4 Food Events You Should Know About: Tomatoes, pigs, stories and tastes
'Heirloom Tomato' dinner in Pasadena: On July 27, The Terrace restaurant at the Langham Huntington will host a farm-to-table “Heirloom Tomato” dinner. Chef de cuisine Erik Schuster will create a five-course tasting menu featuring seasonal produce from local farms. The dinner is $95 per person and includes a cocktail reception and wine pairings. Make a reservation by calling (626) 585-6218. 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, (626) 568-3900, pasadena.langhamhotels.com.
Pig roast at Craft: A Sunday afternoon pig roast is going down July 31 at Craft. Attendees can listen to live bluegrass music, shop for produce from select farmers from the Santa Monica Farmers Market and sip on local wines and beers. All proceeds go to Familyfarmed.org, a nonprofit organization aiming to expand the production and distribution of locally grown food. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased at eventbrite.com. 10100 Constellation Blvd., L.A., (310) 279-4180, craftrestaurant.com.
Let's talk food ... good food: On Aug. 3, Los Angeles Moth StorySLAM will open the stage to L.A.’s general public -- foodies included -- who want to share a story on the evening’s theme: good food. Stories begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to themoth.org. Zanzibar, 1301 5th St., Santa Monica, (310) 451-2221, www.zanzibarlive.com.
Plate by plate: Project by Project’s ninth annual tasting benefit “Plate by Plate” is set for Aug. 6. Church & State, The Gorbals and Fraiche are among the 25 participating restaurants. All ticket sales, priced from $125 to $250, go to the Asian Youth Center. Vibiana, 214 S. Main St., L.A., (213) 626-1507, www.platebyplate.org/la.
-- Caitlin Keller
Photo: Heirloom tomatoes from Tutti Frutti Farms. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times