(M)EAT CARNIVAL is a vibrant celebration of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, served with a twist against a breathtaking backdrop of some of the Bay Area’s most exclusive spaces. During the 2024 season of events, La Brea Bakery artisan breads will star in a variety of dishes curated by a culinary team led by Chef Itamar Abramovitch (Blossom Catering, Napa).

At (M)EAT CARNIVAL, attendees will taste the culinary lineup of more than 20 dishes on a menu that includes meat, seafood, fresh produce, La Brea Bakery breads and more.

“We smoke and grill La Brea Bakery’s artisan breads to accompany many of the dishes presented at the CARNIVAL,” says Chef Abromovitch. “The breads are the perfect foundation for our house-made ‘faux gras,’ shakshuka, sabiches, and other flavorful dishes.”

Each of the monthly M(EAT) CARNIVAL pop-up events will be distinctly different, as a team of 20 chefs showcase their interpretation of Mediterranean-American cuisine cooked over a live fire. Tickets include not only an abundance of samplings, but also an open wine bar and live musical entertainment. 

“The Chefs have brought so much ingenuity and creativity to this event, it’s unbelievable,” says Brie Buenning, director of marketing, La Brea Bakery. “They have created the most unexpected and unique ways of delighting adventurous and curious food lovers.” 

Part workshop, part cooking demonstration, and a whole lot of eating, (M)EAT CARNIVAL delivers an unforgetting experience. The 2024 series will stay in residence in the Napa—American Canyon region, with monthly pop-up events running from March through October.