Events & Festivals

Crustacean Food Fair at CHAYA Venice

East meets West meets Seafood

Join CHAYA Venice in Venice, CA for a month long feast of most things under the sea! From August 5 – 31st, CHAYA will host their annual “Crustacean Food Fair” showcasing seafood-centric dishes. Read More

Garlic Fair at CHAYA Venice

SEPTEMBER 4 – 30, 2012

Join CHAYA Venice in Venice, CA for their 17th annual Garlic Fair through the month of September. CHAYA Executive Corporate Chef Shigefumi Tachibe offers yet another inventive garlic-centric tasting menu available alongside the dinner menu in both the dining room and bar/lounge area. Read More

‘Oyster Fair’ at Chaya Venice, M.B. Post presents ‘Can You Dig It’

Celebrate the flavors of the sea at Chaya Venice‘s “Oyster Fair” from February 16 to March 3. Available for dinner only, the menu will showcase both hot and cold dishes, such as fresh oysters on the half shell including Kumamoto, Fanny Bay, and Hama Hama ($16). Other starters on the menu include Baked Oyster Rockefeller with Spinach, Bacon, Cream, and Parmesan Cheese ($19) and Angus Beef Tartare with Fried Oyster and Sweet Potato Chips ($16). Main entrées include Oyster and Citrus Cured Salmon Chowder with Tokyo Winter Negi (Japanese Leeks), Yukon Potato, and a Homemade Bacon Scone ($20) and Kobe Short Rib “Pot Pie” with Caramelized Sweet Onion Sauce and Baked Oyster Zucchini, and Champagne Cream ($29). You can party with the oysters from Monday through Thursday, 6 PM – 10:30 PM. Regular menu items will also be available throughout “Oyster Fair”. 110 Navy St., Venice, CA 90291. 310-396-1179.

If produce is more your style, chef David LeFevre of M.B. Post in Manhattan Beach is kicking off the inaugural event, “Can You Dig It?” on February 24 at 12 PM. A three-course meal of small, shareable plates ($65) with an optional wine pairing will be available (+$35 more) in this seasonal program which will exhibit a guest chef along with a featured farmer. This year’s pairing will see Chef Giuseppe Tentori of Boka, GT Fish & Oyster, and Maryann Carpenter from Coastal Farms in Santa Paula, CA. 1142 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. 310-545-5405.

Food

Get your crab on – Dungeness Crab Fair at Chaya Venice

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