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3 Food Events You Should Know About: 'Blood, Bones & Butter' dinner at Lucques; Dominick's and Little Dom's celebrate Mardi Gras; O.C. Restaurant Week

February 23, 2011 |  1:55 pm

Bloodbones Dinner with the author: On March 14, Lucques owners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne will host a three-course, prix-fixe dinner in celebration of and inspired by "Blood, Bones & Butter," the new memoir by Gabrielle Hamilton, chef and owner of Prune in New York. While moving their way through a menu including spit-roasted Sonoma lamb and cornmeal shortcakes with strawberries, mint and crème fraîche, guests will be able to meet and talk with Hamilton. $95 a person, including a copy of the book, reservation required.

8474 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 655-6277; www.lucques.com

There will be king cake: Dominick's and Little Dom's are celebrating Mardi Gras this year. Chef Brandon Boudet, a New Orleans native, will be cooking additional dishes (along with what's on the regular menu) for dinner March 5 to 8. Gumbo, jambalaya, crayfish pie and beignets are just some of the offerings. Plus mini king cakes. Prices are $4 to $8. 

Dominick's, 8715 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 652-2335; www.dominicksrestaurant.com; Little Dom's, 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 661-0055; www.littledoms.com

Restaurant Week in the O.C.: This weekend is the start of the annual Orange County Restaurant Week (Feb. 27 to March 5). For the fifth year, participating restaurants -- upscale as well as family-friendly -- will offer special three-course menus for lunch (prices will be $10, $15 or $20) and dinner ($20, $30 or $40). Guests can search by location and price point and make reservations at OrangeCountyRestaurantWeek.com

 -- Emma Wartzman

Photo: Random House