Showcasing the city’s prowess as a seriously great food destination, this festival is a gourmet spectacular showcasing leading chefs, top wineries and culinary icons for four days of delectable food and drink. All we can say is: come hungry. Sample dishes from the city’s top restaurants at special tastings. Watch cooking demonstrations by the likes of Iron Chef’s Masaharu Morimoto and Richard Blais of Top Chef All-Stars. There are also exclusive lunches prepared by such legendary L.A. restaurant figures as Nancy Silverton (winner of the James Beard Foundation’s 2014 award for the country’s outstanding chef) and sessions devoted to beer and wine pairings. Events take place in downtown L.A., Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica; check schedule for specific times and locations.