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Two Food Events You Should Know About: Foodie art and artful wine

August 27, 2009 |  6:00 am


Prum's the word Get a jump-start on what is likely to be a sold-out event as Joh Jos Prum wine from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region of southwest Germany teams up with Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood to present a special tasting menu created by chef Andy Cook and paired with Prum's specialty Rieslings. Prum winemaker Katharina Prum will lead a vintner's discussion and pour alongside London sommelier Aaron Elliot. Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood. Wed., Sept. 9. 7 p.m. $125. (310) 358-7788.


Under one umbrella Indulge in an artsy presentation of food and drink hosted by the catering company Epicurean Umbrella and featuring two of its chefs along with one from fellow caterer Salt of the Earth. Also joining the fray is Liquid Alchemy, a molecular mixology group from San Francisco that will create three wild cocktails: a molecular cotton candy martini, a micro-basil gimlet and a Kir Royale gel cocktail. Drinks and tasting plates -- including brioche-crusted scallops with fresh corn pudding and a mini pulled short-rib sandwich -- will be treated like art installations (tasty ones that you can swallow). There will also be a gourmet potato chip bar with specialty dipping sauces, a miniature dessert bar and a retro candy station. The Mark, 9320 W. Pico Blvd., L.A. 7 to 10 p.m. $52. www.epicureanumbrella.com.

Coming later today, your Food Events weekend edition. Stay tuned.

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times