Los Angeles Food Events
dineLA Restaurant Week returns January 13-27, 2017. This event offers diners the opportunity to indulge in specially priced menus from a variety of Los Angeles area restaurants, including AR Cucina, Birch, Erven and Spago Beverly Hills. For more information, visit the official website
Tam O’Shanter is hosting its annual fun-filled celebration of Robert Burns with two seatings each on Tuesday, January 24, and Wednesday, January 25 (5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.). The Tam’s celebration of the poet’s 258th birthday (he was born on January 25, 1759) will feature more than 40 varieties of single malt Scotch on display and available for tasting, specially prepared haggis and performances by authentic bag pipers, drummers, step dancers and more. During the celebration, the haggis is served using a sword to cut the meat and guests drink out of goblets. This annual event always sells out. For reservations and information, call 323-664-0228 or visit the official website. Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-664-0228.
Cast & Plow at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey presents a "Discover France" wine dinner at the restaurant's communal table at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy Grand Cru "First Growth" wines along with a five-course menu featuring dishes such as octopus carpaccio, roasted tenderloin "au poivre" and goat cheese panna cotta. The price is $260 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 310-574-4333 or visit the official website. Cast & Plow, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, 4375 Admiralty Wy., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, 310-574-4333.
Planned Parenthood’s annual Food Fare will return to Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. This gastronomic event will showcase more than 150 of Southern California’s chefs, restaurants, caterers, wineries and breweries. Attendees can also participate in raffles and auctions. Presale tickets are available for $150 for the daytime session (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), and $250 for the evening session (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.). For more information, visit PPLA Food Fare's official website
Latin Food Fest will feature a number of events, including kick-off party, "Gran Tasting" and a Havana Nights Supperclub dinner. In previous years, participating chefs have included Ricardo Zarate and Ben Diaz. For tickets and more information, visit Latin Food Fest's official website
LA Weekly's The Essentials is back, taking place at California Market Center in downtown LA from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Curated by Besha Rodell, the event showcases signature bites from restaurants including a.o.c., Animal, Bestia, Guerilla Tacos, Jon & Vinny's, Maude, n/naka, Providence, Republique and more. Visit here for tickets ($60-$115).
Masters of Taste outdoor food and beverage festival will return to the Rose Bowl Stadium from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (3 p.m. start for VIP ticketholders). Enjoy fare from 40 chefs and restaurants; cocktails and tastings from 25 bars, wineries, local craft breweries; entertainment; and more. Proceeds will benefit Union Station Homeless Services. For more information, visit the official website
The 28th Annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters will be hosted at Warner Bros. Studios "Midwest Street."This charitable wine tasting and culinary event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and features 50 participating chefs and 75 California wineries. Tickets start at $375 and can be found on the official website.
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.
At Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, Caviar 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.
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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