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AltaMed East Los Angeles Meets Napa at LA Live

Isla Martinez

Marketing and PR Coordinator

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) had the privilege of attending AltaMed East LA Meets Napa 2017, Premiere food and wine tasting event at LA Live! The night was filled with music, exquisite food and wine, accompanied by friends, family, co-workers and clients.

“East LA Meets Napa was a unique event that celebrated the richness of Latin food and the success of Latino-owned vineyards in California.” Settled in the perfect location, the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, people had the chance to try all the food and wine they desired.

A few restaurants that were there included Casa Oaxaca, El Paisa, El Portal Restaurant, Roe Seafood, Ceviche Stop, El Floridita, La Carmencita, La Costa Restaurant, Macheen, Made for Chefs, Porto’s Bakery and Café, The Knotted Apron, Yuca’s, Zapien’s Salsa Grill and Taqueria, King Taco and more. Wineries that were in attendance included Gustavo Wine, Encanto Vineyards, Cuatro Cuatros, Rioja Wines, Reyes Winery, Justicia Wines, San Antonio Winery, Voces Cellars, Herencia Del Valle, among others!

LA Paella Catering, which specializes in Paellas and Tapas had savory paella, my favorite dish at the event. Chef Benjamin Schuster, was raised in Barcelona and Madrid where he was taught the trait of paella making by the local kitchen staff. He started LA Paella Catering after cooking for his close friends and family and today, LA Paella Catering is a successful Paella and Tapas caterer in Los Angeles.

Entertainers that performed included Ozomatli, Boogaloo Assassins, Café-Rumba Flamenco Band, Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars and Poncho Sanchez. Jessie Garcia, Beatriz Porto and Margarita Porto of Porto’s Bakery and Café.

East LA Meets Napa was the perfect place to be with friends and family, nothing but great energy, the ideal Friday night in the summer. If you missed out this year, go here to get the full recap!