Here in LA we’ve got everything from fine dining, to amazing food trucks to pop-up and underground dinners. If you like a good meal, LA’s got you covered.
Late one night, two cooks were hanging out at a local bar after their hard night working the dinner shift. They got to thinking that if they could bring together many of the rising young cooks and showcase their talents, that they’d not only give the people a memorable dining experience, but they could also give back to the community.
…and Cooks Menu was born.
According to one of the coordinators and participating chefs, Howard Ko, “it’s about creating a collaborative effort not by head chefs, but by sous chefs, meat cooks, fish cooks, entremets, garde manger, pastry cooks and the front of the house.”
Chefs, mixologists and staff from renowned LA hotspots such as Mélisse Restaurant, Church and State, Il Grano, Joe’s Restaurant, Katsuya and Bottega Louie will be cooking things up in the kitchen to benefit Breast Cancer Connections. The featured wines will be sponsored by Palimina and Brewer-Clifton Wines.
If you want to be part of this talk of the town event, be sure to act quickly as they only have 60 seats open. And as would be expected, they’re going quickly.
Here’s everything you need to know about this sure to be fantastic dinner*:
When: Sunday, November 6th – 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: Il Grano — 11363 Santa Monica Blvd
Price: $75 per person, all inclusive, 6 course family style meal including featured wine and cocktails
Dinner Brought To You By:
Howard Ko, Fish Cook – Mélisse Restaurant
Brian Maynard, Meat Cook – Mélisse Restaurant
Charlie Skidmore, Sous Chef – Church and State
Sal Marino, Chef/Owner – Il Grano
en Gell, Meat Cook – Joe’s Restaurant
Dawn McElhare, Mixologist – Katsuya
Eulogio Rios and Ethan Stiffelman, Pastry Cooks – Melisse Restaurant
* sadly, I won’t be able to attend as I have a previous engagement that night.