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Bastille Day at Monsieur Marcel
Enjoy an accordion player today, July 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Monsieur Marcel at the Original Farmers Market. French specialties will be served along with their regular menu. 6333 W. Third St. (323)939-7792.
Le Petit Bistro Bastille Day
Vive la France! Enjoy Bastille Day festivities today, July 14, from 5 to 11 p.m. at Le Petit Bistro, which is offering French specials in addition to the regular menu. Balloons and French music will add to the ambiance. Reservations are recommended. 631 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)289-9797.
Le Petit Paris
Le Petit Paris is celebrating Bastille Day today from 5 to 8 p.m. with live music and an amuse bouche buffet. Enjoy the French national holiday with Pastis apéritif. The entrance fee is $24 per person and includes two drinks and amuse bouche buffet. 420 S. Spring St., (213)217-4445.
Veuve Clicquot and oysters
The yacht-inspired pool deck at Mr. C Beverly Hills is holding a Bastille Day celebration today from 7 to 9:30 p.m., with endless pours of Veuve Clicquot champagne paired with West Coast and East Coast oysters. Hors d’oeuvres include blinis topped with Norwegian smoked salmon and caviar; crab claws served in shot glasses with cocktail sauce; seared tuna with Dijon mustard and Sicilian pistachios; and sea bass sashimi with mint. Sip champagne, Belvedere cocktails and Peroni Nastro Azzurro on draft. DJ Bobby French will spin tunes. Tickets are $95 per person. 1224 Beverwil Drive, (310)277-9537.
Petrossian’s Bastille Day and Caviar Day
Enjoy a French menu at Petrossian this evening with foie gras terrine with brioche and Petrossian confiture, charcuterie plates and caviar eclairs filled with smoked black cod mousse. French wines will be available by the glass for $10. On July 18 beginning at 7:30 p.m., Petrossian is celebrating National Caviar Day with a multi-course, caviar-centric tasting dinner that includes two glasses of champagne or wine, or vodka. Reservations are required. 321 N. Robertson Blvd., (310)271-6300.
100 Wines tasting event at Fleming’s
Fleming’s will offer its “100 Wines. One Summer: National Tasting Event” on Saturday, July 16 starting at 5 p.m. The event will feature 50 wines from the Fleming’s 100 wine list. Guests will enjoy wine tastings and savory hors d’oeuvres including snow crab claws with cocktail sauce and house smoked Scottish salmon crostini with mustard aioli, cucumber and fresh dill for $35 per person. Additionally, each guest will receive a $25 dining card for their next visit. 252 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, (310)278-8710; 800 W. Olympic Blvd., (213)745-9911.
KCRW free concert and foodie event
Enjoy food in a cool urban oasis provided by The Stand during KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s signature concert series on Saturday, July 16 at Century Park in Century City, next to the Annenberg Space for Photography and Skylight Studios. The menu includes The Stand burgers, cilantro lime chicken sandwiches, spicy Polish sausages and Brussels sprouts. Craft beers from L.A.’s Golden Road Brewery will be poured. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, RSVP at ww.soundinfocus.kcrw.com.
Casa Vega’s 60th anniversary
On Saturday, July 16, owner Christy Vega’s cousin, renowned chef Javier Plascencia from Guadalupe Valley, will serve dishes during an intimate al fresco dinner at Casa Vega. Guests can view family photos of the Vega’s history in Los Angeles and enjoy live mariachi music during the 60th anniversary celebration. A seven-course menu will feature signature dishes from Casa Vega and custom plates by Plascencia. Tickets are $109 per person. A percentage of the proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Food Bank. Cocktails start at 6 p.m.; dinner begins at 7 p.m. The dress code is fancy; valet parking is complimentary. 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818)788-4868, www.table8.com/e/los-angeles/casa-vegas-60th-anniversary-dinner/eaafa5433cae4b9285ec1f22dc23f900.
National Ice Cream Month
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday July as National Ice Cream Day. This year, National Ice Cream Day is on Sunday, July 17. RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen in Century City is celebrating with authentic Asian-inspired ice cream. Singapore-native chef Mohan Ismail makes three ice cream flavors including Vietnamese coffee, milk chocolate and condensed milk. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., (310)552-9988.
dineLA Summer Restaurant Week E.P. & L.P.’s modern Asian menu
During dineLA Summer Restaurant Week E.P. & L.P.’s Aussie-Fijian executive chef Louis Tikaram will serve a new summer menu with the flavors of Australia, South East Asia and the South Pacific. The menu celebrates E.P. & L.P.’s first participation in dineL.A. Summer Restaurant Week and will be served from 6 to 11 p.m. It includes a choice of starter, entrée and dessert, and a complimentary glass of red or white wine, for $49. The first course includes wood grilled octopus or sweet and sour crispy pork. The second course features Lou Dogg’s crispy skin chicken or roasted vegetable curry. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)855-9955.
dineLA lunch at BOA
Enjoy a special lunch at BOA Steakhouse on Sunset Boulevard with executive chef Jose Melendez preparing a three-course menu for $25 per person. Choose from two salads before selecting one of his entrées including smoked American Kobe brisket sandwiches, grilled chicken paillard and penne pasta with blistered cherry tomatoes, spinach and kalamata olives. Finish with BOA’s cookie and ice cream or a sorbet trio. The dineLA menu is available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during dineLA Summer Restaurant Week 9200 Sunset Blvd., (310)278-2050.
Katana West Hollywood
Starting at 6 p.m. during dineLA Summer Restaurant Week, guests at Katana West Hollywood can order from the dineLA three-course dinner menu for $39 per person. Starters include Japanese fried chicken, hamachi serrano and beef rib-eye wrapped asparagus. Entrées include 10-piece seafood and vegetable tempura with miso soup and rice, and robata skewers with rib eye, chicken meatballs, pork belly, shrimp, salmon and bacon-wrapped cherry tomatoes, served with rice and miso soup. Finish with a mini chocolate volcano with vanilla ice cream or fresh fruit with sorbet. 8439 W. Sunset Blvd., (310)650-8585.
Culver City’s ‘SummerTini Tasting’
On Wednesday, July 20 from 5 to 9 p.m., numerous restaurants are participating in Downtown Culver City’s free “SummerTini Tasting” event. The Culver Hotel is serving raspberry martinis made with muddled fresh raspberries, Hendricks gin, fresh lemon and a splash of simple syrup. Other participants include Akasha, Cafe Vida, City Tavern, Cold Stone Creamery, East Borough, Hanjip, Kay n’ Dave’s, Kirk Douglas Theatre, LaRocco’s Pizzeria, Lundeens, Massage Garage, Novecento, Rush Street, Sambar, The Whole 9, Uno and Wildcraft. Downtown Culver City is located between Culver and Washington Boulevards and Duquesne Avenue. www.downtownculvercity.com.
Ice cream and ‘Casablanca’
Enjoy ice cream while watching the classic movie “Casablanca” on Tuesday, July 19 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Sweet Rose Creamery. Every Tuesday evening through Aug. 30, Sweet Rose Creamery will show classic movies on its backyard patio. Enjoy the creamery’s signature sundaes and ice cream cones with seasonal flavors such as peaches and cream, summer corn and melon sorbet. On July 26, “The Breakfast Club” will be shown. 4377 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, (310)260-2663.
Multi-course ice cream dinner
Chef Kyle Schutte is known for his contemporary and innovative food, and has created a new dining experience at the Newberry Lofts with a different flavor of sweet and savory ice cream included in each course. The dinners will be served on July 23, 26 and 27. Tickets are $65 per person. 900 E. First St., Ste. 302, eatfeastly.com/ChefKyle.
Beach time ‘Shade Hour’ at Zinc
Zinc, Manhattan Beach’s premiere luxury boutique hotel, offers food and beverage discounts during its new weekday “Shade Hour” in the lounge. “Shade Hour” runs Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy half-priced beer, cocktails and wine. Executive chef Ashley Oates’ select appetizers are also 50 percent off. Guests can sit on the terrace or in the lounge. Stop by after a day at the beach or stay overnight and enjoy the rooftop Skydeck’s private pool and bar. 1221 N. Valley Drive., (310)469-3466.
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