dineLA Restaurant Week
DineLA Restaurant Week, a 14-day dining event showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination, kicks off on July 13. Enjoy the diversity of culinary experiences with specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus from some of L.A.’s best restaurants. Each day of Restaurant Week, dineLA will choose a #dineLA photo from Instagram to feature. If your photo is chosen, it will be reposted and you will win a $50 restaurant gift card. DineLA runs through July 26. To learn which restaurants are participating, go to http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela-los-angeles-restaurant-week.
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Plan Check’s dineLA summer menu showcases Executive Chef Ernesto Uchimura’s contemporary take on seaside fare with prix-fixe lunch for $25 and dinner for $40 available at all three locations. Uchimura’s coastal inspired menu offers diners exclusive dishes such as griddled corn cakes with smoked fish, a crispy soft shell crab sandwich with lobster sauce and pickled asparagus, and a shrimp and jalapeño coleslaw. Finish with a peaches and cream donut with butter pecan ice cream. These dishes are only available during dineLA’s Summer Restaurant Week. 1111 Wilshire Blvd. (213)403-1616, 351 N. Fairfax Ave. (310)288-6500 and 1800 Sawtelle Blvd. (310)444-1411.
Water Grill dineLA
Enjoy locally sourced produce, shellfish and exotic fish during dineLA restaurant week at Water Grill. The seafood centric menu is offered at the Santa Monica and Downtown locations with a two-course $25 prix-fixe menu and a three course $50 dinner menu offering a wide range of dishes from land and sea, ending with three sweet homemade desserts. 544 S. Grand Ave. (213)891-0900 and 1401 Ocean Ave. (310)394-5669.
Celebrating Bastille Day at L’Assiette Steak Frites
On Tuesday, July 14, Chef/Owner Jacques Fiorentino will prepare dishes inspired by his native France. L’Assiette will serve their signature sous-vide coulotte steak on a French baguette topped with seared foie gras and dressed with house-made sauce, with 24-hour beef tallow pommes frites. Francophiles will also enjoy a seared foie gras appetizer made with a cassis port wine reduction, raspberry coulis, black raisins, currants, and pistachios during dinner service. The price of the dish, $17.89, correlates to the storming of Bastille in 1789. L’Assiette’s Steak Rossini with foie gras, shaved black truffles, and house-made truffle sauce served in two portions is also on the Bastille Day menu. 7166 Melrose Ave.(323)274-2319.
Ice Cream and a Movie
During the month of July, stop into Tanzy Restaurant at the iPic Theater in Westwood for a new Banilla Boozy milkshake for $5. Created specially by Executive Pastry Chef Mindy Segal and iPic’s James Beard award-winning Chef Sherry Yard, the milkshake is made with banana, vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge syrup, and heavy cream. Guests can add a shot of Atlantico Rum for an additional $5. 10840 Wilshire Blvd. (310)307-7004.
Westside Tavern Peach Cobbler
During the month of July, Executive Chef Ben Cohn will serve delicious peach cobbler with Fosselman’s vanilla bean ice cream at the chef-driven California hot spot. Western Tavern will serve this quintessential summer dessert for $9. 10850 W. Pico Blvd. (310)470-1539.
Downtown Culver City Backyard Bash
On July 15 from 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy craft beer, food samples and free entertainment at a neighborhood-wide party on the tree-lined boulevards of downtown Culver City. There will be $2 craft beer tastings and free food samples and tasty treats. Guests can stroll from the Kirk Douglas Theatre to the Culver Hotel. Stop by the CicLAvia table where you can enter to win prizes and learn more about next month’s car-free community event, when the streets leading from Downtown Culver City all the way to Venice Beach will be reserved solely for pedestrians and cyclists with live music and festivities throughout the day. Parking is free in municipal structures for up to two hours, or valet parking is available at three convenient Downtown locations. 9820 Washington Blvd. (310)202-6060.
New Location for Doma Kitchen
Once located in Redondo Beach, Doma has re-opened in Manhattan Beach in a larger location with a full kitchen. Doma Kitchen features Eastern European favorites including homemade borscht and lamb plov. Owners Angie Corrente and Stan Mayzalis along with Chef Kristina Miksyte are excited to bring their traditional cuisine and new dishes to a brand new space and neighborhood. Chef Kristina has added many new items like grilled shashlik. For dessert they serve Italian fritters with ricotta cheese served with house made chocolate sauce. Finish with a traditional Turkish coffee. 3562 N. Sepulveda Blvd. (310)647-3157.
Ventura Island Packers Wine Tasting Cruises
On July 18, enjoy a Ventura Harbor cruise from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with live music, five tastings and light appetizers. The fare is $44 for adults and $40 for seniors 55+. Wine tastings will be with Blendz Winery and appetizers are from The Greek Mediterranean Grill & Lounge. Enjoy classic Rock & Blues music with Kevin Longden. 1691 Spinnaker Drive (805)642-1393.
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