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Prawn opens in Pasadena
Renowned Los Angeles chef Mark Peel opened his second fast-casual seafood concept, Prawn, in Pasadena on Monday, Nov. 13. Located at One Colorado, this second location offers an elevated menu celebrating an array of flavors appealing to a wide range of palates. Utilizing centuries-old pressure cooking technology to capture and steep the flavors, dishes include a clam chowder with Kabocha squash, Thai lobster roll, crab soba noodles, custom grain bowls and a fresh seafood raw bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Prawn offers happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. 16 Miller Alley. (626)219-6115. Also located in Grand Central Market.
Locali opens today in West Hollywood
An organic and natural gourmet deli opens today, Nov. 16, and the first 100 guests will receive free food and swag bags from 5 to 8 p.m. Locali caters to omnivores, but almost any deli sandwich can be made with vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free substitutions. The deli meats are antibiotic free, hormone free, filler free, gluten free and casein free. The non-GMO vegan cheese substitute is soy free and gluten free. Locali’s produce and ingredients are organic whenever possible. The locally made, gourmet artisan breads are vegan too. 8730 Santa Monica Blvd., Unit D.
Tonight, Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé
In celebration of the highly anticipated holiday, Le Petit Paris will be pouring Georges Deboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau for $8 a glass or $38 a bottle on Nov. 16. Sip it alongside Executive Chef Baptiste Grellier’s three-course dinner that includes a choice of appetizer and entrées such as beef bourguignon with a red wine sauce or roasted Atlantic salmon. Finish with a spiced poached pear in wine sauce with Chantilly cream and streusel. This special evening is $49 per person. 418 S. Spring St. (213)217-4445.
Patina hosts Moraga wine dinner
On Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., chef Joachim Splichal and winemaker Scott Rich will offer a five-course, uniquely crafted dinner showcasing Executive Chef Andreas Roller’s dishes paired by Patina sommelier Kristina Bustamante with Rich’s finest “Vino Locale” of red and white varieties. Moraga Estate, the winery tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains, perfectly complements the contemporary French cuisine at Patina. In absence of a public tasting room at Moraga Estate, this exclusive dinner provides guests with the opportunity to taste six remarkable Moraga wines. This one-of-a-kind dinner is $200 per person, including wine pairings, tax and gratuity. To reserve a seat, visit bit.ly/2zHvPab. 141 S. Grand Ave. (213)972-3331.
Burbank winter wine walk and holiday fair
On Nov. 18, the heart of downtown Burbank’s shopping and dining neighborhood transforms into a wine-tasting social event with 30 wine, craft beer and food sampling stops throughout the entertaining tasting route. Participants include Bargetto Winery, Ascension Cellars and Chaucer’s. Tasting stations will be set up at Urband Press Winery, Phitosophy, Zamba, European Wax Center, Lee’s Beauty Supply Burbank, Guisados, Market City Caffe and Barney’s Beanery. The street fair is free for all ages from noon to 8 p.m. Experience a tree lighting ceremony and snowfall as well. Tickets to the wine tastings from 4 to 7 p.m. are $45 for the 21 and older crowd with valid ID. The street fair takes place on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue. The main stage and snowfall is located at Palm Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard. For reservations, visit DTNBUR.com and burbankwinterwinewalk.com.
True Food Kitchen holiday pie
The signature squash pie is back for Thanksgiving at True Food Kitchen. This nutrient-rich, vegan graham cracker crust pie is made with creamy and ripe butternut squash. It’s enhanced with winter spices of cloves, cinnamon, coconut, maple and a hint of brandy. Top a slice with a dollop of vegan coconut-milk whipped cream. The squash pie is available until Nov. 19 and can be picked up at True Food Kitchen on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. 395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 172, Santa Monica, (310)593-8300. 860 S. Sepulveda, Suite 100, El Segundo, (310)469-7725. 168 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626)639-6818.
Thanksgiving at Barton G
The whimsical dining destination is serving one-of-a-kind culinary creations for Thanksgiving with a three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu for $65. Executive Chef Attila Bollok makes a roasted pumpkin soup made with fall spices and maple crème fraiche. There is also herb-roasted turkey breast with confit leg served with apricot and sage stuffing, parsnip potato mash, roasted Brussels sprouts with a pistachio crumble and candied yams. Finish with pumpkin donuts served with a side of cranberry compote, pumpkin butter, spiced warm chocolate and cinnamon anglaise. 861 N. La Cienega Blvd. (213)622-1022.
Thanksgiving at Wolf
Chef Marcel is making an elegant, prix-fixe, five-course tasting of holiday favorites for $75 per person. There is an optional wine pairing with each course. Reservations are available from 4 to 9 p.m. Since people love leftovers the next day, Wolf is offering a “leftovers” supplement for an additional $15 that includes turkey with additional fixings and goodies (stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and more) to add to whatever you take home. Or order in advance a juicy turkey and chestnut stuffing to pick up on Thanksgiving. Pre-orders are now available through Nov. 19. 7661 Melrose Ave. (323)424-7735.
The Restaurant at Mr. C
At the Italian-inspired hotel Mr. C Beverly Hills, The Restaurant at Mr. C is celebrating la dolce vita with a four-course Thanksgiving menu for $85 per person. Items include homemade butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and crispy fried sage; oven-roasted turkey with Napa Valley chardonnay-gravy sauce, and served with roasted pistachio stuffing; amaretto duchess sweet potato; and homemade pumpkin pie or cheesecake with strawberry topping and fresh whipped cream. Guests can also order whole pies for $40, as well as the signature Cipriani vanilla meringue cake. Orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance. 1224 Beverwil Drive. (310)226-6245
The Farm Beverly Hills Thanksgiving to go
A full range of a holiday feast items include an organic turkey breast or organic whole turkey for eight to 10 people with The Farm stuffing; truffled wild mushroom gravy; garlic mashed potatoes; baked brie with raspberries and honey; bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese; vegan butternut squash soup; pineapple bread pudding and a pecan pie. Orders must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 21 at noon. Reheating instructions are included. 439 N. Beverly Drive. (310)273-5578.
Little Dom’s Thanksgiving to go
Skip the kitchen work this holiday, and have chef Brandon Boudet prepare your Thanksgiving feast of deep-fried turkey, garnet yam gratin, fennel sausage and mushroom stuffing. Be sure to order an assortment of desserts from pastry chef Ann Kirk. You can also pick up wines by the bottle, along with artisan cheese and cured meat plates. Orders must be placed before Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. Pickup from 9 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving. 2128 Hillhurst Ave. (323)661-0055.
Celebrate a vegan Thanksgiving with Cafe Gratitude
Bring home vegan side dishes and pies from Cafe Gratitude for your holiday table. They must be ordered by Monday, Nov. 20, and picked up on Nov. 22 between the hours of 1 to 10 p.m. Customers can order by phone, in person or online on cafegratitude.com. 639 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323)580-6383. 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., (213)929-5580.
Dekkadance offers unparalleled views
Start a new Thanksgiving tradition by enjoying the holiday season at the tallest building west of Chicago. Dekkadance is located on the 69th floor of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. On Nov. 23, the restaurant is offering a savory buffet-style meal with soup, crispy pumpkin gnocchi, fig pizza, salt-crusted prime rib, and a carving station with turkey breast and bone-in ham. 900 Wilshire Blvd. (213)688-7777.
Lawry’s Prime Rib Thanksgiving Feast
Enjoy Diestel Ranch turkey carved tableside, Lawry’s famous spinning bowl salad, whipped mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cornbread apple-sage stuffing and cranberry sauce for $39 per person. Also available is a turkey and prime rib combination which features two slices of fresh-roasted turkey breast with two English-cut slices of prime rib for $45 per person. Additional entrée options include salmon and lobster tail, along with classic desserts like pumpkin or apple pie. For those who prefer to dine at home, Lawry’s will be offering turkey and prime rib dinners to-go on Thanksgiving. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 100 La Cienega Blvd. (310)652-2827.
Playa Provisions holiday pie
Top Chef-participant Brooke Williamson’s artisanal ice creamery Small Batch in Playa Provisions is showcasing a holiday favorite with a pumpkin cheesecake ice cream pie with graham cracker crust for $45. Guests can pre-order by calling Small Batch. 12222 Venice Blvd. (424)289-9552.
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