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.
June 30, August 4 & August 25
Nest at WP24 host its first ramen pop-up, featuring Hokkaido-style miso ramen with house-made noodles and a broth that takes three days to prepare. The offering comes with sesame, scallions, and bean sprouts and is finished with sweet summer corn. For an additional charge, guests can customize their bowls with seasonal options such as chili-marinated bamboo shoots, market vegetables, and Santa Barbara spot prawns. The pop-up runs just three days: June 30, August 4 and August 25, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nest at WP24, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, L.A. Live, 900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015, 213-743-8824.
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
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
Angeleno magazine's annual LIVE & DINE LA tasting event at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will feature some of L.A.'s top chefs and restaurateurs. Participating restaurants include The Arthur J, Trois Familia and more. The event will be held from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tickets are $95 for general admission. For more information, visit Eventbrite. Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401, 213-807-1959.
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
August 20 at 7:30 p.m. & September 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Fans of George Gershwin can come together this summer for a concert series that celebrates his music and the music he influenced. MUSE/IQUE has invited director Matthew McCray to host the second night, which will feature the classic "Porgy and Bess," while conductor Rachael Worby will lead the first event in the series, which will include a performance of "Rhapsody in Blue." MUSE/IQUE Summer of Sound Concerts, 300 E. Green St., 3rd Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101, 626-539-7085.
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
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
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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