On Sunday, April 3rd, more than 3,000 food and beverage enthusiasts will stroll the 50-yard line of the Rose Bowl for the 5th Annual Masters of Taste. Guests will enjoy a spectacular array of LA’s best culinary, beverage, and sweet masters.
The Masters of Taste supports the life-saving work of Union Station Homeless Services and 100% of event proceeds continue to support the organization’s mission to end homelessness and rebuild lives. Over the last 4 years, Masters of Taste has raised over $2 million dollars to benefit Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena. 100% of your ticket purchases and upgrades are used to combat homelessness and rebuild the lives of families and individuals that are experiencing homelessness.
Participating Old Pasadena masters:
- Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery - culinary
- Bearology - beverage
- Bone Kettle - culinary
- Mignon Chocolate - sweet
- Mi Piace - culinary
- Ramen Tatsunoya - culinary
- Sunright Tea Studio - beverage
- True Food Kitchen - culinary
- We Olive & Wine Bar - culinary
Agnes Restaurant and Cheesery
40 W. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91105 626.389.3839
From chef/owners Vanessa and Thomas Tilaka Kalb, Agnes Restaurant and Cheesery is inspired by the timeless tradition of gathering around a table with loved ones to share good food, good drinks, and of course, excellent cheese. Rooted in classic American regional cooking, the menu takes an honest and elevated approach to nostalgia and comfort. Located on tree-lined Green Street, the restaurant is housed in the former horse stable of the Pasadena Fire Department built in 1922. Architect Oonagh Ryan/ORA designed the space to include a large, outdoor patio in the back, the main dining room overlooking the open kitchen’s hearth, and a bar/lounge and takeaway cheesery in the front.
67 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103 626.795.5702
Bone Kettle brings an authentic Southeast Asian bone broth kitchen to Old Pasadena, serving Indonesian-inspired small plates, bone broth soups, and desserts. The casual eatery features a modern and bright ambiance. Ask for their Doggy Menu, too!
Mi Piace Italian Kitchen
25 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105 626.795.3131
One of the longest operating restaurants in Old Pasadena, Mi Piace Italian Kitchen features an award-winning kitchen famous for serving up light Italian cuisine with a New York accent – specialty pizzas, seafood, pastas, and much more. Its interior stylish martini lounge, stainless steel bar, illuminated tables, and red leather couches are complemented by its lively sidewalk dining area – one of the most popular in Old Pasadena.
We Olive & Wine Bar
32 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105 626.787.1000
We Olive is a premier retailer & tasting room of California extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and California wines.
The magical alchemy of California’s hot dry summer days and cool, evening temperatures, myriad soil types and microclimates, combined with the passion and commitment of its artisan growers, result in world class olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We Olive Pasadena is a fun and exciting place to taste the finest artisan made extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and delicious gourmet foods. In other words, it is a foodie’s paradise, a culinary shopping experience, and an educational destination for people passionate about delicious food and health.
The wine bar features small batch California varietals – basically, wine that you wouldn’t be able to find in a grocery store. Although We Olive does not sell bottles, the store offers wine by the glass every night of the week, as well as beer and mixed drinks that include balsamic vinegars and olive oils like the Balsamic Lemonade and the Balsamic-Marinated Berry Spritzer. The store offers a small menu featuring items like flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, and tapas - dining is available indoors or on the back patio.
6 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103 626.796.7100
A third-generation chocolatier with origins in the Ukraine, Mignon Chocolates creates all its treats locally by hand without the use of chemicals or preservatives, using only original family recipes. The result? Melt-in-your mouth truffles, seasonal varieties, exotic flavors, and just good old-fashioned chocolates. Custom theme or shaped chocolate pieces can be crafted for special events or with company logos.
Sunright Tea Studio
16 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105 626.866.8999
Sunny vibes and drinks made right. Sunright Tea Studio expertly hand-crafts every drink using only freshly brewed teas, premium ingredients, and real fruits. There is something on the menu for everyone, whether it be customer favorite Sunright boba milk tea or one of the popular fresh fruit teas to delicious brown sugar boba milks. All you have to do is discover your favorites, shake it 17 times and enjoy!