4 Events: Tony's Darts Away, Momofuku 'Milk' at Chego, Marc Vetri book, more
Marc Vetri at Lucques: On Nov. 7, Lucques will be hosting a dinner prepared by chef Marc Vetri, from Vetri Family Restaurants in Philadelphia, to promote the publication of his new cookbook, "Rustic Italian Food." Vetri has designed a four-course menu that highlights the dishes featured in the book. Diners will savor an antipasti of eggplant caponata with bruschetta and celery endive salad with anchovy vinaigrette; chicken liver rigatoni with goat cheese and beet plin with tarragon; lamb shoulder and roasted potatoes, and amaretti semifreddo with chocolate sauce. This prix-fixe menu is $95, which includes the cookbook. To make a reservation, call (323) 655-6277 or visit www.lucques.com. 8474 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.
Brunch: Vegan hot spot and craft beer bar Tony's Darts Away in Burbank is serving brunch every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. With nothing priced above $10, diners can select from the small menu of vegan and non-vegan breakfast burritos and breakfast plates. 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, (818) 253-1710, www.tonysda.com.
Book signing: Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York will be signing her cookbook of the same name at Chego restauranton Nov. 8. Rumor has it that Tosi will be bringing some of her signature treats to the signing (maybe some compost cookies or crack pie?). Beware: You will either have to eat at the restaurant or buy the book to receive her signature. 3300 Overland Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 287-0337, www.eatchego.com.
Art & Beaujolais Nouveau: Graffiti and Gamay come together to celebrate wine and art on Nov. 18 at Beaujolais Passions, a food and wine tasting at the Beverly Hills Country Club, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. This event is presented by French Beaujolais winemaker Georges Duboeuf who will be premiering the first taste of the 2011 vintage Beaujolais Nouveau and graffiti-inspired wine label designed by Brooklyn artist “Kaves” (available nationwide at a retail price of $10). In addition, there will be French culinary delicacies, exhibitors, live French music, a DJ, a silent auction and raffle. Street artist Evan Skrederstu also will be creating a Beaujolais Nouveau-inspired artwork live at the event. Admission is $55 in advance online, $75 at the door, and includes access to the event, one glass of Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 and unlimited food tastings. 3084 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 656-6083, www.beaujolaispassions.com.
Photo credit: "Rustic Italian Food," Ten Speed Press