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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.
 
The Queen Mary in the Port of Long Beach will present a July 4th Celebration July 4
The Queen Mary in the Port of Long Beach will present a July 4th Celebration with music, activities, food and views of the fireworks. The entertainment will be themed to particular decades, including a 1920s-themed Gatsby Garden Party, Nifty Fifty Drive-In Diner featuring ‘50s jukebox hits and the Disco Kings groovin’ through the ‘70s. General admission adult tickets are $44 online/$49 walk up and general admission child tickets are $25 online/$29 walk up. VIP tickets for all ages are $99. For more information, visit www.queenmary.com
 
July 4
BALEENkitchen celebrates presents an Independence Day celebration, starting with an à la carte brunch and make-your-own Bloody Mary bar and bottomless mimosas from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Then there will be an outdoor marina concert and cookout featuring a “Gourmet Burger Bar BBQ,” beer garden and live music from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Meanwhile, the lounge will offer $4 John Daily ice teas and $5 margaritas all day long. Stay for fireworks at 9 p.m., then enjoy the musical stylings of Mark McMillen, who will be performing in the lounge from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. BALEENkitchen, The Portofino Hotel & Marina, 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, 310-379-8481.
 
July 13-26
dineLA Restaurant Week returns July 13-26, 2015. This event offers diners the opportunity to indulge in specially priced menus from a variety of Los Angeles area restaurants. For more information, visit www.discoverlosangeles.com
 
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
 
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.
 
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
West Hollywood's Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant offers a happy hour menu available Monday-Friday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Guests may sample Petrossian's renowned classic smoked salmon and two glasses of champagne for $29, or 30 grams of classic Transmontanus caviar and two Caviar-tinis, Petrossian's signature vodka martinis served with caviar-stuffed olives and Petrossian caviar cubes for $49. Both the salmon and the caviar are served with classic accoutrements. Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048, 310-271-6300.
 
Monday through Friday
In Beverly Hills, the Avalon Hotel's Oliverio offers a weekday happy hour from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., with all appetizers half-price, $6 cocktails and $5 glasses of wine. Nosh on pizzetta with goat cheese and black summer truffles, fritto misto, spicy tuna tartare and gazpacho. Cocktails include the blue Avalon, organic Margarita and classics like the Negroni or mojito. 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 new 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.
 
First & Third Wednesdays
Upstairs 2, located above West L.A.’s massive Wine House, offers a four-course dinner prepared by chef Todd Barrie every first and third Wednesday, paired with four wines from around the world selected by sommelier Marilyn Snee. Each week will showcase a different wine region, and there will be a brief discussion of each wine and its pairing. The cost is $55 per person. Upstairs 2, 2311 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064, 310-231-0316.
 
The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa serves Tiffin Chocolate Afternoon Tea every Sunday Sundays
To the delight of chocoholics and tea-lovers alike, The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa serves Tiffin 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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