Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekend Docket: 10/21/11

I know I'm still playing catch up from last weekend's massive LA Food & Wine festival, so hopefully this weekend will be a little easier with our first private Cloak & Dinner event on Saturday and some work into future Cloak & Dinner R&D events... Here are a few other fun events happening in & around the city. Personally I think everyone is just in a momentary lull so they can justify going all out for Halloween.

Dionicess IX at Steingarten LA
all night
Beer cocktails & vegetarian food?  Yep, finally paired together at last.  With bartender Matt Biancaniello mixing up beer cocktails and chef Randy Clemens (author of The Sriracha Cookbook) pulling together food, this sounds like a delicious way to spend a Friday afternoon.  Cost is $65/person. Steingarten LA, 10543 W Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 www.steingartenla.com

Saturday, 10/22
K&L Wine Merchants Champagne Tent Event
4pm - 7pm
Add some sparkle to your fall calendar with K&L Hollywood’s Annual Champagne Tent. There will be over 50 different bubblies and their largest number of small producers ever will be flying in from France to present their wines and talk to guests, including folks from Ariston, Franck Bonville, Loriot, Goutorbe, Baron Fuente, Fleury, Leclerc Briant and Champagne Gonet. This is a rare opportunity to engage with the people that grow the grapes and make the wine and to learn more about their approach to Champagne. K&L will also be pouring prestigious grande marquee Champagnes from Louis Roederer, Deutz, Moët & Chandon, Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Perrier-Jouët, Bollinger and Salon. A perfect way to get a head-start on your holiday shopping. Tickets are $75-$85 K&L Wine 1400 Vine Street Hollywood, CA 90027 http://www.klwines.com

Sunday, 10/23
3rd Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival Closing Ceremonies
Noon - 4pm
Taking place at the Historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, October 23rd, the Festival will feature over 70 local, regional, national, and international Craft and Artisan breweries, pouring a wide array of their beers, including some rare beers, and a special few available only for LA Beer Week. On hand will be a selection of the famous Los Angeles food trucks, offering their specialties to pair with the variety of beers on hand. PreSale Tickets are $45, and includes unlimited 4 oz. pours of beer. Union Station, 800 N Alameda Street, Downtown http://www.labeerweek.com

Los Angeles Magazine’s Food Event 2011
1pm - 4pm
The Food Event 2011 is Los Angeles magazine's sixth annual culinary extravaganza. The day features great chefs, culinary experts, sommeliers, plus lots of food, wine, and other treats -- all for one price. Watch celebrity chefs in the demonstration kitchen and participate in panels with the experts in the Conversation Lounge. The icing on the cake that sets this culinary event above others is the incredible rural setting, the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, home to Semler and Saddlerock wines. The ranch boasts acres and acres of natural beauty, vineyards, rolling hills, animals like llamas and zebras, and space to spread out and relax for a true escape from the city, but with just a short drive. $95-$100. Saddlerock Ranch, 31727 Mulholland Highway, Malibu http://www.lamag.com/thefoodevent/

Taste of Abbot Kinney
3pm - 6:30pm
The Taste of Abbot Kinney is a fundraising event for Inside Out Community Arts. Join us for an afternoon of eclectic tastes featuring chef demonstrations, select food, wine and cocktail tastes and an walking-eating tour of some of Abbot Kinney’s favorite restaurants. All proceeds benefit Inside Out Community Arts. Participating restaurants include: Gjelina, Hal’s Restaurant & Bar, Joe’s Restaurant, Lilly’s French Cafe & Bar, Shima Sushi, Primitivo, Casa Linda and Lemonade. Tickets $60 - $100 901 Abbot Kinney, Venice, CA 90291 http://www.insideoutca.org/

Hollywood Magic Bar Grand Opening
Doors Open at 7pm
The Hollywood Magic Bar at the Level 3 nightclub in the Hollywood and Highland complex will be the home of our unique new venue featuring some of the finest award-winning magicians in the world with all new magic acts each week performing on stage and close-up at your table. A variety of other acts including comedians, jugglers, aerialists, fortune tellers, go go dancers, and more will also be entertaining you along with DJ Prophecy the popular Highland's Nightclub resident DJ throughout the night and for dancing after the shows. Our magic potions are mixed and presented by Magixology. You will want to experience the Hollywood Magic Bar for a magical Hollywood night. Doors open at 7pm. First show at 8pm. Dancing till 2am. Hollywood Magic Bar, 6801 Hollywood Blvd http://www.hollywoodmagicbar.com/

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