Los Angeles’s culinary scene continues to sizzle
dineL.A. brings the heat this summer with nearly 400 of the city’s most diverse and distinctive restaurants including newcomers, The NoMad LA, 189 by Dominique Ansel, Jaffa, and Umeda
Discover Los Angeles is pleased to announce the new dates of 2018 Summer dineL.A., taking place July 13 – July 27, 2018. The 15-day dining event, wrapping up a celebratory year commemorating the program’s 10th anniversary in 2018, showcases the diversity of culinary talent and dining excellence across Los Angeles.
“It is proving to be a notable year thus far in celebrating the 10th anniversary of our beloved dineL.A. program,” remarks dineL.A. Director, Stacey Sun. “During our Winter 2018 program, we saw a record number of new restaurants participate, and many of them reported a significant increase in visitors. Along a similar vein, we are thrilled to see that more families, especially new parents, enjoy taking advantage of the value that the program offers. Summer dineL.A. is the perfect time of year to take advantage of our thoughtfully-curated selection of restaurants around town, not to mention L.A.’s gorgeous al fresco dining options.”
The city of Los Angeles has recently been recognised as the “Best Value Destination” according to SmarterTravel’s 2018 Editor’s Choice Destination Awards, and dineL.A.’s value-driven program is an exemplary model of an accessible and approachable way for visitors to further engage with the city’s iconic cuisine, available across an array of diverse neighbourhoods that span from San Pedro to Studio City, and Venice to Highland Park.
The new culinary campaign for 2018 Summer dineL.A. showcases 10 dishes that have been the quintessential hallmark of L.A. culinary experiences spanning the past 10 years including steak, pasta, kebab with hummus, chirashi and more. Among the list of nearly 400 restaurants participating in 2018 Summer dineL.A., include veteran restaurants, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s Border Grill, which has participated in dineL.A. from the very first season, 2018 James Beard “Outstanding Restaurateur” Caroline Styne’s longstanding Lucques and a.o.c. (both with Suzanne Goin), along with Josiah Citrin’s Mélisse, which was among the first to join dineL.A.’s Exclusive Series. Many dineL.A. bastions who have arguably shaped the city’s dining scene over the past decade include Michael Cimarusti’s Providence and Roy Choi’s Kogi Taqueria. Some of L.A.’s newest restaurants participating in Summer dineL.A. 2018 include The NoMad LA, 189 by Dominique Ansel, Bone Kettle, Gesso, Jaffa, and Wood & Water.
In continued celebration of dineL.A.’s decade of culinary excellence across the city, American Airlines is bringing back it’s dineL.A. Golden Dish Giveaway, awarding one winner 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles. During the course of Summer dineL.A. 2018, one lucky patron will be handed a gold commemorative plate to signify that the American Airlines prize has been granted.
“We know our 48 million annual visitors have an appetite for our city’s delectable dining landscape as shown by dineL.A.’s immeasurable success,” says Ernest Wooden Jr., president and CEO of Discover Los Angeles. “The summer months in Los Angeles draw visitors who are enticed by our beautiful beaches and boundless sunshine, craving serene outdoor lunches and lively gatherings for family-friendly fun. The Summer dineL.A. program perfectly captures the essence of our sunny disposition and dining culture, with the added pleasure of enjoying meals made by some of the country’s top chef talent.”
Visitors and locals can enjoy specially-priced lunch and dinner menus at nearly 400 dineL.A. participating restaurants. The value-driven lunch menus range from USD $15, USD $20, and USD $25, with dinner menus priced at USD $29, USD $39, and USD $49, and beginning at USD $95 for the dineL.A. Exclusive Series. Back by popular demand, the dineL.A. Exclusive Series presented by American Express offers diners a chance to enjoy some of L.A.’s most luxurious restaurants across the city, including Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umeda, Providence, Spago Beverly Hills, The Royce, and The Arthur J. Diners may visit the dineL.A. website to book reservations starting today.
Returning dineL.A. sponsors include American Airlines and American Express. In 2017, over 7,400 more restaurant locations in the Los Angeles area started accepting American Express® Cards.
For more information about 2018 Summer dineL.A., please visit dineLA.com
dineL.A. exists to discover, support and promote Los Angeles’s dynamic culinary scene. As part of Discover Los Angeles, dineL.A. produces its eponymous dining event that takes place twice a year and showcases the city as a premier dining destination. dineL.A.’s programs are designed to stimulate business and introduce new customers to restaurants located in the many neighbourhoods throughout L.A. County. For more information, news, and updates, visit dineLA.com and follow dineL.A. on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.