With the holidays just around the corner, Cozymeal is a great option whether you're planning a Thanksgiving celebration, a unique holiday event, or simply looking for the perfect gift - Cozymeal has you covered.
A website connecting people with top local chefs through cooking classes and unique dining experiences, it is the perfect platform for locals and travelers because the service provides the chef and the venue to ensure a fabulous experience. Take home the recipes from the chef and also ask them for tips and tricks to cook like them all season long.
In Los Angeles itself, you can enjoy a delectable six-course Thanksgiving menu with Chef Eric, take your holiday baking to the next level with Chef Tené, or give the gift of experiences with Chef Joey's classic Italian menu. And if you are gifting friends and family, I think this makes for a great option that will surely be a surprise for the receiver because Cozymeal offers personalized gift cards for any experience.
Cozymeal launched in 2014 and is currently servicing the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Washington DC, Seattle, Boston, and San Diego! I am eyeing some of the classes possibly in December since I am staying in town for the holidays but if you’ve already tried the service in your city, I’d love to hear your experience in the comments below :)
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The second event this weekend as part of the culinary experience that is the All Star Chef Classic L.A. The Grill and Chill was a casual open air/indoor foodie experience all its own. A coupon booklet gives you access for tasters from different chefs who were set up in booths all around the periphery of the indoor and outdoor spaces. Some of the lines were so long it was incredible folks were hanging around and big time kudos to the chefs and their helpers for being on their feet all evening long prepping and plating for so many people! Take a peek :)
This weekend will probably be the highlight of my first quarter this year I think. Was invited to attend the American Masters Dinner presented by Mercedes Benz as part of the All Star Chef Classic in L.A. The All Star Chefs that I got to see in action were Wylie Dufresne of WD-50 in New York, Naomi Pomeroy of Portland's Beast, Jamie Bissonnette of Boston's Toro, Sean Brock of Charleston's Husk, Paul Kahan of Chicago's Blackbird and Johnny Iuzzini of Sugar Fueled Inc. in New York. Could not wait to check out the live action and see what the chefs had in store!
Wish they had this last year when I visited Japan but, oh well, better late than never I guess. AA announced today about their direct flights to Tokyo Haneda from LAX leaving daily! And the best part is its operated on American’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Amenities include satellite Wi-Fi, HD Panasonic touchscreen monitors, universal AC power outlets and a USB jack. They held a special reception at the George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall at the Japanese American National Museum, which I was pleased to attend not just for a slice of Japan but also a special curation of Japanese performances and ceremonies, alongside remarks from key dignitaries and officials. Check out all the action!
Attended my first Yelp event in Los Angeles, that too as an Elite member, which is to say I have been writing reviews on Yelp for at least the past 5 years now. I began during my time in Atlanta, as an outlet to meet people who enjoyed the same things I did - visiting new places, meeting new people, having new experiences and all brought together by enjoying new culinary delights. I've made many good friends at these events and found some interesting places to visit as well. I certainly made a few new friends at this event as well as found a new place to try with family and colleagues. Add to that it was my first solo trip on the Metro Red Line from home to an event so I see this as progress! The Artisan House folks pulled out all the stops on this one and made it an evening to remember. the cozy table arrangement was only the beginning. What followed is more or less somewhat displayed in these images below, although there is a good chance some of the menu items served were immediately consumed without a chance for a photo-opp. Overall, a great experience. The food and service were impeccable. If you happen to be in the area, do check it out. Their tagline - Break bread, share wine, Feed the soul. Sold!