Sun., Sept. 3, Noon - 3PM

$ 70 for LA Times Subscribers
Hosted by Noelle Carter with Co-Host Sherry Yard


It's Labor Day Weekend, so put down the tongs, take off the apron, and let L.A.'s top chefs and mixologists do the work for you. They'll be serving up all the best ingredients: delicious dishes, tasty cocktails, fine wines and cold brews. So join host Noelle Carter of The Times and co-host Sherry Yard of Tuck Room Tavern for the ultimate block party.

Green Room Access gets you:

  • Convenient and free parking inside the Paramount Pictures gates (regular price for outside-the-lot parking is $13)
  • Access to furnished lounge during the entire event
  • Sample Guittard chocolate with tips from Sherry Yard (Tuck Room Tavern) and Noelle Carter (LA Times Test Kitchen director) on what flavors to look for in your different bites
  • A special "bubble lounge" featuring three sparkling wines
  • An exclusive wine tasting experience (formerly "Secret Cellar") featuring:
    Domaine Ott Clos Mireille Blanc de Blanc 2014 (92 pts. Wine & Spirits)
    Domaine Anderson Chardonnay 2014 (92 pts. Wine Enthusiast)
    Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba "Fides" DOC 2014 (92 pts. James Suckling)
    Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva Douro 2013 (92 pts. Wine & Spirits)
    Beringer Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve 2014 (92 pts. Wine Spectator)
    Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve Napa Valley 2013 (90 pts. Wine Advocate)
    Kunde Family Estate Chardonnay Reserve 2014 (90 pts. Wine Enthusiast)
    The Calling Pinot Noir 2014 (91 pts. Wine Enthusiast)
    Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2013 (93 pts. James Suckling)
    Quinta do Vale Meao Meandro 2013 (90 pts. Wine Spectator)
    Bernardus Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard 2013 (93 pts. Wine Advocate)
    Archimedes Red Blend 2013 (94 pts. Robert Parker)
    Domaine du Castel "C" Blanc 2014 (92 pts. Wine Advocate)
    Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc 2015 (90 pts. Wine Enthusiast)
    Ruffino Toscana Modus 2013 (90 pts. Wine Spectator)
    1865 Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Single Vineyard 2014 (91 pts. Wine Spectator)
    Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo 2015 (92 pts. James Suckling)
    Salentein Numina 2014 (93 pts. Wine Enthusiast)
    Planeta Etna Bianco 2015 (91 pts. James Suckling)
    Tenet The Pundit Syrah 2014 (93 pts. Wine Enthusiast)
    Spring Valley Vineyard Uriah Red Blend 2013 (93 pts. Wine Spectator)
    Antinori Bramito del Cervo Chardonnay 2015 (90 pts. Wine Spectator)
Sunday Block Party


LA Times Culinary Stage

Biscuit Baking Demonstration featuring David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach Post/Fishing with Dynamite/The Arthur J) & Jason Fullilove (Barbara Jean's)

Backlot Culinary Stage

Cooking Demonstration featuring Valerie Gordon (Valerie Confections)

LA Times Culinary Stage

Cooking Demonstration featuring Jet Tila (Cutthroat Kitchen/101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die)

Backlot Culinary Stage

Cooking Demonstration featuring Sherry Yard (Tuck Room Tavern)

Bar Stage

Varietal Encounters – You enjoy your Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, but are always on the lookout for something new and different. Join the experts as they discuss one of their favorite wines you might never have heard of before, with Ira Norof, CSW, CWE, Stewart Prato, CWE, Erik Entrikin, MS, and Michael Evans.