Planned Parenthood L.A.’s Food Fare, the city’s oldest running food event, was another smashing success last night, drawing chefs and owners, imbibers and eaters, warriors of women’s health rights, and yes, protestors shouldering offensive photos, to the Santa Monica Convention Center for the event’s 33rd year. Maison Giraud chef Alain Giraud was by far the biggest cut-up of the day, dancing with kitchen utensils and baguettes while charming a packed crowd, thick with talent, from “chef of the year” Suzanne Goin to Food & Wine “best chef people’s choice” nominee Bryant Ng and Tripel owners, Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts. Veev continued its tasting event ubiquity with cocktails served in shakable mason jars, while Salt’s Cure provided chicken liver pudding and Drago Centro scooped garganelli with fennel pollen from a monumental wheel of parmesan. Take a look at all of last night’s highlights in our slide show look back at PPLA’s 33rd Food Fare.
Alain Giraud, doing the Baguette Boogie