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LA Magazine Whiskey Festival
Los Angeles Magazine is bringing back its annual Whiskey Festival for a second year. Celebrate the beloved spirit at the La Brea Tar Pits with master distillers, fine whiskey varietals, a curated food menu and live music.
AR Cucina Sicilian Dinner with Firriato Wines
Thanks to Culver City's rustic Italian restaurant AR Cucina and the oenophiles at Firriato Wines, Angelenos can transport their taste buds to the region of Sicily at the eatery's special Sicilian Dinner on Wednesday, February 22nd. The evening kicks off with a welcome reception where guests can whet their appetite with hors d'oeuvres like the eggplant caponata on a crispy crostini and a glass of vino. Immediately following, chef Akasha Richmond will serve up a five-course meal (read: Sicilian stuffed beef with Romanesco cauliflower, pasta with almond pesto trapanese, and the Cassata al Forno, a pie pastry iconic of the region with ricotta and dark chocolate—to name a few), alongside pairings of Firriato's finest, from the Le Sabbie dell'Etna, Etna Rosso, 2013 to the Santagostino Rosso, 2011. Reserve a table for $75 per person, including wine pairings. Buon appetito!
Nibble and Squeak at AOC Wine Bar
Being a new parent and a foodie doesn't have to be an oxymoron thanks to Nibble and Squeak. The dining club from NYC hosts food events for parents and their little ones, and they're taking over the wine room at AOC Wine Bar this Saturday. Adults will enjoy a three-course lunch including a roasted vegetable plate, Spanish fried chicken, a choice of spiced albacore salad, turkey sandwich or beef burger and, of course, an assortment of desserts (accomodations are available for dietary restrictions). To top it all off, all children will eat free. This Saturday, you can leave the babysitter at home for this family friendly lunch and let AOC take care of the rest.
Tres by José Andrés Oscar Viewing Party
Leave it to swanky Beverly Hills staple Tres by José Andrés to roll out the red carpet for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. On February 26th (aka L.A.'s unofficial holiday, Oscar Sunday), head to the upscale, Spanish-style restaurant for a taste of awards season, complete with a red carpet arrival and photo op, specialty cocktails and bites, a welcome glass of Cava and truffle popcorn, and a raffle ticket to win a stay at the SLS Beverly Hills. Toast this year's nominees with signature dishes like the Patatas Bravas, chicken and béchamel fritters and homemade pappardelle pasta with parmesan foam.
Wine-n-Pie at The Blending Lab
Is there a sweeter combination than wine and pie? We think not. Apparently, The Blending Lab doesn't think so either—they've teamed up with pie connoisseurs The Pie Hole to offer a three-course wine and pie pairing. Discover the complementary notes between a variety of blends and salted caramel pecan pie, earl grey tea pie and Mexican chocolate pie, which you'll be able to taste at the new(ish) Blending Lab near The Grove.