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Ethel M® Chocolates Opens in Glendale Galleria

Las Vegas-based chocolate company, Ethel M® Chocolates, known for their liqueur-infused chocolates and pecan brittle makes their debut in Los Angeles. The name Ethel M comes from Forrest Mars’, of Mars, Incorporated, mother, Ethel Mars. Since 1910, the chocolatiers at Ethel M Chocolates® continue her legacy with her timeless recipes, using only the freshest ingredients with no artificial preservatives, while inventing new classics like the recently debuted Remy Martin XO Cognac Truffle. In addition to their store, check out their tasting room and get walked through a 30 minute experiences on understanding the nuances of milk and dark chocolates, tasting each as you go. To celebrate, they are offering buy-one-get-one tasting experiences through Labor Day 2019. Ethel M® Chocolates will celebrate the opening of their new brick-and-mortar with a celebration on Saturday, June 22, 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday, June 23, 2 – 5 pm; 100 W Broadway, Glendale, CA 91210


Culina & Vinoteca at Presents Winemaker Dinner with Paul Hobbs

Sip six opulent wines from Paul Hobbs Winery while savoring a meticulously paired Six-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner prepared by Chef de Cuisine Luca Moriconi, whose authentic and innovative culinary perspective embodies Tuscany in the heart of Los Angeles. The six-course prix-fixe dinner and featured wines includes tray passed appetizers
of Burrata with Dwarf Peaches and Prawn Crudo, Veal Stuffed Lossada with green olives and herbed mayonnaise (Featured Wine: Russian River Chardonnay 2016);First Course of Charred Octopus and Broiled Lobster with smoked potatoes, and cauliflower purée (Featured Wine: Ellen Lane Vineyard Chardonnay 2017); Second Course of Wild Mushroom and Piave Vecchio Cheese Risotto with Summer Truffle Beef Carpaccio (Featured Wine: Russian River Pinot Noir 2016); Third Course ofHomemade Pappardelle with Braised Wild Boar Sugo and Pecorino (Featured Wine: Kick Ranch Vineyard Syrah 2014); Fourth Course of Bone-in, Dry Aged Rib-Eye with Pommes Sauté, wild arugula and Villa Manodori balsamic vinegar (Featured Wines: Napa Cabernet 2015 Sauvignon & Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015);Fifth Course of Robiola Bosina Cheese, Strawberry-Blackberry Compote and Toasted Brioche, served along side of the Sixth Course of a Sweet Surprise from Pastry Chef Christopher Ford. $225; Tuesday; 300 South Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.860.4000.


National Martini Day

Bar Manager Jake Larowe of Birds & Bees is serving up a Classic, Perfect Oven Roasted Onion Gibson Martini or the Shaken Vodka for $10. Jake’s has some tips on how to enjoy the perfect Classic Martini for the boozy holiday. It’s all about the ratios. Go for a 5:1 ratio of a solid dry gin–preferably The Botanist or the St. George Terroir. Next, let’s talk pairings. Try pairing either gins with a bold Italian dry vermouth rather than a French version, and add a dash of orange bitters. Stir, not shake. Gently stir together and strain into a chilled stemmed glass with a thin lemon twist to garnish. Drink fast. To avoid having a warm martini, Jake recommends drinking the martini in 3-4 large pulls. Wednesday; 207 S Broadway, B, Los Angeles, CA 90012


The Fifth Annual El Segundo Art Walk

You are invited to explore the art scene in the Smoky Hollow and downtown neighborhoods of El Segundo. Studios and creative offices, along with restaurants and bars along Main and Franklin Streets, offer the chance to explore different exhibitions and pop-up galleries throughout the community. Featured at the Art Walk is the kinetic art installation, STRAWS, a structure that stands at an impressive 15-feet tall and made up of 12,000 plastic straws, which were all recovered from local Los Angeles beaches by volunteers from Surfrider and Shark Allies. The interactive installation was created by artist James Peterson. STRAWS will be on display at the ESAW headquarters at 314 Main Street in El Segundo. Also check out, pop-surrealistic artist Damian Fulton painting live at El Segundo Brewing Company to celebrate the release of its new beer; live music from Dane Drewis, Zeal Levin, and local DJ Tony Gadachy at El Segundo Art Walk headquarters, located at Main Street and Grand Avenue; exhibitions featuring local artists, sample beer from Golden Road and El Segundo Brewing Company; and interactive art activities for both kids and adults: kids will be able to paint a miniature playhouse, and parents can check their strollers into a valet, free of charge. Thursday (third Thursday in July and August), 5-9 pm; El Segundo, CA




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