Los Angeles Food Events
April 26 & 29
Chef Alain Giraud will present "pop up" spring cooking classes in Santa Monica (April 26, 10:30 a.m.) and Sherman Oaks (April 29, 10:30 a.m.). Each class will feature a different menu. Seating is limited. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The 7th Annual Taste of the Eastside Food Festival will be held once again at the picturesque Los Angeles River Center and Gardens from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 30 vendors will include Little Dom’s, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Red Herring and more. Look for wines from Silver Lake Wine, signature cocktails from Mohawk Bend and Greenbar Craft Distillery, and beer from El Segundo Brewing and Highland Park Brewery. Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Kids’ tickets are $12. All proceeds from Taste of the Eastside will be donated to Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, The Pablove Foundation and Friends of the LA River. For more information, visit the official website
The Los Angeles Times has launched Food Bowl, which will celebrate L.A.’s food scene throughout the month of May and promote social awareness about food waste and hunger. From May 1-31, hundreds of events will be on the schedule via programs with restaurants, chefs, bars, coffee shops, food trucks, hotels and markets. Night Market, happening May 10-14, will bring an outdoor dining experience to Grand Park that will include 50 restaurants and food trucks, drinks and live entertainment each evening. The Times Food staff, including Jonathan Gold, will host events during the festival. The lineup of events and charity partners will be announced on April 1. Visit the official site for updates on the L.A. Times Food Bowl.
Masters of Taste outdoor food and beverage festival will return to the Rose Bowl Stadium from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (3 p.m. start for VIP ticketholders). Enjoy fare from 40 chefs and restaurants; cocktails and tastings from 25 bars, wineries, local craft breweries; entertainment; and more. Proceeds will benefit Union Station Homeless Services. For more information, visit the official website
The 28th Annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters will be hosted at Warner Bros. Studios "Midwest Street."This charitable wine tasting and culinary event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and features 50 participating chefs and 75 California wineries. Tickets start at $375 and can be found on the official website.
During French Restaurant Week, diners can enjoy special prix-fixe menus at select Los Angeles restaurants. For more information, visit the official website
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.
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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