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  • The Review: The Royce

    The Review: The Royce
    Keep the fat lady waiting in the wings. It's not over yet. Fine dining, I mean, and the new Royce at the Langham Huntington is proof. The Pasadena hotel could have chosen to turn the Dining Room where Craig Strong (and briefly, Michael Voltaggio) once...
  • Good things come on small plates at Mezze

    Good things come on small plates at Mezze
    Come summer, mezze, those small dishes drawn from a vast Middle Eastern tradition, are just about the perfect food. The flavors are vivid. Many of them are served at room temperature. No rush. I love this way of eating, a bite here, a bite there, as the...
  • The Review: Ray's and Stark Bar at LACMA

    The Review: Ray's and Stark Bar at LACMA
    Restaurants with a view usually come in two varieties: landscape or cityscape. The new Ray's and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have a view. But it's not the ocean or the city lights spread on a starry carpet below. Instead, the new...
  • Tutto Gusto wine bar opens in newly refurbished Tutto Italia at Epcot

     
    With a flurry of confetti and a jubilant Mickey & Minnie decked out in Italian garb, the refurbished Tutto Italia restaurant with the new adjacent Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar reopened May 1 at Walt Disney World's Epcot. Set in a reproduction of the Medici...
  • James Beard names semifinalists for 2011 awards

     
    The semifinalists for the 2011 James Beard Foundation's restaurant and chef awards were announced Thursday. (Good luck getting on the James Beard website.) There are 19 categories, including best new restaurant, outstanding chef, rising star chef of the...
  • Music review: L.A. Master Chorale sings 'Stories from Korea'

     
    Los Angeles Master Chorale gives the premiere of Mark Grey's "Mugunghwa: Rose of Sharon."...
  • Patina announces apprentice program for high school students

     
    Teenagers with a passion for cooking will get a chance to work in the four-star kitchen at Patina under a new apprentice program. The restaurant will work with Santee Education Complex, a high school near downtown Los Angeles, and a......
  • This weekend at Descanso Gardens: Come for the cherry blossoms, stay for the bento box

     
    For all the urban sprawl that sometimes makes Los Angeles seem like a concrete jungle, Descanso Gardens breaks the mold with its picturesque landscape of woodlands, gardens and botanical collections. The official arrival of spring, heralded with a...
  • Ambitious new restaurant group aims to bring savvy dining to underserved areas, beginning with 1321 in Torrance

     
    Next month a shiny new restaurant and bar called 1321 will open in downtown Torrance, an area with nary a Starbucks let alone a fine dining establishment. The folks behind 1321 are part of a new restaurant development group called......
  • LACMA's big art day packed with presentations, acquisitions

     
    For the Collectors Committee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Saturday 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......
  • 2011 James Beard Award winners announced

     
    Winners were announced last night, Monday, May 9, 2011, at the annual 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. During a ceremony hosted by Tom...