Its here – dineLA Restaurant Week, the foodie event that Angelenos look forward to at the start of the year! Here’s a quick preview of some of the must-visit venues that should be on your list:
The Restaurant at Mr. C at Mr. C Beverly Hills
Featuring classic Cipriani cuisine by Executive Chef Giuseppe Manco, the three-course, prix-fixe menus allow you to experience the best of Venetian fare but at an affordable price. Lunch menu highlights include: Tuna Tartar with Avocado and Crispy Frisee; Baked Green Tagliolini with Ragu of Veal; and Chicken Spezzatino with Marsala Sauce and Mashed Potatoes ($25). Dinner menu highlights include: Octopus and Potato Tartar with Chives and Citrus Dressing; Linguine Pasta with Zucchini Pesto and Crispy Walnuts; and Sea Bass with Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, and Oregano ($49). An option wine pairing for $20 per person is also available for lunch and dinner. Reservations can be made by calling 310.226.6245 or emailing email@example.com
Catch at Hotel Casa del Mar
At the go-to Santa Monica California seafood restaurant featuring fresh fish daily, Executive Chef Alberico Nunziata is offering a three-course dine LA lunch and dinner menu. Lunch highlights include Pumpkin Soup with wild mushrooms, and truffle crostini; and Cioppino, seafood soup with roasted garlic ciabatta ($25). Dinner highlights include Lobster Cake with saffron aioli and watercress salad; Morro Bay Black Cod with sautéed kale, Himeji mushrooms, and yellow tomato coulis; and Sicilian Pistachio Cake with strawberries, amaretto, and honey gelato ($49). Reservations can be made by calling 310.581.5533.
Owner and Executive Chef Josiah Citrin of the 16-year old two Michelin-star Santa Monica restaurant will be participating in dineLA’s Exclusive Series with a fine dining five-course menu for $95. Highlights include Santa Barbara Ridgeback Prawns with turnip, mustard, and pea tendril broth; Caramelized Chatham Bay Cod with salsify, white mushrooms, and chestnut emulsion; and Lamb Shank Ravioli with braised shelling beans, charred onion, and rosemary scented lamb jus. Reservations can be made by calling 310.395.0881 or through Opentable.
In a boho chic setting and complete with an expansive outdoor dining patio in the heart of the Sunset Strip, Chef Dakota Weiss’ Estrells will be participating in dineLA for the first time. The restaurant opened last fall and will be offering lunch for $20 with the option to add on dessert for an additional $6. Menu highlights include a Peking-Duck Sweet Potato Croquette, Grilled Skirt Steak and a Bittersweet Chocolate Caramel Bar.
Faith & Flower
Located in Downtown Los Angeles and featuring impressive design elements, such as a wall mural by noted LA artist Robert Vargas and a stunning gold chandelier, Faith & Flower, will be offering lunch for $25 & dinner for $49. Menu highlights include Plancha Seared Petrale Sole, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and a Hazelnut Chocolate Feuilletine for dessert.
Hinoki & The Bird
Participating in dineLA for the first time and a Los Angeles staple among celebrities and industry heavyweights, Hinoki & The Bird will be participating in dineLA’s Exclusive Series for $105. Executive Chef Brandon Kida’s menu will transport guests to far-flung locales. Menu highlights include Local Albacore with winter citrus and avocado textures, Smoked Short Rib with caramelized sunchokes and winter truffle jus and Santa Barbara uni with buckwheat soba and lemon confit.
Menu highlights include Terrine’s signature, decadent Burger with Truffle Butter, Sage Aioli, and Concentrated Tomatoes at lunch; and Wagyu Beef with Brown Butter Pomme Purée, Lambs Leaf Lettuce, and Crunchy Salad for dinner, all prepared under the expert care of Executive Chef Kris Morningstar. Priced at $20 lunch and $39 dinner.
Menu highlights include a Prime Ribeye Sandwich with Savoy Cabbage Slaw and Horseradish Crème Fraiche at lunch; and Crispy Duck Leg Confit with Braised Lacinato Kale, Pinot Noir Jus, and Chestnut Honey for dinner at this hidden gem designed by Kelly Wearstler that evokes the feel of a mid-century modern setting by way of Palm Springs. Executive Chef Michael Hung has already received much praise for his handiwork here so rest assured $25 for lunch and $49 for dinner is a steal deal for real!
Lunch is available for $15 and dinner for $29 at this Culver City establishment run by Chef and Owner Akasha Richmond,
with dishes that focus on the multi-regional traditions and cooking of India from the truck stops (dhabas) found off of the highways in India, to the modern and inventive techniques found in the fine dining establishments of New Delhi or Mumbai. Akasha Richmond’s other restaurant AKASHA will also be participating.
Fogo de Chão (located in Downtown LA and Beverly Hills)
Available at dinner for $49 is a Full Churrasco experience including the Market Table and Feijoada Bar, continuous service of 8 different cuts of meat, a selection of traditional Brazilian side dishes, and a choice of dessert.
Let us know what your favorites were!