An exclusive dining experience featuring one-of-a-kind menu collaborations and live conversations with L.A.’s best chefs, celebrities, and the L.A. Times Food team.

APRIL 24, 2021 | 5:00 PM (PT) / 8:00 PM (ET)

Enrique Olvera Award Show Preview 

Join international chef Enrique Olvera and Mexican filmmaker Fernando Frias de la Parra for an evening of fun conversation around food and entertainment. Enjoy a 4-course gourmet Mexican meal from chef Enrique’s Cosme restaurant in New York and Damian in Los Angeles.

Cosme and Damian, the bicoastal twins, will be preparing different takes on the same Mexican menu using local ingredients and recognizing the unique seasonality of each city. Guests will tune in to an exciting conversation hosted by L.A. Times Entertainment Columnist Carolina A. Miranda while enjoying the meal. Plus, L.A. Times celebrity photographer Jay L. Clendenin will share a behind the scenes look at this year's nominees and afterwards, stay tuned to watch a talk with some of the best film directors of 2020.

MARCH 14, 2021 | 5:00 PM (PT) / 8:00 PM (ET)

Pizza & Wine Party with Eric Wareheim

For this exciting L.A. Times Dinner Series event, join actor, writer, producer, winemaker and pizza aficionado Eric Wareheim for a Pizza & Wine Party taking place across three cities with chefs Daniele Uditi (Pizzana, L.A.), Thomas McNaughton (Flour & Water, S.F.), and Joe Beddia (Pizzeria Beddia, Philadelphia).

The evening will include a pizza from the nation’s best pizza makers, available from a local restaurant in each city, paired with a bottle of Las Jaras’ Glou Glou wine. Glou Glou is a chuggable, light red that tastes like sparkles and bright summer fruit. Glou Glou has enough acid to stand up to your favorite tomato sauce, as well as intense berry notes that complement the char of a perfectly cooked pizza crust. The Pizza & Wine Party will bring the three chefs together in an exciting conversation hosted by L.A. Times Senior Food Writer Jenn Harris.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 | 6:30 PM (PST)

Dinner Series #1 | Kato X Nightshade Collaboration Dinner

The LA Times’ 101 Best Restaurants of 2019, Kato (#1) and Nightshade (#52), kicked off the series with a collaboration dinner. Chefs Jon Yao of Kato and Mei Lin of Nightshade designed a dinner that brought the Taiwanese and Chinese influences of their respective restaurants together for a one-time-only takeout dinner. LA Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson hosted the kick-off virtual dinner experience.

OCTOBER 10, 2020, 6:30 PM (PST)

Dinner Series #2 | Porridge & Puffs x Alta Adams

Chefs Minh Phan of Porridge & Puffs and Keith Corbin & Daniel Patterson of Alta Adams collaborated for a soul food meets Asian-inspired comfort food dinner. Guests tuned in to a live conversation with the chefs hosted by the L.A. Times food columnist Jenn Harris while enjoying the gourmet 3 course meal.

NOVEMBER 8, 2020 | 6:30 PM (PST)

Dinner Series #3 | Somebody Feed Phil + Pasjoli

Netflix's Somebody Feed Phil, Phil Rosenthal was the star of this exclusive dinner experience from Chef Dave Beran of Pasjoli and Dialogue restaurants featuring modern French cuisine utilizing the bounty of produce available in Southern California. Guests tuned in to a live conversation with Phil and Chef Dave hosted by the L.A. Times Television Editor Matt Brennan while enjoying the gourmet 4 course meal.

NOVEMBER 22, 2020, 6:30 PM (PST)

Dinner Series #4 | Fargo Cast w/ Chef Jeremy Fox of Birdie G's

This exclusive dinner from Chef Jeremy Fox (Birdie G's, Rustic Canyon) featured the stars of Fargo's 4th installment. Guests tuned in to a lively conversation with the chef hosted by L.A. Time Senior Food Writer Jenn Harris; and Fargo creator Noah Hawley and actors Jason Schwartzman, Glynn Turman and Timothy Olyphant, hosted by L.A. Times Television Reporter Greg Braxton.

DECEMBER 5, 2020 | 6:30 PM (PST)

Dinner Series #5 | Selena Cast with Chefs Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken

The stars of Netflix's Selena: The Series enjoyed an exclusive Tex-Mex inspired dinner from chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (Socalo, Border Grill). Guests tuned in to a lively conversation with the chefs and Selena creator Moises Zamora and actors Christian Serratos, Ricardo Chavira and Seidy Lopez, hosted by L.A. Times Writer Yvonne Villarreal.

JANUARY 16, 2021, 6:30 PM (PST)

Dinner Series #6 | Henry Winkler and Friends for Project Angel Food

Guests dined with the stars for a good cause and enjoyed an exclusive 3-course Italian takeout menu created by chef Steve Samson of Rossoblu while tuning in to a lively conversation with chef Samson, and actors Henry Winkler, J.B. Smoove, Yvette Nicole Brown, Mark Duplass and Katie Aselton hosted by L.A. Times television critic Lorraine Ali in support of Project Angel Food.

JANUARY 31, 2021 | 1:30 PM (PST)

Dinner Series #7 | Luncheon with the Stars, Orange County Edition

On January 31, the L.A. Times Dinner Series headed to Orange County for an exciting luncheon event with Knife Pleat restaurant, helmed by Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault and restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi. Guests enjoyed a 4-course modern French style takeout meal with an optional caviar and champagne add-on while tuning in to a lively conversation with actors Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) - hosted by L.A. Times Editorial staff in support of Project Angel Food.

FEBRUARY 20, 2021 | 6:30 PM (PT)

Dinner Series #8 |Dear John's and Special Guest Jamie Lee Curtis

Dear John’s restaurant hosted actress Jamie Lee Curtis for this dinner event featuring a fun gourmet take on classic American continental cuisine inspired by the Frank Sinatra era. Guests enjoyed a 4-course takeout meal while tuning in to a lively conversation between chefs Josiah Citrin (Melisse, Charcoal, Openaire) and Hans Röckenwagner (The Rockenwagner Bakery Group) with Jamie Lee Curtis, hosted by L.A. Times staff writer Jenn Harris.

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