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Chaya anniversary dinner, Mastro’s Malibu brunch, Faith & Flower prix fixe lunch

 Faith & Flower launches
Brad Gwinn, left, and John Wirfs toast before sipping on their drinks at Faith & Flower in downtown L.A. The restaurant has launched a new three-course lunch menu for $18.
(Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

Chaya downtown is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a special $55 menu for two throughout the month of October. The three-course menu includes three courses to be shared, including Miyazaki Wagyu beef carpaccio, sake-steamed branzino and pumpkin tiramisu. Additional offers include a $5 cocktail and there are also 10 menu items priced at less than $10. A new tableside tuna tartare presentation also will be available. 525 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, www.thechaya.com.

Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu has started serving weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu items include Maine lobster Benedict, rib-eye steak and eggs, breakfast potatoes, thick Nueske’s bacon and more. Cocktails include the Mastro’s mojito and Basil Mary. You can also order a seafood tower or a 22-ounce bone-in rib-eye. The regular dinner menu also will be available. 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, (310) 454-4357, www.mastrosrestaurants.com.

Faith & Flower has launched a new $18 three-course prix fixe menu for lunch. The menu includes a kimchi deviled eggs or chopped little gem salad appetizer, a crispy chicken sandwich, open-faced confit trout melt or whole wheat penne pasta and Valrhona chocolate pudding for dessert. The menu is available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Chef Michael Hung also has introduced some new menu items for lunch, including a house-ground hamburger, melon and cucumber salad, Rock shrimp roll, classic Margherita pizza and more. And to drink, a selection of $8 cocktails from Michael Lay and glasses of wine starting at $9. 705 W. 9th St., Los Angeles, (213) 239-0642, www.faithandflowerla.com.


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