Cast & Plow at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey presents a "Discover France" wine dinner at the restaurant's communal table at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy Grand Cru "First Growth" wines along with a five-course menu featuring dishes such as octopus carpaccio, roasted tenderloin "au poivre" and goat cheese panna cotta. The price is $260 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 310-574-4333 or visit the official website. Cast & Plow, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, 4375 Admiralty Wy., Marina del Rey, CA 90292, 310-574-4333.
Planned Parenthood’s annual Food Fare will return to Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. This gastronomic event will showcase more than 150 of Southern California’s chefs, restaurants, caterers, wineries and breweries. Attendees can also participate in raffles and auctions. Presale tickets are available for $150 for the daytime session (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), and $250 for the evening session (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.). For more information, visit PPLA Food Fare's 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.
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