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Street Food Fest Sold Out, Bodega Opens Monday, April Bloomfield Cooks at Melisse, MORE!

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PASADENATomorrow's Street Food Fest is officially sold out. [LAW]

HOLLYWOOD Bodega Wine Bar's third drinkery opens on Monday. [Thrillist]

MID-CITY— Today PreferDine is offering $60 worth of food at The Tar Pit for $30. [PD]

CULVER CITY— Sang Yoon's noodle house, ode to Asian cusine, next attempt towards world domination, Lukshon is well on its way. The space is still deep in plywood mode, but from peeking in the windows, it looks like the major elements are in place. The patio, with a fire pit (!) is complete. [EaterWire] — DG

SANTA MONICA April Bloomfield of NYC's The Spotted Pig and The Breslin pops up at Melisse this coming Monday to cook a five course meal.

Melisse - Guest Chef Dinner, April Bloomfield
Monday, July 26th
1104 Wilshire Blvd., 310.395.0881
$150/person. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Special Olympics.

Amuse Bouche

Wild Japanese Kamapchi

Cucumber, Passion fruit

Scacciadiavoli, Brut Metado, Umbria, Italy

First Course

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Crisp Olives

2007 Bandol, Rose, “Moulin des Costes”, Domaine Bunan

Second Course

Stuffed Squid Basquaise-Nduja

Forbidden Rice, Olympic Garden Tomatoes, Espellete

2006 Vino da Tavola, “Ceonobium”, Paolo Bea, Toscana

Third Course

Boudin Blanc

Sautéed Market Potatoes, Basil and Pickled Mustard Seed

2008 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Solitude

Fourth Course

Arctic Char

Spiced Lentils, Anchovy-Pine Nut Bread Crumb

2005 Chinon, “Chene Vert”, Charles Joguet

Fifth Course

Prime New York Strip Loin and Short Rib

Chanterelle Mushrooms, Sweet White Corn, Summer Truffles,

“Jus de Boeuf Acidule”

2005 Château La Louvière, Pessac-Léognan


Strawberry, Basil, Pistachio

2005 Moscato d’ Asti, “Moncucco”, Fontanafredda, Piemonte

Melisse Restaurant

1104 Wilshire Boulevard, , CA 90401 (310) 395-0881 Visit Website

Bodega Wine Bar

6290 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA