For the past several years organizers for Coachella, the music festival that takes place in the desert south of LA every April, have been upping on-site food offerings. Last year, they imported New York-based Baohaus chef Eddie Huang, and stationed a Kogi truck inside the VIP area. This year, founder Paul Tollett wanted to create a more food-centric experience. In addition to Coachella's usual offerings (Ruth Chris Steak House; Full of Life Flatbread), attendees will get a sampling of some of LA's best, including home-style Thai at Night+Market; Tex Mex from Bar Ama; tacos from Mexicali Taco Co., and sushi from Sugarfish.
Outstanding in the Field, the roving pop-up dinner party based out of San Francisco, is making an appearance this year in the form of a multi-course communal experience. It starts at $225 per person, but is also available as part of a bundle with tickets to the shows.
There will be a craft beer barn, tapped full of local brews, and downtown LA barman Cedd Moses is bringing artisanal spirits and bartenders from his mezcal bar (Las Perlas) and his rum-centric private club (Caña). Festival goers will even find yurts inside the Terrace area filled with pressed juices from LA's Clover Juice and espresso shots from Portland's Stumptown Roasters.