Events: Swine & Dine, truffles at Café del Rey, Crabfest 10 at Hungry Cat

Get your fill of black truffles at Cafe del Rey on July 17

Chef Ray Garcia of Fig Restaurant in Santa Monica was just crowned the "King of Porc” after his win at the national Grand Cochon competition. To honor his win (and to boost his bragging rights), Fig is partnering with local farms to create the Swine & Dine dinner series.  The series is three nights only, and features a four-course heritage pig menu that boasts a “nose-to-tail dining experience.” The dinners are July 17, Aug. 14 and Sept. 4 for $69 per person. Each evening is held in collaboration with a different farm, including Cook’s Ranch, Linda Vista Ranch and Devil’s Gulch. Reserve a spot by calling (310) 319-3111. Fig Restaurant, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, www.figsantamonica.com

Café del Rey and Truffle & Wine Co. are collaborating July 17 to celebrate the Australian black truffle. They are offering an $85 five-course prix-fixe menu that includes a tasting of Summerland wines. The funky funghi-infused menu includes pork rolled in truffle with tri-colored cauliflower, Serrano ham, and truffle rabbit jus and tapioca “risotto” with roasted figs and thyme tuile with truffle anglaise. Each course uses truffles in a different way, from foams to braises. The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. in Café del Rey’s Regatta Room, with a cocktail reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (310) 823-6395. Café del Rey, 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, www.cafedelreymarina.com

The Hungry Cat Hollywood is celebrating Crabfest 10 1 to 7 p.m. July 27. They are offering a five-course prix fixe crab-filled meal for $75, excluding tax and tip. The meal includes crab salad, Maryland crab soup, a soft-shell crab po boy, steamed blue crabs and dulce de leche panna cotta. A full a la carte raw bar will also be available for an additional price. The event requires tickets, which can be purchased directly at the Hungry Cat Hollywood or by calling (323) 462-2155. The Hungry Cat Hollywood, 1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood, www.thehungrycat.com

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