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Thursday, October 30

Chef Thomas Keller Hosts the ment'or Los Angeles Young Chef Competition

Bouchon Bistro

235 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

6:00pm to 10:00pm

On Thursday, October 30, 2014 four young chefs will compete in a rigorous cooking competition to earn stagiaires at some of the nation’s most well-respected restaurants. Designed to recognize outstanding young professionals in America, the ment’or Young Chef Competition series is spearheaded by Board of Directors Jérôme Bocuse, Daniel Boulud, and Thomas Keller.

In addition to tastefully prepared food from Bouchon Beverly Hills and fine wines from Galerie and Mt. Brave in Napa Valley, and WindRacer and Maggy Hawk in Sonoma County and Anderson Valley, guests receive a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the Bouchon kitchen, where competitors are hard at work preparing their dishes for an esteemed panel of judges including Chefs William Bradley (Addison), Josiah Citrin (Melisse), Timothy Hollingsworth (Broad), Roland Passot (La Folie), and Richard Rosendale. Chef Keller hosts the event. 

VIP ticket holders begin their evening at 6 p.m. with an exclusive one-hour canapé and Champagne reception at Bar Bouchon. All ticket holders are welcomed into the event at 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and wine. Judges will lead groups on kitchen tours throughout the evening giving them an up-close look at the competitors in action. The evening will culminate with a live awards ceremony. 100% of the proceeds from the ticket price will benefit ment’or, and guests may purchase tickets online.

Menu items include:

Snake River Farms’ Steak Tartare with Potato Milles Feuilles

California Sterling White Sturgeon Caviar

Sea Urchin with Cucumber and Lemon Oil

Santa Barbara Spot Prawns

Applewood Smoked Petit Jambons with Maple Glaze

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Friday, October 31

Breeder’s Cup at Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Park

285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007

10:00am to 5:00pm

(OCT. 31-NOV. 1) The world’s greatest have to start somewhere. And for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, that somewhere was Hollywood Park, 30 years ago. What began as a one day, 7-race event has grown into a two-day, $26 million extravaganza attracting the best horses, trainers, and owners from across the globe. It has also become the unofficial end and culmination of the thoroughbred-racing season, often with the Breeders’ Cup Classic being the deciding factor in Horse of the Year. And while these two days have seen legends born, history made, and fortunes won, the greatest part is that the best is still yet to come.

 The gates are open and the race is on for the best seats! And as a friend of the Breeders’ Cup, you get a head start on purchasing tickets to 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships before they go on sale to the general public. Don't miss your opportunity to witness the best of the best compete at beautiful Santa Anita Park on October 31 and November 1.

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Halloween Tricks & Treats at Firefly

Firefly Studio City

11720 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA

5:00pm

On Friday, October 31, Firefly, one of Los Angeles’s longstanding dining and drinking destinations, will transform its outdoor patio into an eerie haven for Halloween revelers. Whether guests are looking to nosh or imbibe, special items creep onto the menu, spooking, yet delighting with Halloween spirit. Among regular dinner service, festive dishes and cocktails include:

Amuse - complimentary

Liquid Eye Ball Ravioli: gelled watermelon mojito, topped with carbonated sugar and mint leaf

Dessert - $10

Listen to Me: peanut butter and white chocolate mousse “ear” dripping with raspberry and black currant “blood”

Halloween Cocktails - $13

La Calabaza California (The California Pumpkin): spiced rum, housemade pumpkin spice syrup, lemon and orange juice, candied ginger, with a cinnamon sugar rim and garnished with a slapped sage leaf

Sangre De Los Ladrones (Blood of Thieves): Larceny Bourbon Antica Formula, orange bitters, Red Lillet, garnished with a luxardo cherry

As a part of the celebration, parties of four or more who dine between 5-7 p.m. will receive a complimentary bottle of Cava when they share a celebratory photo via Instagram, utilizing the hashtag #FireflyHalloween. Though costumes are not required, guests are encouraged to play dress up and kick off the evening in imaginative attire, whether continuing the night elsewhere or lingering at the lounge to enjoy frightful tunes. 

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Melisse Halloween Dinner

Mélisse

1104 WILSHIRE BLVD, Santa Monica, CA

5:00pm

Melisse Halloween Dinner

$85

Amuse

First Course

Squash Ravioli

Chanterelle Mushrooms, Pomegranate and Sorrel

Second Course

Hokkaido Scallop

Celtuce, Meyer Lemon and Sea Weed Butter

Third Course

Chatham Bay Cod

Smoked Jerusalem Artichoke, White Mushrooms,

Malabar Spinach

Fourth Course

Flat Iron Steak

Braised Beef Cheek, Swiss Chard, Eggplant and Parsley

or

Devil's Gulch Quail
Charred Celeriac, Pole Beans, Creme d'Echalote Grise

Dessert

"Rocky Road"
Chocolate, Nuts, and Marshmallow

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