Saturday, September 17, 2016

Taste of South Lake, San Gabriel's Largest Culinary Festival, Returns on October 8

Fro-yo girl here. San Gabriel Valley’s largest culinary community event, the Taste of South Lake, will take place on Saturday, October 8 from 11 AM – 5 PM. Taste of South Lake, presented by the South Lake Business Association, features South Lake restaurants (including Yogurtland) and community partners, cooking demos, and live music. 

For more details, see the press release below.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

Savor the Taste of South Lake, San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Culinary Festival!

Pasadena, CA, September 17, 2016 - Thousands are expected to attend Pasadena’s largest culinary celebration, The Taste of South Lake, Saturday, October 8th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can enjoy culinary delights from over 25 South Lake Avenue restaurants, live cooking demos from the area’s most talented chefs, music performances from internationally known bands, an interactive vendor village, beer, wine and cocktail garden and much, much more! This is a day you do not want to miss!

The Taste of South Lake offers guests a day to indulge in a diversity of taste, featuring popular South Lake Pasadena restaurants. From Del Frisco’s Grille, to Urban Plates and Lemonade, Taste of South Lake will cater to all. This free, outdoor festival features a special live cooking demonstration stage with famed chefs such as Luisa Fabbri, owner of Contessa, Ronald Russell, the renowned vegan and raw food chef, as well as vegan Chef Yvonne Ardestani, creator of “My Eclectic Kitchen” cookbook and app. We are excited to announce that Chef Daniel Shemtob, the award winning chef of TLT Food and the Food Network will also be joining us, with demonstrations of his bold, culturally-inspired cooking.

Additionally, there will be live music performances from not only the best emerging bands, but also platinum selling artists throughout the day. Presented by Bai Brands, the day begins with the eight-piece, fusion musical collective The Nick Valentini Collective, who has been dubbed as the “Jazz fusion Radiohead”. Los Angeles’s very own psych pop artist James Supercave will grace the stage, followed by American Rock band The Shelters, whose debut EP was produced by none other than Tom Petty. MTV VMA award nominees, Chairlift will perform their upbeat mix of indie pop/electo and Australian alternative rock band, Atlas Genius, whose debut album “When It Was Now” peaked at No.34 on the US Billboard 200, is headlining the festival at 5pm. KCRW’s DJ Raul Campos is spinning throughout the day between sets. Bai Brands, the better-for-you beverage company is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Music Stage. Guests will be able to take photos at the Bai photo booth and enjoy a complimentary bottle of Bai at their booth, to keep hydrated and refreshed.

The Taste of South Lake is presented by the South Lake Business Association and co-sponsored by Corporate Center Pasadena. The South Lake Business Association gives special thanks to Corporate Center Pasadena, KCRW 89.9, LA Weekly, Bai Brands, Logix Federal Credit Union, Pasadena Outlook, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Weekly and Universal Protection Service.

“Taste of South Lake celebrates and showcases the South Lake Avenue District while providing the ideal community building experience. The event is also our way of welcoming guests and thanking them for being patrons of the South Lake Avenue District.”– Gina Tleel, Executive Director of the South Lake Business Association.

Participating restaurants & businesses include Celestino Ristorante, Corner Bakery Cafe, Del Frisco’s Grille, Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery, Jamba Juice, Lemonade, Logix Federal Credit Union, Massetti Caffe Mobile, Nekter Juice Bar, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Bai Brands, Perry’s by Claud Beltran, Real Food Daily, San Sai Japanese Grill, Souplantation, Ten Thousand Villages, Tpumps, Urban Plates, Veggie Grill, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Cutco, Williams-Sonoma, Yogurtland and more. 

  • Date: Saturday October 8th, 11am - 5pm
  • Location: 251 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
  • Admission: FREE plus FREE parking at Corporate Center Pasadena!

Live Cooking Demos by:

  • 12:00pm: Luisa Fabbri - Owner of Contessa 
  • 1:00pm: Chef Daniel Shemtob - Award winning chef of TLT Food
  • 2:00pm: Ronald Russell - Renowned vegan & raw food chef, co-owner of celeb hangout Sun Cafe in Studio City
  • 3:00pm: Chef Yvonne Ardestani - Creator of the My Eclectic Kitchen cook-book app and blog specializing in vegan fare

Live Music Performances by:

  • 12:00pm: The Nick Valentini Collective - Eight-piece, fusion musical collective
  • 1:00pm: James Supercave - Pysch pop artist featured on NPR and Vice
  • 2:00pm: The Shelters - American rock band, debut EP produced by Tom Petty
  • 3:00pm: Chairlift - American synth-pop duo, MTV Video Award nominee 
  • 4:00pm: Atlas Genius - Alternative rock band from Australia 
  • Spinning between sets: KCRW DJ Raul Campos 

General Public: For more information, please visit or call 626.792.1259.

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