Top 4 Weekend Food Events: Royal/T's Farewell Pop-Up, Wirtshaus 1-Year Anniversary, Ode to Julia Child Dinner + Chinatown Summer Nights
Royal/T Café in Culver City
Royal/T's Farewell Pop-Up with Cordero Negro
Culver City's Royal/T shuts its doors for good after next weekend, but not before going out with a bang. Chef Sandra Cordero, who apprenticed under Neal Fraser and Michael Cimarusti, will serve a special two-night dinner featuring traditional tapas like meatballs in spicy tomato sauce and piquillo peppers stuffed with herbed goat cheese.
WHEN: July 26-27, seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
WHERE: Royal/T Café
COST: $45 per person
Wirtshaus "Free Beer" One Year Anniversary Party
In celebration of its first birthday, the German sausage spot will tap a ceremonial "birthday" keg and give out a free beer to guests who are seated and purchase an entrée. Live music, food specials, and Summer Olympics coverage, will all be available at the outdoor "biergarten."
WHEN: July 28, 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Vertical Wine Bistro's "Ode to Julia Child"
In honor of what would have been the Pasadena native's 100th birthday,
chef Laurent Quenioux will offer diners a three-course prix-fixe menu featuring classics from Child's debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Wine pairings will be provided by vinters from Santa Barbara's Ampelos Cellars.
WHAT: "Ode to Julia Child" Dinner
WHEN: July 28, 6-10:45 p.m.
WHERE: Vertical Wine Bistro
COST: $62 per person, includes wine
Chinatown Summer Nights
L.A.'s popular summertime block party is back in the heart of Chinatown. The evening event will feature Chinese chefs performing Iron Chef-style cooking competitions, gourmet food trucks, plus KCRW DJs and local bands performing live throughout the night.
WHAT: Chinatown Summer Nights
WHEN: July 28, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
WHERE: 951 N. Broadway, L.A.
Want more Squid Ink? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Los Angeles dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.