Sea Urchin Menu at Adoteca
Adoteca in Brentwood will serve a special prix fixe sea urchin menu. Three courses include a sea urchin carpaccio; black ink tagliolini with sea urchin; and butter-poached lobster served with burrata cheese, sea urchin and mache salad. Each course also is available a la carte, along with the regular dinner menu.
WHAT: Sea urchin menu at Adoteca
WHEN: Monday, April 7, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Adoteca, 11712 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood; (310) 826-9222
David Tanis at Lucques
Lucques is hosting a dinner inspired by David Tanis' new cookbook, One Good Dish. Tanis (former Chez Panisse chef and New York Times columnist) will be present for a book signing, and each guest will receive a copy. The family-style dinner will be served in the newly remodeled patio, along with wines provided by In Pursuit of Balance.
WHAT: David Tanis dinner and book signing at Lucques
WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
"Inside the Kitchen With Patina" Cooking Classes
The first installment of Patina's cooking class series, "Inside the Kitchen With Patina," will be led by Patina executive chef Charles Olalia. Participants will prepare a three-course French meal: sardines; veal osso bucco with cornmeal dumplings with peas and lemon gremolata; and toffee soufflé with banana ice cream for dessert. Classes will take place bimonthly throughout 2014. For reservations, call (213) 972-3331.
WHAT: Cooking class at Patina
WHEN: Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE: Patina, 141 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.
Ultimate Wine Festival
The ninth annual Ultimate Wine Festival returns to Manhattan Beach with more than 50 participating wineries, including Opus One, Ceja Vineyards and Silver Oak. Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Purchase tickets at www.shadehotel.com or call (310) 546-4995.
WHAT: Ultimate Wine Festival
WHEN: Sunday, April 6, 3-6 p.m.
WHERE: Shade Hotel, 1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach
COST: $125 general admission; $200 Reserve Magnum Tasting
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Bordeaux Winemakers Le Grand Cercle Tasting
For one day, more than 40 winemakers from Le Grand Cercle will be in Los Angeles. Tastings are open to the public at Casa del Mar from 6:30-8:30, along with a silent auction, which benefits the T.J. Martell Foundation for children's cancer research. Tickets at learnaboutwine.com.
WHAT: Le Grand Cercle Wine Tasting
WHEN: Monday, April 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica
COST: $75 general admission; $125 VIP (includes early entrance and buffet dinner)
Cooking Class at Fig & Olive
Executive chef Pascal Lorange of Fig & Olive hosts a springtime cooking class where participants will prepare a four-course, French Riviera - inspired meal. Menu includes chilled cucumber soup, zucchini carpaccio, Chilean sea bass papillote and apple tart.
WHAT: French cooking class at Fig & Olive
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 3-5 p.m.
WHERE: Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood