Events: Pride Week, Carmela ice cream courses, A Taste of Greece

LA celebrates PRIDE week with delicious events around the city

It's Pride Week, and Los Angeles is gearing up to celebrate. Tres by Jose Andres is holding “LGBTea,” a special afternoon tea service daily from 3 to 5 p.m. In addition to its normal afternoon tea, Tres will offer a selection of specialty Pride-themed cocktails and bonbons for $32 per person. Also, the SLS Hotel has put together a specialty Pride package available year round. The package includes a $50 spa credit at Spa Ciel, VIP access at the Abbey Food and Bar, and complimentary parking at the hotel. Finally, Comme Ca is extending its Hourglass happy hour menu in honor of Pride Week on Saturday. The menu includes $9 small bites, $5 beers and wines by the glass and $6 cocktails. Tres by Jose Andres, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 246-5551; SLS Beverly Hills, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 247-0400, www.slshotels.com; Comme Ca,  8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 782-1104, www.commecarestaurant.com.

Carmela founders Jessica Mortarotti and Zachary Cox are offering summer ice cream classes at their Pasadena Creamery. Participants will learn the ins and outs of creating ice creams in their own kitchens, and play with the process of choosing unique flavor combinations. Mortarotti and Cox will use local produce from farmers markets around the area to show students how to pair unconventional ingredients in their frozen creations. Learn to make flavors such as strawberry buttermilk ice cream and raspberry rose sorbet. Each class is $100. Classes are on June 28, July 12 and July 16, from 9:30 to noon. Space is extremely limited, so reserve a spot at store@carmelaicecream.com. Carmela Ice Cream and Sorbet, 2495 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 797-1405, www.carmelaicecream.com.

More than 11,000 guests are expected to attend Orange County’s 36th annual A Taste of Greece festival. The three-day fest will be held at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church from June 27 to 29. Greek dancing lessons, a plethora of Greek cuisine and wine, and live music will round out the entertainment for the event, plus traditional boutiques and booths will be accessible to all visitors. Admission is free on Saturday and every day for children under 10, while adults are required to pay $3 for entry on Friday and Sunday. Festival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 27, noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 29. St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, (949) 733-2366, www.irvinegreekfest.com.

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