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Special dinners take place at the "restaurant stadium," the center site for the All-Star Chef Classic.

Food festivals are a dime a dozen these days, and many of them draw a number of talented chefs. The formula is often the same, so it’s not too frequently that an event blows us away with an impressive lineup of innovative dinners featuring collaborations among big-name chefs. That’s the case at the four-day second annual All-Star Chef Classic in Los Angeles, which kicks off on Wednesday, March 11. A “restaurant stadium” and “chefs’ tasting arena” will once again be the center of tastings, showcases and celebrations, while six unique events highlight the extensive field of participants.

Take a look at this year’s three dinners arranged by chefs’ nationality. In addition, there is a dinner benefiting City of Hope, a cooking class for children and a chefs’ grilling event. Tickets are available online — albeit fast selling out — for all events.

*Special pricing is available for many events until tomorrow, Saturday, February 28.*

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

French Masters Dinner
Location: Restaurant Stadium at L.A. LIVE’s Event Deck
Doors open at 6 p.m. / Dinner at 7 p.m.
Prices: $275-$425

The “French Masters Dinner” features four of today’s leaders in French cuisine, hosted by master of ceremonies Billy Harris. The chefs will prepare a five-course dinner for a select group of seated guests, along with an elegant pairing of French wine.

Featured chefs include:

  • Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Los Angeles)
  • Inaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand, Paris)
  • David Toutain (Restaurant David Toutain, Paris)
  • Sven Chartier (Saturne, Paris)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

American Masters Dinner
Location: Restaurant Stadium at L.A. LIVE’s Event Deck
Doors open at 6 p.m. / Dinner at 7 p.m.
Prices: $275-$425

The “American Masters Dinner” is a celebration of exceptional culinary leaders from the U.S., hosted by Billy Harris. Nancy Silverton, a recent winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef, will be joining in the lineup of American masters, along with fellow James Beard Award winner Wylie Dufresne of wd-50 and Alder, 2 Michelin-starred L.A.-based chef Michael Cimarusti of Providence and Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi from New York, along with Daniel Patterson, 2014 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: West.

Featured chefs:

  • Nancy Silverton (Mozza, Los Angeles)
  • Wylie Dufresne (wd-50, Alder, New York)
  • Daniel Patterson (Coi, San Francisco)
  • Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar, New York)
  • Michael Cimarusti (Providence, Los Angeles)

Friday, March 13, 2015

British Masters Dinner
Location: Restaurant Stadium at L.A. LIVE’s Event Deck
Doors open at 6 p.m. / Dinner at 7 p.m.
Prices: $275-$425

The Billy Harris-hosted “British Masters Dinner” will highlight the United Kingdom’s critically acclaimed chefs, such as Michelin-starred Mark Hix of his namesake Hix restaurants, Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell of Spring, and Duck and Waffle’s Daniel Doherty. The chefs will prepare an elegant best-of-Britain five-course dinner for a select group of seated guests, discussing their creations as they cook, plate and entertain diners.

Featured chefs:

  • Mark Hix (Hix, London)
  • James Lowe (Lyle’s Restaurant, London)
  • Daniel Doherty (Duck and Waffle, London)
  • Skye Gyngell (Spring, London)
  • Bryn Williams (Odette’s, London)

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