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.
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