National Prosecco Day at Della Terra
Toast to the weekend on Friday, August 13 by celebrating National Prosecco Day at the charming Northern Italian inspired trattoria, Della Terra. Sparkling wines including a Lamberti Prosecco is $52 a bottle or $14 by the glass. Sparkling cocktails include a bubbly bellini, fizzy raspberry martini, and an apple Prosecco punch. Plenty of Aperol spritz will be poured too. Enjoy a glass with a bowl of fresh handmade pasta and authentic pizza baked in their custom Italian wood-fire oven. Happy hour specials are daily from 3 to 6 p.m. 7675 Beverly Blvd., (323)993-7675.
The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
The new menu at The Belvedere is a perfect blend of Parisian brasserie charm and California sunshine. The hotel’s sunny outdoor patio is ideal for weekend brunch and summer evening dinner. Enjoy lemon ricotta pancakes, a poulet roti crepe for brunch. Try the lobster and caviar flatbread with hand-crafted cocktails for dinner. Weekend brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests dining in the evening at The Belvedere will receive a complimentary Laurent Perrier champagne toast at 8 p.m. The French inspired evening menu features new twists on classic dishes, including saffron risotto croquette, rotisserie chicken crepes and a Gran Marnier soufflé. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., (310)975-2736.
The Oasis Cocktail Moroccan Lounge at JW Marriott
The Marrakesh inspired outdoor cocktail lounge, The Oasis at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is collaborating with Pernod Ricard with a pop-up venue. Located on the pool sundeck of the hotel, offering sweeping views of Los Angeles, it is open to the public through the end of the summer. Cabana reservations are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The $90 ticket price for two includes access to The Oasis, a pitcher of signature sangria and a mezze platter of flavorful bites. Throughout the evening, guests can also purchase additional drinks and signature cocktails from the full bar, along with light fare from the Mediterranean-inspired à la carte food menu. Seating is not guaranteed and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Evenings can be chilly on the pool deck, and there are no outdoor heaters, so sweaters or jackets are encouraged. Valet parking is $10 for the first two hours. The Oasis is open from 6 to 10 p.m., with a last call at 9:45 p.m. During the day, hotel guests have complimentary access to The Oasis daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit theoasispopup.eventbrite.com. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., (213)765-8600.
Gino Angelini and Gelson’s offers cooking class
Owners of Angelini Osteria and Angelini Alimentari, chef Gino Angelini, and his wife Elizabeth, will share recipes for two of their Italian specialties as they host Gelson’s Markets’ first, online cooking class featuring Gino Angelini Sauces. The Zoom class features easy to follow demonstrations on how to make “Angel Hair al Limone” and “Gino’s Meatballs in Marinara Sauce,” featuring his artisanal sauces. The event begins on August 19 at 6 p.m. The deadline to pre-pay and register is Sunday, August 15. Attendees can follow along at home with DIY cooking kits, available for pick-up at Gelson’s across Southern California. The kit includes certified ground angus beef, Gino Angelini limone sauce, Gino Angelini marinara sauce, breadcrumbs, non-fat milk, eggs, fresh parsley, grated Parmigiano Reggiano, garlic, angel hair pasta and a lemon for $49.99. gelsons.com/angelini. 2725 Hyperion Ave., (323)660-0387 and 8330 W. Santa Monica Blvd., (323)656-5580.
Venice Beach’s The Waterfront pretzel special
The 23-year-old restaurant known for offering Swiss, German and American fare, beer and wine is offering a happy hour featuring German beers and oversized Bavarian pretzels. The Waterfront is donating all profits of the pretzel sales to A Safe Place for Youth, a Venice Beach-based charity. The Waterfront is open Wednesday through Sunday for happy hour and dinner. On the weekends the restaurant opens at 11 a.m. 205 Ocean Front Walk, (424)309-5333.
SAJJ creative Mediterranean meals
An ideal nutritious lunch option reopened in downtown L.A. offering a variety of proteins, toppings and sauces. Customers of SAJJ Mediterranean can build their own bowl, pita and plate. Order online for pick up and delivery at sajjstreeteats.com. Open from 11a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. 630 W. 6th St., #110B, (213)265-7546.
Mian opens on West Adams
James Beard Award-nominated Chef Tony Xu and Sean Xie in partnership with successful restaurateur Bill Chait, just opened Mian, serving authentic Sichuan-style noodles and traditional cuisine from China’s Sichuan Province. The bold, pungent and spicy menu features hand-pulled, Sichuan-style noodles topped with ground pork, peas, bok choy and a fried egg; hot and sour noodles in a Sichuan-pepper steeped vegetable broth with fermented Sichuan mustard and topped with soybeans and a fried egg, bone broth wontons and shrimp fried rice. The spicy beef rib noodles are topped with a slow-cooked beef rib. Customers may choose from a list of natural wines and beers, as well as a soju-based mung bean horchata cocktail inspired by the restaurant’s signature mung bean tea. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner starting at 5 p.m. 5263 W. Adams Blvd.
Kitchen 24 new protocols
New health and safety protocols have been implemented at both Kitchen 24 restaurants, requiring proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative test result within 48 hours before visiting, drinking and dining. Guests unable to provide either of these will not be allowed access in the dining rooms or patios for service. Kitchen 24 is open for indoor and patio dining for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and catering. 8575 Santa Monica Blvd., (424)777-0959 and 1608 N. Cahuenga Blvd., (323)465-2424.
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