Chef Christopher Hora from Engine Co. No. 28 Los Angeles is world traveled and experienced with most of the globes’ cuisine. A native Californian restaurateur, Food Network TV Chef Hunter TV personality and restaurant consultant, Chef Hora brings a local perspective to his international experiences that is always growing and challenging.

Chef Hora will be a guest Chef at Los Angeles Food and Wine. He will be preparing small bites at these two events:

· Giada’s Festa Italiana (Thursday, August 9, 2012; L.A. LIVE):Los Angeles Food & Wine– where celebrity meets celebrity chef! Giada De Laurentiis plays host at this very special night alongside a line-up of culinary icons and their unique interpretations of Italian cuisine. Over two hundred wines from around the world will be poured alongside top brews and spirits. This is your chance to rub shoulders with culinary royalty while feasting and toasting to all that makes LA great – from rock stars to rock star chefs to Hollywood elites and unparalleled wines, this is the night not to be missed. Chef Hora will be creating flatbread with gorgonzola dolce, peppered figs, micro arugula.

· Lexus Grand Tasting (Sunday, August 12, 2012; L.A. LIVE):The Lexus Grand Tasting at Los Angeles Food & Wine is the most spectacular opportunity to enjoy over 300 wines from 200 of the world’s most prestigious wineries. 30 Celebrity Chefs will showcase their culinary skills and provide delicious and decadent tasting samples of their cuisine. During this remarkable strolling event you will have access to book signings and photo sessions with some of the weekend’s biggest chef celebrities. This event takes place on the Event Deck at LA LIVE where the entire space is transformed into a feast for all senses! Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience food and wine at its best. Chef Hora will be creating hamachi ceviche with blood orange and cactus apple reduction.

About Los Angeles Food & Wine:

The Second Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine takes place August 9-12, 2012. Presented by Coastal Luxury Management (CLM), the event spans the length of the city and offers guests the chance to sample the cuisines and products from some of the world’s most prominent epicurean influencers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry’s brightest film and musical talents. In addition to cooking demonstrations and vertical tastings from the world’s top wine producers, unique experiences added each year make this a must-see annual event for culinary enthusiasts and wine aficionados the world over. Ticket prices per person range from $50 for a single event pass to $4,750 for a VIP four-day pass, with access to all events and exclusive after-hours parties with the chefs and winemakers. To purchase tickets to Los Angeles Food & Wine, or for more information on ticket packages and a full line-up of events, visit www.lafw.com or call 866-907-FOOD (3663).

Engine Co. No. 28 Los Angeles: 

Engine Co. No. 28 works within the parameters of classic firehouse ideas –dishes that are satisfying and simple at the core. These ideas have evolved into a more light-hearted approach to making everything as good as it can be, embodying a new American fare and incorporating the flavors, colors and essence of California’s bounty of products. Anything is good if you begin with great product and sound technique.