Here’s a quick rundown of some of this city’s offerings for Mother’s Day celebrations. I’m too far away from mom to take her out but if you are treating mom to a special day/s, then these local suggestions should come handy!
What are your plans to celebrate mom on her special day this month? Here's the first in a series of recommendations as we run up to the occasion!
This Mother's Day, enjoy a scenic brunch, taking in views of the Marina at SALT Restaurant & Bar at Marina Del Rey Hotel. Executive Chef Mark Gold has carefully curated a special Mother's Day menu that will be offered during brunch hours on Sunday, May 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00pm. This specialty menu provides the perfect selection and pairings to come together to celebrate Mom and highlights Chef’s authentic California cuisine.
The exclusive Mother’s Day menu will include many specials and favorites, including the Smoked Salmon plate (Norwegian smoked salmon with whipped cream cheese on a toasted bagel) and the Beausoleil Oysters, served with SALT’s very own house cocktail sauce. Be sure to try Chef Gold’s delicious Japanese Hamachi, hand cut sashimi with fresh citrus yuzu kosho and olive oil, served with cucumber ‘ceviche’. For the main course, try Chef Mark Gold ’s flavor-packed Halibut, served with whole roasted cauliflower straight from Tutti Frutti Farms.
Also on offer are SALT’s signature cocktails such as the “In Bloom” a mix of Vida Mezcal tequila, pineapple liquor, hisbiscus agave and lime juice, or “The Salt” consisting of sauza tequila, grapefruit liquor, lime, agave, and orange bitters. If you’re a wine enthusiast, SALT offers an extensively curated wine list including sparkling whites, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot ranging from wineries along the California coast. Cheers to mom!
Food and wine connoisseurs unite as the top chefs from Southern California battle for ultimate supremacy at one of LA's most mystical landmarks, the legendary Paramour Estate. The sophisticated grand entrance welcomes you into a decadent world of glamour and escapism from the entrance, with the highlight; a greeting all the way from Scotland. A bagpiper sets the tone for an afternoon of cultural immersion as the chefs prepare for the ultimate culinary face-off.
Taste of the World is a uniquely immersive experience featuring an orchestrated day fueled with excitement that transports guests around the world through food and beverage, accompanied by a masterfully curated entertainment experience, ultra-premium beverage offerings and a competitive Chef showdown where you decide who wins. As the competition begins, the chefs come to life and the spectacle commences as guests sample each and every dish in order to vote for their favorite at the end.
Sample all of the chefs' incredible creations, sip fine wines and specialty cocktails made by Flair Bartenders or visit the Rosé & Bubbly Bar provided by Celebrity Cruises while you are entertained by some of LA's top cultural performers throughout the day. From World Champion Salsa dancing to authentic Flamenco and Bollywood entertainment, the day will be filled with bright colors and big flavors from all over the globe.
Only a few lucky guests will be able to partake in this very private and exclusive event so get your tickets early! This is an exclusive event and space is limited. All attendees must be 21+ with an ID. Uber/Lyft strongly encouraged as there is no street parking available outside the venue.
Get your tickets here!
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You know that saying about April showers? Well, you can expect a downpour in May as well – one that will have you buzzing all summer! Effervescence, the first major West Coast event entirely devoted to Champagne and sparkling wine, makes its debut in Los Angeles May 3-5, featuring master classes taught by renowned industry experts. The three-day fiesta will also feature Champagne and sparkling wine tasting events at the historic Avalon Hollywood, and an exclusive gala dinner for collectors, winemakers and enthusiasts prepared by chef Walter Manzke at République.
Andaz West Hollywood will be displaying collections from two young up-and-coming artists in its next Salon art exhibit opening March 29th. Both artists also happen to be Andaz employees! The collections will be unveiled with an exclusive event at Andaz West Hollywood on March 29, 2018 from 6-8pm that is open to the public and free of charge.
Los Angeles based sustainable seafood mealkit company Trashfish has partnered with home delivery produce box Imperfect Produce to create a five course dinner elevating underloved produce and seafood. The dinner will take place on Sunday March 25 from 7-10pm at the Feastly Kitchen in Venice. The meal will consist of five courses, starting with a “toast to the imperfect” at 5pm. Long time Los Angeles chef Huntley See will run the meal with help of seafood and produce experts from the two companies.
This dinner is intended to expand diners’ seafood and produce palates and celebrate the produce and seafood that too often gets left behind. From wild caught California bycatch and bait fish to produce considered too "ugly" to make it onto our plates. The cost is $50 with an optional $12 organic vodka shooter with two local oysters. there will also be handmade pasta with opah carbonara and seasonal citrus uni butter as well as whole pacific sardines over an Imperfect Citrus Salad.
For dessert, enjoy an imperfect fruit spread and vanilla ice cream topped with coffee caviar, made from cold brewed organic coffee that bursts in your mouth. The two companies already share a deepy aligned mission, and now they’ll share a kitchen!!
Support their venture and learn more about their efforts - tickets are available and on sale now on eatfeastly.com - use code “trashfish20” for 20% off tickets AND if you've never tried before, new members can use the code “imperfectfish” for a discount off the first Trashfishbox or Imperfect Produce box!!
Los Angeles has a few festivities on offer for the Irish event of the year. Take your pick from some of these options for your March 17 shenanigans!
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) will present Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A. featuring Chicana artist Barbara Carrasco’s landmark 1981 mural L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective, on view today until August 18, 2018.
This is the first time the full length of the mural, which portrays the city’s history through a series of vignettes woven into the flowing hair of la reina de Los Ángeles (the queen of Los Angeles), will be shown inside a museum setting, presented across three walls of an intimate gallery to bring visitors eye-level with the 80-foot panoramic work. The rarely exhibited mural was most recently on view last fall at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles as part of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. I didn’t get to see it then but plan on heading out for this soon.
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is hosting a series of sky-high events this December, featuring the first ever WP24 by Wolfgang Puck’s Cozy Cabana offering an exclusive holiday dining experience 26 floors above Downtown Los Angeles, an Asian-inspired caviar tasting menu, and festive cocktails.
The Coziest Winter Rooftop in Downtown LA
This December, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles launches WP24’s Cozy Cabanas for the city’s most festive rooftop dining experience with nostalgic holiday décor, films, and crafts. Perched 26 floors above ground among the stars, each private poolside cabana will be transformed into a warm winter escape with a twinkling tree, plush throws, sequin pillows, and more. A dedicated cabana butler pours a seasonal punch and delivers a spread of modern fusion bites, including Caviar Toast and Szechuan Beef Tartare. A dessert basket includes playful sweets such as Passion Fruit Basil Pavlova Kisses and Pineapple Lemongrass Pate de Fruit. Complementing the experience is a choice of classic movies to screen within the cabana. AND you can add on holiday DIY activities, including cookie decorating and a customizable hot chocolate station. For this seasonal experience on the rooftop, a cabana can be booked for $300, Tuesday through Saturday.
Celebrate Christmas Eve with Crafted Cocktails & Asian Cuisine
From 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. this Christmas Eve, Nest at WP24 is hosting an elegant evening above the glistening city lights of Downtown Los Angeles. Chef de Cuisine John Lechleidner will serve a modern dim sum menu followed by Asian-inspired dishes for the table such as wok-fried shrimp and spicy beef stir fry and an assortment of small sweet bites to finish ($68.00 per person). WP24 by Wolfgang Puck is also offering specialty cocktails this season including the Love Lust Lace and Brown Sugar.
A Champagne Toast & Caviar Taste This New Year’s Eve
On Sunday, December 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Nest at WP24 is hosting a luxurious night of champagne and caviar among the stars. The Caviar Tasting Menu ($120.00 for two guests) includes salmon, whitefish, and kaluga. Matcha green tea, coconut cream and kaffir lime add a subtle Asian flare. Taittinger Brut Champagne completes the experience while additional Champagne supplements are available upon request.
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With the intention of celebrating a time-honored holiday tradition while staying true to modern sustainability efforts, Long Beach restaurant Roe Seafood is presenting a Feast of the Seven (Sustainable) Fishes dinner series from December 17-24, 2017. Chef/Owner Arthur Gonzalez is one of the area’s foremost figures in the sustainably sourced seafood movement. He is consistently innovating with his menus at Roe Seafood, a community fixture recognized for its elevated cuisine and convivial atmosphere.