Sep 23 2017
The Taste of South Lake 2017 Pasadena @626food @SouthLakeAvenue

San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Culinary and Music Festival


San Gabriel Valley’s largest culinary community event, The Taste of South Lake. This year, Taste of South Lake, takes place Saturday, October 14 from 11am-5pm.  This free, all day, family-friendly, outdoor event attracts 10,000-15,000 visitors making it one of San Gabriel Valley’s premiere culinary destinations.

Taste of South Lake features restaurants and community partners showcasing an array of cuisines from around the world as well as cooking demos and a live music stage with platinum recording artists.

Savor the Taste of South Lake

San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Culinary & Music Community Festival!






Pasadena, CA, September, 2017: Thousands are expected to attend The Taste of South Lake, Saturday, October 14th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, guests can enjoy cuisine from over 20 South Lake Avenue Pasadena restaurants, live cooking demos from the area’s most talented chefs, music performances from internationally known bands, an interactive vendor village, beer, wine and cocktail garden and much, much more! This is a day of free fun for the entire family!


The Taste of South Lake offers guests an opportunity to sample a diverse selection of mouthwatering bites from popular South Lake Avenue restaurants located along Pasadena’s Restaurant Row. From Paul Martin’s American Grill, to Urban Plates and Pacific Seafood Grill, Taste of South Lake offers a variety of delicious culinary options. This free, outdoor festival features a live cooking demonstration stage with chefs such as Luisa Fabbri, owner of Contessa Foods, Ronald Russell, the renowned vegan and raw food chef, as well as Caroline Cazaumayou, owner of Califresh cuisine, teaching gourmet French classic dishes with a California twist.  RG Enriquez, the renowned chef and host of Astig Vegan cooking show will also be joining us, with demonstrations of her healthy Filipino cuisine.


Guests can further enjoy live music performances from not only the best emerging bands, but also internationally known artists and bands throughout the day. The stage begins with progressive pop duo Cosmos & Creature, blending catchy pop harmonies with cinematic electronic beats, the band has been dubbed “a band on the rise” by many high profile media outlets including Billboard.  Los Angeles’s very own soulful singer-songwriter Katie Welch will grace the stage, followed by acclaimed indie rock band Parlours, whose songwriter Halferty channels wanderlust tension through reverb thick guitars and airy intimate melodies. Spotify viral darlings FRENSHIP will perform, and popular American synth pop band Polica, is headlining the festival at 4pm.KCRW’s DJ Raul Campos is spinning throughout the day between sets.


The Taste of South Lake is a South Lake Business Association culinary celebration presented by Logix Federal Credit Union and co-sponsored by Corporate Center Pasadena. The South Lake Business Association gives special thanks to Corporate Center Pasadena, Logix Federal Credit Union, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Allied Universal, Tpumps, Pasadena Water and Power, KCRW 89.9, LA Weekly, Pasadena Outlook, Pasadena Star News, and Pasadena Weekly.


“Taste of South Lake celebrates and showcases the South Lake Avenue District while providing the ideal community building experience. The event is also our way of welcoming guests and thanking them for being patrons of the South Lake Avenue District.”– Gina Tleel, Executive Director of the South Lake Business Association.


Participating restaurants & businesses include Allied Universal, Barrister Executive Suites, Contessa Collections, Corner Bakery Cafe, Dunkin’, Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lightening, Logix Federal Credit Union, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pacific Seafood Grill, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Paul Mitchell the School- Pasadena, San Sai Japanese Grill, SunLife Organics, Ten Thousand Villages, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Tpumps, Urban Plates, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Williams-Sonoma, Yogurtland and more.


Date: Saturday October 14th, 11am – 5pm

Location: 251 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Admission: FREE plus FREE parking at Corporate Center Pasadena!



o    12:00PMCosmos and Creature – Progressive pop duo based in Los Angeles who blend catchy pop harmonies with cinematic electronic beats.

o    1:00PMKatie Welch – A Los Angeles based singer with a unique Cinematic Pop-Soul Sound.

o    2:00PMParlours – Songwriter Dana Halferty channels wanderlust, tension and womanhood through reverb-thick guitars and airy, intimate melodies.

o    3:00PMFRENSHIP – An American duo best known for their hit single “Capsize”. They released their debut EP, Truce, in September 2016 via Columbia Records.

o    4:00PMPoliça – American synth pop band praised by NPR and Rolling Stone among other high profile media outlets.

o    *KCRW DJ Raul Campos spinning between sets

Cooking Demo Stage Sponsored By
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery     

o    12:00pmCaroline Cazaumayou – Owner of Califrench cuisine, teaching gourmet French classic dishes with a California twist.

o    1:00pmLuisa Fabbri – Owner of Contessa Foods.  Join Luisa for an olive oil tasting the way professionals do it!

o    2:00pmRonald Russell – Renowned vegan and raw food chef, co-owner of celeb hangout Sun Café in Studio City.

o    3:00pm: RG Enriquez – Host of Astig Vegan Cooking Show, making healthy Filipino cuisine.


For more information, please visit or call 626.792.1259.


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