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.
As part of a collaboration with GrowingGreat’s Jr. Chefs Program, Manhattan House chef Diana Stavaridis teamed up with 40-plus local elementary students to create a dish for the restaurant. The fourth and fifth grade students had the opportunity to participate in the “seed-to-table” process, from picking ingredients in the on-site garden, to hand-rolling the pasta, to enjoying the final product. This special menu item, house-made capunti pasta with garden peas, spring onion lemon butter, mascarpone and white wine, is available at Manhattan House for the month of April. (When the students visit the restaurant with their families, they will be able to go to the kitchen to help cook the dish then serve it to the table.) Manhattan House, 1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, 310-574-2277.
The 6th annual Taste of the Eastside event will take place on May 1 at Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. Participating restaurants include Little Dom's, G&B Coffee, L & E Oyster Bar, and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams; wine flights are courtesy of Silver Lake Wines and local brewers such as Eagle Rock and Highland Park Brewery. KCRW DJ favorites Anthony Valadez and Garth Trinidad will be spinning tunes. Proceeds benefit Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, Pablove Foundation and Friends of the Los Angeles River. Tickets are $40 pre-sale or $50 on the day of event. For tickets and more information, visit the website
The 4th Annual LA Bacon Festival will take place at LA Center Studios from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m., bringing together dozens of restaurants, bakeries and caterers presenting their signature bacon dishes. There will also be unlimited beer from more than 20 breweries. Tickets cost $64.29 per session. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the official website
There’s no shortage of fun places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles. From festive beachside eateries to a downtown rooftop experience, find out where to enjoy margaritas and tacos along with vegan empanadas, habanero-spiked burgers, churro waffles and more. Read more on GAYOT's blog
Brentwood steakhouse Baltaire will host its second annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party in the bar and lounge from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a Baltaire Julep or Kentucky whiskey flights, along with Derby-inspired dishes such as a "Hot Brown Sandwich" on toasted brioche with house smoked turkey breast, roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic cream sauce, Hooks white cheddar and braised pork belly. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best Derby attire. Baltaire, 11647 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 424-273-1660 .
Saddle Peak Lodge is a favorite destination for Angelenos to escape the city for Sunday brunch. The prix-fixe menu for Mother's Day brunch always kicks things up a notch. Enjoy time with family in the rustic dining room or out on the terrace bordered by cactus and aromatic plants. For more information, visit the official website. Saddle Peak Lodge, 419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302, 818-222-3888.
Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the 27th annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters takes place at the "Midwest Street" backlot at Warner Brothers in Burbank. Dozens of wineries and restaurants will offer samples. Special wine and travel packages will be available at the silent and live auctions. A single ticket costs $375 and the event begins at 6 p.m. Premium tickets, which allow early entrance and include valet parking, are available for $500. For further details, visit the official website Warner Bros. Studio, Gate 7 - Forest Lawn Dr., Burbank, CA 91522, 323-939-0758.
The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is hosting a monthly Chef Table dinner series. For the May event, executive chef Jesse Hansen will create a four-course tasting menu highlighting small batch olive oils from throughout California and the world. Dishes will include olive oil white bean soup, olive oil poached lobster with tarragon gnocchi, and sous vide peppered olive oil duck breast with Rainer cherry. The cost is $85 per person (plus $39 for wine pairings). For more information, visit the official website. Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Two Dole Dr., Westlake Village, CA 91362, 818-575-3000, 800-819-5053.
Taste of the Nation Los Angeles once again takes place on the field of Media Park in Culver City. Renowned chefs and mixologists donate their time and talents to bring a whirlwind of culinary offerings to the No Kid Hungry fundraiser. Tickets cost $110 for general admission (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), $25 for kids ages 6-13 and $160 for VIP admission (12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.). For more information, visit the official website
Tacolandia will celebrate the taco with more than 100 chefs and restaurants at El Pueblo de Los Angeles from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participating restaurants include Corazon y Miel, Loteria Grill and Petty Cash. Tickets are $40 for pre-sale general admission. General admission ticket prices will increase to $50 beginning May 30th. For more information, visit the official website
The 7th annual Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival will take place at the Rose Bowl. Upon entry, attendees will receive a festival glass to enjoy unlimited pours from 50-plus breweries offering beers, kombucha, cold brew and craft sodas on draft. Food is sold separately. Tickets cost $45 for general admission. For more information, visit the official website
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