Food

Happy Pi-Day! (π)

3/14, or 3.14159265359

Happy Pi-Day! For those of you who don’t know, Wikipedia defines Pi as:
“The number π is a mathematical constant,  the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, approximately equal to 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century though it is also sometimes spelled out as ‘pi’ ” wikipedia

Celebrate this mathematical constant as you would any other, by gorging yourself! Check out the pies offered at these restaurants:
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Post & Beam
Do you like tubers in your sweets? This restaurant’s  Sweet Potato Chocolate Pie plays with the classic combination of sweet and savory, served with a maple pecan topping and cinnamon whipped cream.
Post & Beam, 767 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, California 90008

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BOA Steakhouse
 Looking for an extra-southern kick to a classic? try the Deep-Fried Pecan Pie, it features two donut-sized hand pies covered with whiskey caramel sauce and served with vanilla ice cream.
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 W Sunset Blvd #650, West Hollywood, California 90069

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen
Executive Chef Jeremy Fox is baking up banana caramel cream piechocolate piestrawberry rhubarb crumble pie, and blueberry crostata!
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen, 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 

CAFE del REY
The favorite,  Maple Berry Pie has a maple berry filling and spiced streusel topping, served with brown sugar ice cream. Chef Dunn serves up a classic flaky, thick pie crust, and uses huckleberries, gooseberries, and blackberries in her recipe.
Cafe del Rey, 4451 Admiralty Way,Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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Pitfire Artisan Pizza
The Burrata Pie, the only savory pie on this list, is is topped with housemade burrata cheese, wild arugula, caramelized onion, hazelnuts, and a pesto drizzle. Did we mention that the burrata cheese was housemade?
Pitfire Artisan Pizza, 108 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and many other locations.

Food

Thanksgiving Roundup!

Gobble gobble

Thanksgiving 2013 at Cecconi's

Winter has finally arrived in Los Angeles – well an LA winter that is. It’s time to stuff our faces and hibernate for Thanksgiving weekend. Read More

Mother’s Day Round up

It's the mother load...

Public Kitchen & Bar-Sunday brunch with bar spread-Stepahnie Diani

It’s that time again, celebrating and honoring the women who raised us, fed us, and made sure the bed bugs didn’t bite. Although mommy is there for us all 365 days a year, Mother’s Day reminds us to show how much we love and appreciate her, but how do we top last year?! No, seriously.. how? Where do we even start? Here are some options:

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Events & Festivals

St. Patrick’s Day Round Up

Green beer anyone?

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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

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Events & Festivals

Café del REY’s Rockin’ The Red Bar Challenge

Go Red for Women, and sh-sh-shake it!

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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

Events & Festivals

CAFÉ del REY’s Bourbon-Pairing Dinner with Heaven Hill Distilleries

Warm up this cold winter with a little bourbon!

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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

Celebrate California Wine Month

With complimentary wine tastings!

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Sadly, Labor Day weekend is over, but just about the only thing that beats a three day weekend is free booze. And well hey, here’s where you can find some.  Read More

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

Cafe del Rey hosts Summerland Winery for a wine paired dinner

On January 19 at 6:30 PM

Teaming up with Cafe del Rey is the Central Coast’s Summerland Winery to bring you a special group “wining and dining” event. The event showcases the best of both groups with a four course dinner pairing for $65 per person at 6:30 PM on January 19, 2012. Summerland Winery Founder Nebil “Bilo” Zarif will be attending the event offering tasting notes, sharing history and answering questions. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. 310-823-6395. Read More

Sculpin Fish Tacos from chef Daniel Roberts of Cafe del Rey

Cafe del Rey‘s Chef Daniel Roberts‘ recipe for So Cal’s locally caught Sculpin works with any fish that you’d make a taco out of. Read More

Where is Marina del Rey?

A day in the Rey + video of chef Daniel Roberts catching and cooking us some fish

Be honest, how many of you know what’s up with Marina Del Rey? Boasting the largest constructed small yacht harbor in the world, isn’t it weird that it doesn’t stand out more to you? We spent half a day in the Rey to check out what exactly was going on over there.

What do you do in MDR?

Here’s a short list.

Or you could do what we did, venture onto a chartered sportfishing boat and catch your dinner. Read More