For the third year in a row, Food Fare LA returned to Santa Monica’s Barkar Hangar on Thursday, March 2, 2017 to serve hundreds of delicious bites and sips. Lucky recipients included culinary enthusiasts, beverage aficionados, local purveyors and the biggest recipient of course is Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA). This year’s events honored Clementine’s Annie Miler as its annual Chef of the Year.
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Named “the most eclectic fundraising food fest you’ve never heard of” by LA Weekly, Food Fare is known for challenging over 100 chefs, restaurants and caterers to bring on their A-game in epicurean categories such as comfort, fusion, desserts and more. Food Fare participants bring everything from customer favorites to chef’s choice and even some off-menu items, with some dishes exclusive to the event. Every year attendees rejoice in the selection and quality of the gourmet food and drink samples at Food Fare.
Participating restaurants and refreshments include: Mozza Restaurant Group, Jon & Vinny’s, miro restaurant, Napoleon & Josephine, Red O Santa Monica, The Butcher’s Daughter, Lucques, Ysabel, 71 Above, Baldoria, Food Haus Café, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, Cast Iron Catering, Four Brix Winery, The Bruery & Bruery Terreux, Weaver’s Coffee & Tea, Cappuccino Man, Martin Ranch & Vineyard, Dirty Sue Martini, Kikori Whiskey, Purity Organic, and Angel City Brewery, alongside many others.
The Food Fare is about so much more than just food and drinks. There were dozens of silent auction items ranging from trips, special experiences, guided tours, weekend getaways, rarewine, culinary treasures.<
As visitors venture further into the festival, they find art, clothing, jewelry and charming boutique offerings. It’s easy to get lost in the whimsy created. So many guests browsed through aisles of handmade and artistic treasures and then found themselves leaving with several shopping bags. All for a good cause as a portion of each sale went to Planned Parenthood LA.