Crossroads Dinner With Scot Jones

Crossroads is launching its Sunday supper series, in which every week a noteworthy chef will come in to create a unique themed dining experience. The series kicks off with Crossroads' own executive chef, Scot Jones, who will craft an Italian menu with personal significance, drawing on his culinary and familial roots.

WHAT: Crossroads Sunday Suppers: Scot Jones

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, 5 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Crossroads, 8284 Melrose Ave, Beverly Grove; 323-782-9245.

COST: $80 per person, $30 for optional wine pairing.

Frank Sinatra Dinner

Half a century ago, La Dolce Vita in Beverly Hills was a favored spot of the legendary Rat Pack — some of its members have placards over the booths where they used to sit. In honor of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, the restaurant is serving a prix fixe menu of the crooner's favorite dishes, including clams Posillipo, steak Sinatra, veal Milanese and cheesecake. Ol' Blue Eyes' signature drink, the Jack Daniels cocktail, will cost only a dollar.

WHAT: Sinatra's 100th Birthday at La Dolce Vita

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 12, 5 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: La Dolce Vita, 9785 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills; 310-278-1845.

COST: $60 for prix fixe menu; $1 cocktails.

Border Grill Cooking Class

Three weeks before Christmas, Border Grill chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken will teach a class on how to throw your own holiday fiesta. The 10 dishes they've chosen to demonstrate are wintry and Mexican-inspired, including smoked mussel ceviche, oregano-braised lamb shank, red yam flan and spiced hot chocolate. Guests will enjoy cocktails and a multicourse meal at Border Grill and take home a recipe booklet.

WHAT: Holiday Cooking Class at Border Grill Downtown L.A.

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Border Grill Downtown, 445 S. Figueroa St., dwntwn.; 213-486-5171.

COST: $75 per person.

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