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Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival 5th Anniversary LineUP

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LOS ANGELES FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 5th ANNIVERSARY

LINEUP HEADLINERS AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR 2015

Los Angeles Food and Wine 2015

Tickets are on sale now for the City of Angels’ annual culinary jubilee, featuring a live performance by ?uestlove and The Roots, and welcoming a distinguished list of Michelin-starred honorees, James Beard Award winners, and Food & Wine Best New Chefs including Tyler Florence, Curtis Stone, Thomas Keller, and Michelle Bernstein, among others
Los Angeles Food and Wine Thomas Keller

Chef Thomas Keller

Los Angeles Food & Wine, produced by Coastal Luxury Management and presented with founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, announces its 2015 festival lineup
and live entertainment as it celebrates its 5th anniversary August 27 – August 30.

The Roots at LA Food and Wine

On sale now, tickets for individual events range from $50 – $350, with package and VIP options starting at $650.  Set to feature three nights and four days of unrivaled tastings, lunches, seminars, book signings, cooking demonstrations, and special events, showcasing the finest in food and drink culture, marquee events and talent this year will include:

Freddy Vargas and Alex Guarnaschelli at LA Food and Wine

Ultimate Bites of LA Presented by Lexus, Thursday, August 27, hosted by Curtis Stone kicks off the festivities with special guest curator and DJ, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, spinning live on stage and handpicking several of his favorite culinary mavericks to show off their talents.
“Lexus Grand Avenue Night Market” on Friday evening, August 28, hosted by Tyler Florence, featuring small bites from culinary masters Charles Phan (The Slanted Door), Jet Tila (Pakpao Thai) and Hannah An (The District), among others.
“Lexus Live on Grand featuring The Roots” on Saturday, August 29, featuring tastings from over 30 chefs and 100 wineries.  On that same night, The Roots will join bandmate Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson on the “Lexus Live on Grand” main stage as the festival’s headlining musical entertainment.

Shrimp with Mango and Banana Cream at LA Food and Wine

The festival’s acclaimed Power Lunch Series returns on Friday, August 28, with exclusive chef collaborations taking place at Los Angeles’ premier restaurants
across the city including:
Neal Fraser (Redbird) and Markus Glocker (Bâtard/NYC) at Redbird
Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish) and Jenn Louis (Lincoln Restaurant/Portland, OR) at Broken Spanish
Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Falkner, Ben Spungin (Coastal Luxury Management), and Ricky Webster (The Ace Hotel) at The Ace Hotel
Michael Fiorelli and Rebecca Merhej (Love & Salt) joined by Zack Pollack (Alimento) at Love & Salt
Nancy Silverton (Mozza) and Mourah Lahlou (Aziza) at Osteria Mozza
Visit LAFW.com for updates and detals on full programming of events, chefs, wineries, sommeliers, mixologists and culinary talent participating at the 5th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival.
Thursday, August 27 through Sunday, August 30, 2015
Headquartered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with main events taking place directly in front of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall (with closures along Grand Avenue) between 1st and 3rd streets)
The 5th Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival will also feature tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and special events located across parts of greater Los Angeles, including Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and more.
Tickets are available to purchase by visiting LAFW.com or by calling 855-433-LAFW (5239)
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2015 sponsors for Los Angeles Food & Wine include: Food & Wine, Lexus, Whole Foods, Hendricks, Stella Artois, Driscolls, Chase Private Client, Chef Works, Classic Party Rentals, Plated, TyKu and Vessel.  The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival has supported Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels and other L.A. based charitable endeavors
ABOUT FOOD & WINE
FOOD & WINE is the ultimate authority on the best of what’s new in food, drink, travel, design, and entertaining. FOOD & WINE has an extensive social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Foursquare.  FOOD & WINE includes a monthly magazine; digital editions on the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook Color; a website, foodandwine.com; a books division; FWx, a digital brand and website for millennials; plus newsletters, clubs, events around the globe and a restaurant partnership, Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE
ABOUT COASTAL LUXURY MANAGEMENT, LLC:
Coastal Luxury Management, LLC (CLM), co-founded and managed by CEO David Alan Bernahl II, creates unique experiential opportunities in the hospitality, entertainment, restaurant, and event sectors. In addition to being named one of Inc. Magazine’s “Top Food & Beverage Companies” in 2012 and 2013, CLM has also been included in the annual Inc . 500/5000 ranking of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States for the past two years.  CLM produces Pebble Beach Food & Wine and the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, both known for bringing together the highest caliber of culinary and wine talents to create once in a lifetime experiences. CLM’s catering division, Coastal Luxury Catering, combines the company’s restaurant and event divisions to offer full service event planning
and catering services for a variety of social, corporate, and non-profit events throughout the country. CLM’s restaurant division includes:
Restaurant 1833, named one of Robb Report’s 2012 “Best of the Best” and a James Beard Foundation, 2012 “Best New Restaurant” nominee; Cannery Row Brewing Company, home to one of the largest draft and bottled craft beer selections in Central California; and the acclaimed Downtown Los Angeles restaurant, Faith & Flower, an Esquire magazine 2014 “Best New Restaurant” recipient. In the winter of 2013, through their continued partnership with hospitality entrepreneur Charles Banks, CLM launched Vessel. Aimed towards redefining the way people dine. Vessel offers a highly curated selection of glassware and tabletop accessories sourced from
across the globe for retail consumers and restaurant venues. For more information about Coastal Luxury Management, please contact media@clm-ca.com.


Celebrity Cruises – Go Big, Better, BEST

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Celebrity Cruises – Go BIG, BETTER, BEST

Celebrity Cruises

‘PERK UP’ THE ALREADY PERFECT VACATION with Celebrity Cruises just-released offer “Go Big, Go Better, Go Best!” which saves passengers up to $1,035 per person.

This new deal provides great savings and value in addition to just-launched features that thrill-seeking millennial travelers are choosing from Celebrity Cruises, such as:

· Globally-Inspired Cuisine: With 12 distinctive restaurants featuring menus crafted by a Michelin-starred chef, Celebrity Cruises offers an unparalleled culinary experience. In fact, in 2015, Celebrity Cruises launched the world’s first permanent “World ClassTM Bar” onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, featuring luxurious drinks experiences created by World Class-certified mixologists. Additionally, Celebrity Cruises and Bravo Media have extended the popular “Top Chef at Sea” program through 2016.

· In-Depth Destination Experiences & New Ports: Nearly 300 sought-after worldwide destinations including the best of Europe, plus overnight stays in 53 must-see cities. Plus, the “Celebrity City Stay” vacation packages provide curated pre-cruise experiences available in 16 of the most intriguing and dynamic cities, including Abu Dhabi.

· Entertainment: Inspired by the latest trends in entertainment and the hottest global tickets, Celebrity Cruises unveiled an impressive array of 18 shows in 18 months – all produced in partnership with masterminds behind some of today’s biggest recording artists and awarding-winning theatrical and television productions.

· Sexy, Stylish, Spaces: Onboard interiors by creative architects and designers infuse Celebrity’s ships with a modern style that rivals any contemporary hotel, and the only cruise line to offer Apple retail outlets and Apple products in its business centers.

The Go Big, Go Better, Go Best vacation deal offers value-add options to “perk-up” an already perfect vacation by allowing passengers the ability to customize their trip. With Go Big, Go Better, Go Best, travelers can select additional perks to include when booking an ocean view stateroom or higher on more than 470 sailings departing October 2015 through April 2017.

Ocean View Stateroom

Ocean View Stateroom, Celebrity Cruises

When travelers purchase an ocean view stateroom on a participating cruise, they automatically book the “Go Big” package, allowing them to select one of four additional “perks.” Vacationers can choose their favorite “perks” from the following options – Classic Beverage Packages, unlimited internet, prepaid tips and $150 in onboard credit per person:

· Go Big: One perk included*

· Go Better: Two perks included*

· Go Best: All perks are included, and an upgrade to a Premium Beverage Package*

Valid for select four-night or longer sailings departing October 2015 through April 2017. With the Go Big, Go Better, Go Best pricing strategy, travelers can save as much as $1,000 on package amenities.

Celebrity Cruises

Bookings must be made through Celebrity Cruises via:
Phone: 1-888-283-6879
Online: www.celebritycruises.com/socal
Or with your Local Travel Agent
For more details, visit: CelebrityCruises.com
Blog: www.celebritycruisessocalblog.com
Twitter: @CelebritySoCal
#CelebrityCruisesSoCal