November Food Events in Los Angeles

What's happening this month in the Los Angeles dining scene
Shaena Engle

Truffle Fries at UmamiBurger

Here’s what’s happening in the Los Angeles dining scene this month:

Dominick’s Celebrates 65th Anniversary
On November 4, in honor of their 65th anniversary, Dominick's is offering a special steak and spaghetti dinner for two for only $45 and .65 cent martinis.

Church Key Opens in WeHo
The Church Key, from Chef Steven Fretz, is now open and serving up American shared plates with a Dim Sum twist.

Eating Dangerous Objects
Food lovers with a dark side will enjoy “Play Dead” at the Geffen Playhouse. A co-creation from magicians Teller and Todd Robbins, the play explores themes of death, darkness and deception including a variety of macabre magic and the live consumption of a light bulb. Previews begin November 5, Geffen Playhouse, $57 to $87. Tickets can be purchased here

Day of the Dead Art and Food Celebration
In honor of the Day of the Dead, Loteria Grill in conjunction with Artbites is hosting a gallery discussion led by art and food historian Maite Gomez-Rejon at LACMA highlighting objects of life and death. After the tour, guests can dine at Loteria Grill for a regional Mexican three-course dinner. November 2, $80 per person, reservations can be made here.

Hotel Bel Air Hosts Whiskey Tasting Classes

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air and Macallan are introducing insightful whiskey tasting classes in November and December. Macallan Brand Ambassador, Kieron Elliot, will share a brief history of Scotch whiskey production and characteristics of the various regions. Participants will discover and appreciate various whiskeys and also learn about distillation, maturation, blending and other secrets behind each whiskey. Highlights will include Macallan 12yr, 15yr, 17yr, 18yr and 21yr.
The 90-minute classes, priced at $85 per person, is offered November 7 and December 12, 2013, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Melisse Offers Bocuse d’Or Seven Course Charity Dinner
Chef Trey Foshee (George’s at the Cove) and Chef Josiah Citrin (Melisse) are hosting a seven-course charity dinner to benefit The Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation. In addition to chefs Foshee and Citrin, chefs Gavin Kaysen, Michael Cimarusti, Michael Tusk and Traci Des Jardins will each cook a course.  November 10, two seatings at 5:30 and 8:15 pm, $185 per person, call 310.395.0881 for reservations.

$1 Coffee Drinks at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf will be offering their new Toffee Nut Latte and ice blended beverages for just $1 on Thursday, November 7 from 2 to 6 p.m.

New Fall Menus
Studio City’s Girasol recently launched their new weekend brunch menu including Maine lobster Benedict, strawberry and ricotta crepe and grilled octopus gazpacho among other courses.

The Canal Club’s  Chef Jorge Valines has added a variety of new menu items including halibut ceviche, sashimi pizza, white fish crudo, steamed chicken dumplings and crispy rice to the recently redesigned Venice restaurant.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse now offers dry aged steak in addition to their traditional wet aged variety. Additionally, the chain has added new accompaniments including truffled poached lobster, Diablo shrimp and King crag. They are also offering a special Prime Tomahawk steak dinner for two for $99 per couple.

Beginning November 6, Café Del Rey is launching their autumn menu featuring yam soup, sea scallops with parsnips, branzino with couscous and sweet potato gnocchi.

Fig and Olive is celebrating National Fig Week with a new fall menu of sweet and savory fig dishes including a fig and gorgonzola tart, fig crostini and figs and goat cheese wrapped in Iberico ham.

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UmamiBurger is celebrating the launch of truffle season with truffle inspired menu items including the Money’s No Object Burger with shaved white truffles, Irish truffle fries, truffle salted ice cream and other items. November 4 through December 31.