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The best events this week
Pie Crust 101 at Greystone Mansion
Just because National Pie Day (bless you) is reserved for the month of March doesn’t mean we can’t spend a little more time with flakey crust and fruit fillings. Learn how to craft this all-American classic (a beloved summer delight that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth all season long) within the lavish walls of the Greystone Mansion.
Wine Room Tastings at Madera Kitchen
The last time you had wine and small bites for less than $10, it probably consisted of boxed reds, chips and disgruntled college students. Not this time. Boasting a newly revamped Wine Room, Hollywood's Madera Kitchen invites locals for an ultra-classy tasting flight through Pacific Wine & Spirits. Emulating the farm-to-table menu and style, this intimate space fosters a rustic, candle-lit room filled with wooden barrels of bottles upon bottles. Basically, the space screams date night. Reserve a spot on OpenTable and make sure to specify ‘wine tastings.’
A whole week celebrating Negroni cocktails? We'll take it. Negroni Week, started by Imbibe and Campari, celebrates the classic drink while also promoting causes near and dear to our city. Over 30 bars and restaurants around town will be offering their favorite Negroni variations, with proceeds going towards a dedicated charity. Sip on Dirty Laundry's version to benefit Inspire Artistic Minds, Oldfield's Liquor Room for Best Friends Animal Society, Tam O'Shanter Inn for Ability First, and more. For a full list, visit negroniweek.com.
Modern Times + Daily Grill beer dinner
Join the Daily Grill in Santa Monica on June 3 for a beer dinner, featuring a four-course meal with pairings from San Diego-based Modern Times. Each course, from salad to fish to short ribs to a brownie sundae, will be accompanied by one of Modern Times' expertly brewed beers: Lomaland Saison, Fortunate Island Wheat, Blazing World Amber and, to finish, Black House Stout. Tickets may be purchased here.
Taste of the Nation Los Angeles
Fill up for a great cause at this palatable sampling of more than 40 bites from some of the best chefs in town. The foodie event, which will take place at Culver City's Media Park, is celebrating more than 25 years of helping end childhood hunger. The list of this year's featured restaurants and chefs reads like a roll call of LA's most noteworthy chefs: Chefs Chloe Tran (East Borough), Ernesto Uchimura (Plan Check Kitchen + Bar), Susan Feniger (Mud Hen Tavern), Valerie Gordon (Valerie Confections) and many more will all be on hand to offer their culinary contributions to the cause.
Proper Spirit Tastings
Given that this vintage-style restaurant and bar boasts the globe’s largest gin selection, it’s no surprise that they’re pouring up four days of spirit tasting—it’s only fair to share, right? Lend your senses to the robust tastings of varying spirits like vodka, Scotch, bourbon, and gin for a multi-sensory experience that’s sure to enlighten. Tastings are divided amongst four separate events, featuring Intro to Spirits (vodka and Scotch) on March 21, The Dark Spirits (aged spirits) on April 11, The Light Spirits (unaged spirits) on May 9, and Gin 101 on June 13. Reserve a glass, and next time you step out for a drink, you’ll know exactly what to order.