Two of L.A.’s Best Chefs Are Hosting Special Dinners Next Week

Josef Centeno is planning a wine dinner, Ricardo Zarate is popping up at Pot

Next week is looking like it’s going to be a good one for food lovers. Two of L.A.’s most celebrated chefs—Josef Centeno and Ricardo Zarate—are hosting special dinners that you won’t want to miss. The best part is that they’re on different days, so if you can swing it, you can experience both of these most-likely-fantastic events.

Josef Centeno and Field Recordings’ Andrew Jones at Ledlow:
On Monday, June 22, Josef Centeno will collaborate with Field Recordings winemaker Andrew Jones for a five-course wine dinner. Centeno promises “lots of summer ingredients,” including soft-shell crab and a dish of shaved foie gras torchon, Frog Hollow peaches, and Old Bank honey (sourced from a bee-keeping neighbor).

“I’m really pumped to be doing this dinner,” says Centeno. “Andrew’s wines are delicious and go great with food. I’m really excited that he’s pulling some rare wines out that he has never really gone public with. We will be tasting a port he’s doing for the first time.”

redarrowLedlow, 400 S Main St., 213- 687-7015. The dinner will take place on June 22, starting at 7:00 p.m. The price is $100 a person. For reservations, email Ashley at [email protected]

Ricardo Zarate at POT:
Well, we weren’t expecting this! It’s no secret that Zarate dealt with some hard knocks last year, but he’s back for a one-night event next week and hopefully better than ever. On Thursday, June 25, the chef will be cooking a family-style Peruvian dinner at POT in Koreatown. Scallops, uni, and foie gras are on the prix-fixe menu, and they’ll be paired with pisco cocktails (for an additional fee). The soundtrack will be curated by Radio Sombra’s David Gomez, who will be playing soulful Latin tunes all night long.

redarrowPOT, 3515 Wilshire Blvd., 213-368-3030. The dinner takes place on June 25,  from 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Reservations are encouraged—you can book here. The price is $65 a person, $95 if you want the pisco pairings.