Nest at WP24
Wolfgang Puck celebrates the Year of the Rooster with his annual worldwide Night Market event, traveling to Nest at WP24 on Feb. 3.

Each week we spotlight top Los Angeles restaurants, dining and drinking experiences you need to try.

Edited by Christina Xenos

Catalina Kitchen
The oceanfront Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes debuts their newly remodeled restaurant, Catalina Kitchen. The dining destination—one of eight on the resort—received a complete overhaul on its interior and exteriors and food and beverage offerings. Chef de cuisine David Tarrin takes a rustic approach to his menu, which boasts everything from seafood and charcuterie to steaks and pasta. Highlights include a short rib Benedict for breakfast; followed by lunch and dinner dishes like pork belly and fig flat bread; and handmade pappardelle with lobster broth, clams, mussels, shrimp, spicy pork sausage and chanterelle mushrooms. Catalina Kitchen also offers a seafood buffet on Fridays, which in addition to hot and chilled seafood dishes, offers handmade sushi rolls and seafood pastas. The restaurant’s tradition of an expansive Sunday brunch continues with a variety of new stations, paella, charcuterie and cheese, hand carved meats and more. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 100 Terranea Way, Ranchos Palos Verdes, 424.666.0845.

Night Market at Nest at WP24
Feb. 3. Wolfgang Puck celebrates the Year of the Rooster with his annual worldwide Night Market event, traveling to Nest at WP24 for one night in Los Angeles. Celebrate with a Far East-inspired cocktail featuring herbs picked from the hotel’s rooftop garden, along with unlimited access to six different live cooking stations offering signature items such as chili “Dan Dan” dumplings, whole roasted Peking duck with traditional accompaniments, and more. Also enjoy a high energy dragon dance, an ancient Chinese New Year ritual that brings good luck. $48/pp. 6:30-10 p.m. If you can’t make it to the event, WP24 is offering a special six course tasting menu being served now though Feb. 3.

For Your Consideration Date Night at The Grove
Through Feb. 26. See the season’s awards nominated films while you enjoy dinner and valet parking with a new package from The Grove. Pick a nominated movie and enjoy a three-course menu from on-site restaurants like Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, La Piazza, The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge and others. Arrange reservations with The Grove’s concierge. 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 323.900.8080.

patina restaurant group
Drink Grammy-inspired cocktails at Café Pinot, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, Ray’s and Stark Bar.

Bar Bouchon
Starts Feb. 1. The most important meal of the day gets the luxury treatment at Bar Bouchon in Beverly Hills. The new breakfast menu includes indulgences like sourdough waffles with sweet butter and crown maple syrup; Scottish smoked salmon with red onion and soft scrambled eggs; and French country ham and Swiss cheese croissant. Also expect plenty of pastries from Bouchon Bakery along with a fresh juices and coffee beverages. Daily, 7-10 a.m. 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.271.9910.

Ashland Hill
Feb. 2. The craft beer and wine garden and gin and tonic bar on Main Street in Santa Monica turns two and is throwing a party. Celebrate over a $2 menu, which includes their gin cocktails, bar bites, beers on tap and wines on draft. The party starts at 2 p.m. 2807 Main St. Santa Monica, 310.392.3300.

Chaya DTLA
The downtown restaurant offers a new Sunday brunch buffet. Go to induce in unlimited oysters, crab, sushi, prime rib, free-flowing champagne and more. $55/pp adults, $20/pp children (10 and under). 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 525 S Flower St., downtown, 213.236.9577.

Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
Feb. 3. Celebrate National Carrot Cake Day with Ocean Prime’s signature dessert. When you order a slice, the restaurant will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry. 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310.859.4818.

Grammy-Inspired Cocktails
If you wonder what your favorite musicians will be dinning on after the Grammy Awards, look no farther than Patina Catering. The division of Patina Restaurant Group will serve 5,000 of them after the ceremony on Feb. 12. You can get in on the action by sipping on Grammy-inspired cocktails at Patina Group restaurants: Café Pinot, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, Ray’s and Stark Bar and newly remodeled Kendall’s Brasserie. Sip everything from the Love in the Dark, Inspired by Adele’s “25” to Becky’s Lemonade, Inspired by Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.”

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse
The bakery that has taken Los Angeles by storm with the decadent croissant-muffin Cruffin mashup, now offers sushi-stuffed croissants. The California Croissant is a croissant stuffed with smoked salmon, nori, ginger and wasabi and served with a side of soy sauce. It’s available at their Highland Park bakeshop. 111 S Ave. 59, L.A., 323.739.0473.

Birds & Bees
Downtown’s newest hidden cocktail den is tucked into the basement of a high-rise office building on Broadway. Enter through a hidden alley that leads to a bright yellow door and find setting that’s a mid-century “living room” throwback to the 1950s. You’ll feel like you’re at a cocktail party with your closest friends as you sip on drinks inspired by musicians of the ‘50s and classics created in the ’50s like the Cloak & Dagger, with Blackstrap rum, aged rum, overproof rum, lime and falernum. Mon.-Sat. (Photo by Acuna Hansen.) 207 South Broadway, downtown, 213.537.0510.

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