken Yora, Honduran Tapado Costeño, Brazilian Moqueca y mas.
Also included is the most comprehensive tasting of Latin spirits in the U.S., which includes Agave Liquor, Bacanora, Cachaca, Mezcal, Pisco, Popo, Pulque, Raicilla, Rum, Sotol, and Tequila. Wines from Argentina, Chile, Napa, Portugal, and Spain alongside beer that includes Tona Cerveza from Nicaragua, Estrella Damm from Spain, and Estrella Cerveza from Mexico — and a Michelada contest.
Chefs Marcela Valladolid and Enrique Olvera will conduct cooking demonstrations on the main stage, discuss culinary trends, and sign copies of their books.