Del Real Foods Fight for Flavor

On November 2nd Wade and I celebrated Dia de los Muertos with Del Real Foods  at their Fight for Flavor event and watched 5 local chefs battle it out for the title of LA’s Favorite Chef! It was such a festive night of food, face painting and fun!

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We got our faces painted by the talented makeup artist Tanya of Party Face Magic!

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The 5 chefs and host News Anchor José A. Ronstadt.

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My favorite and the WINNER by Chef Esdras Ochoa of Mexicali Taco & Co. Fettuccine A La Mexicana with Del Real Carnitas. Delicious and so unique! I had never had anything like it.

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Chef Aaron J. Perez of Vaka Burgers came in a close 2nd for me with his Del Real Carnitas Banh Mi. I love how he mixed cultures.

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Chef Natalie Curie of El Coraloense won me over for 3rd place with her Creamed Del Real Shredded Chicken Sope with Chipotlé Consommé. I am a sucker for pickled onions so that did it for me right there.

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Chef Gina Galvan of Chomp Chomp Nation did an Asian Pork Tostada with Del Real Carnitas. Unfortunately the chip had gone a bit stale but the overall flavor was good. 4th place for me.

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Chef David Moreno of Komodo Food did a Rope Vieja with Del Real Shredded Beef. This dish took 5th place for me because it lacked flavor and presentation. I much prefer my husbands Mexican Lasagna!

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The AMAZING DESSERT TABLE! Anything you could possibly imagine was there for the taking!

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The winner…Chef Esdras Ochoa! “What a humbling and amazing experience to be on deck with such talented chefs from the L.A scene,” said Chef Ochoa. “Every single one of them was a winner from the start. This win goes out to the amazing people of the crowd that were present and to my family & friends. Thank you, Del Real Foods, for one heck of a ride!”

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Me and Lucho! I think he had a sweet spot for me…

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The Del Real Foods Fight for Flavor was held at SmogShoppe, a special events venue on La Cienega Blvd. I love how the whole building is covered in succulents. I have driven my dozens of times and never knew what it was!

 
 

2 Comments on Del Real Foods Fight for Flavor

  1. Jessica Martinez
    11/25/2014 at 6:25 am (2 years ago)

    Looks like a lot of fun. Like the face painting.

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    • Brittany Sage
      11/26/2014 at 9:31 am (2 years ago)

      HI Jessica! Yes, the face painting made the night extra special!

      Reply

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