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1927 Prohibition Era Tijuana
Christina Vega, owner of the landmark restaurant Casa Vega, gathers a talented team for a progressive dinner. Vega welcomes her talented cousin Javier Plascencia, Baja California’s celebrated chef, and author of The Soul of Baja; Bill Esparza, a James Beard Award-winning writer, leading expert on Mexican food, and author of L.A. Mexicano; and Roberto Berrelleza, chef and owner of Babita Mexicuisine in San Gabriel. Celebrating the deeply rooted Mexican food culture, past and present, the six-course dinner includes a signature Casa Vega margarita, souvenir photos, two cookbooks (The Soul of Baja and L.A. Mexicano), and a meet-and-greet opportunity with cookbook signings. Each dish from the tasting menu holds a unique and significant tie to Tijuana’s prohibition era, such as Christina Vega’s Sonora Tamale, which was the only Mexican dish on the menu at the Agua Caliente Casino and Hotel in 1927, despite being a Mexican resort. Javier Plascencia creates a Caesar Salad, among other dishes, which was invented in Tijuana during the same time by Caesar Cardini—an Italian Mexican in Tijuana who owned Hotel Caesar, where both Plascencia and Vega’s grandfathers were employed. $120 (includes a six-course dinner, tax, two cookbooks (The Soul of Baja and L.A. Mexicano), a Casa Vega Margarita, and souvenir photos); Monday, 6:30 pm; Casa Vega, 13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 818.788.4868

Boxwood on the Roof at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills Opens
The summer 2018 season of Boxwood on the Roof features new menus, programmed nights and a revamped space designed for sharing and socializing. With its sweeping city views and playfully sophisticated vibe, Boxwood on the Roof offers the perfect oasis for al fresco dining and mingling. A series of weekly programmed nights will include Ice Cream Sundays, Tuesday Crystal Cocktails and live music on Wednesdays. The culinary team is also debuting The Markle Sparkle cocktail, which pays homage to the upcoming royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, as well as the delicious Over the Rainbow donut dessert. Executive Chef Anthony Keene has created a vibrant new menu that features Rockefeller Style Oyster with creamy spinach, pernod and kumamoto; an assortment of hand roll sushi; and classic seaside favorites like Miso Brass Crostini and Ceviche Plantains. Additionally, dishes like Ginger Chicken Meatballs, Grilled Salmon Fillet, Chicken Milanese, Risotto Bowl with Spring Vegetables and Avocado Toast with Scrambled Eggs are offered on the all day menu. Available every Sunday, the London will satisfy your sweet cravings with the all new I Scream Sundays menu of homemade ice creams. Including sundaes, scoops and shakes, indulge on items like the London Fog Sundae made with Earl Grey Tea-flavored Ice Cream, Vanilla Syrup and Whipped Cream and The Yorkshire Pudding Sundae made with Stout Ice Cream and Toffee Sauce. Additional flavors include Mexican Vanilla Bean, Classic Chocolate Cake, Popcorn, Dehydrated Strawberry and Balsamic and Cookie Monster Oreo Cookies. Every Tuesday, find balance and harmony with an array of gem tone concoctions. From the Cosmic Amethyst which mixes Viniq Purple, Cointreau, Lemonade, Prosecco, Mint and Candied Crystals, to the Ruby Moon mixed with Cachaca, Blood Orange Juice, Lime and Pop Rocking Rim, each crystal-inspired cocktail draws inspiration from the healing powers of the most sought after stones. Monday; 1020 North San Vicente Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.358.7788


2018 Visiting Chef Series at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Chef Hugo Bolanos, executive chef of Hotel Bel-Air, will join Chef Puck in preparing two courses, with Chef Manzke and Chef Piège also preparing courses that showcase their individual culinary talents. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization Chefs to End Hunger. $195, $95-$195/optional wine; Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077; 310.909.1644


Tallula’s One Year Anniversary
Tallula’s will be celebrating their one-year anniversary, by bringing in a Mariachi Band during dinner, along with some fun food and drink specials. Wednesday; 118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402


Panxa Cocina’s Casa Noble Tequila Week
Panxa has a killer tequila and mezcal program! This week, join in a Casa Noble Takeover where you will enjoy a $5 specialty cocktails featuring Casa Noble, $5 tacos, DJ beats, and a raffle for rare bottles of Casa Noble. Thursday; 3937 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803; 562.433.7999

2018 Visiting Chef Series at Republique
Chef Manzke will welcome Chef Puck and Chef Piège to his popular bakery, café, bar and restaurant, where you will enjoy a six-course dinner. $195, $95-$195/optional wine; 624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; purchase tickets, email: events@republiquela.com.




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