La Quinta Resort & Club will host James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour. Participating chefs include Jimmy Schmidt (Morgan's in the desert), Larry Forgione (The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill), Suzanne Tracht (Jar), Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy) and more. Events include a rustic dinner under the stars on Friday and the gala on Saturday. Prices range from $100 to $325. For more information, visit the James Beard Foundation's website. La Quinta Resort & Club, 49-499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, CA 92253, 855-884-9315.
LA Weekly is proud to present Sips & Sweets 2015! In its second year, the Sips & Sweets annual holiday party will feature over 20 LA bakers, over 15 of the city's best mixologists and more. The event is being held from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. and will have samples of delicious treats and cocktails and holiday gifts for sale. Vist the official website to buy tickets and find out more about the event. LA Weekly Presents Sips & Sweets, The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007, 310-574-7380.
Silverlake Wine offers “Blue Monday” wine tastings to take the edge off the beginning of the week. Participants enjoy samples of three wines along with farmhouse cheeses, olives and Heirloom LA bread. Price is $15 per person. The tastings run from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. each Monday evening. Silverlake Wine, 2395 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-662-9024.
Whisky Wednesdays are back at MudHen Tavern! Enjoy a featured Craft Whisky Cocktail for $5 or a selection of four whisky flights for $15. To find out more information or to make a reservation, visit the MudHen Tavern official website. MudHen Tavern, 742 N. Highland Ave. , Los Angeles , CA 90038, 323-203-0500.
On the third week of every month from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Eagle Rock Brewery presents a Women's Beer Forum. The brewery's co-owner Ting Su will present a flight of four to six beers and host a discussion about each. Cost is $10-$20. Visit the Eagle Rock Brewery official website to purchase tickets. Eagle Rock Brewery, 3056 Roswell St., Los Angeles, CA 90065, 323-257-7866.
Thursdays through Saturdays
Pasadena’s Le Petit Vendôme wine store offers tastings every Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m., every Friday beginning at 6 p.m. and every Saturday beginning at 3:30 p.m. Each tasting features 10-15 wines. Apart from Thursdays, when each pour is $1, the price of each tasting varies. Call the store for pre-registration. Le Petit Vendôme, 906 Granite Dr., Pasadena, CA 91101, 626-396-9234.
At Birch in Hollywood, chef Brendan Collins offers a three-course, prix-fixe Sunday Supper for $35 per person from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. All bottles of wine are also half off during Sunday Supper. Birch, 1634 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-960-3369.
Also consult GAYOT's listings of Los Angeles Culinary Events