Top 5 Weekend Food Events: St. Patty's Day Cooking Class, LQ@SK, Downward Dining, Free Food & Art, Gourmet Sandwiches
teriyaki foie gras and rabbit albondigas
Pop-Up Art Gallery + Free Food & Cocktails
Westwood's Palomar Hotel is displaying artwork from Palo Klein Uber, Chris Trueman and Alison Rash for one night only. Free appetizers from Blvd 16 restaurant will be passed around the room, along with cocktails and wine.
WHEN: March 15, 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Palomar Hotel
COST: free; optional $47 prix fixe menu
Marcona Restaurant opening soon
If you're still detoxing from a string of beer, wine and food festivals or a Saturday night's 3 a.m. binge, a little yoga couldn't hurt. Downward Dining's first L.A. event includes a one-hour, all-level yoga class taught by Sarah Ezrin. Class will be followed by a vegetarian meal from Clean Plates and M Cafe de Chaya. For those who need extra incentive, there's a gift bag in it for you. A portion of the event's proceeds go to Off the Mat, Into the World.
WHEN: 7-10 p.m., March 16
WHERE: Siren Studios
St. Patrick's Day Cooking Class
Learn how to cook green with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger as they slice and dice avocados, poblano chiles and tomatillos. A demonstration-style cooking class includes a multi-course lunch, cocktails and a recipe booklet. Afternoon highlights are green gazpacho margaritas, pork chile verde braised pork, roasted corn grits and lime squares, to name a few. Reserve your spot by calling (213) 486-5171.
WHEN: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., March 17
WHERE: Border Grill Downtown LA
LQ@SK Final Days
After 9 months, the last set of dates for Laurent Quenioux's "fooding around" at Starry Kitchen are here. Expect a few of the restaurant's favorites, including teriyaki foie gras and rabbit albondigas, oxtail comte grilled cheese, hamachi, lemon curd, black sesame panna cotta and more. Reservations are limited and not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation.
WHEN: March 18-21
WHERE: Starry Kitchen
Marcona Restaurant Opening
Counter service-style "gourmet" sandwich shop Marcona opens in the Hollywood stretch of Melrose Avenue's shopping district. The eatery, from New York native Collier Ulrich, showcases deli foods with a Mediterranean influence. The menu, created with the help of Chicago chef Matthew Moss, is primarily made up of sandwiches, salads, sides, vegetarian and vegan options and a pickling section.
WHEN: March 20
WHERE: Marcona Restaurant
COST: cost of food
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