Mondavi Dinner at Rivera

Robert Mondavi, the great vineyard owner and innovator, would have been 100 this year. In honor of his friend's birthday, chef John Sedlar hosts a special dinner at Rivera, his modern Latin restaurant. The event, co-hosted by Margrit Mondavi, will feature a cocktail hour and a meal inspired by the Robert Mondavi Winery Great Chefs Program menu, which Sedlar created in 1988. Each dish will be paired with a selection of fine Mondavi wine.

WHAT: Mondavi Dinner at Rivera

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., cocktails at 6:30.

WHERE: Rivera, 1050 S. Flower St., dwntwn.; 213-749-1460.

COST: $150; RSVP to

Dim Sum Costumed Crawl

On Halloween, the Chinatown Business Improvement District hosts an event that is essentially trick-or-treating for adults. This season's Dim Sum Crawl has a spooky theme: Guests who come in costume will be served “Dishes of Horror,” aka chicken feet, sweetbreads and other foods for the adventurous eater. The costume-less can still expect treats from Chego, Golden Dragon, Hop Woo Seafood & BBQ, Starry Kitchen and craft beer pub Melody Lounge.

WHAT: Dim Sum Costumed Crawl

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 6-10 p.m., with additional after-party.

WHERE: Chego, 727 N. Broadway, Chinatown; 213- 680-0243.

COST: $70 $60;

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