Indian eats in DTLA
Serving a unique spin on fine Indian cuisine coupled with a variety of unique spirits, Badmaash has some solid eats. Family owned and operated, many of the dishes take after the Punjabi region of India where the Chef was born. Read More
A bit of DTLA’s flavor has dropped into West Hollywood, CA at The Church Key. Hitting Sunset Strip, this innovative American cuisine and dining experience comes from the minds of Chef Steven Fretz and Joseph Sabato – formerly with Michael Mina, and Devon Espinoza of Pour Vous. Guests enjoy a wide variety of tapas size dishes brought to your table by cart (literally a la carte, har har) and an ecclectic menu dishing up internationally inspired cuisine paired with artisan cocktails and adult otterpops! Read More
The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival was as spectacular as ever with the bright lights, celebrities, rivers of wine, and gastronomical genius – it was not a weekend to be missed. Jam packed with the doe-eyed and hungry, this 4 day event boasted of culinary mastery and the endless flow of every varietal of wine. Read More
Wendell Berry famously said, “Eating is an agricultural act.” Fig & Olive in Los Angeles, CA embodies this farm to-table ethos with Chef Pascal Lorange’s Farmer’s Menu. At a recent private event, Chef Lorange and founder, Laurent Halasz, invite the very farmers who supply their ingredients to the figurative and literal table to discuss the ethics and inspiration behind farm-to-table cuisine. Read More
Dating in the city
Let’s face it, dating in a city like Los Angeles isn’t easy. First you have to find the right person, then your schedules have to magically align, and just when you think you’re in the clear, you realize you still have to find the right venue. There’s not much we can do to help with the who and when, but Susan Feninger’s STREET in Los Angeles, CA can solve the question of what and where. Read More
As the eclectic culinary scene in Los Angeles continues to rage on, it is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The multifaceted culinary melting pot of Los Angeles has been represented and spurred on by the various cultures, talented chefs, and the hungry bellies that define the “Angeleno.” Lucky for us, they didn’t forget the dessert. Read More
The idea of eating healthy or diet food are usually synonymous with cardboard, flavorless, and just friggen gross. But not today folks, Patina in downtown Los Angeles’ Executive Chef Charlies Olalia has announced a Paleo prix fixe menu and with no particular end in sight. As we posted last week, fine dining and diet trends have collided at Patina with this seasonal/rotating menu and at a great value! Here’s a closer look: Read More
Los Angeles Magazine hosted the Hidden Pop up dinner, in part hosted by Lexus, at Malibu Café in Calamigos Ranch, CA. The atmosphere was reminiscent of a family barbecue, relaxed with a touch of elegance that any event hosted by Lexus and LA Magazine always lend. Read More
Tonight at Umamicatessen
Join Micah Wexler at Umamicatessen in DTLA tonight and every Thursday through August for The Residency – Dead Chefs. This rotating dinner series is Chef Wexler’s homage to past chefs who have advanced and influenced cuisine by ”doing something different”. Featuring a broad range of chefs, time periods, countries, and cuisine, tonights dinner pays homage to Maestro Martino, a celebrity chef of his day. Bridging the gap between medieval times and the food of the renaissance, Martino influenced what would be Italian cuisine of today. Through this special one time event, Chef Wexler illustrates a snapshot of culinary evolution through both traditon and inspiration. And here’s our snapshots from our preview!
Restaurateur Brad Johnson, Director of Operations David Borrego, and Executive Chef Govind Armstrong have opened Willie Jane, a new restaurant to join Abbott Kinney at 1031 Abbott Kinney Boulevard. The restaurant will serve up Chef Armstrong’s take on family style Southern American cuisine focusing on low country coastal dishes. The beverage program will focus on a specialty collection of bourbon and a seasonal cocktail menu with Southern classics. 1031 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291.
Photo credit – Nico Marques.
Peru meets Japan in Marina del Rey!
Did you know that Peru has the largest Japanese community outside of Japan? No? Well, neither did we! Chef Ricardo Zarate along with partner Stephane Bombet have done it again with the opening of their third restaurant, Paichẽ, a Peruvian izakaya in Marina del Rey, CA! Read More
Be honest. Even as an adult, the private tea parties you used to host, with special guests Mr. Buttons the fluffy rabbit and Rainbow the unicorn, and hey, even Mr. G.I. Joe the toy soldier, still bring back fond memories. Who hasn’t wanted to take part in a proper tea party? Well now you’re in luck, and no you don’t have to travel all the way to Europe to “be a guest, and put the service to the test!” Mignon, Los Angeles, CA – known for their take on Old World, rustic French cuisine, fine artisanal cheeses and charcuterie – has launched their Afternoon Tea series! Read More