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'In Bocca' at Little Dom's, black truffles, Cheeseburger Week and more

January 10, 2013|By Caitlin Keller
  • Saam at the Bazaar is offering a 16-course black truffle menu for $250 a person.
Saam at the Bazaar is offering a 16-course black truffle menu for $250 a person. (Michael Brennan )

Little Dom’s “In Bocca” dinners: Chef Brandon Boudet of Little Dom’s pays tribute to the “In Bocca” cookbooks, an out-of-print collection highlighting Italy’s regional cuisines, with a dinner series beginning this evening. Tonight’s a la carte menu is inspired by the “In Bocca Milano” edition printed in 1976, and features dishes such as spinach croquettes, saffron risotto and prosciuttini di pollo. Call for reservations. 2128 Hillhurst Ave., (323) 661-0055,

Truffle time: Starting on Feb. 7, Saam at the Bazaar will be offering a black truffle dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 2. Chef Jose Andres and team will prepare a 16-course menu spotlighting black truffles foraged by Truffle Brothers Michael and Marco Pietroiacovo. The dinner is $250 per person with optional wine pairings available for an additional $100 per person. Call for reservations. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., (310) 246-5555,

Eat to give: Chef Niki Nakayama of n/naka, a traditional Japanese restaurant on Overland Avenue, will be hosting a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society over the course of three consecutive Sundays, starting on Jan. 27. Each event will feature a five-course menu for $55 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $30 per person. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser dinners at n/naka will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Call for reservations. 3455 S. Overland Ave., (310) 836-6252,

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week: From Jan. 13 to 18, Pasadena will be celebrating the birth of the cheeseburger, a creation credited to Lionel Sternberger who, legend has it, first introduced a slice of cheese to the hamburger at Rite Spot on Colorado Boulevard in the mid-1920s. Pasadena's Cheeseburger Week will feature a cheeseburger crawl and cheeseburger challenge to put Pasadena's cheeseburgers to the test. For more information and to view a list of participating restaurants, check out


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