Food News and Events
September only has one week left, but some would argue it is the most important week in regards to the food and drink community of Los Angeles. First and foremost, there is L.A. BEER WEEK which hosts a mega fuck ton of beer related soirees in and around the city. Some of which are listed below. It’s also the time of year people are hunkering down to switch menus and gear up for chillier weather. Our heat is having its last hurrah, so get down with your bad selves and go out to celebrate at one (or more!) of these bitchin’ events.
WHO: The Tripel and Hudson House owner/chef couple Brooke Williamson & Nick Roberts, along with Tom Kelly and El Segundo Brewing Company.
WHAT: To celebrate the culmination of American Craft Beer Week, The Tripel and Hudson House are pairing up with El Segundo Brewing Company for two special nights of big brews and extraordinary eats. On offer all night long (or until they run out), Brooke & Nick will be pairing: El Segundo Brewing’s Citra Pale Ale on draught with a special batch of Citra Hopped Brown Sugar Pork Ribs topped with a green papaya and fresh coconut salad (pictured above)
WHEN: Starting at 6:30 p.m. on: Monday, September 23rd at the Tripel & Wednesday, September 25th at the Hudson House
WHERE: The Tripel: 333 Culver Boulevard, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 | Hudson House: 514 North Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Reach, CA 90277
WHAT: JACKSON’S FOOD & DRINK 5-course Beer Dinner curated by Chef Matt Strong and Stone Brewing Company
WHEN: Tuesday, 9/24
WHERE: 2041 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo, CA
1st course: Maryland lump crab cake with grilled tomato coulis, basil pesto, melted cherry tomatoes and micro basil Paired with: Stone Cali-Beligique IPA
2nd course: Indian spiced cauliflower | Paired with: R&R Coconut IPA
3rd course: Caramelized jumbo naked sea scallop with lemongrass scented jasmine rice and red Thai coconut curry sauce.
Paired with: Stone Enjoy By IPA This beer will only be 3 days old
4th course: BBQ pulled pork slider with crisp cole slaw and housemade BBQ sauce | Paired with: Stone Smoked Porter
5th course: Chocolate Espresso Cake | Paired with: 2013 Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout
WHO: Trattoria Neapolis
WHAT: In celebration of their one year anniversary, Owner Perry Vidalakis of Trattoria Neapolis is excited to invite the community and fellow bon vivants for an exclusive, one night event. The restaurant’s Balcony, Wine Room and Garden Room will be transformed into different tasting areas, featuring some of Trattoria Neapolis’ most popular dishes by Chef Bryant Wigger; pizza from their 7,000 pound wood-burning oven; coffee cuppings by Stumptown Roasters; and beverages from local renowned winemakers, brewers, and distillers.
WHEN: Saturday, September 28th 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: 336 South Lake Avenue Pasadena, California 91101
TICKETS: $60 in advance Call 626.792.3000 to reserve tickets
In efforts to support the LA Community Garden Council, Top Chef Masters contestant, Richard Sandoval of Zengo in Santa Monica will be participating in the James Beard Foundation’s Taste Local Dish Challenge. Now through October 31st, Chef Sandoval has chosen to feature his signature Duck Confit-Daikon Tacos with Curried Apple & Orange Coriander Sauce and will donate $1 from each dish sold to the JBF Taste America Education Drive, which helps drive awareness around our country’s food system.
To participate, diners can support the JBF Taste Local Dish Challenge by following the below steps:
· Visit Zengo at Santa Monica Place now through October 31st
· Order the Duck Confit-Daikon Tacos
· Take a photo of the dish and post it to your Instagram account with the hashtags: #JBFTasteamerica #LA. The city with the most Instagram uploads will be eligible to win up to $10,000 to be donated to the LA Community Garden Council.
Since my funky ticker has been giving me a run for my money, and I’ll be preparing for surgery anyway, I hope that some of you will go to one (or more!) of these events, snap some pictures and post them to twitter. Tag ’em #GlassofWin so I can see your pics! HAVE FUN!