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A Cake Version of Barbie’s Malibu Dream House, Cooking Classes with Jamie Oliver and More!
A guide to the upcoming week’s most delicious happenings
Dom and Doughnuts at the Glazed Donut Bistro — 4/10
As if their doughnuts weren’t decadent enough, the Glazed Donut Bistro in West Hollywood has decided to pair them with four-flights of champagne and wine. From 6 to 8:30 p.m., you can glaze your palate with bubbles and crullers for just $12. More information.
Have Your Cake and See it Too at Nieman Marcus — 4/11
Ever wondered what the Capitol Records Building would look like if it were made into a cake? Well now you can find out at “Sweet Side of LA,” an event hosted by the Mattel Children’s Hospital that will showcase cake versions of L.A. landmarks at the Beverly Hills Nieman Marcus store. From 11 a.m to 3 p.m., you can toast champagne and sample cakes while viewing edible buildings like Barbie’s Malibu Dream House and LACMA—complete with LED lights! More information.
Memorabilia Auction from Iconic Restaurant Chasen’s — 4/11-12
Chasen’s, the famed Beverly Hills restaurant that fed the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor before it closed in 1995, will auction off some prized pieces of culinary history at Julien’s Auctions this weekend. Collectors must register in advance before bidding on items like Marilyn Monroe’s Mexican tapestry or Charlie Chaplin’s self-portrait. More information.
Learn to Bake with Grist & Toll’s Baking Series — 4/13
Roll out to Grist & Toll this Sunday and learn the fundamentals of freshly milled, whole-grain flour and how to make a good loaf of bread. The class goes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the $125 fee includes lunch, supplies, and a starter kit for baking buns at home. More information.
Cowgirl Creamery Supper and Book Signing at Lucques — 4/13
Lucques gets cheesy this Sunday with a four-course dinner in honor of Sue Conley and Peggy Smith’s new cookbook, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks. The meal costs $55 and includes items like hanger steak with Red Hawk potato gratin and a cheese course with roasted figs and garlic confit. Readers can purchase signed copies of the book for an additional $35. More information.
Ultimate Peace Passover Dinner at Jar — 4/15
Tuesday, chef Suzanne tract will host a special Seder dinner and fundraiser at her restaurant, Jar. Partake in tradition over a bowl of matzo ball soup while learning about Ultimate Peace, a summer camp in Israel that unites Jewish and Arab youth, from three Israeli teens. The Seder starts at 5:30 p.m. and costs $130 for adults and $55 for children. More information.
Free Cooking Classes by Jamie Oliver at the Big Rig — 4/8-25
You read it right, British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is hosting free classes Compton’s Martin Luther King Outpatient Center as a part of Big Rig, a 40-week California tour aimed at teaching folks about healthy cooking. Now it’s L.A.’s turn to learn with free take-home recipes and on-site basic training. All you have to do is sign up. More information.