The hotels in Ojai are offering special Ojai Love room packages in an effort to raise money for those who have been impacted by the Thomas Fire, facilitated by HELP of Ojai. If you book an Ojai Love package, you will receive 10% off your room rate and a $10 donation will be made in their name. Also, discounts will be offered at participating restaurants, hotels and attractions. Through March; Ojai
Dinner on Ice is a unique evening of outdoor gourmet dining and ice skating at ICE Santa Monica. Enjoy a five-course menu prepared by MasterChef finalist Derrick Fox as well as cocktail pairings and wine bar. Dinner on Ice offers you the opportunity to enjoy Chef Derrick’s delicious and visually impressive dishes which are a fusion of his unique journey inspired from his MasterChef experiences, childhood memories, and his travels. This one-of-a-kind culinary experience is presented by Capital One. Sample menu items include an Oysters with Rosé granita; Endive cups filled with dates, blue cheese, walnuts, and truffle oil; Cucumber slices topped with crab and spicy aioli; and Miso Cod with cauliflower puree, shaved purple carrots and soy reduction. Guests are encouraged to wear skates and dress in winter attire. $100; Tuesday, 7-10 pm, ICE Santa Monica, corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue.
Rinjani‘s Happy Hour
Glendale’s newest arrival is launching happy hour and offers $2 off all beer, wine, sake and apps. Menu appetizers include: Gado-Gado with egg, bean sprout, tofu, tempeh, potato, long bean, water spinach, chayote, peanut sauce and crackers; Satay with peanut sauce or sambal kecap/sweet soy spicy sauce with choice of tofu, tempeh, ayam/chicken, domba/lamb; Roti Prata fried flatbread with Indonesian chicken and curry sauce; and Siomay Bandung chicken & shrimp dumpling, egg, potato, peanut sauce, kecap manis/sweet soy sauce. Monday-Friday, 5-7 pm; 107 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205,
Chef’s Not Here Opens
This all tapas restaurant by chef and owner Ressul Rassallat, who is focusing on food and it’s experience, has a playful take on a variety of small bites from across the world. The venue is located in the heart of Melrose Place, a beautiful, chic & stylish 1,200SF indoor-outdoor rooftop space where you will be able to enjoy high quality food at an affordable price and trendy ambiance. This cozy and secluded new restaurant with West Hollywood views will be the new go-to spot for a casual laid back dinner under the stars, without sacrificing taste. Menu here. 8457 Melrose Ave, Rooftop, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 323.272.4681
Arran Whisky Dinner at Tam O’Shanter
Tam O’Shanter will host a very special dining event featuring a five-course meal created by executive chef Juan Escamilla with select whisky pairings for each dish from the award-winning Arran Distillery. The whisky pairing dinner will include: an arrangement of canapé’s (paired with Arran’s Robert Burns Scotch Whisky); smoked salmon salad with fingerling potatoes, arugula, lemon supremes, citrus vinaigrette (paired with Arran 10yr); black pepper and bacon pasta with poached apples (paired with Arran 14yr); braised prime beef short ribs with vanilla parsnips, cipollini and whiskey mustard sauce (paired with Arran 18yr); and red wine poached pear tart with berry compote (paired The Arran Amarone Cask Finished). The Arran Distillery was founded in 1995 by Harold Curie in Lochranza, Scotland and is the only distillery on the Isle of Arran. $79; Thursday, 6:30 pm; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228