I am so excited to announce this event that I will be attending. Music Taste Good 2017 is held in Long Beach, California. This events combines Music + Food all in one place. The event will be held from September 30 – October 1. I hope to see you there.
If you’re going to throw a music and food festival and call it Music Tastes Good, you better have some stellar, world-class grub to match up with an epic musical lineup that features Ween and Sleater-Kinney and many more.
Well, Music Tastes Good organizers have done just that, with an amplified focus on the festival’s culinary program in 2017. This year’s “Taste Tent” will assemble some of the best chefs from around the country, for what organizers have described as a “Port-to-Port” experience, a cultural exchange of flavors and ideas between Long Beach, New Orleans, and their surrounding communities.
Culinary rockstars in their own right, the lineup of acclaimed and award-winning chefs taking part in Music Tastes Good Taste Tent this year includes:
New Orleans, LA
Chef Collin Cormier – Pop’s Poboys (Lafayette, LA) Pop’s are known for their delicious Po-boys that are served with a flair like no other.
Chef Kelly Fields – Willa Jean Serves southern dishes with fresh and local ingredients.
Pictured is the Avocado Toast consisting of Avocado + Serrano + pistachio + sunflower seeds + dried chili + young olive oil.
Chef Isaac Toups – Toups Meatery Offers a unique eating experience for the Food Loving people of New Orleans.
Pictured above is the Chicken liver mousse with Steen’s syrup gastrique and pickled fennel.
Chef Mason Hereford – Turkey & The Wolf Serves Killer Sandwiches and Everything NICE.
Pictured is the Creamy Pesto Rigatoni covered in a pile of Grana and Cheesy Bread.
Chef Melissa Martin – Mosquito Supper Club Is an Experimental Restaurant offering a Culinary Glimpse in Terrebonne Parish.
Pictured is the Crabs Stuffed and Fried in a Cast Iron Skillet.
Chef Michael Gulotta – MayPop Menu offers Southeast Asian Inspired Southern Dishes.
Soup Dumpling filled with crabmeat, pork sausage and a spicy pork broth.
Chef Alfredo Nogueria- Cafe Henri A stylish eatery with a chill vibe serving American favorites & classic cocktails.
Pictured is the Burrata with roasted beets, berries, basil oil and pine nuts.
Chef Todd Pulsinelli – August Chef Todd Pulsinelli is the Executive Chef of John Besh’s flagship, Restaurant August. Chef Todd is creating playful and delicious dishes enjoyed by casino goers, tourists and locals.
Pictured is the Octopus, crispy farro, haricot vert, sun choke and saffron.
Chef Arthur Gonzales – Roe The home of Seafood Fanatics in Belmont Shore.
Pictured is the Striped Sea Bass with sweet pea puree, bacon-potato succotash & breech mushroom.
Chef Dave MacLennan – James Republic A casual restaurant that strives to provide fine dining service, incredibly fresh food, and reasonable prices.
Pictured above is the Ramen bowl which was served during a special Ramen Lunch. Everyone loves Ramen.
Gus Sverkos – Kafe Neo Kafe Neo’s menu infuses traditional Greek and American Classics.
A Greek Summer Salad; Watermelon + Feta over a bed of Argula finished with mint and homemade Balsalmic Viniagrette.
Khanh Hoang – Company of Khanh Specializing in gatherings for those who are curious and enthusiastic about food.
I love hummus and this Roasted red onions and butternut squash hummus is a great alternative to the usual chickpea hummus.
Luis Navarro – Social List & Lola’s Old World European Tavern Food.
Who doesn’t love Mac & Cheese? Pictured is the Baked Spicy Macaroni & Cheese with manchego, jalapeno infused bacon, toasted bread crumbs and roasted shishito.
Paul Buchanan – Primal Alchemy A Catering service that promotes the use of fresh food, in season, grown locally and whenever possible.
Pictured is a fresh looking Heirloom Tomato Salad with Organic Baby Argula and 25 year Balsamic.
Philip Pretty – Restauration An Eatery that brings the Long Beach family together to pay tribute to the American culinary spirit while embracing modern fare.
Pictures is a delicious looking salad contacting Grilled Asparagus, fava bean, smoked almonds, sherry viniagrette, soft boiled egg, spring garlic and oranges.
Chef Sugar Sugarkamee – Spicy Sugar has become a destination in Long Beach for foodies seeking both authentic and cutting-edge Thai cuisine.
Pictured is the Spicy Chicken Wings from Spicy Sugar. I know that they taste good just by looking at the picture.
Tickets for Music Tastes Good 2017 are on sale now at www.musictastesgood.com.
Presented by 89.9 KCRW, the colossal two-day, music, food and art festival takes over Downtown Long Beach’s beautiful waterfront Marina Green Park the weekend of September 30-October 1, 2017, with influential alt-rock trailblazers Ween and Sleater-Kinney headlining Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
See the full lineup for Music Tastes Good at www.mtglb.co.