Golden Road + Umami Burger + Crossroads Sunday Supper
Crossroads kicks off its Sunday Suppers series with Golden Road Brewery and Umami Burger. Guest chef Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger will serve plant-based versions of his burgers, including the Cali burger, Hatch burger and truffle burger. Wash it down with $10 Golden Road beer flights. 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. seatings available. RSVP by calling 323-782-9245.
WHAT: Sunday Supper at Crossroads with Golden Road Brewery and Umami Burger
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 23, 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
WHERE: Crossroads, 8284 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 782-9245.
Desserts Baking Class at Surfas
Bake homemade strawberry tart, yellow cake with chocolate ganache frosting, banana cake and chocolate banana cream pie at Surfas' test kitchen in Culver City. Wine and appetizers will be served - along with a full lunch - while you learn to bake (and eat) different desserts. Reserve your spot at firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 487-2665.
WHAT: Dessert cooking class at Surfas.
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., Culver City; (310) 559-4770.
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International Food & WIne Festival 2014
Herzog Wine Cellars celebrates the latest imported wines and nationally recognized cuisine at its annual International Food & Wine Festival. Sample wines and spirits from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia, along with a selection of international bites prepared by chef Gabriel Garcia of Tierra Sur.
WHAT: International Food & Wine Festival.
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Century City.
Mark Peel at Il Grano
Longtime L.A. chefs Mark Peel and Salvatore Marino will be cooking in Marino's kitchen at Il Grano for a guest chef collaboration. The two chefs, who have been friends for years, will cook on two weekends, Feb. 21-22 and Feb. 28-March 1. For $75, you get four courses of "early spring" dishes, including several options of fresh vegetables, seafood, pastas and more. Add $45 for an optional wine pairing.
WHAT: Mark Peel and Salvatore Marino pop-up dinners at Il Grano.
WHEN: Feb. 21-22 and Feb. 28-March 2.
WHERE: Il Grano, 11359 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 477-7886.