When he’s not eating crickets, scorpions, or any variety of offal, Andrew Zimmern, the James Beard Award-winning TV personality behind The Travel Channel’s cult culinary show, “Bizarre Foods,” is inviting LA food enthusiasts to dive into his world of bizarre foods with “California Dreaming,” a one-night-only culinary pop-up Jan. 13, at Royal/T.
At this rare event, Zimmern has created a menu to introduce the curious culinarian to his world of bizarre foods. Guests can expect to dine on a collaborative five-course dinner menu of: sea urchin and yellow tomato-vegetable aspic; pasta a la vongole, linguine and ‘clams’ with oregano, olive oil, and garlic; tongue tied: veal tongue tartare and chile braised lamb’s tongue quesadilla; grilled broken arrow ranch venison chop, crispy goat chuckles, posole, and avocado salsa; and cioccolato orrare da gustier.
As a bonus you may end up in an episode of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods America” with Andrew Zimmern (the purchase of your ticket confirms that you are willing to be on camera).
Ticket price $150 includes the five-course menu (a generous portion of it going to the LA Regional Food bank). Reservations are required and can only be made as of Monday, Dec. 19. Reservations start at 6 p.m. with the last seating at 9.30 p.m.
Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.559.6300 x4. andrewzimmern.eventbrite.com