Tasty Tidbits: Wine/Beer Meals and Special Deals This Week in the 818

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L-R  $13 for  3 course lunch at Loteria Grill; Wine Dinners around town; Oktoberfest at Brat Bros with Suckling Pig.

TONIGHT (Sept. 25): The Local Peasant in Sherman Oaks is celebrating LA Beer Week  with German chef specials with beer pairing suggestions featuring Stone Brewery. Beer flights are available.

Loteria Grill is offering a three course ‘executive’ lunch menu for $13 per person from 11:30 am- 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The menu changes specials daily and comes with a starter salad, entrée (taco plate, beef meatballs in chiptle sauce, paella Mexicana, chile rellano, chicken breast plate) and a dessert.   See the menu here.   The deal is offered in Studio City, Westlake, Santa Monica and Hollywood.

Le Sanglier in Tarzana is having their monthly wine dinner tomorrow, September 26.  Start with Mise en Bouche Hors d’ouvres, followed by Phyllo-Wrapped Jumbo Prawns with carrot Reduction Couscous. The entree is Crisp Confit of Duck Poivrade Sauce.  The meal is followed by a Cheese/Salad Plate and dessert and coffee.  Wine is paired with every course.  $95 per person (tax and tip included).  See menu here. Call Gil for reservations (818) 345-0470.

It’s a four-alarm culinary gathering at Saddle Peak Lodge  in the Calabasas hills (on the way to Malibu) on Saturday, September 29 at 12 noon for its Golden State Beer Luncheon featuring the handcrafted beers of L.A.’s own Fireman’s Brew (the motto is “extinguish your thirst”). The cost for the five-course pairing menu is $50 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Tax and gratuity not included. Fireman’s Brew is a San Fernando VAlley based brewery  founded in December 2000 by a pair of L.A. firefighters.  Saddle Peak Executive Chef Christopher Kufek, along with Sous Chef Jaron Gugliuzza, have created a savory five-course afternoon pairing menu that includes Roasted Beet Salad with Chenel Goat Cheese; Albacore with Papaya, Jalapeño Sorbet, Rice Crackers,Red Onion Marmalade, Mâche and Garlic Chips; Glazed Chicken Thighs with Panisse, Greek Yogurt, Gravy and Brussels Sprouts; and Braised Beef Short Ribs with Truffled Pommes Puree,Creamed Corn and Parsnip Chips.   Dessert is Tiramisu with Chocolate Chantilly.

Prizzi’s in Toluca Lake is having a wine pairing dinner featuring Russian River Vineyards this Saturday, September 29. Appetizers start at 6:15 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Start off with roasted red and yellow beets layered with goat cheese drizzled with our house made balsamic reduction and topped with candied walnuts; followed by vegetable mélange ravioli;the main entree is Belgian brisket; the dessert is chocolate mousse garnished with an uncured apple-wood smoked, chocolate dipped bacon strip. Vegetarian options are available. Wine is included with every course. $80 per person plus tax and  gratuity. For reservations, call (818) 641-5900 or email larry@prizzis.com or barry@prizzis.com.  See menu here.

Brats Bros in Sherman Oaks in holding Oktoberfest celebrations every weekend through October. Come by for Suckling Pig every Saturday night starting at 7 p.m. They will be celebrating with drinking games, an accordionist playing tunes and offering Spaten Oktoberfest beer on tap. Reservations are highly recommended. Also,  back for a limited time,  German Dinners such Bavarian Pork Shank  will be served until is runs out. Brats Brothers 13355 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 986-4020 www.bratsbrothers.com

D’Cache in Toluca Lake has an all night happy hour every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  On Sunday, the brunch menu includes bottomless mimosas.  There’s live entertainment nightly.

La Frite in Sherman Oaks is having a Carmeggedon special with $5 cocktails all weekend.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Email: karen@mydailyfind.com




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