An upscale neighborhood sandwich market is opening at the new FIGat7th. Owners Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen are excited to have Executive Chef Judy Han. On April 6 enjoy a family fun day with kid-friendly activities, face painting, a balloon artist, photo booth and a performance by Rhythm Child. It begins at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy a gourmet sandwich with a local brew. Park in the Center’s lot, entrance on 7th St. 735 S. Figueroa St. (213) 955-7150.
Lobster Fest at Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
Lobsters from Maine will arrive in downtown Los Angeles for Chef Megan Logan to feature in lobster mac & cheese, lobster risotto with mascarpone, and surf and turf with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. One and one half pound and three pound Maine lobster dinners will be served. This special menu will be served from April 9 to April 15. 330 S. Hope St. (213)680-0330.
Napa Valley Grille and Duckhorn Vineyards
On Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m., Westwood Village’s rustic, wine-country dining destination hosts an evening of California wines by Duckhorn Vineyards. Sit outside on the expansive outdoor patio for the wine soirée at $55 per person. Artisanal cheeses and seasonal harvest selections of hors d’oeuvres are prepared by Executive Chef Taylor Boudreaux. Reservations are required. 1100 Glendon Ave #100 (310)824-3322.
Chef Graham Elliot
The mastermind behind two-Michelin-starred Graham Elliot in Chicago is coming to LA for a guest chef appearance at Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s Son of a Gun restaurant on April 8 and April 9. Enjoy a five-course tasting menu prepared by Chef Elliot, his sidekick, Chef Merlin Verrier and sous chef, John Slack. Regional wines will be paired by by Elliot’s Sommelier Jamie Kluz. This special menu is $100 per person and a $40 extra for wine pairing. 8370 W 3rd St. (323) 782-9033.
Afternoon Tea at Mignon
Santos Uy is opening his charming wine bar on Saturday afternoons for a delightful high tea from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mignon is known downtown for its French charm and rustic cuisine. It’s serving a delightful Mariage Freres tea from the famed Parisienne tea house. For $15, guests can chose from the following menu items of assorted finger sandwiches, an assorted variety of tea and a Far Breton cake. A full wine list is available and additional items will be available a la carte. 128 E. 6th St. (213)489-0131.
Public Kitchen & Bar
Executive Chef Tim has launched a Pantages Theatre pre-theater dinner prix fixe menu for $45. The menu features a kale salad, roasted Jidori chicken, and faro risotto. Finish with a chocolate soufflé or lemon Napoleon. “West Side Story” is playing at the Pantages from April 9 to the 14. Public Kitchen has updated their lunch and Sunday brunch menu. 7000 Hollywood Blvd. (323)769-8888.
The Spot Gourmet
Is it dinner time and you´re feeling put in a spot? All orders at The Spot Gourmet are available for pick up or delivery. They make a wonderful crab bisque and blackberry upside down cake with fresh vanilla whipped cream. The Spot offers a takeout menu for full-service private, corporate and holiday catering parties throughout the Los Angeles Area. Menus are customized to your needs and budget. 936 W Glenoaks Blvd. (818)861-7335.
Casa del Mar
Chef Sven Mede’s rolls out new menus at Catch restaurant and the Casa Lobby Lounge this Spring. Each day of the week boasts a recurring beverage special from $5 to $22. Monday is craft beer night. Wednesday is sparkling wine specials, and Thursday is top-shelf tequilas. Each can be paired with small plates, fresh sushi rolls and sashimi, charcuterie platters and oysters on the half shell. KCRW DJ Raul Campos spins every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Live jazz-pop is performed by Leftover Cuties on select dates. 1910 Ocean Way (310)581-7714.
Tomorrow, April 5 at 6 p.m. Patina Restaurant Group and LACMA present RED, a brand new pop-up dinner series. Drawing inspiration from sci-fi oddities Zardoz and Fantastic Planet, this pop-up features a four-course menu of dishes that look like one thing, but are another. Dinner is $40 at the LACMA Café. Film is not included with dinner. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323)377-2698
Japanese Foundation LA
On April 8 at 7 p.m. Come meet Debra Samuels, Boston Globe food writer, cooking instructor, and author of “My Japanese Table: A Lifetime of Cooking with Friends and Family”. She will give a presentation on Japanese culinary culture focusing on traditional Japanese lunch boxes, the obento. Obento is a nutritious and balanced diet that appeals to the eyes and palate. 5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100 (323)761-7510.
On April 13, Suzanne Tract welcomes the Consulate General of Israel to Jar to experience Israeli cuisine. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Guest Chefs Assaf Granit and Uri Navon from Machneyuda in Israel will be cooking with Tract. This multi-course meal is $125 per person. Proceeds will go to Benefit Ultimate Peace. 8225 Beverly Blvd. (323) 655-6566.
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