Halloween is just around the corner and of course it lands on a Wednesday. What better way to celebrate All Hollows Eve on a weeknight than by gorging yourself with Halloween themed food and drinks! Let’s see what we’ve got around town… Read More
Discounted for one day only
Join Drago Centro in Downtown Los Angeles and head bartender Jaymee Mandeville on Wednesday, March 28 for a discounted taste of the new cocktail menu. Specially priced at $8 (normally $12 each), guests have the chance to sample the seasonally inspired cocktails such as the Airstream Libation – Pueblo Viejo Blanco Tequila, R. Jelínek Fernet, Toasted Coconut Infused Demerara, Fresh Lime, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Egg White to the Cool Revival – Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, Cynar, Yuzu, Cucumber, With Lemon and Dill Meringue to the Trädgård – Karlsson’s Gold Vodka, Cocchi Americano, Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters, Lemon Juice, Chives. 525 South Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071. 213-228-8998.
According to a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health, the ingestion of red meat can cause a 13% greater chance of premature death. Now with that in mind, consumers may feel at ease shifting their meat focus to seafoods like salmon, which can be one of the healthiest types of fish for consumption. But not all salmon are created equal. Yes, created (housed in controlled farms across the country). Majority of the salmon Americans consume are farm raised, grown in pens near the ocean. Public attention has focused on aquacultural operations that are environmentally inefficient, but there is a new salmon farm that is seeking more sustainable ways to raise their salmon. It is endorsed by L.A. chefs like Mezze’s Micah Wexler, Little Dom’s and Dominick’s Brandon Boudet, and Drago Centro‘s Ian Gresik. Skuna Bay was launched in Los Angeles this past November. It is available through Santa Monica Seafood, their distributor. We sat down with chef Ian Gresik where he answered our questions about Skuna Bay. Read More
Join Drago Centro in downtown Los Angeles as they welcome certified Level 2 Court of Master Sommeliers, Spencer Cruse to the team as the new Beverage Director and Sommelier. Adding to the already extensive wine list at Drago Centro, Cruse is introducing more approachable wines to pair with Chef Ian Gresik‘s menu. Some of the new varietals include the Timarosso (Piemonte, Italy), Pecorino (Marche region, Italy), Nascetta (Piemonte, Italy), Furmint used in Tokaji (Hungary and Austria), Tannat (South West France), and Chenin Blanc (Loire Valley, France). 525 South Flower St. #120, Los Angeles, CA 90071. 213-228-8998.
Haven Gastropub at both Pasadena and Orange locations are introducing a new “Prohibition-Era cocktail” menu featuring spirits like Earl Grey Infused Gin, Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon and more. The new cocktail menu is concocted by Haven Gastropub bartenders, co-owner Wil Dee and Executive Chef Greg Daniels. Haven Orange: 190190 South Glassell St. # C, Orange, CA 9286. 714-221-0680. Haven Pasadena: 42 S. De Lacey Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. 626.768.9555.
Pasta demo in their private dining area
Want to learn how to create the perfect pasta from scratch? For two nights in January, Executive Chef Ian Gresik of Drago Centro in downtown Los Angeles will be teaching a class to those with a culinary curiosity on pasta. Chef Ian is no stranger to playing with dough as he started his professional career at Patina Restaurant as a pastry chef.
Attendees will be served in The Vault in Drago Centro with personalized pasta tasting and a beverage. Classes are $55 per person and kicks off Wednesday, January 18 at 5 PM. A second class will be held Wednesday, January 25 at 5 PM. The City National Bank Plaza, 525 South Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071.
On Wednesday, December 28 only
To celebrate Drago Centro in downtown L.A.’s winter cocktail debut, created by head bartender Jaymee Mandeville, they are offering ten different cocktails for $3 off their regular price. The $8 price will only be valid Wednesday, December 28, and remain one the menu for the rest of the season. 525 South Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071. 213-228-8998. Read More
L.A. restaurants celebrating the "Feast of the Seven Fishes" with special menus
La Festa dei Sette Pesci is a tradition originating from Southern Italy that’s celebrated on Christmas Eve in observance of the birth of Baby Jesus through a feast of seven fishes. The fish-centered meal comes from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstinence. Fish counts have been known to go up to nine different varieties.
Chef Ian Gresik of Drago Centro in downtown Los Angeles has this to say, “The feast of seven fishes means experiencing a long standing Italian tradition, like stepping into the past when holidays meant good food, and family.” To celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes, restaurants in L.A. have created their own fish centered menus for one night only on Christmas Eve, December 24. Read More