By Cheri Fox
HOLLYWOOD (Perfect Meal Today) 5/8/17/–On Sunday April 30th Los Angeles Time hosted a pre-Food Bowl conversation “Chef’s Fable”, one of the many major key events taking place throughout the month of may for LA food Bowl’s exciting 31 days of food. A conversation on the evolution of the culinary industry, its impact on the silver screen, and how LA’s hottest chefs have grown to share the stage with Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold hosts a pre-Food Bowl conversation with Jon Favreau (actor, producer and director of “Chef”), Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Magnus Nilsson (Faviken), Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ/Chego) and David Gelb (director of “Chef’s Table” and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”) followed by a screening of Chef. Food by Kogi BBQ, Guerrilla Tacos, Pasta Sisters
Chef Roy Choi and Jon Favreau catch up together back stage before the panel discussion, LA Times Food Bowl’s Chefs Fable at The Wiltern in Los Angeles
The Conversation was hosted by Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold with Jon Favreau (actor, producer and director of “Chef”), Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Magnus Nilsson (Faviken), Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ/Chego) and David Gelb (director of “Chef’s Table” and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”), with surprise guest Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana). Following the discussion, attendees enjoyed a screening of “Chef.”
Chef is an American comedy-drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Jon Favreau, and starring Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey Jr. chef Roy Choi served as a co-producer and oversaw all of the menus and food prepared for the film
Guests enjoyed Food by Kogi BBQ, Guerrilla Tacos, Pasta Sisters and specialty cocktails throughout the night.
David Gelb (director of “Chef’s Table” and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”), Amy Scattergood (Los Angeles Times Food Editor), Jon Favreau (actor, producer and director of “Chef”), Jonathan Gold (Los Angeles Times restaurant critic), Chef Massimo Bottura, Chef Magnus Nilsson, Chef Niki Nakayama, and Chef Roy Choi attend LA Food Bowl Chef’s Fable at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
Niki Nakayama and Massimo Bottura attend the LA Times Food Bowl Chefs Fable taking place at The Wiltern
Upcoming Food Bowl Events
Wolfgang Puck is presented with the Los Angeles Times Gold Award during a retrospective dinner and conversation about four decades of dining in L.A. at Spago on May 8 Night Market: a bustling street market featuring 50 food vendors, outdoor dining areas and DJs in Grand Park May 10-14
Beast Feast with Fergus Henderson featuring April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig), Kevin Bludso, Nancy Silverton, Dario Cecchini (Antica Macelleria Cecchini) and Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon) on the patio outside Border Grill on May 21
A celebration of the new Filipino food movement at Grand Central Market with a premiere screening of the documentary film “ULAM” at the Million Dollar Theatre on May 21Soirée Poulet: Fried Chicken 3 Ways with Thomas Keller at Bouchon on May 31
A series of intimate dinners with chefs Josiah Citrin (Charcoal Venice), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish), Tim Hollingsworth (Otium), Michael Voltaggio (Ink), Brooke Williamson (The Triple) and Ricardo Zarate (Rosaline) presented by Citi® and benefiting No Kid Hungry on various dates in May
Los Angeles Times Food Bowl charity partners are No Kid Hungry, Food Forward and PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). Festival sponsors include Citi® and Southern California Acura Dealers. For the program schedule, additional information and event updates, visit lafoodbowl.com and connect on Facebook,TwitterandInstagram @ LAfoodbowl (#LAfoodbowl).