Larchmont Grill Winemaker Dinner
Tonight at 6:30 p.m., winemaker Jann Forth will introduce guests to the amazing wines from the Dry Creek region of California. This fun yet informative dinner will include a crafted five-course menu to complement Forth Vineyard’s wines. The event will include an “aroma bar” to assist guests in identifying the nose of each wine. Dinner and wine pairing for this unique event is $75 per person. 5750 Melrose Ave. (323)464-4277. Call for reservations.
Tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte’s summer program will be held at the roof garden bar at the Peninsula Hotel. This after-work soirée will be offering a two-for-one drink special, crisp Brut champagne paired with hors d’oeuvres and soft music to help guests unwind and enjoy an evening in Beverly Hills. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grgich Hills Estate
On May 19-20 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., guests may enjoy a special wine dinner in The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Chef James Overbaugh and sous chef Marc Bouchard will prepare a five-course menu paired with selected Grgich Hills wines. Some of the dishes include a roasted duck breast with rhubarb compote and a seared scallop carpaccio with green papaya salad. Winemaker Ivo Jeramaz of Grgich Hills will provide insight into this world-acclaimed Napa Valley winery. The price is $110 per person. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd. Reservations can be made by calling (310)975-2736.
Foods from Saigon Cooking Class
Join Chef Mohan at RockSugar on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for an enlightening class on how to prepare grilled lemongrass pork skewers, crab and shrimp spring rolls, claypot caramel halibut, shaking beef and Pandan chiffon cake. While learning how to prepare these dishes, guests will enjoy sipping a Mekong Delta cocktail of Vietnamese coffee drink with vanilla-infused vodka and condensed milk foam. The cost is $100 per guest. Reservations are required by calling (310)552-9988. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
A Taste of Mediterranean
Starting May 25, FIG & OLIVE is offering a new aperitivo and ciccheti menu from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Complimentary light summertime bites, such as house-cured olives, crudités, bruschetta, dips, seasonal Focaccia breads and roasted vegetables, are available with the purchase of handmade cocktails, wine and imported beers ranging from $7-$10. From May 25 – May 27, guests will enjoy a special complimentary tasting of Chateau Leoube Rose wines. Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Pl. (310) 360-9100.
Best Cake Artist in America
This month on the finale of Food Network’s Last Cake Standing, the Montage Beverly Hills’ Executive pastry chef, Richard Ruskell was awarded the $100,000 grand prize. On May 25, Chef Ruskell will host an intimate pastry class with 20 students, teaching guests the approachability to baking. Every student will keep the Chef’s recipe and eat his demonstrations. It’s not a master class, but a class to take away the fear of baking and have fun. 225 N. Canon Dr. (310)860-7983.
Slurp and Sip at Breadbar
Breadbar in Century City and Chef Noriyuki Sugie from the popular Rokyo Gourmet Ramen Truck will unite on May 26 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a one-night-only Asian comfort food menu with 8 dishes at $8 each. Guests must order a $32 minimum purchase. Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine will be featured with a gourmet twist with organic vegetables and antibiotic-free meats. Bartenders will offer asian-inspired cocktails from 1886 Bar at the Raymond. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)277-3770.
Jamawn Woods, the winner of “American’s Next Great Restaurant” opened Soul Daddy at Hollywood and Highland on level 4. His soul food and southern specialties offer a healthy twist. Some of his specialties include country style ribs, baked herbed chicken, roasted pork, vegetarian plate and pulled pork sandwich. 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Ste. 418. (323)871-1220.
Hollywood’s first Gastropub is now open for lunch and dinner with a large selection of craft and micro brewed beers. Nibble on a chicken and biscuit sandwich, chicken pesto pizza or fresh Scottish salmon with asparagus. It’s located next to The Grill at the Hollywood & Highland complex. 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Ste. 411, (323)465-8500.
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