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Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant presents a tequila tasting experience with 123 Organic Tequila. Executive chef Giselle Wellman will offer a five-course menu inspired by her Mexican roots, including dishes such as a jicama smoked trout taco, carnitas à la Bourguignon, and paleta d’ananas. David Ravandi, founder and expert behind 123 Organic Tequila, will be on hand at the event to guide patrons through the culinary experience. The cost is $99 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 310-271-6300. Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048, 310-271-6300.
The Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association's 2nd Annual Vintners Festival & Jazz In the Vineyard Event on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce, just 45 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles, features an unparalleled mix of great locally-produced wine and food, paired with illustrious live jazz music performed in a breathtakingly beautiful vineyard setting. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit College of the Canyons, the Institute for the Culinary Arts, scheduled to open fall 2014. For more information, visit www.sierrapelonavintners.com/festival/
Presented by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the 26th Annual Vintage Bouquet will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the historic Greystone Mansion. Open to the public, the outdoor food and wine event with magnificent city views features unlimited tastings from wineries, beverage companies and restaurants, as well as special musical entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation's pro bono legal services. Participating restaurants at the event include Il Fornaio, Lexington Social House, STK and Napa Valley Grille. Tickets are $150 per person if purchased in advance and $175 per person on the day of the event. A limited number of VIP tickets ($225) are also available and include entree to a private cocktail and martini lounge. Sponsorships are available. Greystone Mansion is located at 905 Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills, CA 90210. For tickets and information, visit www.vintagebouquet.com
Adoteca restaurant in Brentwood is hosting a five-course wine dinner featuring the wines of Pio Cesare on April 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $125 per person, plus tax and tip. Adoteca, 11712 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-826-9222.
Join Hollywood & Wine for Tasting Bubbles at 90210 Wine + Spirits in Beverly Hills on May 1, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The $40 tasting includes sparkling wines and Champagnes from California, France, Italy and Spain, as well as artisan cheeses, charcuterie and passed hors d'oeuvres from Caffe Roma. Space is limited. Reservations requested. Please call 323-850-5558 or email info@HollywoodandWine.net
Enjoy cancan, feathers and glitz "à la mode de Paris" with a medley of French talents, DJ music, food and wine! Los Angeles Wine Tasting brings "Cabaret de Paris" to The Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel on May 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Each admission ticket includes one glass of wine and complimentary appetizers for the 1st hour. Additional glasses of wine and gourmet food can be purchased at the bar throughout the evening. Tickets in advance cost $30 ($25 until April 25) or $35 at the door (if available). To purchase tickets, visit http://lawinetasting.com/mingling-soirees.html
The first annual Los Angeles Spirits Expo is coming to downtown Los Angeles May 9-10, 2014. The trade and consumer event will bring together craft spirit distillers, bartenders, bottlers, label makers, and the public for two days of seminars, tastings, and panel discussions at LA Center Studios. Exhibitors and attendees will have the opportunity to meet buyers, bloggers, bartenders, influencers, and writers who associate themselves with the craft spirit industry. The expo will host various exhibitors offering tastings of small batch distillers, as well as speakers who will provide new insight to the craft spirits industry and advice for breaking into the Los Angeles market. The first day of the event, Friday, May 9, 2014, will be open to trade exhibitors and industry attendees only. Held from noon to 5 p.mm., seminars include "Is the L.A. Market Right for Your Brand," "Choosing the Right Distributor," "How Craft Spirits/Micro Distillers are Making Their Mark in the L.A. Market," "Bottles and Labels," "Social Media and Your Brand," and "Alcohol Beverage Laws." The second day, Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1 p.m. to p.m., is open to the public. Discussions include "’Bartender’” vs. ‘Mixologist’," "Women in Whiskey," "Tequila vs. Mezcal," and "Mixology: 101," led by Joel Black founder of Black Lab. Industry/trade tickets for Friday, May 9 are $75, with an additional $20 add-on to attend the second day. Tickets for the event open to the public on Saturday, May 10 are $60 for general admission or $75 for an all-access pass to all seminars. A percentage of proceeds will go to Club 21, a charity organization that provides a support system to families with children with down syndrome. Visit www.LASpiritsExpo.com to purchase tickets, find exhibitor information, and view an up-to-date calendar of speakers and workshops.
The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is launching the first-annual Bite at the Beach food and beer pairing event, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the MBS Media Campus in Manhattan Beach. Signature bites from restaurants throughout the South Bay, including M.B. Post, Fishing With Dynamite, Darren’s Restaurant and Paul Martin’s American Bistro, will be paired with craft beer. Local breweries include newcomers Ohana Brewing Company and Alosta Brewing Co., among others. There will be a number of informative panel sessions hosted by Food Network contestant Adam Gertler. Tickets are $100 for general admission, or $200 for VIP, and can be purchased at www.manhattanbeachchamber.com
Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the 25th annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters takes place at the "Midwest Street" backlot at Warner Brothers in Burbank. Dozens of wineries and restaurants (Herringbone, Mélisse and Studio, to name a few) will tantalize guests. Special wine and travel packages will be available at the silent and live auctions. A single ticket costs $375 and the event begins at 6 p.m. Premium tickets, which allow early entrance and include valet parking, are available for $500. For further details, call 323-939-0758 or visit www.californiawinemasters.org. Warner Bros. Studio, Gate 7 - Forest Lawn Dr., Burbank, CA 91522, 323-939-0758.
May 31 & June 1
Thirsty Angelenos will have plenty to choose from at the 9th Annual LAWineFest, happening May 31 and June 1 at Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios. With hundreds of wines, craft brews and spirits on offer, the weekend-long festival is a relaxed, welcoming setting for people to explore the world of wine and more, alongside cool L.A. food trucks, live bands and handcrafted goods. California wines regions from Napa Valley to Temecula will be out in full force, as well as representatives from around the world. From major labels such as Cupcake Vineyards to emerging gems like Jada Vineyard & Winery, the event will showcase an eclectic variety of vino. In addition to wine, a beer garden and exotic spirits offer attendees a diverse selection. The main stage will host short, fun talks on wine-related topics and cooking demonstrations by local celebrity chefs. Additional seminars on a variety of topics will be offered for a nominal fee. Individual tickets are $85; couples tickets are $150. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at www.LAWineFest.com. Admission price include a complimentary logo glass, unlimited wine/beer/spirits tasting, bottled water and coffee, as well as bread and cheese.
Once per month, zinc@shade hosts Wine Academy. Mix and mingle under the stars while you taste wine, try delicious small bites and improve your viticulture knowledge. The casual evening runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Skydeck and is hosted by Villa Creek Wine with appetizers by executive chef Chris Garasic. Hotel Guests have complimentary access. Cost is $25 pre-sale or $35 at the door. Limited availability. zinc@shade, Shade Hotel, Metlox Block, 1221 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, 310-546-4995.
Chaya Brasserie offers a Tuesday night special with wine bottles half-priced from 5 p.m.-closing. The special is available in both the bar/lounge and the dining room, and diners may choose from the full wine list. Chaya Brasserie, 8741 Alden Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 310-859-8833.
Luxe Lounge at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard is offering affordable wines at the "Take Flight Off the 405 Happy Hour" Monday-Friday, 4 p.m. To 7 p.m., with wine flights and a menu of light bites created by executive chef Olivier Rousselle. Two to three-ounce pours are offered for $6, with a rotating selection of wines including the New World flight (Pinot Noir from New Zealand, Shiraz from Australia, Malbec from Argentina) and the Old World flight (Syrah from France, Tempranillo from Spain, Sangiovese from Italy). For more information and reservations call the Luxe Lounge at 310-691-7584. Luxe Lounge, Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, 11461 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-691-7584.
Silverlake Wine offers “Blue Monday” wine tastings to take the edge off the beginning of the week. This establishment from George Cossette and Randy Clement (both of Campanile), and April Langford (of the Park Hyatt Los Angeles in Century City) offers a selection of interesting wines accompanied by cheeses from the nearby Cheese Store of Silver Lake. Price is $12 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.
First & Third Mondays
At Suzanne Goin's Tavern in Brentwood, a wine and cheese tasting is held every first and third Monday of the month. The events, which takes place at the restaurant's casual Larder, run from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and explore wine regions from around the world. The cost is $29 per person. Reservations are required; please call 310-806-6464 for more information. Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.. Tavern, 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049, 310-806-6464.
Providence restaurant offers "no corkage" every Monday evening. Enjoy chef Michael Cimarusti’s cuisine and bring a bottle of wine from your own cellar at no charge. Providence, 5955 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323-460-4170.
In Long Beach, James Republic offers a monthly tasting series called Local Socials, highlighting the best of locally sourced small-production liquors, boutique wines and craft brews. On the second Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., the restaurant features local artisans and guests for a casual evening of sampling, savoring and socializing. The cost is $15 per person. James Republic, Courtyard Long Beach Downtown, 500 E. First St., Long Beach, CA 90802, 562-901-0235.
Left Coast Wine Bar & Gallery offers Tuesday Tastings at 7 p.m. Guests can partake in a flight of four wines for $15 per person. No advance reservations are needed. The evenings also include live jazz music. For more information, please visit www.leftcoastgalleries.com/lc_winebar. Left Coast Wine Bar & Gallery, 117 E. Harvard St., Glendale, CA 91205, 818-507-7011.
West L.A.’s Il Moro continues its wine tastings, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring a selection of wines, accompanied by a generous offering of Italian finger foods. Price is $15 per person. Call for more information on featured wines. Il Moro, 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064, 310-575-3530.
Whiskey Wednesdays at the Next Door Lounge in Hollywood features guided tastings with four pours of themed whiskies and Scotches, and complimentary custom-paired small bites for $30 per person. The events take place from 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. every Wednesday. Next Door Lounge, 1154 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, 323-465-5505.
As part of Wino Wednesdays, Aburiya Toranoko offers all bottles on their wine list at half price. Aburiya Toranoko, 243 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-621-9500.
On the third Wednesday of every month from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 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. Eagle Rock Brewery, 3056 Roswell St., Los Angeles, CA 90065, 323-257-7866.
NINETHIRTY restaurant at the W Los Angeles Westwood is hosting Wine Down Wednesdays every third Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each month will have a different theme. Cost is $20 for unlimited tastings. To RSVP simply email email@example.com. NINETHIRTY Restaurant, W Los Angeles Westwood, 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024, 310-443-8211.
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.
Bottles of wine are half price on Sundays at Chaya Downtown. In addition, diners can order a three-course chef's tasting menu for $25 per person. Chaya Downtown, 525 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071, 213-236-9577.
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