Sommelier Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi and chef Angelo Auriana welcome Cascina Val del Prete winery to Officine BRERA for a wine dinner exploring varietals from Piedmonte’s northeastern city, Roero. The four-course menu will feature dishes such as spit-roasted California leg of lamb with rosemary potatoes and peppers. The event begins at 7 p.m. and costs $150 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made at Table 8. Officine BRERA, 1331 E. Sixth St., Los Angeles, CA 90021, 213-553-8006.
DOMA is beginning a series of wine dinners. The first event will be a six-course dinner paired with Barolo and other wines from the northern Italian region of Piedmont. Among the courses will be braised veal tortelloni with veal reduction; risotto with house-made sausage and oyster mushrooms; braised veal cheeks over Gorgonzola infused polenta; and chocolate panna cotta. The dinner starts at 6:45 p.m. and costs $84 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited. For reservations, call 310-251-7620. DOMA, 362 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310-277-7346.
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.
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