Football fans will have to make way for gourmands and top chefs when the Rose Bowl in Pasadena hosts "Masters of Taste", a brand new festival celebrating gourmet food and fine wine that will make its debut this Sunday, April 3rd at the venerable stadium and park. masters-of-taste-dishesSome of L.A.’s top master tastemakers will come together for one day celebrating all things in good taste while raising money to support the Union Station Homeless Services. Guest will enjoy bites from 40 culinary masters and restaurants, an array of delicious sweets prepared by top L.A. sweets masters along with handcrafted cocktails and drink tastings from over 25 esteemed beverage masters. Participating culinary masters and restaurants slated for the event includes 118 Degrees, Alexander’s Steakhouse, Ayara Thai, Bacchus Kitchen & Eatery, Birch, Celestino, HACHÉ LA, Hamasaku, Hyde, Inotheke, Magnolia House, Osawa, Ozu East Kitchen, Redbird, Sangers & Joe, Say Cheese, SOL Cocina, Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern, The Raymond 1886, Toca Madera, Wood & Vine and more. Among the list of featured sweets masters will be Alique Gourmet Toffee, Choctál, Chocolate Stars USA, Sprinkles, Helados Pops and Copenhagen Pastry just to name a few. And if you like drinks, you’ll be glad to know there’s plenty of those too. Beverages offered at Masters of Taste will include top-notch ales, lagers, pilsners and more from Alosta Brewing Co., Bootlegger’s Brewery, Iron Triangle Brewing, Golden Road Brewing, Elysian Brewing from Seattle, the famous Goose Island Beer Co. from Chicago and Northwestern favorite 10 Barrel Brewing Co., along with internationally acclaimed Brewmasters such as Shock Top, Stella Artois and Stella Cidre. And among the participating wineries will be Ascension Cellars, Four Brix Winery, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Spin The Bottle Wine Studio, and special selections from Ste. Michelle Estates, and more. A variety of premium non-alcoholic beverage masters will also be on hand for those who wish to hydrate, caffeinate or regenerate, featuring Bai, Demitasse Roastery & Kitchen, Diabolo and fresh, cold-pressed juices from Nekter Juice Bar. Tickets for Masters of Taste start at $125 for general admission (which includes unlimited samplings) and $225 for a VIP package (which adds early entry and access to VIP lounges and other VIP-only food samplings). A VIP Power Hour will be held from 3:00pm – 4:00pm and General Admission will be from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. 21+ only. masters-of-taste-banner