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Sizzling Summer at the Westin Bonaventure
Join Chef Andreas for a summer BBQ class this Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m. This class will be outside for guests to learn how to make a sumptuous summer salad before barbecuing steaks and chicken with Chef Andreas signature spices and house smoked sea salt. Learn how to grill Santa Barbara white corn perfectly, along with vegetable kabobs and jumbo asparagus. The lunch will be accompanied with light summer wines and finished with a build-your-own ice cream sundae with house churned chocolate candy almond ice cream, mango sorbet and honey caramel vanilla. Cost is $45. RSVP at [email protected]. 404 S. Figueroa St.
Gifts for Dad at Monsieur Marcel
Stock up on products for Dad’s grill at the French gourmet market in the Original Farmers Market. They offer great gifts for dad for summer bbqs, poolside parties and picnics. From curry ketchup to vanilla, caramel and bacon-flavored Plush Puffs marshmallows, aprons and cutting boards, Marcel’s has the perfect gift for “chef dad”. Don’t forget to pick up a fresh baguette and their housemade caviar cheese. 6333 W. 3rd St. (323)939-7792.
Father’s Day at Tarpit
Bring the family to Tarpit Restaurant after 4 p.m. on June 19 for manly food, flights of beer and whiskey, a terrific balloon artist and kid’s menu. Mark Peel will be cooking up dishes the entire family will enjoy. Make your reservations now. 609 N. La Brea Ave. (323)965-1300.
Father’s Day at Drago
Dad will enjoy perfectly paired pints of beer from around the world with a five-course pork tasting menu at Drago. The cost is $59 per person with an additional $20 for beer pairings. Some of the dishes Executive Chef Evan Gotanda is preparing are pig trotter croquettes, pork belly, pork tenderloin and bacon bread pudding. 2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310)828-1585.
Brunch at Cecconi’s
Start Father’s Day with a black truffle and prochetta benedict, prime dry aged bone-in rib eye, duck ravioli with marsala, or a wood baked frittata with mushrooms and pancetta. Their extensive brunch menu is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the restaurant stays open until midnight on Sundays. 8764 Melrose Ave. (310)432-2000.
Brunch at Four Seasons
A special Father’s Day brunch prepared by Chef Ashley James offers buffet stations that include lobster eggs Benedict, Thai beef salad with peanuts and bbq short ribs. Priced at $95 per person for adults and $45 per person for children ages 5 to 12, brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 300 S. Doheny Dr. (310)860-4000.
Cooking Class at BLT
On Sunday, June 26, join Chef Brian Moyers at BLT Steak Los Angeles for an instructional class on light summer cooking for your family and friends. Guests will learn about fish butchery by attending a 90-minute demonstration followed by a three-course meal in the private dining room. The class begins at 12:30 p.m. and costs $80 per person. 8720 Sunset Blvd. For reservations, contact Nicole Porche at (310)360-1950.
Wolfgang Puck Wines
Wolfgang Puck debuts his personally selected favorite wines produced by Delicato Family Vineyards in California. Now available on wine lists in most Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group (WPFDG) restaurants nationwide, Wolfgang Puck Bistro locations and Wolfgang Puck Catering venues, the private label focuses on a collection of food friendly wines that deliver incredible value far beyond their price points. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle generously donated to the Keep Memory Alive Foundation (KMA). In honor of Puck’s mother, Maria, whom he lost to Alzheimer’s in 2004, the proceeds generated will directly contribute to research on brain-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and ALS. Prices average $8 per glass and $32 per bottle. WP24 900 West Olympic Blvd. (213)743-8824
Calling all Foodies
Tickets are on sale now for the LA Times Food & Wine-THE TASTE. It’s a citywide event that takes place Labor Day weekend. This wine and food festival includes nine signature events to be held throughout Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. THE TASTE features more than 200 of L.A.’s eateries, and some of the culinary stars include Roy Choi, Duff Goldman and Ray Garcia. Cooking demonstrations, panel discussions, wine and spirit seminars and tastings from local restaurants will also be available. Prices range from $125 to $150 for a la carte tickets. A portion of the tickets will benefit charity.
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