Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant and Food News in the San Fernando Valley

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Indulge in international wines paired with global, seasonal cuisine at Studio City's Raphael Restaurant for its Regional Wine Series on May 9, June 13 and July 11.

Raphael in Studio City is starting its Regional Wine Series dinners on May 9.   This first dinner features wines from Italy paired with Chef Adam Horton’s creative  global creations.  Feast on an antipasti with sopressata, fennel, buffalo mozzarella and toasted bread, followed by octopus with tomato frisee, peppers and potato.  The first course is wild mushroom agnolotti with white truffle butter, herbs and parmesean cheese. The main course is quail prepared with a sausage stuffing, eggplant and white beans.  To top off this lavish meal there’s a decadent dessert with the flavors of Nutella.  $75 person, not including tax or gratuity.  The two remaining dinners in the series are  June 13, which highlights Spanish wines, and July 11, featuring French wines.  Call for reservations (818) 505-3337.

Loteria Grill just opened its fourth outpost in Westlake Village’s Promenade last week and will open  another location in Santa Monica in the next week.  Award-winning chef-owner Jimmy Shaw already has established eateries in Studio City and Hollywood, in addition to the one that started it all in the Original Farmers Market on Third and Fairfax.

There’s good news west of the 405. According to a valued tipster to Tasty Tidbits, there’s a sign posted at the Auto Club Offices at 15503 Ventura Blvd. (at Firmament), in Encino,  stating that Le Pain Quotidien will be opening there.

Take  A Bao in Studio City is now available for catering with a $150 minimum order. Choose from a selection of baos, salads, small bites and rice bowls. Check out the menu here. 

Yogurtland is celebrating their 6 year anniversary with Birthday  Cupcake Batter, a sweet, buttery smooth yellow cupcake flavor and Cake Bites topping, miniature bite-size cake crumbles, for an exclusive run through May 13.

Firenze Osteria in North Hollywood has a special wine tasting every Thursday from 5:30 p.m.- 7 :30 p.m. — get 5 flights of wine for $10 along with complimentary Hors D’Oeuvres . Enjoy your wine with the sounds of Jessica Sokolove, who performs every Thursday from 6-7 p.m.

It’s Flamenco night this Thursday, April 26 at D’Cache in Toluca Lake.  This latin fusion restaurant will be even more lively that usual when  dancer Kristelle Monterossa takes to the floor.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Got news or tips? Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

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