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Wednesday, September 17

New Dinner Series // Sopra at Sotto


9575 WEST PICO BLVD, Los Angeles, CA


 "Sopra at Sotto" will be the first in a series where Chef Steve Samson will be breaking with Sotto tradition and creating dishes that are the Bolognese classics he grew up on. 

Inspired by the 50th wedding anniversary of Steve's parents, Anna and Robert, this first dinner will recreate their wedding feast.  This will be a five course meal featuring items such as fried crescentine, lasagne verdi, milk-braised pork shoulder and beans with polenta. The meal is set at $55 per guest, with an additional $30 if choosing the wine pairing. 

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Saturday, September 20


Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles, CA 90015

12:00pm to 8:00pm

Culinary aficionados, food fanatics, taste makers and lovers of edibles and beverages of all kinds will discover, sample and experience the finest in trending foods, gourmet and artisan delicacies all under one roof during one delicious weekend.

Join us for LA's edible extravaganza featuring a bevy of decadently delicious discoveries of your new favorite foods, culinary demos, performances and high-energy event activities.

Gourmetzia exhibitors are from California as well as from all across the US offer specialty foods of premium quality and some are made by small or local manufacturers with farm-fresh ingredients, offering distinctive, ethnic and exotic flavors.

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L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade 2014


Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 0

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Decadent and delicious, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade brings superstar chefs and mixologists from around the globe to Los Angeles to lend their support to ALSF and the fight against childhood cancer.

Each chef and mixologist prepares a signature dish for guests to sample. Guests have the opportunity to taste incredible fare and meet and even chat with the chefs who prepared it. L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade is hosted by Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, AOC, Tavern) along with Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat). The event has raised nearly $2 million to fund childhood cancer research, raising more than half a million at the 2013 event alone.

The leisurely, fun afternoon of sampling food and drink is interspersed with inspiring childhood cancer hero stories, updates on the Foundation’s quest to find a cure and a silent and live auction of spectacular items, including James Beard Award-wining chefs offering to work their magic in the bidders’ kitchens.

- General Admission Tickets - Opportunity to sample fare from all participating chefs from 12-4pm.
- Meet & Greet Tickets - Includes access to the private chefs dinner on Friday, September 19 and early access/reserved seating for the event Saturday, September 20.

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Tuesday, September 23

Wednesday, September 24

Indian Summer Wine Dinner at Rivera


1050 S. Flower St. #102, Los Angeles, CA


Chef Sedlar will be featuring a special menu paired with Spanish wines.

The dinner is $60 with an additional $15 per course pairing available. 

Indian Summer Wine Dinner Menu


Endives / Garden Salad / California Walnuts / Cotija Cheese / Bottarga

Wine Pairing: Txakolina, Ameztoi, Basque Country, Spain 2013


Single Scallop / Maine Lobster with Cielo Verde Chile

Wine Pairing: Albariño, Vionta, Rias Baixas, Spain 2011


Grass Fed Lamb Chops / Cacahuate Sauce / Grilled Peaches

Wine Pairing: Garnasha Blanc, Clos Mogador "Nelin", Priorat, Spain


Pastel Chocolate Blanco

Wine Pairing: Madeira, Malmsey, Spain 

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Thursday, September 25

Compañía de Café Debuts Monthly Coffee Class Series

Compañía de Café

110 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando, CA

3:00pm to 4:30pm

On Thursday, September 25, San Fernando’s newest coffee destination, Compañía de Café debuts a monthly coffee class from Director of Coffee Operations Percy Ramirez, taking place from 3-4:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month and continuing throughout the year. Capped at six guests total, these intimate classes will focus on the art of coffee cupping—observing the taste and aromas of lightly roasted coffees. Tickets are $10 per person for each 90-minute class. 

During each class, Ramirez will teach attendees how to identify and describe various coffees based on their inherent properties of acidity, bitterness, and sweetness. Guests will sample a selection of coffees from various regions, exploring their different characteristics through a blind taste test in order to eliminate any preconceived notions of how the coffee should taste or smell. At the end of the class the group will select their favorite coffee, which will be brewed for the guests to enjoy.

Ramirez brings a seasoned barista background to these classes, having held stints at Los Angeles’ Intelligentsia and G&B Coffee. He is a frequent competitor at international barista competitions and is celebrated for his signature style of incorporating novel ingredients and a modern flair into his coffee recipes.   

Compañía’s coffee classes serve as part of the cafe’s greater mission: to make high-quality coffee and food accessible to a broader audience, including its often underserved neighborhood in the city of San Fernando. For more information or to sign up for a class, interested parties may call 747.500.7102.


Cost: $10 per person; to sign up for a class


The last Thursday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m.    

Upcoming class dates include:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014

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KCRW Pie Demo with Evan Kleiman & David LeFevre

New School of Cooking

8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA

7:00pm to 10:00pm

On Thursday, September 25, KCRW radio's Evan Kleiman will host a Fundraiser Pie Demo with David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach Post and Fishing with Dynamite) at the New School of Cooking to benefit the 6th Annual Good Food Pie Contest (coming up on October 5).  LeFevre, a regular judge at the annual event, will demo a savory New England Clam Chowder Dumpling Pie, and Kleiman will demo her "Quick and Easy" savory pie filled with jam and cheese.  There will be plenty of pie on hand for students to enjoy with wine pairings, plus dessert provided by Coolhaus.  Guests will also enjoy freshly brewed Stumptown coffee and recipes to take home. 

$75 - Proceeds to benefit the 6th Annual Good Food Pie Contest

Includes: Demos and pie tips, New England Clam Chowder Dumpling Pie, "Quick and Easy" savory pie, wine pairings, Coolhaus dessert, Stumptown coffee, and recipes to take home

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Friday, September 26

13th Annual Galbani® Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles


5:00pm to 10:00pm

Inspired by the 80+ year old New York City tradition, the Feast celebrates Italian culture, entertainment and cuisine, and will feature great food, music, genealogy research, a free kid’s corner & petting zoo, pony rides, bocce, bingo, carnival rides, games and more.  Surprise celebrity guests will join the cooking team, as they demonstrate Italian recipes on the Galbani Cheese La Cucina Italiana Cooking Stage with special guest, Galbani Cheese’s very own Chef Marco. The savory smells of Italian sausage and peppers, meatballs simmering in homemade sauce, baked clams on the half shell, warm cheese on perfectly crusted pizza and sugar-powdered zeppole fill the streets of Hollywood while patrons enjoy cold glasses of Sangria to complement such mouth-watering food!

The festival venue is conveniently located across the street from the Hollywood and Highland complex and Metro Red Line, at 1651 N. Highland Ave, one block south of Hollywood Blvd. The Feast will be held September 26-28, 2014 (Fri 5pm-Midnight, Sat 11am-Midnight, Sun 11am-10pm). General admission is $5 and kids under 12 are Free. 

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Saturday, September 27

2nd annual Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Racetrack

Santa Anita Park

285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007

11:00am to 5:00pm

Opening day at the races kicks off with the second annual Oktoberfest bash that takes over the infield to bring you a day full of German indulgences! 

Food & Drink

  • ·         Infield beer gardens including Saint Archer, Ommegang, Angel City, Ballast Point, Sam Adams, and Spaten Oktoberfest brews
  • ·         Dog Haus serving up their signature sausages
  • ·         German beef and beer stew
  • ·         Beer cheese steak fries
  • ·         Bavarian pretzel


  • ·         Traditional German music from the Bavarian Wunderband
  • ·         Additional performances by the Spazmatics and special guest Boogie Knights
  • ·         Competitive alphorn blowing
  • ·         Stein holding contests
  • ·         Dachshund Racing
  • ·         Costume contest
  • ·         Live horse racing all day to kick off Opening Weekend

Come in your best lederhosen and receive FREE admission to the beer garden

General Admission $10

General package $25

  • ·         Beer Garden & Concert Admission
  • ·         2 drink  voucher for Beer, Water, or Soda
  • ·         1 authentic German pretzel
  • ·         Souvenir Oktoberfest Stein
  • ·         Daily racing program and wagering tip sheet

VIP Package $60

  • ·         Beer Garden & Concert Admission
  • ·         All inclusive Dog Haus food in the VIP area
  • ·         4 drink voucher for beer, cocktails, water, or soda
  • ·         1 authentic German pretzel
  • ·         Oktoberfest T-shirt
  • ·         Access to VIP backstage lounge
  • ·         Happy hour premium bar all day
  • ·         Daily racing program, and wagering tip sheet

·         Access to VIP wagering areas

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