WP24 at the Ritz Carlton at L.A. Live has launched its new spring programs for Angelenos to enjoy. From 5PM – 7PM daily, guests can enjoy the “Four for $24” in the WP24 lounge. Offering a rotating tasting menu of WP24’s dim sum style dishes, Chef John Lechleidner offers items such as the Peking Duck Roll with House Special Hoisin Glaze, Pork Belly Bao Bun with Chinese Honey-Garlic Glaze, Chicken “Dan Dan” Dumplings with Ground Peanuts and Chili, and the Shrimp & Lobster Spring Roll with 10 Spice Honey dipping sauce for $24.
Also newly available is an elevated dim sum style dessert cart offered Monday-Saturday from 5 p.m. until close created by Pastry Chef Sally Camacho. Chef Sally will showcase seasonal sweets including Cashew Crunch Chocolate Cremeux Verrine, market fresh fruit tarts, the Passion Fruit Vacherin Verrine with passion fruit curd, gingersnap crumbs, compressed pineapple, and meringue kisses; and of course her signature, Ovaltine Dipped in Caramelia Chocolate. Conveniently available are also packaged pastries such as financiers, cashew toffee brittle, and house made fortune cookies. 900 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90015
With bottomless mimosas
The Charleston in Santa Monica, CA has kicked off its very own Jazz Brunch with Chef Jet Tila’s twist on traditional brunch dishes to the sound of The Richard Glaser Band. Available on Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., some of Chef Tila’s menu items include the Short Rib Hash & Eggs with your choice of Eggs and Toast and the Bread Pudding French Toast made with Brioche Bread Pudding with Maple Syrup. Brunch cocktails include the Charlie Sheen Tiger Blood-y Mary – Vodka, Sambal Chili Sauce, Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Capers, and Pickles and of course, the Bottomless Mimosa – fresh squeezed Orange Juice and Champagne. 2460 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Join The Tripel in Playa Del Rey and Smog City Brewery of Tustin in celebration of American Craft Beer Week on May 21st at 6:30PM. After starting with a cocktail beer hour, guests will then enjoy a 4-course tasting menu paired with limited edition Smog City beer on draft. Some of the menu items include: Sweetened Egg Omelette and Wood Ear Mushrooms, Black Bread with Rabbit Pâté and Pickled Icicle Radish, and the Beet Pasta with Wild Boar Ragout and Porcini Mushroom. While this event is priced at $65/person, the Tripel will also be offering a selection of Smog City beers alongside the special menu a la carte from 9PM-close. 333 Culver Boulevard, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Head to tail fin dining
Join Chef Kenny Selinger starting Monday, May 21st at 6:30p and 9:00p for the first of the two pop-up dinners from the “Trap Door Dining” series. This 5 course prix fixe menu will focus on 4 sustainable fish dishes prepared using different methods and paired with Dragonette Cellar wines, as well as a dessert dish, at an undisclosed location on the eastern border of West Hollywood. Priced at $59.00/person with advance reservation and $69.00/person at the door, each dinner has a limit of 20 guests. To make reservations please contact the Trap Door Dining team at email@example.com. Undisclosed location, West Hollywood, CA
Faux Pas Bistro in Mid City has officially joined the LA restaurant scene and is now opened. Designed by Spacecraft and operated by United Culinary Artist, Faux Pas Bistro serves up classic French comfort foods with an American twist. Read More
Infusing the freshest ingredients into summer cocktails
The perfect summer weather that everyone envy’s in Los Angeles is quickly approaching. Why not make your out-of-town friends a little more jealous and enjoy a summer cocktail that matches the climate? Read More
Back for its third year
Beginning May 5th from 1 2PM – 4 PM, and every Saturday there after for the month of May, Dominick’s in West Hollywood will be hosting its Annual Crawfish Boil. Join Chef Brandon Boudet and Dominick’s patio for 300lbs of boiled crawfish. In addition to the crawfish[10.99/lb], Chef Brandon is offering ½ Dozen Oysters[$14], Roast Beef Po’ Boy[$8], Crawfish Boiled Artichoke with Creole Remoulade[$11], Maui Onion Rings[$7], New Orleans Sno Balls[$3.25] (Blueberry, Raspberry, Chocolate and Coconut Cream), a Shot of Old New Orleans Spiced Rum[$9] (can added to the Sno Ball), $3 Beers, and Dago Red, Dago White & Prosecco[$12 per bottle]. 8715 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048.
Commerating through food and drink
Often confused with Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the unlikely Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla and this year, it’s also Derby Day! Who needs more reason to celebrate? Here are some tasty events honoring this glorious occasion. Read More
Making sushi chefs out of your children
Genji Sushi, authentic, sustainable and high-quality sushi and Japanese cuisine, is joining Whole Foods Market cross country and to celebrate, Genji is hosting a series of Sushi 101 courses for kids. On Saturday, April 28th, from 12pm – 2pm, Genji Sushi will teach its first class at the Redondo Beach Whole Foods Market speaking to the honored tradition of sushi, its history, its place in Japanese cuisine, while teaching a variety of rolls, ingredients and techniques. Classes are $10/person and all proceeds go to the Whole Planet Foundation, a foundation taht funds the alleviation of poverty. 405 North Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Seafood lovers delight
Join Chaya Brasserie in Beverly Hills and Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe for dinner Monday, April 16 – April 30, 2012 for the “Wild Alaskan Fish Fair.” For a limited time only, guest can experience Alaska’s best showcase through Chef Tachibe’s Euro-Asian fare. Some menu items include starters such as Alaskan Halibut Sashimi with arugula pesto vinaigrette and shaved spring root vegetables ($14) or the Alaskan King Crab & Uni Tart with creamed mushrooms and hollandaise ($13) while entrées include Pan Roasted Alaskan King Salmon over artichoke purée with olive oil fried artichoke and a lavender pinot noir sauce ($36), an Olive Oil Parched Halibut with a short rib sheet, meyer lemon gremolata and fresh spring vegetables ($34), and Baked Black Cod in a Summer Black Truffle Soy Glaze with a Hijiki brown rice risotto and pea tendrils ($31) to name a few. Lastly for dessert, who can forget the Baked Alaska ($10). 8741 Alden Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048. 310-859-8833.
Take a bite of this beast
Join Locanda Del Lago in Santa Monica for another installment of “Morso della Bestia”, Bite of the Beast, focusing on capon – a fattened rooster on Thursday, April 26 at 7 PM. Executive Chef Gianfranco Minuz will be showcasing this free-range, hormone-free poultry along side produce of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market in his five course menu. Dinner is $48/person and includes house red and white wine. 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 310-451-3525. Read More
Tonight from 5 PM - 7 PM
Join Bru Haus and the Drunken Udder for their Adult Ice Cream Social offering alcoholic ice creams such as the Drunken Udder’s Bourbon Salted Caramel, Caramelized White Chocolate Godiva, or Saffron Candied Ginger Soco served alongside or inside Bru Haus’ select brews for a beer float. Bru Haus will also be offering Happy Hour specials the entire event, such as $5 grilled cheese and add on a Bud Light or PBR for $1, $0.50 Frank’s buffalo, honey bbq, or sweet Sriracha chicken wings (orders of 6), $5 currywurst, $15 sausage sampler (3 sausage, 3 toppings), and $2 off well drinks, wine and draft beer. Must be 21 to enter. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 11831 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049.
For one night only
Join The Charleston in Santa Monica as Chef Jet Tila kicks off its first pop up with Chef Evan Kleiman and the return of Angeli Caffe. For those who want one last taste of Angeli Caffe’s rustic Italian cuisine, Chef Evan Kleiman will be serving a 4 course dinner on Monday, May 7th with seatings at 6 PM and 8 PM. A seat at this family style dinner runs at $45/person and does not include beverages. 2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403. 310-828-2115. Read More
Taste of Calabasas
Beginning June 9th through the 24th, the cities of Malibu and Calabasas will be hosting the Taste of Calabasas with a 14 day festival celebrating their food and wine. This event boasts of cooking demonstrations with master chefs, wine tastings from international wineries, participation of local restaurants, and breweries. This event also includes live entertainment from the Fabulous Esquires, the Satin Dollz, and other skilled jazz bands. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Read More