What’s Happening Los Angeles: July

The newest openings and menus in the City of Angels
Strawberry Basil Martini
Courtesy of Sofitel

A strawberry-basil martini at the recently redesigned Sofitel bar, Riviera 31

Chef Ricardo Zarate Opens Rosaline

Chef Ricardo Zarate has opened Rosaline, a Peruvian restaurant on Melrose Avenue. The eatery features a greenhouse dining area with skylight panels and an open ceiling.


London West Hollywood Offers New Family Program

Families staying at the London West Hollywood this summer can enjoy the resort’s new family program featuring a Paddington Bear finger puppet gift, child’s bathrobe, and a special children’s menu.


Redesigned Riviera 31 Launches at Sofitel Beverly Hills

Riviera 31, the cocktail bar and lounge at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills has launched a new remodeled space including areas for live music and performance. Additionally, new cocktails and appetizers have been added to the bar menu.


New Summer Menu at Westwood’s Napa Grille

Westwood’s Napa Valley Grille is now offering a special three-course summer menu for $35. Dishes include a garden vegetable or pasta salad, albacore crudo, filet mignon and prawns, and a skillet chocolate chip cookie.


Bar Toscana Debuts New Summer Cocktails

Brentwood’s Bar Toscana has launched three new summer cocktails including a Bacio dell Orso with kumquat, lime, and gin; a Napoleon Dynamite with grapefruit juice, vodka, and mint; and the Yellow Monkey with apricot, mango, and rum. Each cocktail is $14.


Encino’s Woodley Proper Adds Triple Crème Sourdough Ice Cream to Menu

Co-owner/pastry chef Margarita Kallas-Lee has created a triple crème sourdough ice cream cone for her dessert menu at Encino’s Woodley Proper.


Nerano Hosts Marchesi Antinori Wine Dinner in Beverly Hills

On July 18 at 7 p.m., Nerano restaurant in Beverly Hills will host a five-course tasting menu paired with wines from Antinori Italian winery. Tickets are $140 per person.


BLVD Kitchen Sherman Oaks Offers Summer Cooking Classes

BLVD Kitchen is offering a wide range of cooking classes for chefs of all ages. July classes include “tomatomania,” a baby food workshop, different levels of knife skills, and pie making, among other offerings.


The Proud Bird Reopens in LA’s Aviation Row

The Proud Bird, a historic restaurant, will reopen in July on Aviation Boulevard as a new food hall with interactive aviation exhibits and a renovated events center.


Otis Spunkmeyer Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Otis Spunkmeyer, the premier cookie, muffin, snack cake, and cupcake purveyor, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. All products are made with no artificial flavors, colors, or high fructose corn syrup.

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