Chef Mark Peel really needs no introduction if you are familiar with La Brea or the development of the Los Angeles culinary scene. He is a pioneer in California cuisine, a staple of Los Angeles,, and we miss him and the beloved Campanile dearly here on La Brea.
So, it is with great excitement that I announce that Chef Peel has agreed to bring back his famous grilled cheese nights to La Brea! On March 14, 21, 28, and April 4 he will be at the helm of 3Twenty Wine Lounge, showing his love for the street that was home for his restaurant for so many years. Chef Nicole will also be on hand, ready to cook all of your 3Twenty favorites.
In addition to Chef Peel’s grilled cheeses, I will be selecting wines to pair with each sandwich.
This should be a memorable set of Thursdays, and the space of our little restaurant is extremely limited, so we strongly suggest reservations. Please call 323.932.9500, email me at email@example.com, or visit our OpenTable page to reserve your spot.
VIVA LA BREA!
Also, there still is a little space left available for our North Coast Brewing beer and cheese event! It’s March 12th, and will include a flight of 6 artisinal beers (3oz pours) paired to rare cheeses from around the world, for just $20 per person!
Cheers my friends!
Here is a fun little interview that we did with Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the mother/daughter duo of Eat, Drink & Be Merry.
I decided to take a break on the tastings through the holiday season. I know a few of you were unhappy about it, but I am ecstatic to get things rolling again, and I have been able to lineup some pretty phenomenal experiences for you all:
February 5th: Neyers
Just $20 per person for 6 knockout wines. Hosted by Mr. Bruce Neyers himself. These are some of the most well balanced wines that I have seen coming out of Northern California, especially the Napa Valley. He will take the time to lead us through his amazing wines, and share with us his immense knowledge (Bruce is also the National Sales Manager for Kermit Lynch, and has an unparalleled perspective on the old and new world). Reservations are required. Seating limited to 25.
February 19th: Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Vertical Tasting
This is such an honor for me offer to you. It will be hosted by Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo himself (the 19th generation of direct family ownership in this historic winery, established in the year 1340). We will taste his current vintage barolo and sparkling offerings, then delve into a vertical tasting of 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 barolo (including a single vineyard example). The cost for this event is $30 per person. Reservations are required. Seating limited to 25.
March 12: Beer and Cheese – North Coast Brewing and Artisinal Cheeses
$20 per person. Time for some fun. North Coast Brewing will bring six of their phenomenal brews for us to taste (3oz pours). I (Edgar) will pair an artisinal cheese to each one of those beers. It will, hopefully, give us a greater understanding of the complexities of quality beer, a chance to enjoy some delicious and stinky cheeses, and enjoy the evening together. North Coast was recently awarded as one of the ten best breweries in the world, by the Beverage Testing Institute. Reservations are required.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this event, so here is a little more explanation:
November 7 – The OTHER sparkling wines of Italy
The idea from this event comes from the notion that people tend to characterize Italian wines by its most famous exports: chianti, moscato d’asti, prosecco, pinot grigio, etc… but why not celebrate the amazing wines that you might not have tasted yet? That is exactly what we will be doing.
We will taste a franciacorta that rivals many champagnes, a serrapetrona that is likely unlike anything you have come across (I love it), and other sparkling Italian wines that are off the beaten path, and for very good reason.
At $20 per person, you will likely end up drinking a much greater value than the cost itself.
If it looks like I am excited, it’s because I am. I love Ramey, and have for years now. They are one of the few wineries that really makes consistently exceptional wines, and now we get to showcase their wines for you.
On October 23, at 7pm Paul Smith (from Ramey) will be joining us to pour flights of the wonderful wines he represents. Here is the full lineup:
- Chardonnay – Sonoma Coast
- Chardonnay – Hudson Vineyard
- 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – Pedregal Vineyard (extremely rare and sought after)
- 2009 Syrah
Just $35 per person, reservations required! This is an immense value, considering the caliber of wines offered. If the winery did not partially subsidize the cost of this tasting, I would likely have to charge almost double.
Cheers! Please call me or email for reservations, and make sure to note that it is for the Ramey tasting!
Due to the popularity of last year’s champagne tasting last year, and an offer from Taittinger, we are proud to say that we will be revisiting these wonderful wines on next Tuesday, October 9th!
The tasting will be hosted by a representative from Taittinger, Joe Signorile, and it will be a flight of their wines ranging from the current non-vintage, to aged vintage offerings.
The price of the flight is $35 per person… which is a great value, considering that we will be pouring some very high end wines (including tete de cuvee).
The tasting flights will start at 7pm, and we will accept reservations from 7pm to 8:30pm for the event. Reservations only please, as this event is likely to quickly book up. Please call 323-932-9500 to reserve space.