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Los Angeles 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.

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LA FOOD EVENTS

Maison Akira will host a Thanksgiving meal November 23
Classical training, complemented by artistic Asian sensibilities, enables chef-owner Akira Hirose to produce compelling French cooking with Pacific Rim highlights at Maison Akira in Pasadena. This is reflected in the Thanksgiving three-course prix-fixe menu ($70 per person, $35 for children 10 and under), which features options such as grilled miso marinated Chilean sea bass with braised Belgian endive, along with roasted free-range turkey. Find more Thanksgiving Restaurants in the Los Angeles Area. Maison Akira, 713 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101, 626-796-9501.
 
Tam O’Shanter is hosting its legendary Dickens Dinner November 25
Tam O’Shanter is hosting its legendary Dickens Dinner experience, now in its 33rd year. It happens on Saturday, November 25 for a 1 p.m. matinee; on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m.; and for another matinee on Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m. The Tam, which will be decked with decorations throughout the holidays, has room for 60 people per performance. The dinners are $99 per adult and $69 per child; matinees are $89 per adult and $59 per child (prices include tax and gratuity). The live dinner theatre features an acting troupe that performs Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The menu includes a holiday salad with mixed market greens, candied walnuts, blue cheese and cranberry vinaigrette. Guests will also choose one entrée: roasted prime rib, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish; English-style goose, mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing, sautéed vegetables and sage gravy; pan-roasted Scottish salmon, parsnip purée, fennel, kale, pearl onions and pomegranate seeds; or vegetarian. Dessert is sticky toffee pudding. Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-664-0228.
 
December 14
L.A. Weekly’s Sips & Sweets celebrates some of the best drinks and desserts in the city. This year's event will be held December 14, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Christiaan Rollich (a.o.c. and Lucques) and bartenders from Otium and The Roger Room will be slinging drinks alongside a number of mixologists from bars around the county. They'll be joined by dessert specialists such as Wanderlust Creamery and Mercedes Binge. Tickets are $40-$60 presale, $55-$75 at the door. Find more information and tickets here. Sips & Sweets, Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036, no phone.
 
January 6
The LA Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. This year, the “Alice In Wonderland” themed event will feature François Payard, chef Celestino Drago and chef Juan Pablo Colubri. The show will offer an opportunity to sample decadent creations from these celebrated chefs. Specialty drinks will also be available; there will be live music, and vendors will be on hand for patrons to purchase sweets and wines. Proceeds from this event will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. Tickets range from $49 to $75 and can be purchased here.
 

ONGOING EVENTS

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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