Los Angeles Area Food Events
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.
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.
Playa Provisions will celebrate its 2nd anniversary with a Memorial Day party from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Guests can enjoy a beer garden with The Stone Hop Wagon, featuring Stone Brewing craft beers, plus cocktails, grilled burgers and hot dogs. There will also be a DJ and performance from local band Royal Rats, as well as kid-friendly activities like face painting and an inflatable obstacle course. Attendees can purchase tickets at the door for food, beverages and activities. For more information, visit the official website. Playa Provisions, Playa Provisions, 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA 90293, 310-683-5019.
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.
Wolfgang Puck's CUT will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a collaborative guest chef dinner. In addition to Wolfgang and CUT chef Ari Rosenson, the lineup of chefs cooking the five-course dinner will include Daniel Patterson, Evan Funke, David LeFevre and Della Gossett. There will also be a silent auction benefiting Chefs to End Hunger and the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition. The cost is $145 per person, excluding beverage, tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 310-276-8500. CUT, Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel), 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-276-8500.
During the annual Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, diners can enjoy special prix-fixe dinner menus for $28, $38 or $48 per person (beverages, tax and gratuity not included) at more than 90 restaurants. Participants include Si Bon, Trio Restaurant and Workshop Kitchen + Bar. Palm Springs hotels and attractions will also offer special discounted rates during Restaurant Week. For more information, please visit the official website
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present a "Tennessee-Style" Indoor Picnic at Lucques. The event is inspired by Suzanne’s visit to the famed Blackberry Farm in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Guests will enjoy sweet tea-brined fried chicken and pulled pork “sundaes” with coleslaw and baked beans; succotash with cherry tomatoes and black eyed peas; house-made biscuits with honey butter; and whiskey-chocolate cake with caramel bananas and vanilla ice cream. Pricing for the dinner is $55 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuities. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 323-655-6277. Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 323-655-6277.
Taste of the Nation Los Angeles once again takes place on the field of Media Park in Culver City. Renowned chefs and mixologists donate their time and talents to bring a whirlwind of culinary offerings to the No Kid Hungry fundraiser. Tickets cost $110 for general admission (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), $25 for kids ages 6-13 and $160 for VIP admission (12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.). For more information, visit the official website
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.
Tacolandia will celebrate the taco with more than 100 chefs and restaurants at El Pueblo de Los Angeles from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participating restaurants include Corazon y Miel, Loteria Grill and Petty Cash. Tickets are $40 for pre-sale general admission. General admission ticket prices will increase to $50 beginning May 30th. For more information, visit the official website
The 7th annual Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival will take place at the Rose Bowl. Upon entry, attendees will receive a festival glass to enjoy unlimited pours from 50-plus breweries offering beers, kombucha, cold brew and craft sodas on draft. Food is sold separately. Tickets cost $45 for general admission. For more information, visit the official website
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
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.
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
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
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival showcases the finest eats and drinks in a city-wide epicurean extravaganza set in downtown Los Angeles. Guests will enjoy live demonstrations, wine and spirits tastings, book signings, after parties 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
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
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