Top 6 Weekend Food Events: Cooking Crazy, Abeja Winery Tasting, Orchestral Maneuvers, Street Vendor Fundraiser, Tour de Taste, Hudson House Birthday
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Learn about Futurism, Surrealism and the development of French and Italian art in the 19th and 20th centuries by touring LACMA's collection, then heading to Surfas to sip wine and prepare a meal inspired by Salvador Dali's Les Diners de Gala and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Futurist Cookbook. Welcome to ArtBites, a double threat of edification concocted by art historian and trained chef Maite Gomez-Rejon.
WHEN: 6:30 - 10 p.m., March 1
Abeja Winery Tasting
Acclaimed winemaker John Abbott of Abeja Winery returns to show off his latest releases: tasty, small-production wines presented by a man who can talk about wine all day. He'll be pouring three wines: a 2010 chardonnay, a 2008 cabernet sauvignon and the last of the 2009 merlot.
WHEN: 6 - 8 p.m., March 1
WHERE: Colorado Wine Co.
Food writer Michael Ruhlman chats about food and hosts an evening of classical music that features works by Rossini, Puccini, Falla and Schoenfield.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m., March 1
WHERE: Broad Stage
East L.A. Street Vendor Fundraiser
After a February event that raised $3,000, the East L.A. Community Corporation is hosting another fundraiser with the money going to ELACC's efforts to legalize street vending.
WHEN: 5 - 10 p.m., March 2
WHERE: ELACC: 530 S. Boyle Ave.
COST: cost of food
Tour de Taste
This fundraiser for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition leads bicyclists on a 12-mile ride from Ballona Creek path to the beach and back to Culver City, where riders will nosh on food and drinks from Rush Street, Pace, Chipotle, Ammo, Larchmont Grill, New Belgium Beer and more.
WHEN: 10 a.m., March 4
WHERE: Media Park
COST: $65, LACBC members; $95, non-members
Hudson House Birthday
To celebrate the Redondo Beach brewpub's third anniversary, chefs and owners Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts are clearing out the parking lot and firing up the grill. In addition to freshly grilled meat and veggies, look for gourmet Jell-O shots (guava, kumquat tequila), a spicy cachaca mojito and a truck pouring hard-to-find brews.
WHEN: 3 - 8 p.m., March 4
WHERE: Hudson House
COST: Free. (Food and drinks will cost whatever they cost.)
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