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Saturday, February 28

Michelin-starred Chef Moonlights at Culina for 5th Anniversary

Culina, Modern Italian

300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm to 10:00pm

In honor of Culina, Modern Italian's fifth-year-anniversary in the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Chef Vito Mollica of Il Palagio Ristorante at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Florence will be joining the talented culinary team at the Cal-Italian hot spot for a five-day celebration. Starting on Saturday, February 28th, the restaurant will spotlight à la carte specials from Chef Mollica, as well as a five-course collaborative dinner menu that features offerings from both chefs.  The menu, priced at $65 per person, will be available through the evening of Wednesday, March 4th.

Dinner Tasting Menu from Chef Vito Mollica & Culina Chef Mette Williams

Antipasti  (Chef Vito Mollica, Il Palagio Ristorante)

Sea bass and beef fillet carpaccio with bone morrow, sea urchin and citrus dressing

Primi Piatti (Chef Mette Williams, Culina)

Ravioli carbonara, prosciutto wrapped egg yolk, mascarpone and pancetta

Secondi Piatti (Chef Vito Mollica, Il Palagio Ristorante)

Seared  sea bass in olive and tomato crust with white wine scented artichokes

Terzi Piatti (Chef Mette Williams, Culina)

Beef “tongue and cheeks," cannellini bean ragu, eggplant caponata and roasted pepper coulis

Dolci (Chef Vito Mollica, Il Palagio Ristorante)

Mascarpone ingot with caramelized nuts and coffee ice cream

$65 per person.

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Lunar New Year Auspicious Dishes at Little Sister

Little Sister

1131 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA


The Lunar New Year (February 19, 2015) is nearly upon us, and Blackhouse Hospitality’s Executive Chef-Partner Tin Vuong is channeling his signature “anti-fusion” style to create “lucky”* dishes ($14-33) in honor of the Year of the Ram. From February 18 – February 28, 2015, Little Sister in Manhattan Beach will serve auspicious offerings to celebrate alongside the regular menu, including:

  • Peking Duck and Shiitake Mushroom Spring Rolls with tangerine sweet and sour ($12) 
  • Pork, Crab, and Garlic Chive Dumplings in chili sauce topped with scallions ($14)
  • Szechuan Braised Lamb Shank with mustard greens and sweet potato ($26)
  • Pan Fried E-Fu, twice-cooked pork belly, long beans, and sprouts ($24)
  • Whole Crispy Chicken with lime, red curry, sea salt, cilantro, and scallion pancakes ($30)
  • Jumbo Prawns and Pineapple Fried Rice with bay scallops, egg, sweet soy, and shallots ($33)
  • House-Spiced Citrus Bubbles with a candied blood orange rim and five spice simple syrup ($10)

*Certain dishes are considered “lucky” and eaten during the Chinese New Year as they are believed to bring good fortune for the following year.

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Sunday, March 1

lucques’ 12th annual cassoulet night


8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA

5:00pm to 9:30pm

Chef Suzanne Goin and her business partner and sommelier Caroline Styne announce Sunday, March 1, 2015 for their popular Cassoulet Night at Lucques, featuring the traditional slow cooked dish of beans and meats that is a classic of Southern French cooking.

The three course menu, priced at $55 per guest features a Salad of Young Greens and Gabriel Coulet Roquefort with Local Walnuts, Banyuls and Wildflower Honey; Cassoulet de Maison with Duck Confit, Garlic Sausage and White Beans; and a dessert of Gascon Almond Cake with Roasted Apples and Prune-Armagnac Ice Cream. Cassoulet Night is a ticketed event; contact Lucques at 323 6556277 for advance purchase.

And for those unable to attend the dinner, Lucques will offer a limited number of orders of “Cassoulet to Go.”  Each order of Cassoulet de Maison comes in its own earthenware cazuela with instructions for easy preparation. Pricing for the take away is $35 and orders must be received by 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 25 for pickup on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Call the restaurant to order. 

Cassoulet Night at Lucques is served from 5:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., one night only a year. Reservations are by advance purchase of tickets only and can be made by calling the restaurant at 323. 655.6277 or online at www.lucques.com.

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Monday, March 2

Thursday, March 5

Smog City Beer Pairing Dinner

Kings Row Gastropub

20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA


Wild Game & Foraged Veggies/Fruit/Roots

6 Courses with 6 Beers

Special Guests: Owners Jonathan Porter & Laurie Porter

King's Row Gastropub in Old Pasadena continues their monthly 6 course Beer Pairing Dinner series with a rarity filled night of Wild Game & Foraged Veggies/Fruit/Roots alongside Torrance's finest craft beer creations care of Smog City Brewing.

Tap List:

Mai Tai Hoptonic IPA

Weird Beer

The Nothing Imperial Stout

Saber Tooth Squirrel Amber

Amarilla Gorilla IPA

Coffee Porter

$50  / seating is limited

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Sunday, March 8

The Hungry Cat Celebrates 10 Years in Hollywood with Pig & Oyster Roast

The Hungry Cat

1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood, CA

11:00am to 8:00pm

David Lentz’s flagship restaurant, The Hungry Cat in Hollywood, celebrates a momentous 10th Anniversary with a Pig and Oyster Roast – a festival of seafood and favorites dishes beginning at 3 p.m. on March 8, 2015. The Hungry Cat will be featuring fresh oysters in every way, including on the half shell, grilled or fried, served with condiments and sides along with a spectacular treasure-trove of shellfish. The Hungry Cat will also offer a special à la carte anniversary menu of the restaurant’s seafood favorites to accompany the Pig and Oyster Roast specialties.

And to sweeten the pot, The Hungry Cat’s expert bartenders will be mixing up big boozy anniversary cocktails from 11 a.m. during brunch service and continue throughout the Roast until 8 p.m. Cocktails are priced at $7 and $4 for draft beers.

The Hungry Cat 10th Anniversary Pig and Oyster Roast

Caja China Roasted Whole Pig

Shellfish Galore – “You Name It, We’ll Have It”

Roasted and Fried Oysters

Special à la Carte Menu

Craft Cocktails and Beer Specials

pricing à la carte

served only from 3pm; menu not available for brunch

One day only, Sunday, March 8, 2015

Brunch: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with Bar Specials and Brunch Menu

Anniversary Celebration with Pig & Oyster Roast: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Reservations recommended

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LA Weekly's The Essentials

California Market Center

110 East Ninth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90079

1:00pm to 5:00pm

LA Weekly presents The Essentials at the California Market Center in DTLA. Join us Sunday, March 8th, from 1pm–5pm (VIP hour from 1pm–2pm) for LA Weekly's signature food and wine extravaganza. Curated by our award-winning food writers, the event showcases signature bites from restaurants featured in our 99 Essentials restaurant issue that hits stands the same week. Along with the great food, guests will enjoy wine from top shelf wineries and cocktail samples from our liquor partners.

The Essentials
Sunday March 8th, 2015
1pm – 5pm
VIP hour from 1pm-2pm
California Market Center
110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079

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Saturday, March 14

Spring Greening Cooking Class at Border Grill Downtown LA

Border Grill Downtown LA

445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA, 90071

10:00am to 12:00pm

Spring has never looked so good! Celebrate the harvest of fresh flavors as Border Grill Chef/Owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger host a special “Spring Greening” cooking class at Border Grill Downtown LA. These “Top Chef Masters” and “Too Hot Tamales” will showcase fresh and delectable ingredients from around the globe that are perfect for entertaining guests this season, especially St. Patrick’s Day!

Enroll in this entertaining demonstration-style cooking class and learn Mary Sue and Susan’s tips, tricks and techniques to making green-inspired eats, including a Crab and Squid Aquachile, Cumin Marinated Chicken, Seared Romanesco, and much more!

Guests will receive a multi-course meal, seasonal cocktails, and recipe booklet. The class is priced at $85 per person (tax not included) and will include demonstrations of the following:


Green Grape White Sangria

cava, green apples, kiwi

La Diosa Verde

damiana, mezcal, fresh lime, cilantro, maple syrup


Crab and Squid Aguachile

oyster crackers

Fried Cotija Kale Salad

Cumin Marinated Chicken

cilantro sauce and pickled tomatillos

Seared Romanesco

Quinoa Pilaf

fideo and peas


Negra Modelo Cupcakes

dulce de leche, cream cheese, coffee cream ganache


shot of homemade coffee cream liqueur

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Monday, March 23

The Tuscan Gun Dinner Series

Mauro's Cafe at Fred Segal

8112 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, 90046

7:30pm to 10:00pm

After 3 sold out rounds of dinners in Brooklyn this past fall Gabriele Corcos is coming back to the city where it all begun a decade ago. He will be hosting five dinner events in March at Mauro’s Café in Fred Segal Hollywood, which is the first spot he and Debi had a date when he arrived from Florence in the summer of 2001. The menu has pork in three items out of a five course menu. Join Garbiele for a night of Super Tuscan Food and Selected Wines*.


- PROSCIUTTO TAGLIATO A MANO (Hand-sliced Italian Prosciutto)

- PECORINO E MARMELLATA (6 months aged Tuscan Pecorino Cheese House Made Jam)

- BRUSCHETTA DI FAGIOLI (Cannelini Beans, Pancetta, Rosemary and Garlic)


- LA CAPRA E LA BIETOLA (Beet, Cucumber and Goat cheese w/ Grapefruit Vinaigrette and Mint Olive Oil)


- PENNE ALLA GRICIA (Guanciale, Sage, Garlic and Pecorino Cheese)


- PORCHETTA (Slow cooked Pork Butt served with Herb-roasted Fingerling Potatoes and sautéed Kale)


-PANNA COTTA AI FRUTTI DI BOSCO (Soft Cream Custard w/ Wine Poached Berry Sauce)



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