Chefs Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook of Animal and Son of a Gun may be teaming up with Ludo Lefebvre for the new Trois Mec, but the pair are inviting another chef into their kitchen tonight. James Beard award winner Nate Appleman (formerly at A16, SPQR in the Bay Area) will cook a charity dinner Monday evening at Animal.
The Food Network "Chopped All-Stars" champion and "Next Iron Chef" contender will collaborate on an eight-course menu priced at $135 per person. Wine pairings are available for an additional cost.
A portion of the proceeds will go to The Kawasaki Foundation. Appleman's son was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease in 2009.
To reserve a table, call Animal after 2 p.m. at (323) 782-9225.
435 N. Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA, animalrestaurant.com.