Tomorrow: Cristina Ferrare Cooking Demo & Book Signing At Surfas
Royal Wedding Viewing Party at Montage Beverly Hills
The (pre-recorded) Royal Wedding and pre- and post-event highlights will be broadcast in the Montage's Lobby Lounge and Library for your viewing pleasure, while artisanal teas (served in china, of course) and fabulous pastries prepared by Pastry Chef Richard Ruskell (Food Network’s Last Cake Standing) are on the menu. Traditional Tea ($39/pp) includes sandwiches, scones, and pastries; an upgraded Royal Tea option gets you a choice of Pomegranate or Kir Royale champagne, priced respectively at $51 and $61 per person.
Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Montage Beverly Hills
Little ones will also feel like royalty with Montage's Mommy & Me Afternoon Tea package. Just order Afternoon Tea for yourself and your little one gets a Children's Tea order for free. After all, what little girl or boy wouldn't want to pretend to be a prince or princess for the day, especially while watching real ones in historic castles, cathedrals and carriages on TV?
Make your reservation by calling (310) 860-7940.
225 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Save the Date: Taste of the Nation Returns May 22
Taste of the Nation comes to the Montage Laguna Beach. A bit of TOTN background: Each spring and summer, the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists donate their time, talent and passion at nearly 40 events across the United States and Canada, with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger. Since 1988, Taste of the Nation events has raised more than $73 million, and this year's event is no exception: 100% of proceeds of The Montage Laguna's TOTN event go to Share Our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" campaign.
- Chef Scott Conant: Scarpetta Beverly Hills & Food Network judge and host
- Chef Richard Ruskell: Executive Pastry Chef at Montage Beverly Hills, Food Network “Challenge” winner and star of upcoming Food Network “Last Cake Standing”
- Chef Mark Peel: Campanile, Los Angeles & Food Network “Top Chef Masters”
- Chef Joachim Splichal: Patina, Los Angeles
- Chef Craig Strong: Studio, Montage Laguna Beach’s Signature Restaurant
- Chef Alex Stratta: Alex, Las Vegas
- Chef Alan Wong: Alan Wong’s Restaurant, Honolulu
Ticket packages include:
Package #1: Celebrity Chef Tasting 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $150 per person or at the door for $175 per person.
Package #2: VIP “Meet the Chefs” Reception 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Complete the night with VIP treatment and a sunset toast. Enjoy the Celebrity Chef Tasting followed by an after party to mingle with the chefs. Valet parking and post-event gifts are included. Tickets purchased in advance are $250 per person and $275 at the door.
Purchase tickets here. Can't attend? Make a donation to help strengthen Share Our Strength's efforts to end childhood hunger in America.
Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach
Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Los Angeles, CA 90048-4312
Chick-Fil-A: When Art thou Opening?
So I just joined the world of living and got the iPhone 4. I had the original one but couldn't handle the dropped-call disaster that was AT&T, so I went back to a Blackberry. Fast forward four years and the iPhone is finally on Verizon and I finally have a phone that will allow me to blog from the road.. hence this post. So I'm writing from backstage of the Adam Carolla live show at the Jon Lovitz's comedy club and have had a beer or two, and basically would kill for a Chick-Fil-A sandwich. When we drove up here tonight, we stopped at a red light right by the under-construction Chick-Fil-A on Highland Blvd (see the photo above).
I feel like the plywood Chick-Fil-A is taunting me, as I've been obsessed with the place since I lived in Dallas and Scottsdale and would stop by the "Fil-A" for a chicken biscuit on my way to work. Granted, I haven't had a fast food breakfast since 2006 but I am counting the days until I can roll through the Chick-Fil-A in my WeHo neighborhood. There really is something magical about the "Fil-A" -- I've even got my fast food-averse husband Bryan obsessed with it -- and I've been managing my cravings between August and December at USC football games. We've bought chicken sandwiches and waffle fries by the quarterback load for our group of tailgating friends, and we all "ooh" and "aah" over how great it is. Or rather, how well it pairs with Sierra Nevada pale ale. But a certain level of chicken sandwich depression hits come January when you know USC'S NCAA probation means no more visits to the Coliseum. Which means no more Chick-Fil-A.
So in the meantime, I'll watch the Chick-Fil-A construction slowly progress at Highland Blvd. Could I head downtown to get my fix? Sure, but I'm lazy. Once this new Chick-Fil-A is close to opening, I may have to camp out to be one of the first patrons. But tonight, I'll just watch it with a pang in my heart as we drive by the construction site...
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Save the Date: Artisanal LA Returns April 16-17
When: Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17
Where: Santa Monica Place - Dining Deck, Level 3
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Parking options: Complimentary Bike Valet on 4th St and 3-Hr Hosted Car Valet (w/restaurant validation) on 2nd St & 4th St in addition to Santa Monica Place's parking lots (2 hours free) and the City of Santa Monica's numerous lots that are walkable to the venue.
* Nearly a hundred local, artisanal and handmade food vendors to shop from
* Chef demos, expert led panels and speakers on local honey, craft beer, and more!
* Free hands-on workshops and cool activities
* Hosted beverages from Honest Tea, DRY Soda, Function, Coba and POM
* Local Wine Tasting hosted by Venokado (21+)
* Hosted Apothecary Bar from VeeV (21+)
* Organic spirits tasting with Tru Organic Spirits / Green Bar Collective (21+)
* Comfy lounge areas sponsored by Numi Tea & Magical Blooms
* A Preview of Santa Monica Place's 'The Market' and its purveyors before next month's Grand Opening
* Two café areas featuring first-time local purveyors, a preview of downtown's soon-to-open Daily Dose, and Intelligentsia
* Complimentary Bike Valet & 3-Hr Car Valet (w/ Dining Deck validation, first come, first served)
* DJ Bryan Davidson
* Giveaways all weekend long
* Partial proceeds benefit St Vincent Meals on Wheels
Admission is $10 in advance online. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite and $15 day of event at the door - cash only, capacity allowing. Just to be safe, get your tickets online now. If pre-sale tickets sell out, they may not be available at the door and oyu'll be S.O.L.
Get more info at Artisanal LA's website, Twitter and Facebook Fan Page.