C-CAP Los Angeles: “The Dinner Party” Series at Lukshon
Chef Sang Yoon teams up with pastry chef Sherry Yard to host an interpretive Southeast Asian dinner party and auction at Lukshon. It's the second evening of series “The Dinner Party,” put on by the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). Proceeds will help at-risk youth pursue a career within the culinary industry. Menu options include duck popiah with cilantro stems, pickled jicama and chile hoisin sauce; Atlantic fluke with white tea, kelp and caviar; Chinese eggplant with fennel raita and tomato sambal; chocolate beignet with Earl Grey tea ganache, streusel, black currant and chocolate ice cream. A VIP ticket will land you an exclusive Champagne and caviar tasting before the event, guided by Yoon. For reservations, call (818) 756-1260.
WHAT: C-CAP Los Angeles presents “The Dinner Party” at Lukshon
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 3, VIP event 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m.
WHERE: Lukshon, 3239 Helms Ave., Culver City.
COST: Dinner $135, VIP (6 p.m. tasting plus dinner) $200. 
Bistro de la Gare 
For Club Culinaire U.S.' monthly dinner, Chef Bruno Morin presents fresh, organic French cuisine in a three-course bistro dinner at Bistro de la Gare. The menu will include salmon tartar on brioche, eggplant profiterole and boeuf bourguignon with tagliatelle. Email kora@clubculinaire.us for reservations.
WHAT: Bistro dinner at Bistro de la Gare 
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. 
WHERE: Bistro de la Gare, 921 Meridian Ave., South Pasadena.
COST: $45 Club Culinaire members, $55 non-members (all inclusive).

Beer Dinner at Kings Row Gastropub
Kings Row Gastropub brings together smoked food and locally brewed beer from Smog City in its first beer dinner, planned to be a monthly series. Head chef Sunny Vohra and sous chef Gregory Schutt have paired six courses with Smog City's finest brews, with every dish boasting a different smoked food item – smoked beets, smoked clam chowder, smoked ducketta, smoked lamb curry. Email jim@kingsrowpub.com for ticketing and menu inquiries.
WHAT: Smog City and King's Row Beer Dinner
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
WHERE: Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.
COST: $30.

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