The Belmont Stakes horse race is Saturday, with California Chrome trying to win the prestigious Triple Crown, and the Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park will be hosting a viewing party for local residents. The Chandelier Room's consulting chef Christian Page, along with Osteria Mozza alums Christopher Feldmeier and David Rosoff, will prepare a special menu for the event, complete with wine pairings and cocktails. The viewing party is from noon to 8 p.m., with the race set to run at 3:52 p.m. Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, (626) 574-7223, www.santaanita.com.
Cesar Bermudez, executive pastry chef of Hans Rockenwagner's Los Angeles restaurants, will be bringing Barcelona to L.A. starting this weekend at La Sal, a pop-up tapas shop at 3 Square Café in Venice. The tapas will be available from 6 to 11 p.m. each Wednesday through Saturday all summer, starting this Friday. The menu at La Sal will involve utilizing California ingredients with dishes that Bermudez enjoyed in Spain. Some menu highlights include a preserved tuna salad, goat cheese toast, tortilla española and flan. 3 Square Café & Bakery, 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 399-6504, www.rockenwagner.com.