Category Archives: chefs

Ain’t we Swank! Ilan Hall and Don Julio

OK, so by now you all have a basic idea of how this blogger thing works. Sometimes I just go to a restaurant on my own dime and tell you what I think. But sometimes restaurants, liquor companies or benefits host … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade took place last Sunday on the stately grounds of the mansion at  Culver Studios. Gone with the Wind was filmed there — does it get any more chichi than that? The well-tended grounds were strewn with checkered picnic … Continue reading

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My Top Faves at CBS’ Great Chefs

  1. The first offering I came across at the Great Chefs of LA event taking place in the backlot of CBS was Momed’s duck shawarma. Momed, in Beverly Hills, is a contraction of “Modern Mediterranean”. The pita looked awfully generous for someone … Continue reading

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CBS “Great Chefs of LA” Event Hits another Home Run

Last Sunday CBS Studios was once again the site of “Great Chefs of LA”, a benefit for The National Kidney Foundation of Southern California. As usual it was a feast for the senses. The slightly overcast day didn’t turn to rain and provided the … Continue reading

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LA Mag’s Presentations

  OK, I swear, this is the last LA Magazine Food Event post — this year. Besides a feast of delectables, there were some fantastic chef demos and panels. Chef Rory Hermann of Boucon shows us how to cook vegetables … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Faves at LA Magazine’s Food Event

The LA Magazine Food Event had soooooo much food and sooooo many events, it was just impossible to fit them all into one post. So just think of it like Shark Week. With more food. And no sharks. This year … Continue reading

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LA Magazine’s Food Event: Is that a Llama in Your Mercedes?

Last weekend Los Angeles magazine was host to one of everyone’s favorite food events of the year. It is so representative of its kind, it doesn’t even have to have a name. It’s just called “The Food Event”. Participants are … Continue reading

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Club Culinaire’s Picnic des Chefs was all about Dessert

Sunday, the 30th annual Picnic des Chefs was held in Elysian Park. The event benefits several charities, including the Concern Foundation and The Hope Program at Children’s Hospital. The Picnic is one of several events held by Club Culinaire, a … Continue reading

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Kiki Bourdain …it has a ring to it

Last week Anthony Bourdain was scheduled to speak at Royce Hall, but as I rounded the corner near the artist’s entrance, our eyes met. “Kiki! I haven’t see you since Istanbul!” “Ah yes, the sumac. I remember it fondly” “Kiki!” … Continue reading

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Top Chef Masters Viewing Party

This week my friend, Eddie, of Deep End Dining was a guest judge on Top Chef Masters! He and co-judge Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA hosted a viewing party at the Edison. It was fun to see everyone. I … Continue reading

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Rivera: The Specials Tonight….

Word is out, a second Rivera will be opening up in the space that was Grace, as Grace moves into St Vibiana’a Cathedral. There can never be too much Rivera. We had a nice quiet meal at the “sushi bar” … Continue reading

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Top Chef Masters: Susan Feniger

Susan Feniger of Susan Feniger’s Street is competing for title of Top Chef Master during season two. I took this opportunity to check in with LA’s most cheerful chef (and to try to finagle some Kaya Toast). Who did you … Continue reading

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Ludobites 4.0

Ludobites is a pop-up restaurant with no set location. Chef Ludo, bad boy of Iron Chef Masters with an ever-present swoon-worthy five o-clock shadow rents out diners that are only open for breakfast and lunch, enabling him to serve creative … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: Adam Fleischman’s Umami Burger

I wandered around the back of Umami checking out the burgers. When I met the Adam Fleischman, I noticed him shaking a special seasoning on the burgers (I also noticed he bore more than a slight resemblancs to Jon Favreau). … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook

I was fresh from Michael Voltaggio’s table, and his sous vide Wagyu short rib was so good it was blowing my mind. I finished the plate as I approached Animal’s station, and I had an incredulous look on my face. … Continue reading

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