Top 6 Weekend Food Events: Rick Bayless at Red O, Tequila Dinner, Rabbit Dinner, Mole Tour, Salsa 101 + Design-n-Dim Sum Bike Tour
A. Scattergood Red O
Rick Bayless at Red O
On the occasion of Red O's second anniversary, chef Rick Bayless stops by during Street Food Social Hour to mingle and sign his latest cookbook, Fiesta at Rick's. Then he's in the kitchen during dinner, offering the strawberry shortcake gratis with each meal.
WHAT: Rick Bayless at Red O
WHEN: Social Hour 4 - 6 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m. - close, May 31 and June 1
WHERE: Red O
COST: Free; menu prices for food and drink
Rosa Mexicano Partida Tequila Dinner
Each course is paired with a tequila cocktail for this Mexican dinner, the debut of a monthly series.The tequila this time is all Partida, made from 100 percent blue agave juice. The company's Sofia Partida will lead the event, with Jacques Bezuidenhout mixing cocktails. Reservations are required; call (310) 657-4991 or email email@example.com to save a spot.
WHAT: Partida Tequila Dinner
WHEN: 7 p.m., May 31
WHERE: Rosa Mexicano
COST: $55 (including tax and tip)
Locanda del Lago Rabbit Dinner
This month's "Morso della Bestia" (bite of the beast) at Locanda del Lago brings you rabbit in each course -- roasted loin in a salad, shoulder and belly in risotto, liver with garden peas, and roasted leg wrapped in pancetta. (Chocolate cake sans rabbit for dessert.) Call (310) 451-3525 for a reservation.
WHAT: Locanda del Lago Rabbit Dinner
WHEN: 7 p.m. - close, May 31
WHERE: Locanda del Lago
COST: $48 (not including tax or tip)
The Art of Mole
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's new exhibition is "Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico." Thus, an excuse to see art and sample moles (plus mezcal) in a tour hosted by LACMA with Six Taste. Call 888 313-0936 or visit sixtaste.com for tickets.
WHAT: The Art of Mole
WHEN: 10 a.m., June 2
WHERE: LACMA, Guelaguetza and Moles la Tia
COST: $40 LACMA members; $45 non-members
Salsa 101 & Beyond
Learn to incorporate salsa into a variety of dishes from chefs Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger, who will demonstrate salmon, tortilla soup, green rice, avocado corn salsa and crepes, among other dishes. The class includes lunch and cocktails. Call (213) 486-5171 for reservations.
WHAT: Salsa 101 & Beyond
WHEN: 11 a.m., June 2
WHERE: Border Grill downtown L.A.
The Flying Pigeon bike shop leads a biking tour of artist studios (with a possible stop at Caine's Arcade), ending with dim sum in Chinatown at Golden Dragon. To join for just part of the day, follow deLab on Twitter.
WHAT: Design-n-Dim Sum
WHEN: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., June 3
WHERE: Flying Pigeon and Golden Dragon
COST: free, not including lunch (about $20)
8155 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA