L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold will lead a conversation with New York-based French chef Daniel Boulud during a Live Talks Los Angeles event Thursday. Boulud -- owner of restaurants in New York, Miami, Palm Beach, London, Toronto and Singapore, who also has been named a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by the French government -- will discuss his new cookbook, "Daniel: My French Cuisine," with recipes from his
The Amalur Project returns through November at Serves You Right Catering in Culver City. The "chef's table dinner series" features a new menu from chefs Sergio Perera, who worked at Arzak in San Sebastien, Spain, and Minokichi Honten Takesigero in Kyoto; Jacob Takehiro Kear (Tapas Molecular Bar, Tokyo); and Steve Monnier (Le Palme d'Or, Cannes, and Carre des Feuillants, Paris). Eight courses for $100; dates are Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, with seatings at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Beer, wine and cocktails available. For reservations, email email@example.com. www.amalurproject.com.
Connie Tran, chef-proprietor of pop-up brunch BEP Vietnamese Kitchen, will serve bò 7 món, or "seven courses of beef" at BEP @ Night on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Tiara Cafe downtown. The traditional "lai rai" drinking food menu includes dishes such as: bo nhung dam, carpaccio filet with fermented rice shiitake broth; thit vien nuong, grilled garlic meatballs and steamed rice cake with "warm bliss" fish sauce; canh thi la, alphabet soup with neckbone, sinqua squash and dill; gan kho nam, beef liver, wild mushroom, garlic, Asian basil and baguette toasts; as well as roll-your-own dishes of beef served with rice paper and condiments. Sommelier Janice Honbo (Broadway in Laguna Beach, Charlie Palmer) has curated a selection of wine and beer. One seating at 7 p.m.; $60 per person and $22 additional for three-wine flight. Beer and wine by the glass available for purchase. Make reservations online or email firstname.lastname@example.org . 127 E. 9th St., Los Angeles, www.bepkitchen.com.