Restaurants are in full bloom for summer. Here are some of the latest deals and restaurant happenings.
Live & Dine L.A.: Tickets are still available to the 11th annual Live & Dine L.A., a culinary extravaganza that celebrates L.A.’s best chefs and restaurants. For $95 (tickets online), guests can attend a reception with top chefs and enjoy exclusive dishes, drinks and interactive cooking presentations. VIP tickets ($250) include a four-course dinner by Ray Garcia,
Café del Rey Ice Cream: In honor of National Ice Cream Month, Cafe del Rey is serving sweet and savory ice creams during July. Guests can try three house made ice creams for $6. The options include the usual favorites like strawberry and chocolate, but also corn, bacon, red beet and watermelon. 4451 Admirality Way, Marina del Ray, (310) 823-6395.
"Cioppino for Two": Sirena has launched a cioppino special on Monday nights from 5:30 to 10 p.m. For $60, couples can enjoy wood oven-baked cioppino, house-made garlic bread and a bottle of rosé. 8265 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 852-7000.
Crossroads' lunch: Crossroads has opened for lunch! This casual vegan hot spot now serves pasta, soup, pastries and sandwiches Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Customers will also be able to purchase retail items such as jam, pickles and cheese at the counter. 8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, (323) 782-9245.
Cooking With Friends: Adam Perry Lang will join Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo for the fourth Cooking With Friends dinner at Animal on Aug. 3. This meat-centric meal is $135 per person and a portion of the proceeds will go to Lang's chosen charity, the Uncle Frank's Helping Hand Fund. Wine pairings will be available at an additional cost. 435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, (323) 782-9225.
Delphine summer menu: To highlight seasonal flavors, Delphine Restaurant and Bar is rolling out a new summer menu. With dishes like a melon, serrano ham and watercress salad; fresh lemon fettuccine with local yellow tomatoes, sweet peppers and a white wine butter sauce; organic tomato salad with pickled red onion, spinach, burrata and a basil vinaigrette; and charred Brussels sprouts and lardons. 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, (323) 798-1355.