Los Angeles Weekly Roundup
Have you started your holiday shopping? The holidays are amongst us, and it’s time to dust off those ugly sweaters and get ready for White Elephant gift exchanges. But how do you find the perfect gift? Take a breath, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and relax because we’ve got you covered. We drew inspiration from local small businesses, Oprah’s Favorite Things, and Amazon’s best deals to compile a list of the perfect gifts for him and gifts for her. From beauty to books, home and kitchen, health and wellness, fashion, sports, electronics, travel, and more, ’tis the season for hoopLA’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide.
It’s truffle season at the iconic Venice restaurant, The Rose, and Chef Jason and Chef Travon have crafted a six-course tasting menu that highlights the best of seasonal truffles. Start with a Pizzette (Sottocenere Al Tartufo, Buffalo Mozzarella), Poached Golden Fertile Egg, and Seared Diver Scallop, before sinking your teeth into an Oven Baked Black & White Lasagna (Ricotta, Roasted Garlic, Taleggio Fonduta), Albufera Poached Chicken (Tehachapi Grain Polenta, Crispy Hen of the Woods Mushrooms), and ending with a Caramelized Smoked Vanilla Custard (Truffle Cream). Wine pairings are also available. $100; Mondays – Sundays, Various hours; 220 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291; 310.399.0711
North Italia El Segundo welcomes you to ‘Tasting Tuesdays.’ Launching today, the new series will walk guests through several of the restaurant’s delicious Italian wine offerings and the dishes they pair with. Your ticket includes all tasting bites and sips, and attendees will also be sent home with several North Italia-exclusive items. A few lucky guests will even leave with a bottle of wine! $65; Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30; 840 CA-1 #110, El Segundo, CA 90245; 310.469.7695
Gracias Madre WeHo and one-of-a-kind Italian luxury brand LodenTal are hosting a Bespoke Fashion Showcase & Trunk Show followed by a three-course luncheon. Your meal includes a starter, main, dessert, and one welcome beverage. Founded by Italian designer Andrea Provvidenza, LodenTal is composed of made-to-measure coats, jackets, and capes. Fittings will be available onsite for guests interested in purchasing. $100; 12/14, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 8905 Melrose Ave. , West Hollywood, CA 90069