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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.

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Enjoy barbecue with a view at The Roof Garden May 22-September 5 (Saturdays & Sundays)
The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills is bringing back its weekend bbq series featuring executive chef David Codney’s take on barbecue specialties. Dishes include Pabst Blue Ribbon beer can chicken with charred corn and cabbage cilantro slaw; chipotle and coffee rubbed tri-tip with house-made oak-aged sauce; and a banana split with cinnamon ice cream, tostones and rum-raisins. This à la carte barbecue menu is available from May 22 to September 5, 2015, on Saturday and Sunday evenings only. For reservations, please call 310-975 2855 or visit beverlyhills.peninsula.com. The Roof Garden, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-975-2855.
 
August 6
The sixth-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 Alex Ageneau of aestus, Genevieve Gergis of Bestia, Alec Lestr of Patina, Chris Phelps and Zak Walters of Salt’s Cure, and more. Cheese stations will be presented by Laura Chenel’s Chèvre and Marin French Cheese, with a special mozzarella bar by Mimmo Bruno of Di Stefano Cheese. Specialty cocktails will be mixed by Marcos Tello; in addition, expect a Chopin Vodka martini bar, complete with Petrossian caviar-stuffed olives, a Selvarey Rum bar and a coffee bar by Vittoria Coffee. Specialty wines will be presented by a group of guest vintners including Ascension Cellars, Bonny Doon Vineyard and Alta Colina Wines. Tickets are $175, including parking, and are on sale now through the event website
 
August 8
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will host LA Weekly’s first-ever Burgers and Beer extravaganza, featuring all-you-can-eat samples of more than 35 of L.A.'s favorite burgers, along with tastings from 30 of the region's breweries. The curated line-up will include dishes from Belcampo, Cassell’s, Bouchon, The Independence, Barrel & Ashes and Salt’s Cure. Craft beer will come from Alosta, Drake's, Bottle Logic, MacLeod Ale Brewing, Strand Brewing, I&I Brewing, Ninkasi and many more. Tickets range from $45 for burgers only, to VIP ($85, admission one hour early); general admission is $65. The event will he held from 3 p.m.-7 p.m, and is 21 and over. Buy tickets at Ticketfly
 
August 18
To celebrate Providence’s 10th anniversary, executive chef/co-owner Michael Cimarusti will host a series of commemorative celebrity guest chef dinners, featuring collaborations with luminary chefs from around the world who have inspired him throughout his culinary career. During each event, Cimarusti will open the doors to Providence and invite each acclaimed chef to cook alongside him and share in the celebration. On August 18, he’ll cook with Suzanne Goin (Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern) and Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn and the forthcoming Petit Crenn in San Francisco.) Tickets to each anniversary dinner will vary in price ($220-280, exclusing wine pairings), and will be sold via Eventbrite two months prior to the event (visit Providence’s website for links). Providence, 5955 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323-460-4170.
 
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival celebrates its fifth year! August 27-30
Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival celebrates its fifth year! This four-day event showcases the finest eats and drinks in a city-wide epicurean extravaganza set in downtown Los Angeles. The most notable culinary talents in the country will delight guests through 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 Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
 
THE TASTE food and wine festival takes place over Labor Day weekend at Paramount Pictures Studios September 4-6
The Los Angeles Times' THE TASTE annual food and wine festival takes place over Labor Day weekend at Paramount Pictures Studios. The festivities include Field to Fork, a celebration of local ingredients and seasonal dishes. Other events include an opening night party, Saturday's Dinner with a Twist, Sunday's Flavors of L.A. featuring global cuisine, and a Sunday Brunch event. For individual event ticket prices and more information, visit THE TASTE's official website
 
September 14
To celebrate Providence’s 10th anniversary, executive chef/co-owner Michael Cimarusti will host a series of commemorative celebrity guest chef dinners, featuring collaborations with luminary chefs from around the world who have inspired him throughout his culinary career. During each event, Cimarusti will open the doors to Providence and will invite each acclaimed chef to cook alongside him and share in the celebration. On September 14, he has invited Michael Tusk (Quince and Cotogna in San Francisco) and Marc Vetri (Vetri family of restaurants in Philadelphia) to cook with him. Tickets to each anniversary dinner will vary in price ($220-280, excluding wine pairings), and will be sold via Eventbrite two months prior to the event (visit Providence’s website for links). Providence, 5955 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323-460-4170.
 
The Sunset & Dine festival will take place September 24, 2015 September 24
The fourth annual Sunset & Dine festival celebrates the food and culture of the Sunset & Vine District in Hollywood. Enjoy food, beer and wine from local restaurants and bars and a live music concert curated by Amoeba Records. The event will be held at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures (6322 DeLongpre Avenue) from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. and costs $25 per person (early bird rate of $20 if purchased before Sept. 1). Proceeds will benefit the Center at Blessed Sacrament, which seeks to end homelessness in Hollywood. For more information, visit Sunset & Dine's website
 
September 24-27
Volvo presents the 6th annual Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. With a getaway package, guests have access to adventure tours, special events and dinners, and the weekend's main event of culinary adventures and fun. The tours go behind the scenes to explore wineries such as Halter Ranch Vineyards, sustainable farms and the gardens of Paso Robles Inn. On Saturday and Sunday guests can really get their fill of fine wine and epicurean delights. The Marketplace showcases more than 100 wineries, restaurants and food purveyors, and promises unlimited samples of gourmet treats and drinks. Guests will also find cooking demonstrations by celebrity and master chefs, vino tastings and seminars, as well as beer gardens, music entertainment and other special activities. Discover more at the Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast event page
 
September 25-27
The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival is returning for another feast set on the scenic historic waterfront and shops at the Ports O' Call in San Pedro. Attendees can look forward to three days worth of fresh discounted Maine lobster meals flown in, delivered and cooked daily. After eating your fill of crustacean, enjoy free entertainment, including dancing, live music, street performers, a pirate camp and much more. Parking and entrance for kids under the age of 12 are free. Find more information about this celebration at the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival event page
 
October 6
To celebrate Providence’s 10th anniversary, executive chef/co-owner Michael Cimarusti will host a series of commemorative celebrity guest chef dinners, featuring collaborations with luminary chefs from around the world who have inspired him throughout his culinary career. During eache vent, Cimarusti will open the doors to Providence and will invite each acclaimed chef to cook alongside him and share in the celebration. On October 6, he has invited David Kinch (Manresa in Los Gatos, CA) and Mauro Colagreco (Mirazur in Menton, France) to cook with him. Tickets to each anniversary dinner will vary in price ($220-280, excluding wine pairings), and will be sold via Eventbrite two months prior to the event (visit Providence’s website for links). Providence, 5955 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323-460-4170.
 

ONGOING LA CULINARY EVENTS

Joe’s in Venice offers a value priced prix-fixe dinner Ongoing
Joe's in Venice offers a value priced prix-fixe dinner of three courses for $48 Tues.-Thurs. and Sun. (The cost is $58 Fri.-Sat.) The offerings change weekly, but a sample menu might include carrot orange soup to start; first course of tuna tartare and smoked salmon or salt and pepper calamari salad; second course of miso glazed black cod or braised beef short ribs; and cocoa beet cake for dessert. Joe's, 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, 310-399-5811.
 
Ongoing
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., Tuesday through Saturday. Cocktails and wine are also included in the special. Guests must be seated by 6 p.m. FIG, The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310-319-3111.
 
Ongoing
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.
 
Monday through Friday
In Beverly Hills, the Avalon Hotel's Oliverio offers a weekday happy hour from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Oliverio, Avalon Hotel, 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-407-7791.
 
Mondays
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.
 
Wednesdays
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.
 
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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