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 Manhattan restaurant Daniel. The talk takes place at 8 p.m. after a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission to the talk, $60 for admission and Boulud's book, and $95 for the book, a reserved seat and reception. Purchase tickets online. William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica.
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.