Finally, a chance to enjoy killer drinks and tasty food at Michael Voltaggio’s “ink.”
Drink / Food / Mixology / Reviews 2012/2013

Finally, a chance to enjoy killer drinks and tasty food at Michael Voltaggio’s “ink.”

One of the joys of living Los Angeles is having a plethora of wonderful places to eat. The challenge, however, is finding time in one’s schedule to make your way across town to try the latest place, and that is IF you actually can get a reservation for a day/time that fits your schedule.  If … Continue reading

Farewell for now, foie gras — and many thanks to Michael Cimarusti, José Andrés, et al, over the years
Drink / Food / Wine

Farewell for now, foie gras — and many thanks to Michael Cimarusti, José Andrés, et al, over the years

I don’t remember the first time I had foie gras, but I definitely know when and where I fell in love with it:  it was at Water Grill in Downtown LA, right before the turn of the New Millenium.  Michael Cimarusti had taken over the kitchen from Allyson Thurber a year or two before. On this … Continue reading

The final course:  LACO’s Westside Connections 3 with Susan Feniger
Food / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Music News & Info: Classical

The final course: LACO’s Westside Connections 3 with Susan Feniger

It was Holy Thursday and a few days before Passover,  and therefore rather appropriate that the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra would serve up the final version of this year year’s food-themed “Westside Connections” concerts as a kind of last supper. Margarat Batjer, LACO’s concertmaster and series curator, mentioned that the initial premise for the evening … Continue reading

Yummilicious:  Jonathan Gold sets the table for LACO’s musical sampler
All Reviews / Food / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Music News & Info: Classical / Reviews 2011/2012

Yummilicious: Jonathan Gold sets the table for LACO’s musical sampler

The folks at the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra have no qualms about taking non-standard approaches to building concert programs.  Their latest innovation is this year’s version of their “Westside Connections” series:  three events trying to find links between music and food.  Curated by Margaret Batjer, LACO concertmaster, each concert invites a different member of the culinary world … Continue reading

Food / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical / Pacific Symphony

A March full of music

A smattering of musical stuff to check out over the next 31 days . . . Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Westside Connections” Margaret Batjer, LACO’s Concertmaster, curates this novel combination of food-themed music and discussion about gastronamy and the culinary arts.  The first of three presentations is tonight and features LACO musicians being joined by … Continue reading