ALL-NEW Culinary Workshop and Activations at Delicious Little Tokyo, July 20 & 21.
Go Little Tokyo for a Weekend of Cuisine and Culture at the
3rd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo
NEW culinary workshops, live food and art demos, unique performances, traditional Japanese tea ceremony, delectable cuisine, and more!
Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21
Go Little Tokyo invites culinary enthusiasts and first time explores alike to discover their inner foodie in the restaurants of Little Tokyo for a scrumptious weekend of authentic food and fun at the 3rd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo on Friday July, 20 and Saturday July, 21.
Explore the culinary gems of Little Tokyo and all the neighborhood has to offer with friends and family at the 3rd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo. Experience ALL-NEW culinary workshops, food demos, food tours, tastings, and one-of-a-kind activities at various local Little Tokyo businesses exclusively available during Delicious Little Tokyo weekend.
Friday July 20
Sake on the Rocks with the Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC), 7:00 – 10:00 PM – Sip and savor bites from over 15 top Los Angeles restaurants, paired with a sampling of over 50 sake from different regions in Japan provided by Mutual Trading Co., Inc. General Admission $150/person. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Sold Out.
Saturday, July 21
Floral Centerpiece Workshop, 10:00 -11:00 AM — Learn from second-generation florist veteran and owner of Kuragami Little Tokyo Florist how to make a beautiful, effortless floral centerpiece for any special occasion. Fresh flowers, vase and materials will be provided. $10 Admission.
Camera Eats First: Food Photography Workshop, 10:30 - 11:30 AM — Discover your inner foodie influencer and take your best Instagram photo yet with special tips and tricks from international foodie and Instagram-star @LaPetiteBelle_Eats. $5 Admission, pastries and drinks provided by BAE Little Tokyo with admission.
Historical Food Walking Tour, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM — Join the Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) on a journey through Little Tokyo’s culinary past with a guided walking tour of historical food landmarks found in the neighborhood. $15 Admission.
Meet Gudetama, the Lazy Egg – Gudetama Appearance is 12:00 - 4:00 PM, and artist autographs from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Enjoy a special appearance by lazy egg, Gudetama, at the Sanrio store! Make a purchase of $50 or more and reserve a chance to meet and receive an autographed drawing from the creator of Gudetama, from Sanrio Tokyo, Japan. No RSVP required–first come, first served.
Indonesian Cuisine Demo & Tasting, 12:00 – 1:30 PM — Spice up your foodie adventure and discover herbs and spices used in traditional Indonesian cuisine at Little Tokyo’s newest flavor hotspot, Kasih, for the ultimate food sampling and demo. $10 Admission.
LIVE Bento Box Demo, 1:00 – 2:00 PM — Join former Mrs. Japan and TABLE FOR TWO, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy eating and helps hungry children around the world, to learn how to pack a lunch that is both delicious and adorable with kawaii (cute) characters! Free admission. No registration required.
“Furoshiki” Japanese Cloth Wrapping Workshop, 1:00 – 2:00 PM — Learn the art of “furoshiki” cloth wrapping from Mike Murase, master furoshiki wrapper and Director of Service Programs at the Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC). Immerse in the rich history of these traditional Japanese wrapping cloths, and try your hand at this eco-friendly, fashionable option to package lunch boxes, bottles, and other gifts. $5 Admission. Furoshiki will be provided by local Japanese goods store, Bunkado.
LIVE Art Calligraphy Performance, 1:00 & 2:30 PM — Watch +LAB Artist in Residence, Kuniharu Yoshida, as he uses his body and found objects mixed with hip-hop dance to create exciting, giant calligraphy artwork in public spaces. Free Admission & open to all!
Food on First: A DIY Art + Film Workshop, 1:00 – 3:00 PM — Join +LAB Artists in Residence, Susu Attar, and Tina Takemoto, at Matsumura Gift Shop for a unique collaborative art-making workshop. Play with your food and re-discover DIY art-making tools available in most home kitchens! Light refreshments and local snacks will be served. Free Admission & family-friendly!
`Ukulele Discovery Station, 1:00 – 3:00 PM — Explore a world of music with U-SPACE‘s `Ukulele Discovery Station, a DIY interactive learning and play-along musical experience. `UKE On with easy, familiar tunes and songs in a welcoming environment for `ukulele enthusiasts of all levels and playing experience. Loaner instruments available on-site. Free Admission & family-friendly!
Windows of Little Tokyo: Halfway Reception, 1:00 – 4:00 PM — Experience rich culture, live performances, delicious cuisine, and 11 artist installations displayed on storefront windows across the neighborhood during a walking tour through the historic, 134-year old Japanese American neighborhood starting at JACCC and ending at Aloha Cafe. Free Admission & family-friendly!
Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Chinese and Japanese Restaurants in the United States Book Launch, 1:30 – 3:30 PM — Join the Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) and the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California for the official book launch party of Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Chinese and Japanese Restaurants in the United States at FarBar. $10/person (pay cash at door) RSVP required, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Food & Sake Pairing, 2:00 – 3:00 PM — Learn the history, cultural significance, and brewing process of various types of sake, Japanese rice wine., while indulging in signature dishes and bites from Little Tokyo’s newest Japanese-style restaurant, Sake Dojo! $20 Admission. Must be 21 years or older to attend.
Mixology Demo, 2:30 – 3:30 PM — Join Little Tokyo’s neighborhood highball bar, Wolf & Crane, for a lesson in mixology. Learn a few tips and tricks from these Japanese whisky experts on how to concoct a perfect cocktail! $5 Admission. Must be 21 years or older to attend.
Donut Decorating Workshop, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30 & 4:00 PM — Be ready to get your hands sticky and sweet while decorating your very own custom Dulce Donut to perfection with a variety of toppings provided by Cafe Dulce. $5 Admission.
LIVE Ramen Demo, 3:00 – 4:00 PM — Learn how to prepare the perfect bowl of ramen at home from ramen chef and owner of local favorite, My Ramen Bar. Embrace the rich history of ramen and learn the different styles offered. Free Admission & open to all!
Pizza-Making Workshop, 4:00 – 5:00 PM — Try your hand at making your own tasty pizza under the direction of Baldoria’s own, Chef Duke Gervais. Intimate sized classes include a journey through a pizza dough program and instruction on forming and cooking your own pizza. $20 Admission.
Onigiri Workshop, 4:00 – 5:00 PM — Join TABLE FOR TWO and Wa-Shokuiku “Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!” for an interactive and hands on workshop to learn how to make Rice Ball Characters, a fun and creative take on onigiri — the most popular Japanese snack! $15 Admission.
Japanese Tea Ceremony, 5:00 – 6:00 PM — Experience the beautiful, choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, Matcha., led by renowned Tea Master Nishimura of the Edo Senke LA Fuhaku-kai School. Matcha is provided by Tea Master of Little Tokyo. $5 Admission.
Friday, July 20, 7 – 10 PM
Saturday, July 21, 10 AM – 6 PM
Little Tokyo - Downtown Los Angeles
TICKETS AND REGISTRATION
Free - $150, depending on the activity. For more information and to register for demos and workshops please visit http://www.golittletokyo.com/delicious/.