From the 'Beverly Hills Caviar' tasting
Nestled in the hills of Bel Air, Beverly Hills Caviar hosted a caviar tasting by Top Chef contestant Marcel Vigneron for the Harold Robinson Foundation, dedicated to enriching the lives of inner city and underprivileged children, with performances by the Malibu String Quartet. Here’s the dishes and some tasting tips from Marcel. Read More
Plus chef shows us how to make Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes
Originally from Turin, Italy, Andrea Cavaliere has cooked around the world. From England to New York and now Los Angeles, he’s been working for the SoHo House Group for seven years, an English hospitality company that operates hotels, private clubs and restaurants around the world. Andrea is not only responsible for Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, he spends about ten days out of the month overseeing the kitchen operations at Soho Beach House, a private members’ club, in South Beach and New York. So, What does a busy chef like Andrea Cavaliere do during Thanksgiving? Read More
A world of sweet and pure imagination
Beverly Hills officially welcomes Vosges Haut-Chocolat into town as Chocolatier Katrina Markoff brings us truffles, bon bons, chocolate bars and much more. At the Wednesday, November 16, launch of Vosges newest boutique in Beverly Hills, guests celebrated and experienced an evening of exotic and experimental chocolate. Read More
Studio City's latest Asian fusion spot
If you’ve been to the food court in Century City then you’ve more than likely seen the original Take a Bao, an Asian inspired, quick casual, bun centered eatery. With the opening of their big brother in Studio City, Take a Bao brings their buns into a finer dining arena.
We had a chat with Executive Chef Gavin Portsmouth about the new venture, his childhood, and sleep deprivation. Read More
Why cook on Thanksgiving when you can grab it to go? We’ve compiled a list of restaurants around L.A. that are willing to cook up your dinner for you. Call ahead to make sure that they can accommodate you. Don’t be left baking a last minute turkey. Read More
A day in the Rey + video of chef Daniel Roberts catching and cooking us some fish
Be honest, how many of you know what’s up with Marina Del Rey? Boasting the largest constructed small yacht harbor in the world, isn’t it weird that it doesn’t stand out more to you? We spent half a day in the Rey to check out what exactly was going on over there.
What do you do in MDR?
Here’s a short list.
- Dine at 60 full-service restaurants under a 2 mile radius.
- Parasail with three buddies at 800 feet above the marina.
- A holiday boat parade with fireworks.
- Learn to sail, surf, kayak and more at the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.
- Take a gondola ride.
- Go for a stroll or hop on a bike.
- Dance the night away at Glow.
- Shop the chic boutique shops at the Waterside At Marina Del Rey and Villa Marina Marketplace.
Or you could do what we did, venture onto a chartered sportfishing boat and catch your dinner. Read More
Artisan sandwiches, local produce, and green conscious
From their humble beginnings starting at a failed Starbucks location in Downtown, Los Angeles, Mendocino Farms has now opened its 4th location in West Hollywood, CA offering their artisanal sandwiches, wraps, salads, and soups for lunch and dinner. Read More
The Tripel in Playa del Rey, CA, is a bar and restaurant opened earlier this year by chef/couple Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson. The Tripel is their third project, Beechwood in Venice being their first followed by Hudson House in Redondo Beach. We visited Brooke during one of their newly available lunch hours to chat about how she became a chef, beer cocktails and the impeccable marriage of beer and food. Read More
From farming to fine dining
Chef David Féau‘s long list of culinary accomplishments range from Corporate Executive Chef of the Patina group, former protégé of Guy Savoy, and he was named one of the six best chefs in France under 30 by Le Chef Magazine. Chef David now finds himself as the Chef de Cuisine of The Royce at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA introducing a new kind of fine dining cuisine to the Angeleno palate. Read More
Plus a video of Jessica explaining her favorite raw ingredient
After being inspired by a man that cooked food at San Quentin State Prison, Jessica Christensen decided to try her hands in the culinary world. After years of working in fine dining establishments like the Ritz Carlton and the Montage, chef Jessica now has a place she calls home. City Tavern is located in downtown Culver City and has been around for less than a year, but Jessica has already made quite the reputation for her dinner pairings with beers from local breweries. Read More
The great thing about living in L.A. is the foreign street cuisine that’s readily available. Having gone to popular night markets in Taiwan (an island country in East Asia, located off the southeastern coast of China) like Raohe Street, Huaxi Street and Shilin, and eaten some of the most distinguished Taiwanese street foods, we knew what to look for here in L.A. County and the San Gabriel Valley. Here are 5 Taiwanese street dishes to try that don’t require a passport.
Tachibe’s menu focuses on Euro-Asian flavors accentuating the mighty crustacean
If you love eating crab but hate working for it – not a problem, Chaya Venice is doing the work for you! Kicking off this week at Chaya Venice is the Dungeness Crab Fair from October 24 to November 6. For the next two weeks, Executive Corporate Chef Shigefumi Tachibe – whose formal culinary training in French technique began at age 15, has created a six item savory Dungeness crab dinner menu in addition to the regular fare at Chaya Venice. Read More
The First Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, October 12 and continued until October 16 all over Los Angeles. The Lexus Grand Tasting Event at L.A. Live, spanning 2 days, was no exception to the excitement. Star studded with celebrity chefs, over 300 wines, and the Lexus Tasting Lab, patrons of the event found themselves at the height of decadence and luxury with an all you can drink and eat feast from some of the nations top chefs and wineries. Read More
It would probably take us a while to taste all 120 beers offered on tap over at the SmithHouse Tap & Grill in West Los Angeles. It’s a gastropub, created by Owner, Curtis Nysmith, with a cocktail list, automated draft system, where you can pour your own booze at the table and a “classical American cuisine with a global influence” menu created by “Top Chef All-Stars'” Angelo Sosa. Read More