3 Events: Meet Mr. Petrossian; Spice Table; 'New Orleans'
Caviar cocktail hour: Armen Petrossian will be in town on Thursday to host a caviar tasting at Petrossian West Hollywood. The Petrossian president also will lead a Q&A, an opportunity to speak with an authority on all things caviar. Founded in 1920 by his father and uncle in Paris, Petrossian is a leading purveyor of caviar. A wide variety of its caviar from around the world will be served, followed by a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception. 7:30 p.m. $150 per person. Call (310) 271-6300 for reservations. 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 271-0576, www.petrossian.com.
Happy birthday: Spice Table is celebrating its one-year anniversary throughout the week with $1 Tiger beers, $5 Prosecco and a $15 9-ounce ribeye and Tiger beer combo. Other deals will be announced during the week on Facebook. The Vietnamese-Singaporean restaurant also is collaborating with Ken Arbuckle of La Descarga, who has created beer "cocktails," including Craftsman's Heavenly Hefe with apricot preserves, ginger and orange bitters; Mission's Dark Seas Imperial Stout with cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut syrup; and AleSmith's Old Numbskull with tamarind and lime. Chef-owner Bryant Ng is bringing back some favorite dishes, such as foie gras satay, pineapple pickle and ginger-spiced baguette. Look for a drawing for for a dinner for two, gift certificates and Prosecco and wine giveaways. 114 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 620-1840, www.thespicetable.com.
'Food Obsessionals': The Culinary Historians of Southern California meeting Saturday features a presentation by Albert Sonnenfeld on "Food Obsessionals: New Orleans and the French Connection." A culinary historian, freelance journalist, restaurant consultant and reviewer, Sonnenfeld has directed the series Arts of the Table: Studies in Culinary History for Columbia University Press, where he has published "Culture of the Fork." 10:30 a.m. in the Mark Taper Auditorium of the Central Library. Free. For more information, visit the CHSC website at www.chscsite.org.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Caviar at Petrossian West Hollywood. Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times