Bottlefish now serves lunch
Executive Chef Ohad Yosef offers a new weekday and Saturday lunch menu starting Sept. 7. Order from a wide selection of seafood favorites, along with sharable small plates, poke and rice bowls, popcorn shrimp, lobster Cobb salads, mini lobster rolls, cheeseburgers, Beyond Meat burgers and Mary’s organic fried chicken sandwiches. Seasoned restaurateurs Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax, the co-founding team behind California Pizza Kitchen, opened Bottlefish in Brentwood to offer an upscale, yet approachable, menu served in an airy indoor dining area and expansive outdoor patio seating. 11677 San Vicente Blvd., suite #200; (310)954-9495.
U.S. Open specials at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
Enjoy dining specials at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown through Monday, Sept. 9, starting with the “Novak Serve to Win” pancakes, named after tennis player Novak Djokovic at Dekkadance. They are served with New Zealand Manuka honey, organic butter and berries, along with a green excelsior juice made with cucumber, apple, celery hearts, romaine lettuce and fresh pineapples. On the 70th floor, the sky Lobby Bar is making a “Lime Judge” cocktail made with silver tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, orange juice, light agave nectar and jalapeño pepper. There is also a non-alcoholic “Watermelon Smash.” In honor of the final grand slam of the year, the bars are serving signature cocktails named Honey Deuce and a Pimm’s Cup at La Boucherie, No Dive Bar, Spire 73 and Dekkadance. 900 Wilshire Blvd., (213)688-7777.
A special evening on the Beach
An annual oceanside celebration for a good cause is on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Each year, this dinner raises funds for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. This organization provides 2,300 meals to feed homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents. Guests can enjoy dishes prepared by this year’s chef lineup, which includes Gino Angelini of Angelini Osteria; Genevieve Gergis of Bestia and Bavel; Brian Rigsby and Andrea Shirey of Craft Los Angeles; Hilary Henderson of CUT Beverly Hills; Mimmo Bruno of Di Stefano Cheese; Matt Molina of HIPPO; Jason McClain, Masa Endo and Luis Perez of the Jonathan Club; Kevin Meehan of Kali; Charles Olalia of Ma’am Sir; Jeff Lustre of Michael’s Restaurant; Zak Walters of The Misfit and Ingo’s Tasty Diner; Carlos Cabrera of Petrossian; Mark Peel of Prawn; Mark Gold of Salt; Raphael Francois and Sally Camacho of Tesse; and Vartan Abgaryan of Yours Truly. All attendees must be 21 or older. Specialty cocktails will be created and presented by Brian Summers, director of spirits and mixology at the Jonathan Club, including Benromach Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Chopin Distillery, Red Door Gin, Dorda Liqueurs and Koch El Mezcal. A martini bar will offer Petrossian caviar-stuffed olives. Hermosa Brewing Company will present a selection of their local craft beers, and a group of vintners will showcase a variety of wines. Tickets are $195, including parking, and are on sale now at eveningonthebeach.com. 850 Palisades Beach Club Road.
Dog Haus and No Kid Hungry
This year’s No Kid Hungry Chef Collaboration Series at Dog Haus is serving guests Bubu’s Hot Chicken Grilled Cheese crafted by celebrity chef Eric Greenspan. Order one during the month of September and $1 of the purchase price will be donated to No Kid Hungry. This creative sandwich is dunked and coated in Bubu’s chili oil and sprinkled with “Angry Dust,” topped with American cheese sauce, chipotle aioli, Dog Haus slaw and pickles and served on a grilled and King’s Hawaiian bun. 3817 W. Olive Ave., (818)566-4287; 3335 S. Figueroa St., (213)748-4287; 105 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena; (626)577-4287.
Mid-Autumn Festival at WP24
On Friday, Sept. 13, Chef de Cuisine John Lechleidner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck will host a fall harvest celebration showcasing the culinary expertise of Puck’s other most revered restaurants, including Spago, CUT and Hotel Bel-Air. Guests will receive a welcome drink upon arrival and enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening while exploring the six interactive culinary stations serving specialty menu items from each guest chef. Highlights include Chef John’s whole roasted Korean-spiced Sonoma lamb. Another station will offer ricotta gnocchi by Chef Tetsu Yahagi of Spago, alongside traditional fare like black sesame egg tarts and moon cakes. Guests can choose between three ticketing options. General admission is $69 for dinner service starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the VIP-reserved tables with a mid-autumn festival gift are $99 each. For the “Ultimate Experience,” guests arrive early for an exclusive meet-and-greet with featured chefs at 5 p.m. These tickets are $149 per person. For tickets, visit exploretock.com/wp24/event/56151/mid-autumn-festival. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., (213)743-8824.
Eataly’s new La Pasta Fresca
A new casual dine-in or quick lunch take-away fresh pasta bar opened inside Eataly. Enjoy authentic pasta dishes and thoughtful wine pairings for lunch or dinner. The expert pastai (pastamakers) use just two ingredients – locally sourced eggs and imported Italian flour. Take a culinary trip to different regions in Italy. Each day there is one daily rotating special and five classic pasta dishes, including Tagliatelle alla Bolognese from Bologna, Chitarra con Pomodorini Freschi from Abruzzo, and Caserecce alla Trapanese from Sicily. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., (213)310-8000.
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