COST: $49 in advance; $59 at the door; VIP $80 in advance, $90 at the door. 21 and older.
Bastide Dinner at Maison Giraud
The much-loved restaurant Bastide shut its doors in 2011, but chef -- the first of many Bastide chefs -- Alan Giraud is resurrecting his signature menu as part of his Four Star Dinner series. The one-night event will feature a seven-course dinner of Bastide favorites, including Maryland crab salad with muscat gelee and rack of lamb in black olive sauce. An additional wine pairing is available.
WHAT: Bastide Dinner at Maison Giraud
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Maison Giraud, 1032 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades; 310-459-7562.
COST: $75 for seven-course meal. $45 additional wine pairings.
John Currence Comes to Animal
In support of his new cookbook, Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey, chef John Currence brings a night of Southern cooking to Animal as part of chefs/owners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo's Cooking With Friends series. The four-course meal will include Mississippi-inspired dishes like catfish "chips," lamb neck stew and cornbread-stuffed quail. Tickets include a copy of Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey and part of the proceeds will be donated to charity.
WHAT: Animal's Cooking With Friends: John Currence
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 6-11 p.m.
WHERE: Animal, 435 N. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax; 323-782-9225.
COST: $95, book included.
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