The one-night pop-up dinner at Superba Snack Bar on Wednesday, December 11 will showcase refined creations from Neroni and Tran’s collaboration. Guests are invited to make reservations to sample items a la carte or participate in an exclusive five-course tasting menu for $65. The items, which will be featured on East Borough’s dinner menu, include Fried Cauliflower and Long Beans with fish sauce, lime, sugar cane, and mint; Head On Blue Shrimp with pomelo and crab paste butter, served with ginger rice; Phocatini with oxtail, hoisin, sambal, onion, and cilantro; and more. Guests will have the option of adding wine pairings for an additional $28. The regular Superba Snack Bar menu will also be available.
A blizzard dubbed "Attila" leveled 2,700 hectares of vineyards in Abruzzo, essentially decimating the region's viticulture. Sotto is offering an opportunity to celebrate the rich wine traditions of Abruzzo and remember the many small farmers who will feel the impact of the storm for years to come. Many wine lovers know only Montepulciano d'Abruzzo as easy-drinking, value-driven wine. But there are so many wonderful expressions of this appellation.
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
In this action-packed sequel to City of Dark Magic, we find musicologist Sarah Weston in Vienna in search of a cure for her friend Pollina, who is now gravely ill and who may not have much time left. Along the way Sarah becomes the target in a deadly web of intrigue that involves a scientist on the run, stolen art, seductive pastries, a few surprises from long-dead alchemists, a distractingly attractive horseman who’s more than a little bloodthirsty, and a trail of secrets and lies. But nothing will be more dangerous than the brilliant and vindictive villain who seeks to bend time itself. Sarah must travel deep into an ancient mystery to save the people she loves.
822 W Washington Blvd , Los Angeles, CA
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Hold tight, L.A.: Roy Choi is just getting warmed up.
Join him on Wednesday, December 11 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Sunny Spot, his colorful Caribbean-influenced restaurant in Venice, for a tasting of foods from his new book, L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food, and an exclusive cookbook signing for Tasting Table readers.
For $55 plus tax, your ticket includes:
- Access to the event from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
- A sampling of dishes from the cookbook including mushroom quesadillas and goat stew, plus Sunny Spot favorites like pineapple lollipops and "Cuban Nugg" croquettes
- Meet and mingle with chef Roy Choi
- A signed copy of Roy's newly released cookbook L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food (retail price $29.99)
- Unlimited Belgian beer and Cidre*
- 9% sales tax
8818 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
In Early Decision, debut novelist Lacy Crawford draws on 15 years of experience traveling the world as a highly sought-after private college counselor to illuminate the madness of college admissions. Working one-on-one with Tiger-mothered, burned-out kids, Anne "the application whisperer" can make Harvard a reality. Early Decision follows five students over one autumn as Anne helps them craft their college essays, cram for the SATs, and perfect the Common Application. It seems their entire future is on the line--and it is. Though not because of Princeton and Yale. It's because the process, warped as it is by money, connections, competition, and parental mania, threatens to crush their independence just as adulthood begins. Whether you want to get in or just get out, with wit and heart, Early Decision explodes the secrets of the college admissions race. (William Morrow & Co.)
630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, 90071
7:15pm to 8:30pm
World-renowned visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat’s provocative yet poetic work addresses issues of social repression among women, in her native Iran and beyond. Through haunting allegory and imagery, she portrays women as complex individuals with desires and ambitions, who move between intense private feelings and public life. Reaching beyond her own identity, Neshat also addresses broader concerns about cultural beliefs and the power of the erotic.
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(DEC. 11) Jennifer Jason Leigh gives a riveting performance as Lee, an acclaimed international photojournalist who returns home to Los Angeles after a traumatic experience abroad. Lee finds herself falling in love with John (Martin Henderson), a charismatic younger man with a complicated past. Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) plays Lee’s 22-year-old daughter Jessie, an aspiring photographer with ambivalent feelings toward her mother. Together the three form an explosive triangle in this complex psychological thriller. A Q&A with director Jane Weinstock follows the screening. (2013, Dir. J. Weinstock, 90 min.)