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Roy’s Keiki Gingerbread Event
Enjoy lunch at Roy’s with your child and make a Gingerbread house on December 4 at noon. All the trimmings are provided. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a $5 off the $25 per child/$20 adults. 800 South Figueroa Street, (213)488-4994.
Sunday Cellar Nights
Starting this Sunday from 5 p.m. to closing and every Sunday thereafter, Corkbar is offering guests farmers’ market cuisine for $10 and the opportunity to personalize a four pour wine flight from a selected list of featured wines for $12. Or try by the glass offerings from co-owner Caleb Wine’s personal collection. 403 W. 12th Street, (213)746-0050.
Sunday Brunch by the Beach
Chef Raphael Lunetta of JiRaffe will hold an elegant Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on December 5, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the organization, Act Today! It’s a national non-profit that raises awareness and provides treatment and support to families of children with autism. $55/adults and $25/children. 502 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)917-6671.
Complimentary Wine Tastings
The Montage Beverly Hills is hosting “The Artistry of Wine” December 6 through December 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. Accomplished sommeliers will guide guests in picking an elegant and smooth wine for a holiday meal or the best Champagne for a New Year’s toast. Sommelier Mark Hefter said that the series of complimentary classes is a way to “thank all of their guests.” He will base his selections on the Montage Beverly Hills cellar of 10,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended by calling (310)860-7940. 225 North Canon Drive.
Ocean View Dining and Respite
Treat yourself to an ocean guestroom Holiday Getaway package at the Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club. From now through January 15, 2011 (excluding December 31, 2010), guestrooms start at a rate of $169 based on availability. Included in the package is a box of Godiva truffles and split of port wine. Chef Jesse is offering a special holiday menu at Baleen on Christmas Day, Christmas Evening and New Years Eve. For reservations, call (877)225-3365. 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach.
BLD is offering nightly plats du jour for $15. Try BBQ smoked beef brisket on Mondays, country fried chicken on Tuesdays and butternut squash ravioli on Wednesdays. Pastry Chef Maria Swan makes house made donuts Wednesdays that include salt and pepper caramel glaze and buttermilk toasted coconut glaze. 7450 Beverly Blvd. (323)930-9744.
Malibu Food and Wine Festival
Take a drive to the Malibu Bluffs this Sunday, December 5 at noon to taste some of Malibu’s finest restaurants and wineries for a good cause. All proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A live Cuban jazz band will play throughout the day as guests sip wine, nibble on great local cuisine and bid on live auction items. Main festival tickets are $75 a person or $135 a couple. VIP tickets at $225 per person or $400 a couple, include access to the main festival and the VIP C-Suite, with cooking demonstrations by celebrated chefs, intimate wine tastings and a VeeV cocktail lounge. An exclusive after-party will be held in the VIP Suite from 5-8 p.m. with appetizers and a four-course meal prepared by executive chefs Marius Blin from SofitelLA and Francesco Velasco from Tra di Noi. For more information, go to www.MalibuFoodWineFestival.com. 24250 Pacific Coast Highway.
Le Reveillon at One Pico
Throughout the month of December, Shutters on the Beach will bring France to their unique holiday menu. “Le Reveillon” is an elaborate late-night multi-course feast, traditionally served after midnight in France and New Orleans. One Pico has created an opulent menu that changes nightly, and will be served through December 23, at a much more desired time, 5 to 10 p.m. Selections include black truffle gnocchi, crisp sweetbreads, ahi tuna tartare, filet mignon and short rib duo, cod served with saffron risotto with bay scallops, and coq au vin. The Le Reveillon menu is $55 per person or $75 with wine pairing. 1 Pico Blvd. (310)587-1717.
Crumbs for Christmas
Crumbs Bakeshop recently opened at the Hollywood and Highland Center adjacent to the “Hollywood Walk of Fame.” Celebrate the Festival of Lights with their blue, yellow and white Hanukkah collection and holiday season favorites, like the egg nog and peppermint hot chocolate cupcakes. 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Suite B1-127, (323)462-1300.
The Gift that Gives Back
All Morton’s restaurants are offering a special gift card to their patrons. Now through December 31, when you purchase $300 in gift cards, you will receive a complimentary $50 gift card. Purchase $500 in gift cards and you will receive free $100 reward gift card. www.mortons.com. 435 S. La Cienega Blvd. (310)246-1501 and 735 S. Figueroa Street, (213)553-4566.
The Counter Custom Built Burgers
At The Counter, where you can create your own burger, choosing everything from the size of your burger, type of meat (beef, chicken, turkey or veggie) bun, cheese and toppings (from the mundane to the exotic), is now offering a “Give Some, Get Some” gift card promotion. Now until December 31, 2010, get a $5 reward card with the purchase of a $25 gift card. Your reward card can be used at a future visit between January 1 to February 28, 2011. 7919 Hollywood Blvd. (323)436-3844, www.thecounterburger.com.
Island’s Gift Card
Purchase $100 worth of gift cards at any of the Island’s 54 locations and receive a $20 reward card for a future visit. www.islandsrestaurants.com
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