Fleming’s Steakhouse Beverly Hills
Tonight, April 25 at 6:30 p.m., join the fun as Fleming’s teams up with Justin Vineyard and Winery with a five-course dinner. Fleming’s Chef Brandon Powell pairs his dished with hand-selected Justin wines. Founder, Justin Baldwin, will be in attendance, mixing and mingling with guests and discussing his thoughts behind each wine paired dish. The wine dinner costs $125 per guest (excluding tax and gratuity). Fleming’s Stteakhouse & Wine Bar, 252 N. Beverly Dr. (310)278-8710.
Saddle Peak Lodge Wine Dinner
Tonight is the perfect blend of a five-course dinner paired with Napa and Sonoma wines. Executive Chef Christopher Kufek is preparing the Quintessa and Flowers Vineyard Wine dinner. Master Sommelier Larry Stone has selected the finest wines to accompany each dish. It begins at 7 p.m. and is $125 per person. Save the date for May 18 at noon to taste ales and lagers of Lady Face Brewery. The next wine dinner is May 22 and will feature Christina Turley of Turley Wines. 419 Cold Canyon Rd. (818)222-3888.
Tonight Upper West Chef Nick Shipp hosts a four-course Scotch pairing dinner at 7p.m. Glenfiddich Ambassador Brian Summers is serving 12, 15, 18 and 21-year-old Scotch with each dish. Enjoy a roasted beet salad, heirloom carrot and Russian potato curry, beef tongue and a buttermilk-lemon panna cotta. This one-of-a-kind dinner is $60 per person. 3321 Pico Blvd. (310)586-1111.
LA Toasts Boston
On Saturday, April 27, LA bars and restaurants will come together for one day to raise money for the victims of the Boston attacks. Short Order, Zinc at The Shade, Rock ‘n Fish in Manhattan Beach, Circa, Bar + Kitchen and many others are participating by making a special cocktail or food item and donating all or a portion of the sale to www.onefundboston.org. Go to the dedicated Facebook page www.facebook.com/LAdrinks2Boston to learn the details about the bars and restaurants participating. Organizers are hoping at least 100 LA venues will commit to this worthy cause to help the victims in Boston.
BLD Ham and Whiskey Dinner
Tonight, Neal Fraser is hosting a Kentucky country ham and whiskey dinner. The four-course meal is priced at $55 per person including whiskeys from Heaven Hill Distilleries. Dishes include biscuits and ham with a Kentucky Fizz made with 12 year old Bourbon. A country ham cassoulet is served with a Sazerca Rittenhouse Rye. Dessert is bourbon caramel glazed doughnuts with candied ham and bourbon pecan ice cream. BLD, 7450 Beverly Blvd. (323)930-9744.
Burgers at Currywurst
There is a new menu item at the most authentic German restaurant on Fairfax, the Burgermeister. It’s a 6 oz. Angus beef on a warm brioche bun with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, garlic aioli, tomatoes and housemade mustard. This burger is served with a green salad for $9.50. 109 N. Fairfax Ave. (323)413-2627.
National Blueberry Pie Day
Celebrate a tasty little fruit by enjoying blueberry mini “Pi’s” at the deli at Little Dom’s on April 28. Pastry chef Ann Kirk is offering these for $3.14. Be sure to try Kirk’s panna cotta and budino in a jar. Her olive oil cake and chocolate sparkle cookies are delicious too. 2128 Hillhurst Ave. (323)661-0055.
Cecconi’s Cooking Class
On Saturday, April 27, Chef Andrea Cavaliere and Alessio Biangini will offer a hands-on interactive egg cooking class. Learn how to make egg ravioli, poached eggs with hollandaise sauce and a lemon tart with meringue. The 10 a.m. class includes tastings of each dish for $65. 8764 Melrose Ave. (310)432-2000.
All About Kosher!
On Sunday, April 28 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Melting Pot Tours will have a special tour of Got Kosher Café for $39 per person. Owner Alain Cohen will lead a tour through his kosher kitchen and bakery. Participants taste some of the special dishes such as the Tunisian tuna sandwich and warm chocolate challah bread pudding. Tour members receive a 10 percent shopping discount and special purchase opportunities. Reserve a ticket by calling (424)247-9666. 8914 W. Pico Blvd.
Ultimate Wine Festival
In its eighth year, Shade gives a portion of the proceeds from the wine festival to benefit Manhattan Beach Middle School. Ultimate Wine Festival goers receive tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, along with wine tastings from the various wineries. Mingle with winemakers and other wine industry personalities this Sunday, April 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. for $125 per person. 1221 N. Valley Dr. (310) 546-4995.
Backyard Pig Roast
On Sunday, April 28, Chef Nyesha Arrinton of Wilshire Restaurant is hosting a gathering of contestants from Top Chef, Top Chef Masters and Top Chef Just Desserts for a backyard pig roast. Starting at 1 p.m., chefs Micah Fields, Brooke Williamsom, Danielle Keene, Alex Reznik, CJ Jacobson and Ilan Hall will roast a butchered whole hog to create pulled pork, pork belly, spare ribs and pig ears. Enjoy a potluck lunch with BBQ sides and desserts. Firestone Walker Brewery, Bockor Brewery and Big Sky craft beers will be served. Proceeds go to Share our Strength Taste of the Nation Los Angeles to help end childhood hunger. Tickets are $55 per person at http://ce.strength.org/events/top-chef-pig-roast or $65 at the door. 2454 Wilshire Blvd. (310) 586-1707.
Vintage Bouquet Food & Wine Event
The Beverly Hills Bar Association celebrates its 25th anniversary on Sunday, April 28 from 12-4 p.m.,with an unlimited al fresco food and wine tasting event at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Proceeds from this event benefit the foundation’s pro bono legal services program. Enjoy musical entertainment, a Martini bar, and dine on dishes prepared by the chefs at Crustacean Beverly Hills, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Dandy Don’s homemade ice cream, Brix Chocolate, Il Fornaio- Beverly Hills, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Lazy Ox Canteen, Lexington Social House, Livello @ L’Ermitage, Momed, Napa Valley Grille, Palomino Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, STK, The Palm Restaurant and more. Tickets are $150 per person if purchased in advance at www.bhbaweb.com. $175 per person at the door. 905 Loma Vista Dr. (818)610-0300.
On Monday, April 29, The Strand House’s Executive Chef Greg Hozinsky and Creative Chef Neal Fraser invite award-winning Chef Douglas Keane into their kitchen to prepare a five-course menu paired with carefully selected wine varietals. Dishes include a cauliflower, Uni and caviar parfait paired with a Moscato Azul from Napa Valley. Seared Scallop with Morel and Ramp fondue will be served with a Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir. Wagyu Striploin of Beef is paired with a glass of 2009 Opus One, Red Wine, Napa Valley. Cocktails start at 7 p.m. and dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person with an additional $50 for wine pairing. 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd. (310)545-7470.
Short Order BeerFest
Short Order is collaborating with local brewer, Stone, for the April BeerFest on Tuesday, April 30. Chef Christian Page will feature a special tasting menu to compliment the featured beer. Stone is offering draft beer by the glass or flight for $10. There will also be a raffle with prizes. 6333 W. 3rd St. Stall #110 (323) 761-7970.
Red Car Wine Dinner at Sotto
Join Chefs Steve Samson and Zach Pollack of Sotto for a four-course menu with wine pairing on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. The chefs welcome Red Car winemaker Carroll Kemp for an evening of wines from Monterey to Mendocino. Kemp, a Los Angeles-native, started making wine in his garage 4 blocks from Sotto. He will pour a number of unique wines, including Heaven and Earth Pinot Noir, 2011; Fort Ross Seaview Estate Pinot, 2011; Cuvee 22, 2009; and the exclusive, small-batch, Platt Dreamland Pinot Noir, 2011. Dinner is $95 per person for four-courses and eight wines. 9575 W Pico Blvd. (310)277-0210.
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