Take a look behind the scenes of the life of a Sommelier and what it takes to actually become one. This year, Pebble Beach Food & Wine will celebrate its 6th year by hosting over 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs! Join them April 4th-April 7th for various wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and one of the most exclusive and unique dining experiences along the picturesque coastline of Monterey County, CA! Read More
We all know that several of the best Californian-made wines come from Napa. Aside from Napa though, just who are the people behind these incredible wines? Starting this month, Silverado’s Royal Oak Restaurant in Napa, CA, will host the Winemaker Dinner Series, in which patrons will not only be able to feast on a four-course menu paired with a variety of specific Napa Valley wines but they’ll also be able to meet and interact with the featured winemaker themselves! Read More
With little in the Los Angeles River to dye green, Angelinos will have to find another way to express their zeal for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17th. Yeah, yeah, we know. You already had plans: getting trashed and binging on corned beef and soda bread. Old habits die hard. The gift of blarney not withstanding, there is plenty worth talking about as far as St. patty’s day festivities around Los Angeles. Read More
Ever wonder just who the best bartender in Los Angeles is? Find out this Thursday, February 28th at CAFÉ del REY’s Rockin’ the Red Bar Challenge, in Marina del Rey, CA! Five of Marina del Rey’s top restaurants – CAFÉ del REY, Hal’s Bar and Grill, Chart House, James Beach and Tony P’s will be represented by their best bartender to compete for the title of “tastiest red cocktail.” These star bartenders will be slinging out their unique mixed drinks using Tito’s Vodka and participating patrons will be able to vote for their favorite! Read More
A sold out night of reinvented soulful classics and after party!!
Celebrate Black History Month this Tuesday, February 26th with renowned chef, Marcus Samuelsson, at Post & Beam in Baldwin Hills, CA. For one night only,guest chef, Samuelsson and the kitchen at Post & Beam will be recreating soulful classics from Samuelsson’s signature Red Rooster cuisine, such as Ethiopian Tacos with Injera Bread and Tartare; Braised Oxtail with Fried Plantains; and Crawfish Beignets with a Honey-Beet Tartar Sauce. This sold out event will be donating a portion of the proceeds generated benefit the Los Angeles chapter of C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program). Read More
This year’s inaugural LA Bacon Fest 2013 hosted at the Petersen Auto Museum in Los Angeles, CA went out with a huge oink – - we mean — bang! Who would have known that Los Angeles patrons were as eager as we were to devour ridiculous amounts of bacon? Hmm, wait. Yeah, that should’ve been a given. VIP tickets gave patrons access an hour before the “General Admission” crowd, but we kid you not when we say that the venue was already jam-packed with fellow booze and bacon lovers! Read More
Picture this: you’re walking down the red carpet dressed in this years finest collection, mingling with the stars at the annual Academy Awards … right. That may be a little far out of reach, but this weekend we’ve got a hook-up that’s almost as good. Almost. Public Kitchen & Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (site ofthe very first Academy Awards in 1929) will be hosting a live telecast on a 15- foot display of the Awards Ceremony this Sunday, February 24th from 5 p.m. until Midnight. Read More
Yikes! Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. Forgot to make plans? No worries! As always, we’ve put together a nice round up for those of you panicking to make a good impression this year. Get cozy with your sweetheart and make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one! XOXO Read More
How would you spruce up an already fascinating menu that blends old world European cuisine with a modern American twist? Offer a 6-course menu featuring whole pig and lamb! That’s right, Pasadena, CA‘s Haven Gastropub’s Executive Chef, Greg Daniels, has recently added “Head-To-Tail Dinners” to the ever- intriguing Gastropub’s menu. Read More
If you’re a true lover of craft beer then it should tickle your fancy to know that there’s an event where you can “get cozy” with the genius brewmasters who created them. The highly anticipated annual Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest is back June 1st in Paso Robles, CA! This year’s event will feature over 40 national as well as international craft breweries and more than 20 local restaurants and their chefs. Enjoy the brews, while munching down on some good eats and listening to live music! Read More
If your New Year’s resolution wasn’t to go out and try as many new beers as you could possibly handle — it should have been! Bock Fest 2013 is coming to LA on January 26th from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Taste a large array of uniquely brewed beers, grab a souvenir glass mug and vote for your favorite Bock! Read More
Warm up this cold winter with a little bourbon!
Is it just us or has Southern California seemed a bit chilly these past few weeks? Bring on the sun… or better yet, bring on the bourbon! CAFÉ del REY in Marina del Rey, CA welcomes Heaven Hill Distilleries to their exclusive “Shine by the Sea” dining event on Thursday, February 7th. Executive Chef Daniel Roberts will be dishing out an impressive four-course menu designed around the heavenly, bone-warming liquor itself. Read More
"Eat your heart out LA" - starting with The Parish, FIG & OLIVE, and Napa Valley Grille
Once a year the foodie heavens decide to grace us with a little mercy. For a week, fine dining becomes ridiculously affordable. The restaurants that you always thought were a little out of your price range are now … well, not! From January 21 st through February 1st, locals and visitors alike will get to taste some of Los Angeles’ diverse culinary scene, featuring some of the most noteworthy restaurants the city has to offer with dineLA Restaurant Week. From Spanish Salt-cured Tuna with Duck Fat Potatoes to house made Mushroom Agnolotti, we’ve got the scoop on 3 renowned eateries and the mouth-watering dishes they’ll be serving up! Read More
Bacon. Perhaps the best cut of meat that has ever graced us carnivorous beings, this smoky, briny form of perfection is coming to us full throttle. For the bacon lover in us all, it’s time to rejoice! On Saturday, February 9th, the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, CA will be hosting Mendocino Farms’ inaugural LA Bacon Festival from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Read More
The undeniable and overwhelming love of pork is not to be understated as the reign of bacon and all other pork products surely is upon us- and with no end in sight. Celebrating the all mighty pig is the fifth anniversary tour of Cochon555 where 5 chefs, 5 pigs, and 5 wineries compete in a nose to tail cook off promoting sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. This year’s tour hits 10 cities and promptly lands at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA May 5th. Guests will be treated to a pork feast of seven whole heritage pigs and the winning chef will then move on to compete at the Grand Cochon at the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen.
If you’ve been searching for great tasting menus featuring a variety of renowned LA based chefs, look no further — Abigaile in Hermosa Beach, CA is bringing them to you! On Wednesday, December 12th, this beachside restaurant and brewery launched the first of their monthly Kitchen Takeover’s, showcasing six distinguished chefs from around the Los Angeles area. Each chef prepared a unique dish that celebrated their personal style, while incorporating local flavors of the season. Read More
“Where The Fork… Meets The Pork.”
Barbequed pork and craft beers… A match made in piggy heaven? From Tuesday, December 18th until Sunday, December 23rd, Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA will be celebrating its 6th Anniversary with their “WinterFest 2012” event. Each day after 5 p.m., Beachwood BBQ will serve up a pre-fixe, four-course menu for just $35 per person. You can rest assured this will include pork… and lots of it! Read More