5 Food Events You Should Know About: Udon noodle workshop; pastry demo at Montage; Cecconi’s Sunday supper; WP24's lounge menu; fried chicken at Bouchon
Udon at JANM: The Japanese American Museum will be holding a workshop for students to try their hand at making udon on June 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Instructor Sonoko Sakai suggests that students bring closed-toed shoes, an apron and containers to take home extras. Only 12 spots available. The price for the course is $75 for museum members and $85 for non-members. Call the museum to make a reservation. 369 E 1st St., Los Angeles, (213) 625-0414, www.janm.org.
Let us eat cake: On June 29, Montage Beverly Hills executive pastry chef Richard Ruskell will give a demonstration on what he claims is the best chocolate cake -- a blackout cake. The class will take place in the Scarpetta display kitchen at the hotel. Space is limited to 15 guests at $50 per person. Call (310) 860-7940 to reserve a seat. 225 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, www.montagebeverlyhills.com.
A Sunday meal: Cecconi's in West Hollywood is offering a Sunday supper menu that will feed up to four people for $50 total. These dinners may include pizza, pasta and a salad. You can purchase a house bottle of red or white wine for an extra $25. Additional menu items may be added for parties larger than four. 8764 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 432-2000, cecconiswesthollywood.com
WP24 lounge menu: At WP24, Wolfgang Puck's modern Chinese restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, diners in the lounge can taste some of the restaurant's signature dishes this summer through a special three-course menu. For $24, you get a first course, main course and dessert. Menu options will change weekly based on seasonal availability. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 743-8824, www.wolfgangpuck.com.
Fried chicken: Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc fried chicken will be returning to Bouchon in Beverly Hills this Monday, June 27, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The dish will be served with New York cheddar biscuits and gravy, macaroni and cheese and braised collard greens. This one-day special is $36 per person. Call the restaurant or go to OpenTable to make a reservation. 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, (310) 271-9910, www.bouchonbistro.com.
-- Leah Rodrigues
Photo: Irfan Khan/ Los Angeles Times