Vino California Italian wine tasting, rosés at Sotto, all duck tasting dinner
The Vino California wine tasting event, showcasing more than 100 Italian wines, will take place May 14 at Valentino in Santa Monica. The tasting, produced by the Italy-American Chamber of Commerce West, will feature one trade-only tasting, and one for consumers. The trade-only tasting will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. The consumer grand tasting, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to the trade tasting is free with pre-registration and the consumer tasting is $60 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com. 3115 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, www.vino-california.com.
Sotto is hosting a Festa del Rosato event May 20. Guests can taste five rosé wines selected by wine directors Rory Harrington and Jeremy Parzen, and sample small bites by chef Steve Samson. The price is $30 per person. The restaurant will also offer a tasting of three rosé wines for $20 May 21 to May 31. 9575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 277-0210, www.sottorestaurant.com.
Las Vegas chef Sheridan Su is in town to cook an all duck tasting dinner at Superfood Express in Santa Monica on Saturday and Sunday. The menu will include duck bacon jam, arugula, poached duck egg and Hawaiian crouton; Pekin duck steamed bun; Hainan duck rice, crispy kale and ginger scallion sauce; and duck fat chocolate chip cookie. Tickets are $35 per person and available for purchase online. There will be two seatings per night with one at 6 p.m and another at 8 p.m. Each seating is limited to 25 guests. All mothers will receive a chocolate gift Sunday. 530 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
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