This Los Angeles Downtown Food Tour showcases the innovative and trendy restaurants of the Los Angeles culinary world. Stroll through the historic core neighborhood learning about its fascinating history and incredibly captivating architecture, while going behind-the-scenes to meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts. The 4-course progressive meal in Los Angeles’ Downtown concludes with mouthwatering desserts near the Bradbury Building.
The tour visits 4 restaurants – two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert, with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between. The Los Angeles Downtown Food Tour focuses on quality over quantity. Like a great sushi meal, the goal is to have you sample the highest quality ingredients – small dishes with huge flavor. We strive to shift your perspective of Brazilian cuisine through its story of the person who made it and even the best darn sangria pairing you’ve ever had. So no, they don’t serve your average Brazilian cuisine!
Possible tastings include (each tour includes 4):
- Savory Kibe and Pastel Portuguese croquettes at rustic Brazilian home cooked restaurant from chef Natalia – this is the authentic soul of Los Angeles
- Learn about filipino rice nuances and taste a rice bowl of Bisteg Tagalog from DTLA hidden gem featured on Jonathan Gold’s Top 101 Restaurant
- Braised taco tasting of chicken mole poblano and steak picado at authentic yet trendy Mexican restaurant
- Salted Caramel Eclair at gold-gilded former Brooks Brothers department store launching the Downtown culinary renaissance on 7th Street
- Go behind-the-scenes into the kitchen at an environmentally friendly gelateria and indulge your sweet tooth with two different gelato flavors
- Delve into one of Los Angeles’ most famous sandwiches, the French Dip, at its home of origin and hear the real story of its rivalry and Ramon’s family’s bread recipe
- Savor trendy and delicious avocado toast from “culinary mayor” Chef Joseph Centeno’s newest vegetable-focused restaurants
- Enjoy Momma’s home cooking with a delicious bowl of pozole soup at one of Jonathan Gold’s top 101 Los Angeles restaurants
- Chef Avner Lavi’s delicious seasonal pasta such as beet infused bucatini pasta with goat cheese at hidden gem pasta pop up