Food Events: Tomato Festival at Hollywood Farmers Market, Catalina Kitchen brunch, Corkbar wine tasting
"Peak of Season": This Sunday, Sept. 11, the Hollywood Farmers Market will host its annual "peak of the Season" Tomato Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be appearences by KCRW's Good Food host, Evan Kleinman, as well as our very own Food Editor Russ Parsons. There will be a tomato tasting and attendees will learn how to grow, cook, and preserve tomatoes.Intersection of Ivar and Selma Avenues, between Hollywood and Sunset/ Cahuenga and Vine, www.farmnet.com.
Brunch: Catalina Kitchen at Terranea Resort is unveiling its new brunch buffet beginning Sept. 11. Guests will be able to sample portabella mushroom and artichoke Benedict, a Belgian waffle bar with 12 different condiments, and more. The buffet is $52 for adults and $28 for children ages 5 to 12 (children 4 and under are free). 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, (310) 265-2836, www.terranea.com.
California reds: Corkbar has teamed up with the Wine Institute to offer special tastings of California wines throughout the month of September. This coming week (Sept. 11-17), the bar will showcase California red wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Flights include four 1.5-oz. pours and cost between $10 and $15. 403 W. 12th St., Los Angeles, (213) 746-0050, www.corkbar.com.
Photo Credit: David Karp/ Los Angeles Times