Los Angeles Area Food Events
Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in the Los Angeles area. The calendar features special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other LA culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Los Angeles and the surrounding suburbs. Also check out the latest Los Angeles Restaurant News and Wine Tasting Events.
La Quinta Resort & Club will host James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour. Participating chefs include Jimmy Schmidt (Morgan's in the desert), Larry Forgione (The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill), Suzanne Tracht (Jar), Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy) and more. Events include a rustic dinner under the stars on Friday and the gala on Saturday. Prices range from $100 to $325. For more information, visit James Beard Foundation's website. La Quinta Resort & Club, 49-499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, CA 92253, 855-884-9315.
The Artisanal LA Holiday City Market returns to Old Pasadena (on Holly Street between Fair Oaks and Arroyo Parkway) from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Featuring hundreds of artisans and indie merchants, the all-ages holiday event will offer a festive shopping experience complete with photos with Santa. For more information, visit Artisanal LA's website
The Annual Indulge Los Angeles: A Chocolate Festival & Pastry Show will take place at the Olympic Collection. The all-inclusive entry includes chocolates, pastries, food, wines, champagnes and spirits. General tickets (2 p.m.-4 p.m.) cost $75; VIP tickets (1 p.m.-4 pm., plus souvenir glass) cost $95. For more information, visit the Indulge Los Angeles website
dineLA Restaurant Week returns January 18-31, 2016. This event offers diners the opportunity to indulge in specially priced menus from a variety of Los Angeles area restaurants. For more information, visit the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board's website
As part of the monthly "Morso della Bestia" ("Bite of the Beast") whole-animal dinner series, Santa Monica's Locanda del Lago will be serving a five-course meal featuring venison, as well as local produce from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $55 per guest (excluding tax and gratuity), plus optional wine pairings. Reservations, which are required, can be made by calling 310-451-3525. For more information, visit Locanda del Lago's website. Locanda del Lago, Third Street Promenade, 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-451-3525.
LA Weekly's signature food and wine extravaganza, The Essentials, will take place at the California Market Center from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The event showcases bites from restaurants featured in the publication's 99 Essentials issue. Participating restaurants include Animal, Bestia, Chengdu Taste, Providence and more. For more information, visit LA Weekly's website. L.A. Weekly's The Essentials, California Market Center, 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079, 877-987-6487.
Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.