| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:10 PM
“East Meets Fete” was the theme chosen for “Only at Descanso,” the recent fundraising gala held at Descanso Gardens.
Heather Sturt Haaga, a Descanso trustee, seamlessly chaired the gala that raised $202,000 in support of the...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 3:39 PM
It was with great, generous spirits that more than 300 area residents who love fine dining joined forces to make a difference for youngsters in need of mental health and other therapeutic support services as part of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family...
| May 2, 2012
Wine has a more fitting home at Walt Disney World with the opening of Tutto Gusto wine cellar in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot.
Tutto Gusto is a new venue adjacent to Tutto Italia Ristorante and debuted Tuesday after the restaurant opened its doors again...
| Jun 8, 2011
Joan Luther, a longtime restaurant publicist who began her career at the Brown Derby and Hollywood Park in the late 1940s and helped promote nearly every major chef in Los Angeles, died Monday at her Beverly Hills home after a series of strokes, according...
| Jun 3, 2012
Disney opened Tutto Italia at Epcot's Italy Pavilion in 2007, replacing L'Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante, which had an impressive 25-year run.
The menu remained classic Italian with lightly fried calamari fritti, polenta, a range of pasta dishes,...
| Apr 24, 2011
For the Collectors Committee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 9 was a big day. The museum's curators packed the morning with presentations of artworks they hoped to acquire, Patina served up lunch beside the Resnick Pavilion, and the evening...
| Nov 10, 2011
Especially at this time of year, when relatives roll into town eager to live it up. It's fun to introduce them to L.A.'s ethnic dining scene, chase food trucks around town and stop in at the latest cutting-edge venues. But at some point, they may want...
| Jan 26, 2012
Ding. Bzzzt. Bap. Beep. That's the sound of conversation in restaurants these days. Where cellphones once posed a nuisance as people chatted loudly into them during meals, they now present a whole new set of etiquette issues as entire tables disappear...
| Feb 23, 2012
When food lovers head to Paris these days, the savvier bypass the Michelin-starred restaurants entirely and seek out the small, sometimes funky bistros where passionate young cooks are turning out wonderful food at affordable prices. Spaces — and...
| Apr 21, 2012
"Grammel schmalz," says our waiter, setting down a small bowl of pristine whipped white pork fat sprinkled with bits of pork crackling. I lift up the napkin wrapped around the bread and pull out a glossy brown braided pretzel. Breaking off a piece, I...
| Apr 21, 2012
A smart new Austrian restaurant from former Patina chef de cuisine Bernhard Mairinger, who turns out polished contemporary cooking from a small open kitchen.
Location: 9669 Little Santa Monica Blvd. (between Bedford and Roxbury), Beverly Hills, (310)...