Masters of Taste

Kiki Wongo and I were so lucky to have been accepted as press to attend Masters of Taste Los Angeles. The event took place at the beautiful Rose Bowl in the city of Pasadena. What was also great about the event besides it’s innate deliciousness was that 100% of all proceeds went to Union Station Homeless Services. Yes that’s right, 100%!

Our friends and favorites Ayara Thai had one of the tastiest treats at the event. We were so lucky to get to sample much of their menu at the Ayara Thai Influencer Luncheon put on my my firm Hello Drama Pr

Ayara Thai

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What I really love about Ayara Thai is that they have a rotating list of super authentic Thai dishes at their restaurant. Although their Chicken Khao Soi at The Lucky Rice Festival was stellar, they totally switched it up with these Spicy Larb Salmon in a Squid Ink Cone. I’m salivating just thinking

Ayara Thai

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Another favorite for the flight of ice creams in Vanilla and Chocolate at the Choctal Booth. Choctal is known for their single origin ice creams and their exotic destinations such as Ghana, Papua New Guinea and Madagascar, to name a few. The flight from milder to richer chocolates and vanillas really showcases the depth and difference of flavor in each.

Choctal

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Shrimp Tacos from Sol Cocina

Sol Cocina

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One of the best dishes of the afternoon was this vegetable ceviche from Sangers and Joe

Sangers and Joe

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Shrimp Ceviche from Magnolia House

Magnolia House

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Pork Belly Lollipop – what more could you want out of life!

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Ahi Tacos from DF Grill

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Fried chicken & pancakes plus a super fun boozy cereal milk from Nighthawk. I just checked Yelp and it looks like Nighthawk is closed already?? Not sure what happened, they just opened recently.

Nighthawk

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