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Los Angeles Area Food Events

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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.


Sunset Marquis Hotel presents its summer acoustic music showcase Live @Sunset Marquis 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.
Dinner in the Sky comes to Los Angeles July 1-31 July 1-31
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
July 18-31
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
July 31
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.
August 4
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
Enjoy an outdoor concert hosted by MUSE/IQUE during their Summer of Sound Concert Series 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 returns August 25-28 August 25-28
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
September 10
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
September 21
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


Third Fridays until October
On the third Friday of every month until October, guests can find live music, food and crafts at the Odd Market on the Autry Lawn from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. "Odd Nights at the Autry" hosts more than 100 vendors and attracts large crowds every month. The kid- and pet-friendly, all-ages event offers free admission and parking, so there's no excuse to miss out on a night of culinary and musical adventure. Odd Nights at the Autry, Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027, 323-667-2000.
Fig & Olive’s “Aperitivo” happy hour runs daily in the bar and lounge from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can choose from summer garden cocktails ($8) made with fresh ingredients such as muddled blackberries and rosemary-thyme syrup. Bites include prosciutto, ricotta, fig, olive and walnut crostini; a truffle mushroom croquette; lamb meatballs with gremolata; and sliders, all priced from $5 to $10. Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069, 310-360-9100.
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.
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.
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.
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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