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Tomatomania at Loteria; clambake at Gladstones; LQ @ Barneys

August 03, 2012|By Amanda Natividad
  • Loteria Grill hosts Tomatomania.
Loteria Grill hosts Tomatomania. (Los Angeles Times )

Tomato tasting at Loteria Grill: Loteria Grill in Hollywood will host the annual Tomatomania Southland tasting on Saturday. Chef Jimmy Shaw will share some of his best tomato ideas. Admission, as always, is one correctly labeled homegrown tomato. 10 a.m. Reservations must be made in advance. 6627 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 465-2500.

Beachside clambake at Gladstones: Gladstones is celebrating summer on Sunday with its  beachside clambake. Its signature steamed seafood buffet will be served for $38.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids 12 and under. Bottomless mimosa, mojito or bloody mary pitchers are available for $25. The restaurant is also serving its special summer cocktails, Le Grand Saint Melon and Grey Goose Cherry Blossom. Noon to 4 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance. 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-3474.

Pop-up dinner at Barney GreenGrass: Beginning Sunday, Vertical Wine Bistro’s chef Laurent Quenioux is hosting his next series of pop-up dinners, LQ @ Barneys, at Barney GreenGrass. The five-course menu offers an amuse bouche of black sesame icream; cold poached maquereau with goat cheese varnish brulee; fried green tomato with lemon crème fraiche; veal sweet bread karagee with pistachio smear; rabbit pies; and a dessert of chipotle, chocolate, lime and serranos. Quenioux's cheese selections also will be available. Wine pairings and full bar options; corkage fee, $20. Sunday to Tuesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling (310) 777-5877. 9570 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.


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