Los Angeles Food Events
October 10, 11, 12, 23, 25, 26, 29 & 30
Trois Mec and S.Pellegrino present "2 Chefs: A Dialogue with Food" dinner series in celebration of chef Ludo Lefebvre's 20 years in Los Angeles. Participating guest chefs include Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo (October 10th), Daniel Boulud (October 11th), Taku Sekine (October 12th), Daniel Humm (October 23rd), Joshua Skenes (October 25th), Jorge Vallejo (October 26th), Sven Chartier & Sota Atsumi (October 29th) and James Lowe (October 30th). For more information, visit the official website. Trois Mec, 716 Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, no phone.
Fig & Olive is offering two special promotions in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Executive chef Wilfrid Hocquet and nutritionist Elissa Goodman have created a prix-fixe menu ($55, available nightly) highlighting the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. The restaurant is also hosting Pink Thursdays from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. featuring Pink Bites (starting $3), Pink Bubbles (starting $10), Pink Wine (starting $10) and Pink Cocktails (starting $9). Part of the proceeds from these menus will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069, 310-360-9100.
Dîner en Blanc will take over a public space in Los Angeles for the third time. At this très chic picnic, imported from Paris, more than 2,000 people dressed in white will descend upon a secret location that will be revealed at the very last minute. Everyone is asked to dress elegantly in white, from head to toe, as well as to bring their own epicurean feasts, tables, chairs, stemware and white tablecloth. (Catered picnic baskets can be ordered and picked up on site.) Over the course of the evening, the diners eat and celebrate amid music and dancing. For more information, visit the official website
Sommelier Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi and chef Angelo Auriana welcome Cascina Val del Prete winery to Officine BRERA for a wine dinner exploring varietals from Piedmonte’s northeastern city, Roero. The four-course menu will feature dishes such as spit-roasted California leg of lamb with rosemary potatoes and peppers. The event begins at 7 p.m. and costs $150 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made at Table 8. Officine BRERA, 1331 E. Sixth St., Los Angeles, CA 90021, 213-553-8006.
DOMA is beginning a series of wine dinners. The first event will be a six-course dinner paired with Barolo and other wines from the northern Italian region of Piedmont. Among the courses will be braised veal tortelloni with veal reduction; risotto with house-made sausage and oyster mushrooms; braised veal cheeks over Gorgonzola infused polenta; and chocolate panna cotta. The dinner starts at 6:45 p.m. and costs $84 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited. For reservations, call 310-251-7620. DOMA, 362 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310-277-7346.
For Thanksgiving, The Front Yard will offer a buffet-style dinner ($45 for adults, $21 for kids 12 years and under) featuring apple and arugula salad; orange and maple brined turkey with cranberry sauce and sage gravy; porcini dusted Chilean sea bass with wild mushroom Bordelaise; andouille sausage stuffing; and pumpkin cheesecake. The Front Yard, The Garland, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91602, 818-255-7290.
LA Weekly presents Sips & Sweets 2016 at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The event will take place from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. (VIP hour from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.) and feature more than 15 LA bakers, over 20 top mixologists and more. Vist the official website to buy tickets and find out more about the event.
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
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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