Cocktails, Punch and the Art of Entertaining with LA Times Magazine

With the holidays just around the corner, a recent Saturday afternoon was the perfect time for The Art of Entertaining, a day of shopping, tastings and educational sessions focused on home entertaining. The inaugural event, presented by LA Times Magazine, was held at the Home of the Avenues, a showcase house exhibiting art, furniture, appliances…

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Zahra Bates Guest Bartends at Test Kitchen, Next Up is Copa d’Oro

Zahra Bates mixes her Old Pal variation at Test Kitchen

The ongoing culinary experiment known as Test Kitchen continues to bring in stellar guest chefs and mixologists, and last weekend was no exception: Alain Giraud was in the kitchen, while Zahra Bates (Providence) and Davidson Fernie (La Descarga) were behind the stick. As I sat down at the bar (the restaurant is frequently booked but…

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