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Sunday, October 11

BierBeisl Oktoberfest in DTLA

BierBeisl Imbiss

541 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA

11:00am to 2:00am

Come celebrate Oktoberfest at BierBeisl Imbiss with traditional entertainment and authentic food and drink:  oversized beers, giant pretzel, pork shanks + spaetzle, beer flights, Austrian donuts, sweet and savory knoedels, sausages (of course) and more….all served on festive tables in The Spring Arcade, in the heart of downtown LA’s historic core. Prizes for best lederhosen and best dirndl and best hat.

Every ticket includes a 10oz beer, an organic pretzel and an official BierBeisl Oktoberfest T-shirt.

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Lucques Fall Bookfest Dinner With Ruth Reichl


8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA


LUCQUES, the flagship restaurant owned by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, presents four special dinners in tribute to the new fall cookbooks by Ruth Reichl, Russell Moore (Camino, Oakland) and Michael Anthony (Gramercy Tavern, New York)

Suzanne Goin and Chef de Cuisine Javier Espinoza will design menus sourced from recipes from each book as interpreted by Lucques’ culinary sensibility.

The dinner for Michael Anthony (November 5) will offer selected specials from each cookbook that can be ordered in addition to the Lucques seasonal menu. Pricing is à la carte.

Lucques Sunday Suppers for Ruth Reichl (October 11) and Russell Moore (October 18) will be a four course dinner inspired by the featured cookbook. Pricing for the Ruth Reichl dinner is $75 per guest; pricing for the Camino dinner with Russell Moore is $65 per guest. Both dinners required advance tickets to reserve.

On each scheduled dinner, the Guests Chefs will be present to meet guests and sign books. The book will be available for purchase at Lucques during the evening. Menus to be announced.

Books are sold separately. 

Ticket event. Call for information. 

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An Evening with Author Ruth Reichl and “My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life”


8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA


LUCQUES, the flagship restaurant owned by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, presents a special Sunday Supper at Lucques showcasing dishes from My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life, the new cookbook by Ruth Reichl just published by Random House.
On Sunday, October 11, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present “The Supper that Cures Everything,” a four-course menu that celebrates the restorative powers of cooking prepared with a bounty from Southern California’s varied and best purveyors.
This Sunday Supper with Ruth Reichl’s dishes will be available as a $75 per person prix-fixe menu.  Books are sold separately at $35.00 each. Lucques will offer optional wine pairings ($40) from boutique producers selected by Caroline Styne in addition to recommended specialty cocktails by Head Barman Christiaan Röllich.

creamed lobster claws on toasted brioche
puntarelle with anchovy dressing,
burrata, pecorino and breadcrumbs
michael’s grilled london broil with red onions,
tomatoes and cream & new potatoes with green garlic
the cake that cures everything

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Monday, October 12

A Dinner by Four Hands at Work


3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA


In tribute to the Columbus Day holiday, Piero Selvaggio hosts celebrated Chef Peppe Barone of Fattoria delle Torri in Modica, Piero’s humble birthplace in Sicily. Barone brings his protégé and brightest new star, Chef Antonio Colombo of Locanda Gulfi, to prepare the desserts for this exceptional dinner – Una Cena Siciliana a Quattro Mani. Barone is credited for cultivating Sicilian cuisine and has earned worldwide recognition for his regional Italian cooking in Modica, now considered the gastronomical crown of Sicily. As Sicily’s ambassador of great food for over thirty years, Chef Barone has groomed multiple talents in his kitchen, including the acclaimed chefs Ciccio Sultano of  Il Duomo and  Pino Cuttaia of La Madia (both with two star Michelin restaurants), Accursio Craparo, Carmelo Chiaramonte and emerging gifted chef, Peppe Causarano.


Today, Barone oversees the kitchen at Ristorante Cenobio and runs Scuola Nosco, his cooking school – located in an old convent transformed into the hotel Antico Convento Ibla in Ragusa. Barone and Colombo, along with the Valentino kitchen team, will revisit a number of historical and classic Sicilian dishes and style them with a singular interpretation.


Highlights of the ‘grazing-style’ dinner will include Chef Barone’s signature Pasta with a Touch of Sicily – Sea Urchin, Baby Spinach, Ricotta and Candied Lemon; Rabbit Agrodolce; Cioccolate-Wrapped Hare and Chef Peppe’s Almond-Stuffed Suckling Pig.


Chef Colombo takes over the kitchen for the sweet part of the dinner with a pre-dessert of his striking desserts – Bread, Pear, Chocolate or “Il Sole” – Cream Tartlets with Saffron, Lemon, Strawberries and Capers. Concluding the dinner is a decadent indulgence of Sicilian desserts with tastings of Antonio Colombo’s impressive Egg of Colombo Dessert; Cannolo Millefoglio-Style with Citrus Sorbet; Bonajuto Bitter Chocolate Sticks and other Sicilian Surprises.


The wine program for the dinner has, naturally, been curated by Piero Selvaggio. Selvaggio will offer selected Sicilian wines, including a white, three reds and a “Passito” – a sweet wine cultivated from grapes slowly dried on straw to concentrate the juices – for the desserts. All selections will be offered at $30 a bottle, a reduction of 50% off the wine list pricing. All other Sicilian wines on the Valentino wine list will be offered at $30 bottle for the evening.

Una Cena Siciliana a Quattro Mani - A Dinner by Four Hands at Work

with Special Guests Executive Chef Peppe Barone, Fattoria delle Torri and Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Colombo, Locanda Gulfi


Columbus Day

October 12, 2015

6:00 pm



Tuna Prosciutto

Ricotta Cream Shot

Classic Arancino



Octopus Spiedino with Fava Cream and Rosemary Sauce

Eggplant and Tomato Torte


Primi select two from the below


Pasta with a Touch of Sicily ~ Sea Urchin,

Baby Spinach, Ricotta and Candied Lemon

Swordfish Ravioli

Lamb Cappelletti with Ricotta and Tomato Foam


Secondi select two from the below


Veal Cheeks in Salsa Verde

Rabbit Agrodolce

Cioccolate-Wrapped Hare

Chef Peppe’s Almond-Stuffed Suckling Pig

Fresh Catch of the Day



Bread, Pear, Chocolate


“Il Sole” – Cream Tartlets with Saffron, Lemon, Strawberries and Capers



A Tasting of…

Uovo di Colombo – Antonio Colombo’s Signature Egg of Colombo

with almond, yellow fruit and flowers

Cannolo Millefoglio-Style with Citrus Sorbet

Bonajuto Bitter Chocolate Sticks

Sicilian Surprises



Entire Menu for Grazing - $ 95 per guest

all dishes available à la carte and can be coursed


Piero Suggest Some Sicilian Wines to Pair:



Sands Firriato Etna Catarratto / Carricante 2014



Red Sands Etna Nerello Mascalese / Nerello Cappuccio 2012

St. Augustine Red Nero D' Avola / Syrah 2012 Top 100 Wine Spectator

Ribeca Perricone 2011 Robert Parker 92 pts


Passito (Straw Wine)

Firriato L' Ecru ' Zibibbo Raisin Favignana 2012


These and other wines by Sicilian producers priced at $30 bottle for one night only

(reflects 50% + discount from wine list)

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Wednesday, October 14

A Taste of Tomorrow

Hollywood High School

1521 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, 90028

2:00pm to 7:00pm

High school and middle school students are invited to join A Taste of Tomorrow, a food and job opportunity fair that promises to “elevate lives and rock your taste buds.”

A Taste of Tomorrow will showcase teamwork, as hundreds of businesses join forces with leaders, students, teachers, and stars for a fun afternoon of tasting what life could be like if we worked together to teach, encourage, inspire, and motivate each other to create a more productive and delicious future.

A Taste of Tomorrow takes place at Hollywood High School from 2pm. to 7p.m.; attendance is complimentary.

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"Get Schooled" Craft Beer Dinners: Three Weavers Brewing Company

Tom Bergin's Tavern

840 S. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm to 9:00pm

With school back in session, Los Angeles’ historic Irish pub Tom Bergin’s Public House is giving adults the opportunity to amp up their beer knowledge!

Since owner Derek Schreck and managing partner Jordan Delp purchased the pub in mid-2013, they’ve established a formidable rotating craft beer program, along with an elevated, gastropub menu. In celebration of this, they’ll be offering an intimate, educational beer dinner every Wednesday in October from 7-9 p.m. in the pub’s rustic dining room. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner, paired with six specialty 7 oz. pours and a meet-and-greet with the brewer. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling Tom Bergin’s at 323.936.7151.

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Thursday, October 15

2015 Kickstarter Film Festival

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403


For one night only, 32 theaters across the country and Canada — some of them funded with Kickstarter — will be screening and hosting our biggest festival yet. We combed through thousands of the features, documentaries, and shorts funded on Kickstarter to pick out an incredible program for you — including hits from Sundance, groundbreaking animation, and one knockout documentary. Best of all, it’s completely free. Just RSVP to the theater closest to you, turn up early, and have a fantastic night!

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Saturday, October 17