Fresh hamichi carparccio with tomato sauce, fried capers, kumquat and Fresno chilies, served by Palihouse West Hollywood, was a crowd favorite at the DineLA preview event. // © 2014 Valerie Chen
A wood-grilled lamb meatball skewer from Bourbon Steak LA was extra satisfying. // © 2014 Valerie Chen
Bigger and better than ever, DineLA's Restaurant Week is back on July 14 so hungry Angelenos can wine, dine and schmooze. The bi-annual Los Angeles dining fest has gathered more than 360 top restaurants to offer specially priced prix-fixe DineLA menus in lieu of their regular offerings.
The popular food event, hosted by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board and American Express, has grown significantly from the 250 restaurants that joined DineLA’s first summer event two years ago.
“With L.A.’s vibrant dining scene, it’s no wonder DineLA has become one of the most successful restaurant weeks in the world,” said Susan Feniger, executive chef of Mud Hen Tavern and Border Grill, both DineLA participants. “I look forward to welcoming more diners than ever this time around.”
Serious foodies may also be thrilled about an additional two days tacked on to the program’s duration, ending on July 27. Mark your calendars: That’s a whole extra weekend of eating your way through L.A.’s ever-growing dining scene. Prix-fixe lunch menus are available for $15, $20 or $25, while prix-fixe dinner menus are available for $25, $35 or $45.
Crowd favorites such as Fig & Olive with Mediterranean dishes and Lawry’s the Prime Rib with traditional American fare are back in the assemblage of restaurants. DineLA welcomes esteemed newcomers as well, including The Church Key, serving modern American cuisine; and SunCafe, which focuses on vegan and organic dishes; and many more.
Palihouse Holloway in West Hollywood hosted the July 9 preview event that gave a tasty sneak peek of partaking restaurants, including Loteria Grill, Mi Piace, JiRaffe Restaurant, Bourbon Steak Los Angeles, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar – Fairfax and SUGARFISH. Guests sipped on beverages from Wolfgang Puck Wines, LA Aleworks and Selvarey Rum and took photos with Smilebooth on the scenic rooftop venue.
“We are thrilled to give people yet another opportunity to explore LA’s diverse neighborhoods, cuisines and dining experiences at a great value,” said Stacey Sun, director of DineLA.