Friday, March 20, 2009

Upcoming Pleasure Palate Events

For those of you who are or are not regular readers of my blog, you may not realize that I run a very active dining group that also goes by the name, Pleasure Palate. If you're in the LA area or even visiting the LA area and would like to join me and other food lovers, please check out my group by clicking here! While there's a variety of events currently on the calendar, I'd like to highlight some below.

March 29 - Vodka and Cheese Pairings
What I love about cheese...well, basically, I love everything about cheese in general, but what's great about cheese is how many different things that can pair with it. Whether it's other foods like honey, fruit, jams or beverages like wine, beer, vodka.... Whoa Vodka? Well, why not? To give you an idea of how well vodka pairs with cheese, I've set up a vodka and cheese pairing with Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City. Click Here For More Info!

April 11 - Food in the Hood Series: Block BBQ Party at Nate's
Nate's is distinguished in that its the oldest BBQ joint in Compton. In fact, it's been around since 1961. The original owner has since passed away but his wide, Feletia Williams, also known as Mrs. BBQ, carries on the tradition with her crew. At this Block Party, you'll get a chance to sample many of Nate's BBQ offerings, including sides and dessert. This will definitely a tasty way to spend a Saturday. Click Here for More Info!

April 27 - 4 Course Olive Oil Dinner with Optional Wine Pairings
Ever since I did a slew of olive-inspired events last year from an Olive Oil Tasting to a Tour of a Olive Manufacturing Plant to an Olive Picking Festival, my mind has been on olives and olive oil. So please join us for a unique 4 Course Olive Oil Dinner with optional wine pairings at Il Moro, a restaurant that features Northern Italian Cuisine. Click Here For More Info!

May 17 - Gelato and Sorbet Tasting at Paciugo Gelato Caffe
Summer is just around the corner and what better way to get in the spirit than enjoying delicious ice cream by the beach. But we're not talking just any old ice cream. Instead, I've set up a tasting of exotic and unique gelatos and sorbets with Paciugo Gelato in Hermosa Beach. Flavors will include Violet Chocolate Chip, Beer Chill, Black Pepper Olive Oil and so much more. Click Here For More Info!

May 31 - Beer Ranch Tour and Honey Tasting
This event will include a tour of the Bee Ranch where we'll get the opportunity to learn more about the production and uses of honey from Beekeeper Bill Lewis. We'll get to look inside a beehive as well as observe a small colony behind a glass partition and if that isn't enough, we'll even get to see honey extracted. To end the experience, we'll be able sample some of the honeys produced on the ranch itself. Click Here For More Info!

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