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The Los Angeles Epicurean Festival 2012

The Los Angeles Epicurean Festival 2012 brings together culinary specialties and extraordinary wines & spirits. Discover over 500 boutique food, wines, spirits at the landmark Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. The old cathedral tower was converted into a spectacular performing arts space. The VIBIANA in Downtown Los Angeles features a exhibition space as well as an outdoor area for a spectacular Vino con Vista! The Vibiana is one of the original architectural landmarks of Los Angeles. It was built in 1876 as a cathedral. There will be plenty of cheeses, spices, coffee & teas, charcuterie, olive oils, mushrooms, organic chocolate, meat, fowl, fish and produce.
English: The South Hope Street entrance of the...
English: The South Hope Street entrance of the Los Angeles Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The site of the former Cathedral of S...
English: The site of the former Cathedral of Saint Vibiana: the old cathedral (tower in photo) was converted into a performing arts space, and the grounds are now home to a new branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The VIBIANA in Downtown Los Angeles features a exhibition space as well as an outdoor area for a spectacular Vino con Vista! The Vibiana is one of the original architectural landmarks of Los Angeles. It was built in 1876 as a cathedral.

Stained glass windows in the Mausoleum of the ...
Stained glass windows in the Mausoleum of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California; originally created in the 1920s for Saint Vibiana Cathedral, Los Angeles Lion of Mark the Evangelist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to Wikipedia, Saint Vibiana is a third century virgin martyr. She is the patroness of Los Angeles and an annual memorial feast is held in her honor on September 1st.

Saint Vibiana
Saint Vibiana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Since 2002, the relic remains of Vibiana are housed in the mausoleum of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The former Cathedral of Saint Vibiana in Los Angeles, California was dedicated to her.”

Montage of Los Angeles pictures on Commons
Montage of Los Angeles pictures on Commons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Live entertainment, mixology and food demonstrations will be offered by LA’s top chefs; oenologists will explain how to taste and recognize great wines. The French-native guitarist and singer Nathalie Alice will perform an eclectic repertoire of jazz-inspired arrangements of French songs, as well as, American and Latin classics including: Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Claude Bolling, Brigitte Bardot, Charles Aznavour, Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cy Coleman, A.C. Jobim.

Serge Gainsbourg
Cover of Serge Gainsbourg
Charles Aznavour
Cover of Charles Aznavour
Claude Bolling
Cover of Claude Bolling
Édith Piaf
Cover of Édith Piaf

During two sessions, from 3-6 p.m. and 7-10 p.m., attendees will be able to pair and compare, taste and take home their favorite selections.

View of downtown Los Angeles, California at night.
View of downtown Los Angeles, California at night. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Vin Jaune ("yellow wine") of Jura, F...
Vin Jaune (“yellow wine”) of Jura, France and Franche Comté cheese (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

General admission costs $75 and includes food and wine pairings, entertainment, mixology and food demonstrations.

Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: Sunday, August 26 from 3-10 pm

WHERE: LA Epicurean Festival 2012 takes place  at The Vibiana, a Historic Landmark in Downtown LA
For more information, visit www.laepicureanfestival.com
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
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