Roy Choi brings his first brick and mortar Kogi concept to Palms. The taqueria soft opened on Tuesday and needs you to help them “work out the kinks” (according to Roy Choi’s instagram account) for the rest of the week in time for their official opening Saturday. Find familiar Kogi truck fare like tacos and burritos, quesadillias, sliders, massive orders of hot wings, the Sriracha bar and much, much more. 3500 Overland Ave., L.A. kogibbq.com
Inotheke Winemaker Dinner
April 19. Inotheke’s Chef Carolos Tomazos presents six courses of modern Greek cuisine paired with six wines from Greece’s award-winning Gerovassiliou estate presented by Winemaker Thrass Giantsidis. Dine on delicacies like shrimp saganaki, salmon pie, lamb and orzo and short rib stifado each expertly paired. $130/pp. 6 p.m. 606 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310.458.3366. inotheke.com
April 19. Stop by the downtown bar for their Green Carpet event from 6-9 p.m. for cocktail hour with a gift card raffle as well as a preview of Aperitivo Hour snacks (Barcito’s new Happy Hour launching in May). Barcito is also the latest restaurant to move to a “hospitality included,” which also launches on April 19. This makes them one of the few in L.A. to follow the no-tipping trend that is gaining momentum in New York and San Francisco. 403 W. 12th St., downtown, 213.415.1821. barcitola.com
April 19. Celebrate Mainland’s one-year anniversary by boosting your bowl with a serving of uni for just $1. 8318 1/2 3rd St., L.A., 310.234.8800. mainlandpoke.com
Area 5.1 Dinner at Sausal
April 20. Martin Brown, owner of Santa Barbara-based winery Area 5.1, will join Chef Anne Conness to lead a four course dinner celebrating “outside the box” wine craft. Look forward to Nuevo Rancho-style dishes, such as Spanish Sherry Braised Picadillo Empanadas and Rancho Barbacoa Short Ribs, paired with unique white and red blends from Area 5.1’s portfolio. $89/pp. 6:30 p.m. 219 Main Street, El Segundo, 310.322.2721. sausal.com
Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day
April 20. Dine at local restaurants and give back. When you dine at participating restaurants across L.A., they’ll donate a portion of sales to Project Angel Food and provide free meals to people suffering from serious illness. A few participating spots include Connie & Ted’s, Pump, Katsuya, Hinoki & the Bird, Craft, Taste on Melrose, Fest from the East, Momed and more. See a complete list: angelfood.org/EDBA
La Nuit by Sofitel
April 20. La Nuit by Sofitel makes its North American debut at Sofitel LA. The signature party concept creates a multi-sensory experience for guests and combines musical appearances from leading artists, modern design and experimental mixology reflecting Sofitel’s brand pillars. Music will take center stage with performances from Phases, DJ Samantha Ronson and DJ Ruen. The entertainment will be enhanced with signature cocktails including Paris La Nuit, Champs Élysées and Bastille. 8555 Beverly Blvd., L.A. sofitel-los-angeles.com
Get your fill of traditional Passover menus taken up a notch at restaurants around Los Angeles. At Culina, Chef Denis Dello Stritto has created a Passover dinner menu with familiar offerings with Italian influences like matzah ball soup with chicken and vegetable broth with a thyme and chive matzah ball; Jidori chicken with mushrooms and horseradish fingerling potatoes; cobia with sautéed brussels sprouts and carrot puree; or sliced tri-tip steak with wild arugula and cherry tomatoes (April 22-24). Bouchon Bistro serves a three-course plated Passover dinner with a focal point of braised lamb shank with bulgur wheat, pearl onions dried apricots and garden mint; and refreshing pomegranate sorbet with marinated strawberries, toasted almond streusel and ganache montée for dessert (April 22). You can also find a la carte Kosher dishes like matzo ball soup, pomegranate-glazed salmon and chocolate budino at Taste on Melrose.
English Muffin Making Class at Love & Salt
April 23, May 21, June 25. No visit to Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach is complete with out an order of Chef Michael Fiorelli’s English muffins. Now you can learn his secret to making the restaurant’s prized bakes. You’ll get a hands-on demo followed by brunch in the restaurant’s upstairs private dining room with offerings that include pastries and a choice of entree, along with a signature brunch cocktail. The event is part of MasterCard Priceless Program. $65/pp. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. More Info.
Caprice at Four Seasons Hotel Hong at THE Blvd at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
April 25. The team at two-Michelin Star Caprice at Four Seasons Hotel Hong arrives at THE Blvd at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel for one night only. The night not only includes cuisine and hospitality from the award-winning restaurant but also features the look and feel of the restaurant. THE Blvd is partnering with local design company Reverly Event Designers to bring in Modern Chinoiserie décor that aims to make you feel like you’ve escaped LA and are enjoying a taste of France in the heart of Hong Kong. Dine on a seven-course meal, utilizing Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Vulin’s flawless techniques, that includes dishes like Brittany lobster tart with watermelon and shellfish jelly; Atlantic scallops biscuit with wild watercress and morel mushrooms; and Snake River Farms Kobe strip loin with green peas à la Française and Dolce Forte sauce. Caprice’s Pastry Chef Nicolas Lambert is also among the team to pop up in LA with confections like crispy meringue litchi espuma and raspberry sorbet; Guanaja chocolate sphere with Tahitian vanilla cream and more. $250/pp, $95/pp optional wine pairings. For reservations, email: Nicolas.DeGols@fourseasons.com. The restaurant offers seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310.385.3901. theblvdrestaurant.com