Only in Los Angeles could you get away with two ceviche dinners at the start of December. Fresh off recent events such as the Fried Chicken Fest and the Beer Float Showdown, Food GPS' Josh Lurie is teaming up with chef Ricardo Zarate and business partner Stephane Bombet for two chef-stacked nights of inspired ceviche dinners at downtown's Mo-Chica.

Zarate will debut culinary inspirations for his upcoming Marina Del Rey cevicheria Paiche, which could include anything from duck to lobster to rare Amazonian fishes, while other guests chefs — Josiah Citrin of Melisse, Bryant Ng of Spice Table, and Night + Market's Kris Yenbamroong — will each serve their own interpretation of the Latin American standard (Yenbamroong hinted at koi soi on his Facebook feed, a kind of Isan-style ceviche made with raw beef).

On Sunday, Dec. 9, Zarate and Citrin will serve four ceviches and a dessert — all featuring the star ingredient of uni — with beer parings from New Belgium Brewing. The cost is $85 per person (tax and gratuity included) and $12 for a five-beer flight.

On Sunday, Dec. 16, Zarate, Ng, and Yenbamroong will serve six ceviches and a dessert with beer pairings from Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Tickets are $75 per person (tax and gratuity included) and $16 for a seven-beer flight.

You can buy your tickets online via Evenbrite, with seatings available both from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. All that raw protein is food a good cause too: 10% of the proceeds benefit Red Cross' Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

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