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
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.