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The Beverly Hills and Pasadena locations of Ruth’s Chris Steak House will feature a Penfolds BIN Release Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Among the five courses offered will be coconut red curry shrimp served with BIN 51 Riesling, from the Eden Valley; butternut squash soup paired withBIN 311 Chardonnay, from Tumbarumba; and a filet mignon with bacon-shallot-coffee jam, served with South Australian BIN 9 Cabernet Sauvignon. The cost is $95 per person, tax and gratuity not included. Ruth's Chris Steak House, 224 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-859-8744. Ruth's Chris Steak House, 369 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101, 626-583-8122, 888-722-4323.
Join Los Angeles Wine Tasting for A Night in Casablanca at The Backyard at W Los Angeles on March 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Excite your palate sipping on organic Moroccan wines from the Zenata coastal appellations between Casablanca and Rabat. Dakota Weiss specially created a menu of Moroccan-style amuse-bouches for this soirée. Come with other poolside loungers or just by yourself for a fun and perfect mingling experience on a hidden and serene patio that includes a trickling pebbled fountain and a pool ringed by posh cabanas. 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. Advance tickets cost $25 or 2 for $40. Tickets at the door cost $30. To purchase, visit http://lawinetasting.com/mingling-soirees.html
Enjoy an afternoon of Food, Wine, Beer and Spirits in beautiful Malibu & Calabasas! Your ticket includes a special tasting of world class wines, beers, spirits, and delicious food, all while helping to raise money for Free Arts for Abused Children. The Calabasas, Malibu Food & Wine Festival will bring the Valley into the spotlight and out of the shadow of Los Angeles. This wonderful event takes place June 20 through June 21, 2014 with an exclusive invite only After Party presented by Toscanova Calabasas. For tickets, visit http://www.malibufoodandwinefestival.com/
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.
Katana brings happy hour back in a big way with menu and beverage specials featuring crowd favorite appetizers, desserts, cocktails, and more. Katana’s menu includes albacore cannoli ($5) with Maui onions, cucumber, yuzu, and guacamole served in a crispy cannoli shell; Kobe lettuce wrap ($6) with corn and shiitake relish; and tuna carpaccio ($7) with arugula, avocado, parmesan, and truffle soy sauce. Beverage specials include Japanese beers ($5), a selection of sake ($5-$6), wines by the glass ($7), and cocktails such as the Champagne St. Germain ($7) and white peach saketini ($7) will also be available. The happy hour menu is offered nightly in the bar area from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Katana, Piazza del Sol, 8439 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 323-650-8585.
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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