LA Dining Deals and Events, Oct. 14-20
By Lesley Balla
October 14, 2013
Photo by: Kendall's Brasserie
Monday, October 14
RivaBella now serves seasonal dishes for two every Sunday and Monday night, things like a 21-day dry-aged tomahawk rib-eye ($148) and roasted truffle Jidori chicken ($58), both served tableside (9201 Sunset Blvd.; 310-278-2060).
Tuesday, October 15
Drink a pint at Golden Road Brewing tonight and save a beagle. For every pint of GR beer served, proceeds will go to the Beagle Freedom Project, a North Hollywood non-profit that rescues and finds homes for beagles used in laboratory research. There will be pet adoptions tonight as well, or just bring your own to hang out on the dog-friendly patio. 6-9 PM (5410 W. San Fernando Rd.; 213-542-6039).
Wednesday, October 16
Inspired by Monkish Brewing’s spice nuances, chef Anne Conness will serve a five-course beer-pairing menu tonight at Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Beach. Dishes include spring rolls with tamarind peanut sauce (to go with Floraison Saison); arugula salad with cumin lentils, goat cheese and parsnip chips (with Brown Habit Farmhouse Ale); and cardamom-dusted and fried oysters with citrus remoulade (with Moria Black Single, a cocoa nib and citrus peel ale). $65 per person; begins at 6:30 PM (3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd.; 310-939-0900).
Thursday, October 17
Absinthe is king at Kendall’s Brasserie downtown. The Green Hour, a late-night happy hour (Monday-Friday, 8-10 PM), features a special absinthe cocktail menu paired with small bites from chef Jean Pierre Bosc. And on Thursday nights, Patina Restaurant Group’s sommelier and barsmith Paul Sanguinetti will do his best Oscar Wilde while leading Absinthe 101 sessions from 8-8:30 PM (135 N Grand Ave.; 213-972-7322).
Friday, October 18
Santa Monica's La Botte restaurant now offers a special four-course dinner menu with red or white wine for $20 daily from 5-8 PM. Additionally, Mori Sushi’s Mori Onedera joins chef Stefano de Lorenzo for a special Italian-Japanese feast on October 17 and tonight. Here’s a look at the 10-course menu. $125 per person; make reservations here (620 Santa Monica Blvd.; 310-576-3072).
Saturday, October 19
Artbites’ Maite Gomez-Rejon explores the history of caviar, from humble peasant food to coveted delicacy, at a special tour and dinner at LACMA today. She’ll take you along a gallery walk before heading to Petrossian for a glass of Champagne or vodka and a three-course dinner by chef Giselle Wellman. The gallery tour begins at 5:30; dinner begins at 7 PM. $180 per person. Buy tickets here (321 N. Robertson Blvd.; 310-271-0576).
Sunday, October 20
Football is in full force, and Westchester’s Mexican gastropub has a slew of new specials for watching the games. Cinco's brunch hours have been extended to 4 PM on both Saturday and Sunday, with food and drink deals like buckets of 24 cans of Modelo ($15), bottles of bubbly for bottomless mimosas ($12); $5 Bloody Marys and Micheladas; and a breakfast burrito and beer combo for $10 (7241 W Manchester Ave.; 310-910-0895).