Cafe Del Rey and Inception Wines offer a four-course dinner menu

For one night in Marina Del Rey on March 21

Cafe del Rey in Marina del Rey is offering a four-course prix fixe dinner menu created by Executive Chef Daniel Roberts along with a selection of Inception Wines‘ Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County on March 21 at 6:30 PM for $75 per person.

The menu will include passed Canapés of either House-Cured Salmon (wheat blini, lemon crème fraîche, and white sturgeon caviar) or Lobster Ceviche (mango, Serrano pepper, cucumber, vanilla, coconut water, and red bell peppers) with a ’09 Chardonnay. Each course features wine pairings and include Burrata (herb salad, Kumato tomato, baguette crostini, blood orange-infused avocado oil, and saba), Seared Foie Gras (seared ahi tuna, black tea, brioche croûte, and currant compote, with a Pinot Noir reduction), Sonoma Lamb (herb marinade, warm quinoa salad, pomegranate, and an English pea and mint purée), and a duo of Whipped Brie and Vanilla Mascarpone Tart with Pinot Noir-poached cherries, truffle-salted carob, and blackberry. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. 310-823-6395.

Photography provided by Lisa Cohen for CAFE del REY

Golden Road Brewing’s collaboration beer releases today

A collaboration with Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

To celebrate International Women’s Day, The Pub at Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village, CA is offering a flight of four beers: Golden Road Hefeweizen, Point the Way IPA, Valentin, and Vinaceous Old Ale for $9. The Valentin, a 6.5% ABV French Saison, is the first collaboration beer for the L.A. based brewery with Hangar 24 Craft Brewery from Redlands, CA. These flights will be available until 11:00 PM tonight and $2 will be donated to Planned Parenthood for each flight purchased. 5410 W. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90039. 213-373-4677.

Food

6 questions with WP24’s Sally Camacho

Top Chef Just Desserts Season 2 contestant

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After landing a spot in the top three during season two of Top Chef: Just Desserts, pastry chef Sally Camacho of WP24 is a recognizable figure in both the culinary world and to foodies alike. But chef Sally’s accolades extend much farther than that as she placed third representing the United States at the 2012 Valrhona C3 World Competition in Madrid, a coveted international restaurant dessert competition. Additionally, Sally has competed and placed in other notable pastry competitions such as the National Pastry Team Championship and the Culinary Olympics. But what do we really know about Chef Sally? Read More

Drink

Temecula Valley’s Wine Country showcases their growing popularity with their sold-out ‘World of Wine’ barrel tasting weekend

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While Napa Valley may be the most popular wine destination in California, one shouldn’t be so quick to forget the wineries of Temecula Valley – which has seen consistent growth in popularity over the last few years.  This past weekend, the wineries of Temecula shared their finest with the 21st annual “World of Wine” event.  From the big vineyards such as Wilson Creek to newer ones like Europa Village, over thirty wineries participated in this sold-out event. Read More

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Ladyface Alehouse to host award winning chef Sandro Gamba for a beer dinner

On March 9 at 6 PM, Ladyface Alehouse in Agoura Hills, CA will host chef Sandro Gamba (formerly of NoMi in Chicago), who won Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs in 2001, for a five-course beer dinner. For $75, attendees will be served dishes like local Pacific halibut and roasted chicken wings from the veteran chef. Beers from Ladyface will feature a preview of the newly brewed Trébuchet Golden Farmhouse ale, plus four more to pair with each plate. 29281 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301. 818-477-4566. Read More

Events & Festivals

33rd Annual Planned Parenthood Food Fare takes over Santa Monica today

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With many various food events taking place over the city, it’s sometimes hard to find the ones that are worth attending. With a cooking demonstration by Julia Child many years ago, Planned Parenthood continues its annual food fare in Santa Monica Civic Auditorium today, March 8. Some of the notable restaurants and food establishments in the city take the lineup, including A.O.C, Waterloo & City, Angelini Osteria, Drago Centro, Salt’s Cure, Public Bar + Kitchen, Lucques, Clementine, Church and State, Ammo, and Craft.

Popular food trucks such as the Border Grill Truck and Grilled Cheese Truck will also serve up their popular dishes. The event is a great opportunity for foodies and supporters of Planned Parenthood to sample great food and drinks all in one place. There will also be an online and live auction of prizes, such as dream vacations.  Read More

The Scoop

Craft beer sales approaching one billion dollars in the U.S. in 2012, WSJ interviews chef Thomas Keller

Drinking, eating, and traveling news from around the web

  • Craft beer sales approaching one billion dollars in the U.S.
  • Frommer’s on the best non-travel apps for travelers.
  • WSJ interviews chef Thomas Keller.
  • The cast of Bravo’s new reality food show “Around the World in 80 Plates” revealed.
  • Bohemian interviews the creator of RateBeer.com.