We're going to tell you about two fun food events. So pay attention. And if you like barbecue or Japanese food, get a Sharpie and mark your calendar.
Wolfgang Puck, Francis Mallmann and Adam Perry Lang are having a barbecue at the Hotel Bel-Air. It's like the culinary version of "The Avengers." On Sept. 9, the three chefs will each prepare their own barbecue dishes. Puck plans on roasting a whole Sonoma lamb with spiced lamb ribs, quinoa, cucumber salad and saffron raita; Mallmann is cooking a whole rib-eye on the bone and a Scottish salmon over an open fire; and BBQ king Lang will make a 12-hour pit-roasted prime beef brisket and short ribs over burning pecan wood. Dinner is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and is priced at $175 per person, including wine pairings. Guests will be able to buy signed copies of each chef's most recent cookbook. To make a reservation, or for more information, call (310) 909-1644. 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, www.dorchestercollection.com.
The Rising Tohoku Food Fair is a four-day culinary festival Friday through Sunday at the Mitsuwa Marketplace in Torrance. The event will celebrate the food and culture of the Tohoku region in Northeast Japan, so expect origami, samurai costumes and plenty to eat. The festival takes place each day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes food, dance performances, craft workshops and photo sessions with mascots. For a full list of events, visit www.mitsuwa.com. 21515 Western Ave., Torrance, (310) 782-6800.
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