White Light White Night VIP Party
Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. enjoy culinary delights, cocktails, beer, wine, a fashion show and raffle prizes at the White Light White Night party at The Point in El Segundo. The shopping, dining and entertainment destination will serve small bites from Mendocino Farms, Sammy’s Woodfire Pizza, ShopHouse and Salt Creek Grill. Enjoy live entertainment, a photo booth, gift bags, and libations. General admission tickets are available for purchase at $25. 850 S. Sepulveda Blvd. (310)414-5280.
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Rock & Brews El Segundo Beer Week
A trio of events that beer enthusiasts are sure to love begins on June 20 with a luau. Maui Brewing Co. founder Garrett Marrero will pour some of Hawaii’s finest beers and guests can enjoy Kahlua pork, potato mac salad, sticky rice, island slaw and a brioche roll for $14.95. The event will run from 1 to 6 p.m. Festivities continue with a tap takeover by local favorite King Harbor Brewing Company on June 25 from 6 to 11 p.m. On June 28, Rock & Brews will showcase an El Segundo Brewing Company Cask Night from 6 to 11 p.m., offering a beer that is a collaborative effort between Rock & Brews and El Segundo Brewing Company’s White Dog IPA. Coconut, pineapple, and rum soaked oak chips have been added to the brew, making a refreshing summer drink. 143 Main St. (310)615-9890.
Culinary Class for Father’s Day
Take dad to a celebration of summer seafood at the Westin Bonaventure for “Cooking on the Edge” with Executive Chef Jose Velasquez and Executive Sous Chef Ali Parvinjah on Saturday, June 20. Enjoy oysters, a local pineapple heirloom tomato gazpacho, and poached lemon grass lobster with chili oil drizzle. The featured fish, an Oregon petrale sole Francaise, is paired with pancetta potato hash and wilted spinach. Finish with cherries jubilee with marshmallow vanilla ice cream. The class starts at 1 p.m. Students must be 21 years and older. The cost is $65 per person. 404 S. Figueroa St. RSVP to Claudia.Lambaren@westinbonaventure.com
Celebrate at aestus
Chef Alex Ageneau’s seasonal menu for Father’s Day brunch includes brisket hash, millet pudding, and a scrambled egg tartine with bacon, chorizo and avocado. Dinner selections include a fire roasted half chicken, squid ink capellini and grilled lamb chops along with a charcuterie board with house made selections. Sommelier Kevin O’Connor offers dad a thoughtfully curated wine list or a choice of classic cocktails by Marissa Grasmick. Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner is served from 6 to 10 p.m. 507 Wilshire Blvd. (424)268-4433.
Church & State’s Father’s Day
The seasonal French Bistro offers comfort food tailored to satisfy every father. Chef Tony Esnault’s prix fixe menu includes dishes such as gazpacho Andalou, Scottish salmon with wild rice, steak au poivre, and bourbon roasted peach and almond crumble with basil and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Pair your meal with specially crafted cocktails such as the Kilted with Famous Grouse scotch or the Double Windsor shaken on the rocks with an orange twist. Wine pairings are also available. Dinner is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1850 Industrial St. (213)405-1434.
Dad’s Day at Salt’s Cure
Located in West Hollywood, dad will love Salt Cure’s brunch offerings of sunny-side-up eggs, house cured bacon, hand crafted sausage patties, oatmeal griddlecakes and house made biscuits. Stop by for dinner and choose from a menu of house-butchered dishes paired with a glass of international wine. Brunch is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dinner service from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. 7494 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)850-7258.
Smoked Fish for Deli Loving Dad
Pick up hand sliced smoked sturgeon or salmon by the half pound at Wexler’s Deli and treat dad to an impressive breakfast in bed or take dad to Grand Central Market for a bite of Wexler’s classic Jewish deli sandwiches. Dad can nosh on “The O.G” with pastrami and mustard on rye or choose from menu items such as “Boyle Heights” with corned beef and mustard on rye, the “Ocean Avenue,” tuna salad sandwich, bagels with cream cheese and lox or the smoked fish plate. Wexler’s Deli is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. 317 S. Broadway. (213)624-2378.
Bring dad to King Harbor Brewery during Father’s Day to partake in the “Hot Chicken Eating Challenge.” Chef Johnny Zone of Howlin’ Ray’s food truck is serving Nashville-style spicy chicken. Brave contestants can enter the event at noon on Sunday June 21. The only rule during this challenge is simply to finish the chicken the fastest without any beverages. The winner will be rewarded with a growler of their choice from King Harbor brew along with some swag to take home. The competition starts promptly at 1:30 p.m. For those who can’t handle such heat but simply love amazing chicken, Howlin’ Ray’s will be serving their full menu all day. To enter your dad into the contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2907 182nd St. (310)542-8657.
Penny Beers on Dad’s Day
At Santa Monica restaurants Ashland Hill and Ox & Son, chef Brad Miller offers a Father’s Day special. Bring your dad in for select beers that cost only one penny. 2803 Main St. (310)399-7900 and 1534 Montana Ave. (310)829-3990.
Art’s Table Celebrates Dad
Chef Mark Mittleman offers Father’s Day specials like pulled pork sandwiches, charcuterie plates and Art’s blowtorch Prime Rib. All sales from the menu specials will be donated to the Art Verge Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. Art Verge is owner Mark Verge’s father and the restaurant’s namesake. 1002 Montana Ave. (310)395-2500.
The Rockefeller Father’s Day
The South Bay gastropub is offering the first six reservations of parties of four or more a free dessert for dad. Signature desserts include a hot chocolate chip cookie for two and vanilla crème brulee. 1209 Highland Ave. (310)545-5810 and 418 Pier Ave. (310)372-8467.
L&E Oyster Bar
At this Silver Lake hot spot, Chef Spencer Bezaire presents a Father’s Day Sunday supper on June 21 from 5 to 11 p.m., serving favorites such as oysters L&E with Dungeness crab; knife & fork fried oyster po’boy with shaved fennel, chicory, sweet peppers, gribiche and fries; seafood gumbo poutine with fries, Andouille sausage, Dungeness crab, clams and cheddar cheese; and a stand out clam chowder with Neuskes bacon and weiser farms and pee wee potatoes. 1637 Silver Lake Blvd.(323)660-2255.
Pintxos on the Pier
A Basq Kitchen is celebrating their grand opening on Friday, June 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. Come enjoy pintxos, tapas, and wine in A Basq Kitchen’s comfortable, nautical-themed, open dining space on the International Boardwalk of Redondo Beach Pier. In Basque Country, lunch and dinner often revolve around made-to-order pintxos – small snacks. The grand opening tickets are $28, which include unlimited food, beer and sangria. Purchase tickets at abkgrandopening.eventbrite.com 136 N. International Boardwalk (310)376-9215.
Father’s Day BBQ Brunch
This Father’s Day, the Beverly Hilton’s CIRCA 55 is serving breakfast fare, selections from the grill, a farmer’s market salad bar, a taco bar, freshly baked pastries and desserts. The BBQ brunch buffet is available for $59 adults and $29 for children. It runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. A few of the delicious selections include Nutella stuffed French toast, St. Louis style baby back ribs with whiskey BBQ sauce, smoked beef brisket, Chef Thomas Henzi’s selection of breakfast pastries, mini bagels and hand crafted desserts including Bailey’s truffles, cookies and a marble slab ice cream station. 9876 Wilshire Blvd. (310)887-6055.
Brunch at Baltaire
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. soak up the sun on Baltaire’s expansive alfresco terrace, featuring a retractable roof, Eames-style chairs and plush couches and herb and citrus trees, while indulging in Executive Chef Travis Strickland’s signature morning dishes and Beverage Director and Sommelier David Vaughn’s refreshing brunch cocktails. Signature lunch and dinner menu items are also available, including a burger, lobster mac and cheese and a variety of prime steaks with all the accouterments. 11647 San Vicente Blvd. (424)273-1660.
Dad’s Day at Mr. C Spa & Beauty
Mr. C Spa & Beauty will spoil dad now until June 28 with a full day of relaxation. Start with a 30-minute Eucalyptus steam session, complete with a selection of hot tea, refreshing cucumber water, and washcloths. Following this, dad can enjoy a specially designed ESPA Men’s back, face and scalp treatment to restore tired muscles, while cleansing and replenishing dry skin. Fathers will enjoy a refreshing Plymouth Gin “Last Word” cocktail at the Lobby Lounge, and a special take-home gift of ESPA Energizing Shower Gel. The package is available for $295 and $395 for an extended one hour full body massage, and also includes full-day access to the pool and fitness center, plus a voucher for 15 percent off The Restaurant at Mr. C. 1224 S. Beverwil Drive,(310)226-6290.
Father’s Day Grillata at Mr. C
In partnership with Peroni Nastro Azzurro, on June 21 from 12 to 4 p.m., guests can celebrate dad poolside with an indulgent, Venetian buffet lunch and live music by the hotel’s resident American jazz and blues performer Reverend Shawn Amos and his daughter. Finish with homemade desserts like mini lemon meringue tarts. Peroni will be offered on-tap, with a complimentary first pour for dads, as well as Bellini and mimosa stations featuring freshly squeezed peach and orange juices. Adults are $75 and children ages 4 to 12 are $45; bottomless Bellinis and mimosas are $30. (310)226-6245.
Pig Out With Pop
Shade Hotel hosts “Who’s Your Daddy” with a pig roast and craft beer garden with proceeds benefitting The Richstone Family Center on June 21. Executive Chef Chris Garasic prepares a whole spit roasted apple-cider brined Yorkshire hog with pulled pork sandwiches, chicken habanero sausages and traditional sides. Enjoy a variety of locally crafted beers provided by El Segundo Brewing Co. in the hotel’s open-air courtyard. This fun event for dad runs from 12 to 4 p.m. It is $40 per adult, which includes unlimited BBQ and three beer samples, and $15 per child 10 years and younger. 1221 N. Valley Drive (310)469-3466.
Give dad a break from the grill this Father’s Day and take him out to FIN Asian Tapas Bar & Restaurant. Indulge in “Steak Three Ways” paired with an icy beer or hearty cocktail in the cool, comfortable and lounge-like dining room, where manly refreshments will be flowing from the bar. Throw back icy bottles of Sapporo, Kirin or Asahi beer or swig bourbon and try the Washington Boulevard cocktail crafted with Bulleit bourbon, Aperol, Amaro, bitters and an orange peel. Managing Partner and Bar Director Kenneth Whang is also serving the fantastic FIN Sour with rye whiskey, Disaronno and lemon juice. Steak number one is the delicately delicious appetizer of seared beef carpaccio topped with ponzu, truffle oil, micro greens and crispy shitake mushrooms. Share a succulent entree of mitered skirt steak with potato shavings before concluding the meal with the tender and juicy pepper encrusted filet mignon with truffle mash potato and plum wine sauce, showered with generous shavings of black truffle. FIN will be open for Father’s Day, Sunday June 21from 5 to 10 p.m. 12223 West Washington Boulevard Culver City, (310)398-8611; www.finculvercity.com.
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