Room Forty Catering is opening its tasting room in Highland Park on Thursdays at 7 p.m. for what they're calling pop-in dinners. The five-course dinners will feature dishes from chef Libry Darusman, whose background includes Mark Gold's EVA, Sinatra at the Wynn and Patina. Tickets for the July 3 dinner are available for purchase online. Tickets are $75 per person and each dinner is limited to 12 guests. Past dishes include gin agar noodles with green olive Bolognese and blue cheese, fennel soubise with house-made tofu, compressed pear, Regianno foam and crystal flower, gazpazzo consommé with smoked street cart fruit and more. 6433 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, (323) 254-4100, www.roomforty.com/.
Adoteca in Brentwood is serving a five-course summer truffle menu to celebrate truffle season in Italy. On Monday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., executive chef Antonio Mure will serve a prix-fixe menu featuring truffles from Umbria. Dishes include a veal carpaccio with red wine, topped with Gorgonzola cheese sauce and shaved black truffle; grilled sea scallops rolled with pancetta, served with Parmesan cheese fondue and shaved black truffle; plin pasta filled with Fontina cheese fondue in a butter and black truffle sauce topped with shaved black truffle; grilled filet mignon with Barolo and black truffle sauce topped with quail egg and shaved black truffle; and for dessert, a black truffle white chocolate bar. Dinner is $95 per person not including beverages, tax and gratuity. The restaurant's regular dinner menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended. 11712 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 826-9222, www.AdotecaBrentwood.com.
The third annual Art Beyond the Glass fundraiser will take place at Sadie Kitchen and Lounge on Sunday. Los Angeles bartenders will mix and showcase their art, music, photography and more at the event. Participating bartenders include Chris Amirault from Harlowe, Julian Cox from the Soigné Group, Chris Day from Tipple and Brine, Beau Du Bois from The Corner Door, Dave Whitton from Sunset Marquis, Giovanni Martinez from Sadie, Karen Grill from Bestia and more. The event, hosted by Dan "The Imbiber" Dunn, will also include live performances by Kiowa Bryan from Eveleigh, Luke Ford from Seven Grand, Robbie Gregg from Copa D'Oro and more. The event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. and tickets are $50 per person. Tickets include cocktails, art, entertainment and bar bites from Sadie and Guelaguetza, and can be purchased at www.artbeyondtheglass3.eventbrite.com until 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. The event will raise funds for the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, a nonprofit that works to restore, preserve and document murals in the city. 1638 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood, (323) 467-0200, www.sadieLA.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times