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Small Bites: Rotisserie bonanza, cachaca fever and menu change-ups

June 11, 2009 |  2:00 pm


New rotisserie menu at Cafe Pinot: Since rotisserie chicken is one of the highlights of dining at Cafe Pinot next to the Central Library downtown, chef Kevin Meehan has decided to offer a variety of meats from the rotisserie. Monday: leg of lamb with rosemary essence. Tuesday: rabbit with honey-sage glaze. Wednesday: squab with apricot compote. Thursday: prime rib with potatoes. Friday: whole sea bass with fennel. Cafe Pinot, 700 W. 5th St., L.A. (213) 239-6500, www.patinagroup.com.

International Cachaça Day is here and will be celebrated at the Buffalo Club: Friday is reportedly International Cachaça Day. And although we are suspicious of the provenance of all such "official" days, we are happy that cachaça is having its day in the sun. The Brazilian spirit is distilled from sugar cane and is the basis for the miraculously wonderful cocktail known as the caipirinha, which is unfortunately a difficult drink to find made well in L.A. On Friday at the Buffalo Club you'll find a variety of drinks made with Cabana cachaça for $8 each, including a spicy caipirinha made with Serrano chiles and a mango and dill cachaça cooler. A DJ will spin sweet samba grooves. Buffalo Club, 1520 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 450-8600.

Summer menu announced at Boho: Chef Andre Guerrero at Boho has listened to his regulars and changed the newish Hollywood gastropub's menu. The new menu has done away with heavier, meatier options and added a variety of lighter, farmers market-driven options including heirloom tomato gazpacho, $8; white corn, red pepper, kabocha squash, shallots and rice vinegar, $8; asparagus pizza with leeks, mushrooms, goat cheese and truffle oil, $14; and a summer peach crisp with vanilla bean ice cream, $8. Sadly, the delicious onion soup in oxtail broth has been removed. Boho, 6372 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., (323) 465-8500, www.bohorestaurant.com.

Micky's in West Hollywood celebrates its official grand re-opening: Nearly two years after it was destroyed by fire, Micky's, one of WeHo's most loved bars, celebrated its grand re-opening Wednesday night with a ribbon cutting, party and presentation of a plaque to the West Hollywood Fire Department for its efforts to save the club. Micky's, 8857 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 657-1176.

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: The Bianca-Verde pizza at Boho in Hollywood. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times