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Coachella's 2017 Chef Lineup Is Pretty Solid This Year

Lady Gaga won’t be the only rockstar in the desert

Outstanding in the Field

Dancing the day away in the desert heat sure does work up an appetite. As such, it’s no wonder that the culinary component of the country’s biggest music festival has become more important every year. After selling out passes to the annual event, Coachella has finally unveiled its chef lineup for this year’s seated Outstanding in the Field spanning both weekends, and released more GA and VIP festival tickets in conjunction with the dinners.

Basically it’s the only way to gain entry into the festival if you don’t already have tickets: buy a not-inexpensive dinner and tack on the general admission or VIP tickets. It’s probably easier than trying to get them after market.

This year, the four-course, family-style meal characterized by its snaking communal tables moves from the VIP Rose Garden to the shaded Hacienda Del Toro, with offerings from some of the best chefs in the country. Local headliners include Eggslut’s Alvin Cailan, Badmaash’s Nakul and Arjun Mahendro, Ricebar’s Charles Olalia, Union’s Bruce Kalman, and former Leona chef Nyesha Arrington.

Beyond LA, Outstanding in the Field diners can sample dishes by Paul Kahan (avec, Blackbird, The Publican), Donnie Masterton (The Restaurant), Jamie Bissonette (Toro, Coppa), Ken Oringer (Toro, Coppa), and Jamie DeRosa (Tongue & Cheek, Izzy’s Fish and Oyster).

The dinner includes a welcome cocktail and beer and wine, and is priced at $225. Those without festival passes will have to add on GA admission for $399 or VIP for $899. Check out the full schedule below.

Weekend 1

Friday, April 14

Neal Fraser
Donnie Masterton
Paul Kahan

Saturday, April 15

Jamie Bissonnette
Ken Oringer
Jamie DeRosa

Sunday, April 16

Alvin Cailan
Nakul and Arjun Mahendro
Bruce Kalman

Weekend 2

Friday, April 21

Jet Tila
Perry Cheung
Louis Tikaram

Saturday, April 22

Vartan Abgaryan
Charles Olalia
Eduardo Ruiz

Sunday, April 23

Nyesha Arrington
Antonia Lofaso
Dakota Weiss


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