By Jill Weinlein, 8/30/2012
Locanda del Lago
A five-course menu featuring locally sourced seafood and poultry will be served tonight at 7 p.m. As part of the monthly “Bite of the Beast” dinner, drink unlimited red and white house wine for $18 per person. The five-course dinner is $42 per person. Add $30 per person for a specialty wine pairing menu. 231 Arizona Ave. (310)451-3525.
Lindy & Grundy
The Fairfax Avenue butcher shop will begin delivery service on Sept. 4 from West Hollywood to Malibu. Co-owner Erika Nakamura will lead a series of beginner and intermediate butchering classes open to the public. Held on Sundays and Tuesdays, the classes range from $100 to $250 depending on the themes. She will showcase chicken from stock making to roasting in her “Chicken 101” class. She is also offering a “Make Your Own Sausage” session with step-by-step directions to create a signature sausage blend. The meat case offers fully prepared, seasonally inspired dishes with take-away baskets that are great for the Hollywood Bowl or Greek Theatre. 801 N. Fairfax Ave. (323)951-0804.
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, L’Ermitage will host wine tastings from various CA vineyards. Start with Argot wine with winemaker Justin Harmon from Sonoma County. Sip white, rose and red wines. Cordon wine will have winemaker Etienne Terlinden from Central Coast. Liquid in the Santa Rita Hills will pour chardonnays. Artisan cheese, appetizers and charcuterie will be passed around. Sip wines from Random Ridge and Vines on the Marycrest from Paso Robles. The event is all inclusive for $40 per person including wine, appetizers, tax and gratuity. It begins at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is special priced valet parking for L’Ermitage Wine Club events. 9291 Burton Way (323)850-5558.
Wood & Vine is offering a Labor Day weekend Oyster Roast. Chef Gavin Mills showcases smoked oysters on the patio. Hot sauce, horseradish cream, oyster crackers and cocktail sauce are provided. Enjoy an oyster Po’boy with sauce gribiche, slaw and fries. Not into oysters? Mills will serve his chicken & waffles and smoked salmon salad with grilled asparagus. 6280 Hollywood Blvd. (323)334-3360.
Masterchef Pop-Up Pantry
Fans of Fox’s hit show “Masterchef” can have three-course meals delivered to their homes. Enjoy some of the season’s top dishes and experience what the judges get to taste on the show. From now until Sept. 10, fans can go online to pre-order their Masterchef meals at www.popuppantry.com/mastercheffor a delivery dates of Sept. 26, Sept. 27 or Sept. 28. The subscription club delivers gourmet food to your doorstep for the price of takeout. A new Masterchef will be named on Monday, Sept.10 after the final two contestants compete.
Red Seven by Wolfgang Puck
Now open for lunch on Mon. through Fri. from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy soup, sushi, salads, sandwiches and entrées. Red Seven is now offering Happy Hour on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Choose seven deadly sips and seven deadly bites. House wine and beer is $3 at Happy Hour. Some include grilled Kobe sliders, salmon cake, fried gnocchi and spicy tuna bites. 700 N. San Vicente Blvd. Ste G-180 (310)289-1587.
Fashion’s Night Out at SAAM
Enjoy a special multi-course dinner on Sept. 4 at SAAM at The Bazaar. Barbara Bui will feature live fashion displays. During each course, fashion expert, Melissa Magsaysay, will discuss her inspiration while presenting her unique contributions. The chef will talk about his insight behind the food and wine selections. Tickets are $200 per person with a portion of the proceeds going to The Art of Elysium. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd. (310)246-5555.
Sausage Sunday at J. Nichols Kitchen
Chef Roger Hayot creates a variety of sausage specialties on Sunday for under $10. Combinations include chicken sausage sandwich with apples, caramelized onions and fried sage. He serves a tasty pork and Mexican chorizo posole with corn tortillas. His Asian duck sausage is served with fried Jasmine rice. A selection of beers on tap are under $5. 4375 Glencoe Ave. (310)823-2283.
LA County Fair
The annual Los Angeles County Fair runs Friday, Aug. 31 to Sept. 30, Wednesdays through Sundays. With more than 300 food choices, fair goers can eat deep fried goodies, protein on a stick, fired roasted ears of corn topped with condiments and fruit dipped in chocolate. There is one sit down restaurant, Top of the Park, for full service surf and turf meals. LA County Fairgrounds in Pomona, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Reservations (909)865-4120.
Patina Prepares for The Emmy Awards
Patina Restaurant Group’s catering division has partnered again with the Television Academy to prepare the winning meal for the Primetime Emmy Awards. This year’s theme is Romantic Rhapsody in Red. Patina chefs Joachim Splichal, Alec Lester and Gregg Wiele have created a three-course menu that includes a smoked salmon avocado sphere, roasted tenderloin with mushroom risotto fries and a white chocolate raspberry cake in a raspberry and mint sauce. Beaulieu Vineyards wines will be paired with the dishes. Grey Goose Vodka will be pouring the “Emmy cocktail” made with Grey Goose Cherry Noir. Over 200 chefs will work together to prepare over 3,800 exquisite meals for the Govenors Ball. This years Emmy Awards show is on Sunday, Sept. 23.