Roy's and Moët Present the Perfect Pairing: Champagne and Sushi Dinner

October 27, 2009

On November 10, James Beard award winner Roy Yamaguchi and the legendary House of Moët & Chandon are inviting foodies and bubble lovers alike to experience a singular dining event that showcases the delicious possibilities of pairing sushi and champagne. The Perfect Pairing: A Decadent Champagne & Sushi Dinner will take place at all mainland…

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The Wayback Machine: ERA at Campanile

October 21, 2009

On Saturday, October 24th, the fourth installment of the ERA series of bi-monthly events will take place at Campanile. The upscale, 1920’s themed parties were previously held at downtown’s historic Oviatt Building, until the need for a larger venue brought ERA to the acclaimed restaurant on La Brea. It’s certainly an appropriate location: Campanile is…

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Nov. 5 & 6: Joseph Phelps Vineyards Wine Dinner at the Peninsula

October 19, 2009

On Nov. 5 and 6, The Peninsula Beverly Hills is hosting a four-course Joseph Phelps Vineyards Wine Dinner, where diners will be able to meet Kathleen Dirickson (the winery’s National Manager) as well as taste several Joseph Phelps wines paired to a fall menu prepared by Peninsula Executive Chef James Overbaugh. The night’s dishes will…

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October 19: The James Beard Foundation L.A. Chef Invitational

October 12, 2009

On Monday, October 19, Chef Eric Greenspan is hosting The James Beard Foundation L.A. Chef Invitational, an evening of fine dining and cocktails at his acclaimed restaurant The Foundry on Melrose. The event will feature passed hors d’oeuvres and a 5-course dinner prepared by Greenspan and guest chefs from Southern California. To pair with the food,…

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October 13: The Great Whisk(e)y Debate

October 6, 2009

There are many issues on the public’s minds these days: health care, the economy, Afghanistan. But really, these topics pale in comparison to the truly important question of our time: bourbon or scotch whisky? The Great Whisk(e)y Debate aims to settle this argument (or perhaps start a bunch of new ones) with a fun, interactive…

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October 8: Dan Aykroyd Wine Tasting at Whole Foods

October 6, 2009

Elwood Blues. Dr. Raymond Stantz. Louis Winthorpe III. Beldar. Most actors would kill for any one of those roles, but Dan Aykroyd played them all. From his years as a founding cast member of Saturday Night Live, to his iconic movie roles, Dan has few peers when it comes to comedy. His writing skills and…

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A Taste of the Fall dineLA Launch Party

September 28, 2009

Los Angeles chefs and restaurateurs are gearing up for two weeks of mouthwatering meals and incredible deals during the first-ever Fall dineLA Restaurant Week, which begins on Sunday, October 4 and takes place through Friday, October 16. To celebrate the launch of Fall dineLA 2009, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill hosted a kick-off press conference…

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September 29: Radio Room at the Edison

September 18, 2009

Since its relaunch in February, the Radio Room has hosted top mixologists from around the country, including San Francisco’s Erick Castro (Bourbon & Branch); New York’s Alex Day (Death & Co.) and Richie Boccato (Milk & Honey, Little Branch, Dutch Kills); Boston’s John Gertsen and Misty Kalkofen (Drink). In July, the Radio Room welcomed Amanda…

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September 16: Cocktails for a Cause at Bottega Louie

September 14, 2009

Anyone who’s seen news footage of the monstrous Station Fire and other Southern California wildfires can appreciate the heroism and bravery of the firefighters who have been battling the blazes. Two of them, L.A. County Fire Capt. Tedmund “Ted” Hall and firefighter Specialist Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones, were killed as they tried to find an escape…

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October 10: Jonathan Gold's Union Station Cocktail Party

August 16, 2009

~ When it comes to food and drink writing in Los Angeles, Jonathan Gold is “the Man” and has the Pulitzer Prize to prove it. On October 10, he’s hosting Jonathan Gold’s Union Station Cocktail Party, a fundraiser for Zócalo Public Square, a non-profit organization that builds community by broadening access to civic discourse. According…

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