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Find the latest restaurant and culinary events in the greater Los Angeles area with GAYOT's calendar featuring chef pop-ups, special dinners, tasting menus, food festivals and more. For even more updates, check out the latest Los Angeles Restaurant News and Wine Tasting Events.


Sunset Marquis Hotel presents its summer acoustic music showcase Live @Sunset Marquis May 20, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 16 & October 14
The Sunset Marquis Hotel presents its summer acoustic music showcase Live @Sunset Marquis. These monthly performances are held on the Villa Pool Deck with a maximum of attendance of 200, keeping the vibe relatively intimate. Discover emerging and established artists including Ruby Velle, Queen V and The Brevet. For more information, visit the official website. Sunset Marquis Hotel, 1200 N. Alta Loma Rd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 310-657-1333, 800-858-9758.
May 30, July 4 & September 5
In his All-You-Can-Eat Backyard BBQ Series, chef/owner Kris Morningstar will roll out the grill at Terrine from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event costs $45 and takes place on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Morningstar and his crew will dish up traditional, all-American fare prepared with Terrine’s French-California twist. Look for Texas-style smoked beef brisket with chimichurri, pickle-brine fried chicken, marinated swordfish brochettes, crispy potato and hatch chile tacos, and sticky toffee cornbread. Terrine, 8265 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323-746-5130.
Through June
Highland Park's Recess Eatery has launched its "Kids Are On Us" offer: for every one adult entrée ordered, diners can enjoy one free kids' meal. Chef Sevan and his wife Tamar (who is also co-owner) have two kids themselves and want to remind customers that they cater to families. The offer runs through the month of June. Recess Eatery, 5022 York Blvd., Highland Park, CA 90042, 818-507-0592.
The Restaurant at Mr. C will offer a special five-course anniversary menu for $55 June 6-30
From June 6-30, 2016, The Restaurant at Mr. C will offer a special five-course anniversary menu for $55. Executive chef Giuseppe Manco’s celebratory menu showcases family classics such as the Bellini and beef carpaccio (invented by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy, in the 1940s); baked white tagliolini with ham or mushrooms, coated in a light cream sauce; baby artichoke and avocado salad with a light olive oil and lemon dressing; and Mr. C’s famous vanilla meringue cake. Mr. C, Mr. C Hotel, 1224 Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035, 310-226-6245.
Dinner in the Sky comes to Los Angeles July 1-31 July 1-31
Tickets are now available for the Los Angeles installment of the aerial foodie experience Dinner in the Sky. Take flight over downtown and enjoy expansive views along with chef Keven "Cheven" Lee’s four-course dinner on a sky platform. Seatings are generally at 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each evening. Packages start at $400 for this unique dining experience. For tickets and more information, visit the official website
July 8-10
Now celebrating its seventh year, the LA Food Fest has expanded into a full weekend of festivities. There will be a MRKT ($10 admission) with vendors offering food and beverages for purchase, the Golden Hour ($69) unlimited food tasting, and dinners in the Rose Garden (starting at $95) at Exposition Park. For more information, visit the official web site
July 14
From 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the yacht-inspired pool deck at Mr. C Beverly Hills, guests dressed in their finest summer whites can luxuriate in endless pours of Veuve Clicquot champagne and dig into a raw bar featuring West and East Coast oysters and fresh shellfish. Tray-passed hor d’oeuvres such as blini topped with Norwegian smoked salmon and caviar, crab claws served in a shot glass filled with cocktail sauce, seared tuna with Dijon mustard and Sicilian pistachios, and sea bass sashimi with mint are other bites included in the evening. A specialty Belvedere cocktail and Peroni Nastro Azzurro on draft will be available, and DJ Bobby French will spin tunes. Tickets can be purchased online for $95 per person. A VIP booth is available for $1,200 and includes eight tickets, reserved designated seating, and an exclusive pour of Veuve Clicquot Rosé. Mr. C Beverly Hills, Mr. C Hotel, 1224 Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035, 310-226-6245.
July 18-31
dineLA Restaurant Week returns July 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
The 10th annual White Light White Night will take place on July 23 July 23
The 10th annual White Light White Night will take place at The Top of the Plaza at Continental Park (870 S. Nash St., El Segundo) and feature food tastings, beer, wine and cocktails, plus live entertainment. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear white. The event benefits Walk With Sally, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mentoring support programs to children of parents or siblings with cancer. For more information, visit the official website
July 29
As part of a cross-country tour, LUCKYRICE Feast makes a stop in Los Angeles. This year, it will be held at Vibiana (214 S. Main St.) downtown. An event specially curated to showcase the diverse Asian cuisine of the city, local chefs and mixologists will come together to share their signature drinks and dishes. The event will last from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., with early admission at 7 p.m. for VIP ticketholders. Tickets are $88 for general admission and $150 for VIP. For more information, visit the official website
August 4
The seventh-annual An Evening on the Beach at the Jonathan Beach Club Santa Monica will be held in support of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles. The event will feature top L.A. chefs, vintner tastings and specialty cocktails. This year’s chef line-up includes Genevieve Gergis of Bestia, Mark Peel of Bombo and more. Expect Chopin Vodka martinis complete with Petrossian caviar-stuffed olives, as well as specialty wines presented by a group of guest vintners including Ascension Cellars, Hitching Post Winery and Jordan Vineyards & Winery. Tickets are $185, including parking, and are on sale now through the event website
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival returns August 25-28 August 25-28
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival showcases fine eats and drinks in a city-wide epicurean extravaganza set in downtown Los Angeles. Guests will enjoy live cooking demonstrations, wine and spirits tastings, book signings, seminars and more. Guests can try dishes inspired by cuisines from all around the world and tune into live musical performances. For more information, visit the official website
September 10
The 7th annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade, a benefit to raise money for childhood cancer research, will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m at UCLA's Royce Quad. The event will be hosted by chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern) along with chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat). To taste delicious dishes, wines and cocktails from chefs, winemakers and mixologists, participate in silent and live auctions, and more. General admission tickets are $195 per person. For more information, visit L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade's website
September 21
Whisky Live, the globetrotting whisky tasting and sampling event, will stop in Los Angeles. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, full dinner buffet, live entertainment and access to whisky sampling. General admission costs $143. VIP tickets are also available. For more information, visit Whisky Live's website


Fig & Olive’s “Aperitivo” happy hour runs daily in the bar and lounge from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can choose from summer garden cocktails ($8) made with fresh ingredients such as muddled blackberries and rosemary-thyme syrup. Bites include prosciutto, ricotta, fig, olive and walnut crostini; a truffle mushroom croquette; lamb meatballs with gremolata; and sliders, all priced from $5 to $10. Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069, 310-360-9100.
In Santa Monica, FIG restaurant's happy hour, FIG at FIVE, offers a special discount of 50 percent off all items on the regular dinner menu from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Cocktails and wine are also included in the special. Guests must be seated by 6 p.m. FIG, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-319-3111.
For Melrose shoppers, Froma on Melrose, the boutique café, wine bar and gourmet marketplace, has daily happy hour from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Froma on Melrose, 7960 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046, 323-653-3700.
In Los Feliz, Little Dom's is featuring a $15 prix-fixe supper on Monday nights featuring seasonal dishes like fried green tomatoes with sun dried tomato pesto, white corn polenta with wild mushrooms, and Mexican chocolate budino. Bottles of Dago Red or White are $15, and PBR beer is $3. Little Dom's, 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027, 323-661-0055.
Tuesday through Saturday
Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests can enjoy some of Atwater’s favorite bites during happy hour at OZU East Kitchen. These include avocado toast with yuzu guac and blistered shishitos with shiso salt and smoked mayo ($4 each). Other small plates on offer are chicken karaage, chicken fried tofu and crispy rice cake with a sunny side egg ($6 each). Drink specials include $7 wines, sake bottles and Asahi draft beer pints ($5). OZU East Kitchen, 3224 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-284-8773.
A Certified Farmers' Market is open at Barnsdall Art Park, and takes place Wednesdays from noon-6 p.m. Located at Hollywood and Vermont, the year-round market offers Eastsiders a variety of fresh produce, nuts and dried fruits, as well as seasonal tastings, cooking demonstrations, music and crafts. This market replaces the Hollywood Lemon Grove Farmers' Market and the market formerly located in the Sears parking lot (known as the Hollywood-Sears Farmers' Market). Barnsdall Farmers' Market, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027, 323-783-3606.
Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant presents Caviar 301 on the third Thursday of the month Third Thursdays
At Petrossian Boutique & RestaurantCaviar 301 takes place on the third Thursday of each month. For $125, guests have the opportunity to sample some of Petrossian's most expensive caviars and enjoy a seven-course, caviar-centric dinner. Reservations are required. Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048, 310-271-6300.
Sunday Through Thursday
Santa Monica's L’Ami serves a chef’s selection prix-fixe menu Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $49 per person and includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Selections include a beet and burrata tower, white sea bass with harissa emulsion, Mary’s organic free-range chicken breast with porcini mushrooms, and fresh daily desserts. L'Ami, 246 26th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402, 310-310-8064.
The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa serves Chocolate Afternoon Tea every Sunday Sundays
To the delight of chocoholics and tea-lovers alike, The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa serves Chocolate Afternoon Tea every Sunday. Among the offerings are fruit tarts, mousse torts, crème brûlées, a chocolate fountain, chocolate sculptures, Champagne and fine teas. The tea is offered in the Lobby Lounge, and costs $59. For more information, or to make reservations, please call 626-585-6218. The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106, 626-568-3900.

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