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4 food events you should know about: Zen dining at Breadbar; Eva fundraiser and anniversary dinner; the American Wine & Food Festival; Cube's pork and beans fundraiser

Marcgold  

Zen dining: Starting Tuesday through Sept. 28, Breadbar hosts chef David Schlosser and his “Za-Zen” pop-up, offering a taste of kappo cuisine based on a formal style of dining from Kyoto, Japan. Dishes explore the balance in traditional Japanese cuisine between seafood and farmed vegetables and sea plants. A seven-course "plant and fungi" menu includes germinated rice with barley, fresh chestnuts, lotus root pickle, kelp soup and black sesame mochi; fall mushrooms marinated, grilled and smoked in hay, with sesame and kinako paste; and fig filled with red bean and cinnamon ($34). Another menu includes hirame sashimi, pressed in kelp and marinated konbu jinme with mountain yam, nori cube, wasabi and wasabi sprout; autumn knife fish sanma with prickly ash pepper and marinated winter vegetables; and persimmon with shaved black sugar ($46). 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. 

Breadbar, 8718 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (310) 205-0124, www.breadbar.net. 

A fundraiser, and an anniversary: Eva restaurant and Share Our Strength host a fundraising dinner to help fight childhood hunger on Wednesday. Four courses feature the produce of Alex Weiser and include: potato with clam; cod caponata; chicken with charred onion; and "chocolate with chocolate." $65 per person. And on Sept. 29, chef Mark Gold celebrates Eva's first anniversary with special guest chefs Josiah Citrin, Michael Cimarusti, Walter Manzke and Sherry Yard. Five courses for $150; an additional $50 with wine pairing. Reservations required.  

7458 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 634-0700, www.evarestaurantla.com. 

Puck-a-palooza: Tickets for the American Wine & Food Festival, benefiting Los Angeles Meals on Wheels programs, are now on sale. The 28th annual bacchanalia hosted by the Puck-Lazaroff Charitable Foundation, takes place Sept. 25 at Universal Studios' back lot. Among the chefs at this year's event: Gino Angelini, Paul Bartolotta, Floyd Cardoz, Lissa Doumani and Hiro Sone, Dean Fearing, Thomas Keller, Paul Liebrandt and more. See the jump for the full list of participating chefs. The next day, on Sept. 26, Wolfgang Puck, Lee Hefter and Barbara Lazaroff with executive pastry chef Sherry Yard host the Chefs Grand Tasting Dinner at Spago. Tickets are $300 for the AWFF, and $750 per person or $7,000 per table for the Chefs Grand Tasting.

American Wine & Food Festival, Universal Studios’ back lot, 3900 Lankershim Blvd., Gate 3, Universal City. Chefs Grand Tasting Dinner, Spago Beverly Hills, 176 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. For tickets and more info, go to www.awff.org/tickets

Pork! Beans! Cube Marketplace & Cafe, along with Steven Sando of Rancho Gordo and Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller of Fatted Calf charcuterie, present a pork and beans rooftop barbecue fundraiser at its downtown factory on Oct. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. Dishes will incorporate products from the Bay Area's Fatted Calf (pork) and Rancho Gordo (beans). All proceeds from the event will benefit Cube Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the development of garden-to-table programs for local underprivileged children and their parents. Corey Landis & the Attacks and Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review are scheduled to perform. $64 per person in advance, $75 at the door. 

Cube Foundation Rooftop Garden, 550 Ceres Ave., Los Angeles, www.cubemarketplace.com

-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Mark Gold at Eva. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

AMERICAN WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL SATURDAY'S GUEST CHEFS:

GINO ANGELINI

Angelini Osteria

PAUL BARTOLOTTA

BARTOLOTTA Ristorante di Mare

MATT BENCIVENGA, KARL MATZ & KITTIPONG ROJANAUTAI

Wolfgang Puck Bistro

FLOYD CARDOZ

Tabla

SAM CHOY

Sam Choy's

ROBERT DEL GRANDE

RDG + Bar Annie & The Grove

MARC DJOZLIJA, SCOTT IRESTONE, JOHN LECHLEIDNER & ARAM MARDIGIAN

WP Bar & Grill

LISSA DOUMANI & HIRO SONE

Terra & AME

SCOTT DREWNO & SARA JOHANNES

Source & Five Sixty

DEAN FEARING

Fearing's (Ritz Hotel Dallas)

MARK FERGUSON

Spago Bachelor Gulch

KERRY HEFFERNAN

South Gate

LEE HEFTER

Spago Beverly Hills

THOMAS KELLER

Bouchon

LA BREA BAKERY

CAMERON LEWARK

Spago Maui

PAUL LIEBRANDT

Corton

RENE MATA

Chinois On Main

NOBU MATSUHISA

Matsuhisa Beverly Hills & Nobu West Hollywood

DAVID MCINTYRE

WP24

FRANK OSTINI

The Hitching Post

MARK PEEL

Campanile/Tar Pit

CHARLES PHAN

Slanted Door

ALFRED PORTALE & JOHN SULEY

Gotham Steak Miami Fountain Blue

PAUL PRUDHOMME

K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen

STEPHAN PYLES

Stephan Pyles Restaurant

RICHARD REDDINGTON

Redd

DAVID ROBINS & ERIC KLEIN

Spago Las Vegas

ARI ROSENSON & MATT HURLEY

CUT Las Vegas & CUT Beverly Hills

MICHAEL SCHLOW

Radius, Via Matta & Alta Strada

JIMMY SCHMIDT

Rattlesnake Club & Morgan’s In The Desert

PIERO SELVAGGIO & LUCIANO PELLEGRINI

Valentino Las Vegas & Caffe Giorgio

JULIAN SERRANO

Picasso

LYDIA SHIRE & MARIO CAPONE

Scampo

NANCY SILVERTON & DAHLIA NARVAEZ

Pizzeria Mozza & Osteria Mozza

CAL STAMENOV

Marinus at Bernardus Lodge

YUJI WAKIYA

Wakiya Ichiemicharo

THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS:

JOSÉ ANDRÉS

China Poblano

Jaleo

BRUCE BROMBERG & ERIC BROMBERG

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

SCOTT CONANT

Scarpetta

D.O.C.G.

ANTHONY MEIDENBAUER

Holstein’s

TODD MILLER

STK

DAVID MYERS

Comme Ça

COSTAS SPILIADIS

Estiatorio Milos

Sherry Yard presents "The Sweet Sanctuary Champagne and Port Lounge":

DOMINIQUE ANSEL

Daniel New York

SALLY CAMACHO

WP24 at the Ritz Carlton

PATRICK FAHY

Blackbird

FRANCOIS PAYARD

Payard Patisserie & Bistro

NICOLE PLUE

Redd

YIGIT PURA

Taste Catering

BEN SPUNGIN

Marinus at Bernardus Lodge

SHERRY YARD

Spago Beverly Hills 

WOLFGANG PUCK, LEE HEFTER AND BARBARA LAZAROFF WITH EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF SHERRY YARD WELCOME SUNDAY'S CHEFS:  

DOMINIQUE ANSEL

Daniel, New York City 

PAUL BARTOLOTTA

BARTOLOTTA, Ristorante di Mare, Las Vegas

NOBU MATSUHISA

Matsuhisa, Beverly Hills

CHARLIE PALMER 

Aureole, New York City

SANTI SANTAMARIA

Restaurant Can Fabes, Barcelona, Spain

MICHAEL WHITE

Marea, New York City 

SATURDAY'S VINTNERS (TO DATE): 

Antica Terra 

Au Bon Climat

Baker Lane/Singer Olio

Beckmen Vineyards

Bernardus Wine Company

Bonaccorsi Wine Company

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Breggo Cellars

C. Donatiello Winery

Chappellet Winery

Charles Krug Winery

Cielo Malibu Estate Wineyards

Cosentino Signature Wines

Derby Wine Estates

Domaine Serene

Dr. Loosen

Duckhorn Wineyards & Paraduxx

Favia Wines

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Foster’s Wine Estates

Foxen

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Frank Family Vineyards

Frog's Leap Winery

Gramercy Cellars

Grgich Hills Estate

Gridley Family Cellars

Hall Wines

Hirsch Vineyards

Hitching Post Wines

Hollywood & Wine

Hunt Cellars

Inception Wines

Iron Horse Vineyards

J Vineyards & Winery

Jordan Winery

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Kalin Cellars

Keplinger Wines

Kimmel Vineyards

L'Aventure

Ladera Vineyards

Laetitia Vineyard & Winery

Linne Caldo Cellars

Longoria

Malibu Family Wines

Malibu Vineyards

Melville

Miner Family

Morgan Winery

O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery

Ortman Family Vineyards

Palmina Winery

Paul M. Young Fine Wines

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Qupé

Ramey Wine Cellars

Robert Weil Wine Estate

Rosenthal-The Malibu Estate/Surfrider

Sacred Cellars

The Scholium Project

Stoller Vineyards

Summerland Winery

Symington Family Estates

Topanga "TV" Vineyards

Torbreck Vintners

Va Piano Vineyards

Waters Winery

Whitcraft Winery

W.J. Deutsch & Sons

Saturday's Spirits (to date):

Patron Tequila

Beam Global Spirits & Wines

The Center for Wine Origins

Blackheart Rum

Ultimat Vodka

 
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