What’s Happening Los Angeles: April 2017

This month brings new brunch menus and restaurant openings

Warmer weather demands ice cream.

Pebble Beach Food and Wine

The 10th Annual Pebble Beach Food and Wine festival will be held from April 20 to 23. The event will include demonstrations, wine dinners, and tastings. Tickets are available online.

Umami Burger Cindy Crawford Style

Cindy Crawford and her husband, Rande Gerber, have teamed with Umami Burger to create a spicy margarita and a new Casa burger with $1 from each sale donated to the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Bottlefish Launches Weekend Brunch

Brentwood’s Bottlefish has launched a new weekend brunch, with a seafood-inspired menu including lobster toast, crab cake Benedict, and salmon gravlax.

Cream Opens in NoHo

National ice cream sandwich chain Cream will open a North Hollywood shop on April 1. Guests can choose from 17 cookie flavors, brownies, or “do’sants” and more than 20 ice cream flavors to create custom sandwich treats.

Bouchon Beverly Hills Offers Seder Menu To Go

Bouchon Beverly Hills is offering a special Seder menu to go for Passover.

Baltaire Offers New Weekend Brunch Menu

Beginning in April, Brentwood’s Baltaire will launch a new seasonal weekend brunch menu including roasted cauliflower steak, albacore and salmon poke bowls, and lamb breakfast sandwiches.

Lunetta All Day Opens in Santa Monica

Lunetta All Day, a modern neighborhood diner, has opened in Santa Monica. The new restaurant reimagines the American diner with refined comfort food, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Hires New Chef and Unveils New Menu

Vinoteca, the Italian wine bar in the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel, has hired Mirko Paderno as new chef de cuisine. Paderno launched a new Northern Italian menu including spring-inspired small plates such as paninis and pizettes.

Faith and Flower Launches New Spring Menu and Cocktail Program

Downtown’s Faith and Flower will launch a new spring-inspired menu and cocktail program in early spring.

Esterel Restaurant at Sofitel Hotel Hires New Chef

Sofitel Los Angeles has hired Pete Manfredini as the hotel’s new executive chef. Manfredini will add his Italian culinary skills to the hotel’s signature restaurant, Esterel.

Peninsula Beverly Hills Offers Seven-Course Dessert Tasting

The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ award-winning executive pastry chef Stephanie Boswell has created a seven-course dessert tasting. Priced at $76, the menu includes free-flowing Champagne for up to two guests.


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