Los Angeles Food 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.
For a night of wine tasting and Indian small plates, consider attending the Denner Vineyards Wine Tasting Dinner hosted by Akbar in Marina del Rey. Peter D. Kerr from The Wine Consultant will be guiding guests along and providing tasting notes for the wines from Denner Vineyards in Paso Robles, CA, while owner/chef Avinash Kapoor cooks up a delectable menu to accompany these wines. The menu features items such as punjabi chicken curry with naan and seasonal veggies as well as coco lamb with special basmati rice. The event begins at 7 p.m. and costs $99 per person. For more information, visit the official website Akbar, 3115 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, 310-574-0666.
New York's Le Cirque presents a pop-up dinner series across the U.S. to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Los Angeles event will take place at City Club downtown. Enjoy an evening of Le Cirque's French cuisine, along with wines and visits from special guests, for $175 per person. For more information, visit the official website
Curtis Stone's restaurant Maude continues its guest chef dinner series in support of the National Young Farmers Coalition with chef Michael Anthony (New York's Gramercy Tavern and Untitled). Grapes will be featured as the signature ingredient in the tasting plates. Tickets cost $375 per person and can be purchased online. Maude, 212 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-859-3418.
On Sunday, October 3, the Third Annual Eastside Food Festival will take place at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake. Guests will gather at the historic studios to enjoy unlimited delicious food and drinks from LA's favorite eastside restaurants, watch intriguing panel discussions, learn techniques from local chef food demonstrations, and mingle with fellow LA food enthusiasts. Some participating restaurants include Little Beast, Homestate, Jeni's Ice Cream, Ohana Poke Co, Button Mash and Knuckle and Claw. General admission is $55 early bird/$65 advance/$75 at door. For these and more ticketing options visit the official website.
Brunch at the Races will take place on Sunday, October 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Santa Anita Park. The event will feature signature brunch bites from some of the hottest brunch spots in LA including: All’Acqua, Dupar's, Four Cafe, L.A. Chapter, L&E Oyster Bar, Little Dom’s, Moore's Delicatessen, Pez Cantina, Poppy + Rose, Sonny's Hideaway, The Hart & The Hunter, Honeybird, Baldoria and The Guild. This all you can eat brunch costs $65 per person; for tickets and more info go to the official website.
October 10, 11, 12, 23, 25, 26, 29 & 30
Trois Mec and S.Pellegrino present "2 Chefs: A Dialogue with Food" dinner series in celebration of chef Ludo Lefebvre's 20 years in Los Angeles. Participating guest chefs include Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo (October 10th), Daniel Boulud (October 11th), Taku Sekine (October 12th), Daniel Humm (October 23rd), Joshua Skenes (October 25th), Jorge Vallejo (October 26th), Sven Chartier & Sota Atsumi (October 29th) and James Lowe (October 30th). For more information, visit the official website. Trois Mec, 716 Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, no phone.
Downtown Burbank brings the Burbank Beer Festival back to its streets with two sessions of craft beer sampling from noon-3 p.m. or 4 p.m.-7 p.m. This fall street fair offers tastings of more than 85 craft beers on tap from scores of different breweries, such as Angel City Brewery, Eagle Rock Brewery and Ballast Point. Entertainment will include live musical performances on the main stage throughout the day. Food will be widely available to purchase, and dozens of local merchants will be offering artisanal craft goods. Tickets can be purchased for $40 online or at the door, and include a tasting glass and 3-ounce samples of the craft beers. For more information, visit the official event website
Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes presents its third annual Celebration of Food & Wine, featuring wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, grand tastings, a Champagne brunch and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 310-265-2766 or visit the official website. Terranea Resort, 6610 Palos Verdes Dr. S., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, 310-265-2800, 866-802-8000.
LA Weekly presents Sips & Sweets 2016 at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The event will take place from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. (VIP hour from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.) and feature more than 15 LA bakers, over 20 top mixologists and more. Vist the official website to buy tickets and find out more about the event.
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.
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.
At Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, Caviar 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.
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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