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Monday, May 30

Viviane salutes Memorial Day w/ luau BBQ

Viviane

9400 West Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA

11:00am to 10:00pm

Celebrate Memorial Day this year island-style at Viviane with an all-day, all-you-can-eat luau on Monday, May 30, 2016 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Executive Chef Michael Hung will set up a poolside grill and host a special, one-time-only Memorial Day Luau for $55++ per person featuring Hawaiian-inspired BBQ dishes alongside refreshing tiki cocktails. Continuing the Summer Sundays Pool Party at Viviane, the Memorial Day event will also allow restaurant guests pool access—a treat usually reserved exclusively for those staying at the hotel—and the opportunity to dance to music from boutique DJ collective Dart DJs.

Hung will man the outdoor grill and set up the all-you-can-eat buffet with a Hawaiian Fruit Salad of tropical fruits, brandied cherries, and crème fraiche; Tombo Tuna Poke with toasted nori, sesame, and soy vinaigrette; Pulled Kalua Pork; Garlic Fried Rice; and Caramel Banana Tart with macadamia nuts; among several others. Special à la carte items will also be available, including hamburgers, hot dogs, and salads. Director of Bar Programs Ryan Wainwright will also serve a festive menu of tiki cocktails from the restaurant’s fully equipped, poolside satellite bar; guests can expect to sip on renditions of classic Mai Tais, Pina Coladas, Navy Grogs, and Hurricanes ($12-16), in addition to the full cocktail, and wine and beer menus. Inflatable swans as well as festive décor will also add flair to the ambience of the event.

BUFFET MENU:       

Hawaiian Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruits, Brandied Cherries, Crème Fraiche

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Cucumber, Avocado, Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette

Tombo Tuna Poke

Toasted Nori, Sesame and Soy Vinaigrette

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Scallion and Ponzu Dressing

Pulled Kalua Pork

Natural Jus

Marinated and Grilled Skirt Steak

Smoked Soy and Honey Glaze

Garlic Fried Rice

Caramel Banana Tart with Macadamia Nuts

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

WHEN:          

Monday, May 30

11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Dart DJs will play from 12-4 p.m.

PRICE

Buffet Service—$55 per person plus tax and gratuity

Tiki Cocktails— $12-16

Uber, Keypr and room service will offer the buffet menu with à la carte pricing

INFO:  Reservations required with a credit card; please call Viviane at 310.407.7791

Guests who cancel within 48 hours will receive a gift certificate for the full amount of the event

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Tuesday, May 31

Providence Celebrates 11th Anniversary

Providence

5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm to 10:00pm

CHEF MICHAEL CIMARUSTI OF PROVIDENCE CELEBRATES 11 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE WITH LIMITED-RUN $90 SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD TASTING MENU FOR SUMMER

Chef Michael Cimarusti thanks dedicated staff, frequent guests, trusted purveyors, and loyal friends who have supported Providence over the last eleven years with an Anniversary Celebration

WHAT:  From May 31 – June 30, acclaimed sustainable seafood-focused restaurant Providence celebrates 11 years of service with a new value-driven four-course tasting menu ($90 per person) celebrating California seafood during the month of June, as a tribute to the opening prices from 2005.

The 4-course tasting menu ($90 per person) will change daily and include signature dishes such as:

The Ugly Bunch, assorted shellfish, smoked crème fraîche panna cotta

Uni Egg, sea urchin hiding beneath soft scrambled eggs

Santa Barbara Spot Prawn, légumes d’été  

Wild King Salmon, miso mustard, apricot, pork belly

Live Scallop, salted butter, black truffle    

WHEN: The specially-priced 4-Course Tasting Menu will be available at Providence exclusively from Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 30.

Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 323.460.4170 or visiting OpenTable.com. Limited to parties of 8 or less.

COST: The four-course tasting menu is $90+ per person, excluding tax, gratuity, and beverages 

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Wednesday, June 1

Next Guest Chef Dinner with Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm

On June 1st, esteemed Chef Puck and his executive chef, Hugo Bolanos, will welcome both José Meza from the St. Regis Punta Mita in Mexico and Chef/Owner Kenji Takeda of Tokyo’s Liberte a Table de TAKEDA for a special, one-night-only event. For $135 per person, the collaborative dinner will showcase each chef’s specialty, including a trio of Snake River Farms beef by Puck and Bolanos; “La Milpa” salad with blue corn, cilantro, avocado, beans and pumpkin by Chef Meza; and a spot prawn ceviche from Chef Takeda.

This is part of the ongoing series at the hotel restaurant, which continues throughout 2016 with upcoming dinners with Nancy Silverton, Francis Mallman, Eric Werner, Sean Brock and Dave Beran.

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Friday, June 3

Puck, Rosenson, Patterson, LeFevre, Funke & Gossett Unite for CUT 10 Year

CUT BEVERLY HILLS

9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA

5:00pm

This June, Chef Wolfgang Puck will celebrate 10 years of his first steak restaurant, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, located in the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, in Beverly Hills. The empire has quickly grown to five, soon-to-be seven locations across the globe including Las Vegas, London, Singapore, Bahrain, New York City (summer 2016) and Doha (fall 2016). Wolfgang, executive chef/partner Lee Hefter and head chef Ari Rosenson wanted to celebrate this milestone by not only giving back to the community in which they got their start, but also commemorate members of the hospitality industry who continue to make an impact on the local and national culinary scene.

On Friday, June 3, the team will welcome a talented group of chefs into the CUT kitchen for a collaborative, one-night-only five course dinner. In addition to Wolfgang and chef Rosenson, the lineup of chefs cooking that evening include: The LocoL Watts team with Daniel Patterson (partner in LocoL, Alta Ca, Aster, Coi, PB, Haven), Evan Funke (of the soon-to-debut Felix), David LeFevre (M.B. Post, Fishing with Dynamite, The Arthur J) and Della Gossett, executive pastry chef of Spago Beverly Hills.

With the rising number of homeless and hungry people living on the streets in Los Angeles, a portion of the evening’s ticket sales will benefit two local organizations that are actively working to help put an end to these issues. These organizations include: Chefs to End Hunger which collects salvageable prepared foods from restaurants, hotels and other food-service operations and delivers them to food banks across the city; as well as the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition (GWHFC), a mobile meal center stationed at the corner of Sycamore and Romaine, which feeds over 150 homeless and hungry people daily.

The evening will also feature a silent auction benefiting both organizations. Among the many items up for bid include signed collector’s edition books and a framed print from acclaimed photographer Martin Schoeller, a close friend of the Wolfgang Puck family. Schoeller has partnered with the GWHFC via his popular Instagram feed @martinschoeller, which currently features portraits of several GWHFC clients, in order to help raise funds for a piece of land to build a brick and mortar location to better serve those in need.

This celebratory dinner is priced at $145 per person (excluding beverage, tax and gratuity). An additional wine pairing from CUT’s Beverage Director Noel Doty, will also be available. Reservations are now available and can be made by calling 310-276-8500 (credit card number is required when booking).

 

For additional information please visit www.wolfgangpuck.com. Follow CUT Beverly Hills on Instagram (@CUTBeverlyHills) and Facebook for news and updates on CUT’s 10-year anniversary celebrations. 

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Saturday, June 4

GRAND CENTRAL MARKET'S 2nd ANNUAL LOS ANGELES BREAD FESTIVAL

Grand Central Market

317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

10:00am to 5:00pm

The Los Angeles Bread Festival is back! Get ready to carbo load as Grand Central Market hosts the second annual Los Angeles Bread Festival on June 4th & 5th. The free, two-day event is a celebration of Southern California's artisanal bread renaissance and an invitation to the public to experience the many expressions of L.A. bread at its best.

Throughout the weekend, Grand Central Market vendors will provide an eclectic offering of special, one-time only bread menu offerings--special, hearth-baked loaves from Clark Street Bread, cornbread from Horse Thief BBQ, flatbread specials from Madcapra, zucchini bread from Valerie's Confections, handmade tortillas from Chiles Secos, "butter flights" from DTLA Cheese and much more. 

The festival will also include a pop-up marketplace showcasing local bread bakers and purveyors of jam and nut butters, as well as bread-centric workshops and demonstrations. Among those setting up shop at the pop-up marketplace will be local miller Grist & TollSuperba Food + BreadLodge Bread Co.Antigua Artisan BreadSeed Bakery, The SpeakEasy Bakery and Los Angeles Bread Bakers. Jam and nut butter purveyors include IndieJams, Spread the Love and LemonBird.

Back by popular demand, "Feel the Churn Butter Aerobics" will get the crowd's heart racing with a butter-making workshop. Other family-friendly events include a tortilla making workshop, a class on Sourdough Starter 101 (another return favorite) and a large-scale community bread bake hosted by MOMO Wood-fired Bread Oven. Additional workshops let by chefs and cookbook authors will cover matzo, challah and biscuit making.

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Sunday, June 5

Los Angeles' Taste of the Nation - Sunday, June 5, 2016

Media Park

9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Angelenos can enjoy the most celebrated food in the area on Sunday, June 5, 2016 (1 – 4 pm), when Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry returns to Media Park in Culer City. The annual tasting event will feature the city’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists united for a cause: making sure all children in this country get the healthy food they need, every day. Proceeds from the event benefit No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. 

Led by Chef Chair Bruce Kalman (Union, Knead & Co.), celebrated culinary tastemakers will provide guests with scrumptious bite-size fare, craft cocktails, and the sweetest desserts. Additional celebrated chefs participating at this year’s festival include: Jenn Louis, Chris Oh, and Brooke Williamson.

Tickets start at $110 with VIP tickets (early entrance at 12:30 pm) available at $160. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://ce.strength.org/losangeles

Every Kid, Healthy Food, Every Day

One in five children in this country struggles with hunger, including more than 25% of kids in California. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Already, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with 460 million meals.

In 2015, Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry raised enough to help feed children in need more than  2 million healthy meals. Local beneficiaries include:

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

California Food Policy Advocates

Westside Food Bank

NKH Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is supported by national presenting sponsors Citi and Sysco®, national media sponsor Food Network, national sponsor OpenTable and San Pellegrino, and local media sponsor Los Angeles Confidential, and local sponsors Baja Brewing Co., Culver City, Culinary Agents, Don Q Run, Foursquare, LA & SF Specialty, Intelligentsia, Duvel, dineLA, Stephane Bombet Hospitality, and Singani 63.

The best eateries in the L.A. area will be represented at the event, including:

Amara Kitchen

APL Kitchen

Badmaash

Bellwether

Birch

Bombo

Border Grill

Charcoal

Chicken Itza

Corazon Y Miel

Ditmas Kitchen

Dog Haus

Eagle Rock Brewery

Egg Slut / Ramen Champ

Estrella

Faith & Flower

Guerilla Tacos

Hanjip

Hudson House / Playa Provisions / The Tripel

iPic

Jenn Louis Project

Little Beast

La Tostaderia

Madcapra

Maple Block Meat Co.

Mud Hen

Plan Check

Ramen Hood

Sambar

Salt & Straw

Superba Food + Bread

Terrine

The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

Union / Knead & Co.

Upper West

Valerie Confections

Viviane

Wexler’s Deli

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“TENNESSEE-STYLE” INDOOR PICNIC AT LUCQUES

Lucques

8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA

5:00pm

SUZANNE GOIN & CAROLINE STYNE FRY UP A “TENNESSEE-STYLE” INDOOR PICNIC AT LUCQUES JUNE 5

Suzanne Goin’s Fried Chicken Menu is Inspired by the Legendary Blackberry Farm in the Foothills of the Smoky Mountains

WHAT:

Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present a “Tennessee-Style” Indoor Picnic, inspired by Suzanne’s visit to the famed Blackberry Farm in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains at Lucques.  On Sunday, June 5, Lucques is transformed for a summer evening of Sweet Tea-Brined Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork “Sundaes” with Coleslaw and Baked Beans; Succotash with Cherry Tomatoes and Black Eyed Peas; and House-Made Biscuits with Honey Butter. A dessert of Whiskey-Chocolate Cake with Caramel Bananas and Vanilla Ice Cream by Executive Pastry Chef Sahar Shomali finishes this special edition of Sunday Supper. Expect a new Tennessee whiskey specialty cocktail by Christiaan Röllich along with suggested wine pairings by Caroline Styne. Pricing for the dinner is $55 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuities. The picnic is a ticketed event;reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 323.655.6277.

Tennessee-Style Indoor Picnic at Lucques

Sunday, June 5, 2016

sweet tea-brined fried chicken and

pulled pork “sundaes” with coleslaw and baked beans

succotash salad with cherry tomatoes and black eyed peas

house-made biscuits

honey butter

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whiskey-chocolate cake with

caramel bananas and vanilla ice cream

$55 per person, menu only

recommended wines and specialty cocktail to be featured

WHEN:

Sunday, June 5, 2016, from 5 – 9:30 p.m.

The picnic is a ticketed event; reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 323.655.6277

WHERE:

LUCQUES, 8474 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069

323.655.6277

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Saturday, June 11

LA Weekly presents Tacolandia 2016

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

125 Paseo De La Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90012-2932, Los Angeles, 90012

3:00pm to 7:00pm

LA Weekly presents Tacolandia 2016 at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in DTLA. Our fourth annual gourmet taco festival will feature more than 100 top taco vendors curated by the World's First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza. All restaurants have tasty samples of their signature gourmet tacos for all to enjoy. Complete with live mariachi music, cash bars with beer, wine and cocktails as well as awards for best tacos in various categories presented by The Vendys, Tacolandia 2016 will be LA Weekly's largest event of the year and one not to be missed.

Tacolandia
Saturday June 11th, 2016
3pm – 7pm
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Saturday, June 18

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