What's Happening in the L.A. Food Scene

events and happenings in LA's culinary scene

Shaena Engle

Mo-chica restaurant

Here's the top food news to come out of Las Angeles recently: 

Boulud and Puck Dinner at Hotel Bel Air
Hotel Bel Air will be hosting a dinner event on October 23 to launch Chef Daniel Boulud’s new cookbook, “Daniel:  My French Cuisine.” The five-course menu, cooked by Chef Boulud and Chef Wolfgang Puck is $220 per person with an optimal wine pairing at $85. Reservations accepted beginning September 23 at 310.909.1644.

Chef Ophaso Comes to Chi Lin
Former Iron Chef America alum Tyson Wong Ophaso is the new executive chef at Chi Lin, offering modern Hong Kong cuisine in an intimate setting on the Sunset Strip.

Two Night Only Kaiseki-Style Dinner at Chaya
Chaya Beverly Hills will host Michelin star Chaya Chef Kunaiaki Kozuka for a two night only event on October 18 and 19. A seven course pre-fixe dinner showcasing rare ingredients from Japan will be prepared. $155 per person plus $40 wine pairing, reservations can be made at 310.859.8833.

Mo-chica Tuesday Night Tasting Menus
Mo-chica is offering a five course pre-fixe dinner for only $27 every Tuesday evening.  Menu items will change monthly, call 213.622.3744.

SweeTango Promotion: Dinner for Two at Animal
Animal restaurant showcased in season SweeTango apples at a tasting luncheon on September 17. For a chance to win dinner for two at Animal, visit their website.

UmamiBurger Opens in Arts District
Featuring an extensive local beer list, UmamiBurger is opening its 20th location in the Arts District at 738 East 3rd Street on September 23.

Girasol Offers New Brunch Menu
The new Girasol in Studio City is offering up a fresh rustic weekend brunch menu available Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.  Featured menu items include housemade bread pudding French toast with berries and figs, steak and eggs with foraged pickled walnuts, and grilled octopus gazpacho among other items.

Roadside Eats Opens at Arclight Hollywood
Southern-style sandwich shop Roadside Eats recently opened in Hollywood’s Arclight complex. The menu offers a variety of sandwiches, sides and salads incorporating Southern flavors.

Kendall’s Brasserie Hosting Lyonnaise Week
In honor of Kendall’s Brasserie Chef Jean Pierre Bosc’s hometown of Lyon, France, the restaurant has created a special gastronomic menu inspired by the region, available until September 29.

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