Inko Nito and Boomtown Brewery
Join Inko Nito Chef Randolfo Vaz and Boomtown Brewery representative Chase Hawkins tonight, Nov. 14, for an exclusive, four-course dinner paired with Boomtown beers. The modern Japanese restaurant in the Arts District will serve a sashimi selection paired with MIC Czech Pilsner, panko-fried chicken and Brussels sprouts with Nose Job IPA and robata-grilled prawn with corn and ribs paired with Ingenue Belgian White Ale. Tickets are $42 per adult age 21 and over only. 225 S. Garey St., (310)999-0476.
Food and art at Grand Central Market
Active Cultures is a nonprofit cultural organization that explores the convergence of food and art in contemporary life. Local L.A. artists will lead community-focused workshops, conversations and communal meals at Grand Central Market on Nov. 16, 17, and 23. This free event offers curated food, fashion, movement, and conversations with the artists, market tenants and chefs. Audience members will get to participate in accessible communal meals. Visit eventbrite.com/o/active-cultures-27522575799 for free tickets. 317 S. Broadway.
Give thanks at Poppy + Rose
Come to brunch on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Michael Reed celebrates all things brunch with a menu takeover from his DTLA hotspot Poppy + Rose. Join others at the poolside Avalon Hotel restaurant for fried chicken and waffles. A pop-up Boomtown Brewery beer tent will offer $5 beers, a $12 build-your-own Jardesca Botanical Bar spritz and $8 Micheladas. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., (310)277-5221.
Mari’s communal table feast
On Saturday, Nov. 16, chef Brian Bellicourt of Mari Los Angeles is teaming up with chef Ray Yaptinchay and chef Jay Tugas of Spoon and Pork for a one-night-only, exclusive dining experience. Mari’s communal table will display a family-style feast where Bellicourt, Yaptinchay and Tugas will serve their favorite pork-inspired Thanksgiving Filipino dishes, including sinuglaw tostada, lechon belly and bibingka stuffing. Vegan and vegetarian-friendly Filipino favorites include sizzling tofu-mushroom sisig and tortang talong. Mari pastry chef Gail Romulo is making Filipino treats that include warm buko tart with coconut pandan ice cream. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/a-filipino-inspired-thanksgiving-with-our-friends-spoon-and-pork-tickets-78043416961. The feast and bottomless Calamansi punch cocktails costs $99 per person. Complimentary valet parking will be provided for guests who bring five cans of food, or a $10 cash donation to be gifted to the Westside Food Bank. 2151 Avenue of the Stars, (310)284-6536.
Free tortilla class at Tallula’s
On Monday, Nov. 18, Tallula’s Restaurant is hosting “The Life Cycle of a Table Tortilla,” starting at 5:30 p.m. The complimentary class explores each step of the tortilla-making process, from grinding corn into masa, pressing into toritillas and cooking them. Learn how farmer Jorge Gaviria of Masienda grows organic, non-GMO heirloom corn for chefs and restaurants around the world, including Tallula’s Executive Chef Saw Naing. After the class, Naing is preparing a four-course, family-style dinner showcasing four varieties and colors of Masienda’s corn, including a blue-corn quesadilla. One of Gaviria’s favorite dishes, tandoori chicken inspired by Naing’s Indian heritage, will also be served. Dinner seating starts at 7 p.m. and is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity, and includes a spot in the class. Beverage pairings and specialty cocktails are also available that night. Visit tallylasrestaurant.com/calendar for more details on the “Masienda Dinner.” 118 Entrada Drive, (310)526-0027.
Cafe del Rey wine dinner
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, enjoy a Daou Vineyards wine dinner at Café del Rey beginning at 6 p.m. with a reception in the lounge with light hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be held in the Regatta swith coastal cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Job Carder. The menu includes diver scallop crudo, seared Mary’s Farm duck breast, Sonoma lamb tartare and pot-au-feu. Each course is paired with Daou’s finest world-class wines. This one-of-a-kind dinner is $125 per person excluding tax and gratuity. 4451 Admiralty Way, (310)823-6395.
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