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The Week in Nancy Silverton of Mozza News

This Week in Nancy Silverton.

The celebrated and award winning Los Angeles chef behind restaurants Osteria Mozza, Chi Spacca, and Pizzeria Mozza, has been all over the news lately. First, Silverton is set to open a new Italian restaurant at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Second, Nancy is celebrating 30 years of La Brea Bakery. Third, Nancy’s famous grilled cheese returned to L.A. with a bang on Pizzeria Mozza’s late menu. And, finally (until next week, at least), Ms. Silverton is headed to Ojai in the coming months to host a food and wine series. Read on for all the details!

Photo: Courtesy of Finch

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Grilled Cheese Night at La Brea Bakery & 4 Mouth-Watering Grilled Cheese Recipes

Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? I know I do. The month of April also happens to be Grilled Cheese Month so if there ever were a whole month to eat grilled cheese guilt free this is it. Legendary bread institution La Brea Bakery is hosting a nostalgic throwback Grilled Cheese Night celebration Wednesday, April 12 from 7pm to 10pm. Live music, champagne and wine pairings, a red carpet entrance, and many, many, many grilled cheese sandwiches will be served. Tickets are $35. But if you’re simply looking for some fantastic grilled cheese recipes to make at home, La Brea Bakery has provided some unique and delectable recipes included here. Enjoy!

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Making A Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dinner Reservation?

Valentine’s Day rolls around once a year and if you’re anything like me you have probably postponed making dinner reservations until the very last minute. Below you’ll find a list of great Valentine’s Day dinner options for couples, singles, and groups of friends from the pricey (Melisse at $365/person takes the crown this year) to the affordable (Salazar in Silver Lake is offering its menu a la carte). Click the links to go to the restaurant’s reservation page and be sure to call ahead to confirm the details. Enjoy!

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Studio City’s Los Balcones is Boldly Creative, Wildly Exciting, & Tantalizingly Unusual

Los Balcones in Studio City is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of restaurant except that you will return again and again over the course of your life. Immediately after finishing our dinner for two I made a reservation for four for the following week. This Los Balcones is the offspring of Hollywood mainstay Los Balcones, which is known for traditional Peruvian food. There’s nothing traditional about this outpost. The dishes are boldly creative, wildly exciting, and tantalizingly unusual. These dishes cannot be found at the Hollywood location, and they aren’t just hard to find at other Peruvian spots in Los Angeles, they’re positively impossible to find elsewhere.

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The Art of Living: Raise a Glass to These Six Home Cocktail Bars

Why go out when the best spot for a nightcap is at home? Perfect private parties are easy thanks to these distinctive bars, in homes from East Coast to West.

Chic Connecticut Colonial

Steps from Greenwich Avenue, this airy, stylish five-bedroom home features four levels of open-plan living space and modern design elements. In addition to a formal dining room with a butler’s pantry, a library, a family room with a fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, and an expansive terrace with built-in grill, it boasts a fabulous lower-level media and game room with a fireplace and a 10-seat bar with custom shelving, a sink, and two generous wine refrigerators.

Offered at: $4,695,000
Location: 16 Anderson Road, Greenwich, CT 06830

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💌✨ The Best New Year’s Eve 2019 Dinners in Los Angeles

Restaurants across Los Angeles are ringing in the new year with masquerade balls, live music, quiet low-lit evenings, lavish feasts, and thousands of flowing bottles of champagne. No matter your neighborhood, choice of cuisine, noise level, budget, or poison, the restaurants on this list will help you welcome 2019 with some of the finest food our culinary destinations have to offer.

Read on for the best places in L.A. to dine on New Year’s Eve and ring in 2019.

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Happy Hanukkah! Here’s The Absolute Best Latke Recipe

Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah began at sundown on December 2nd last week. Many of us celebrated the start of the holiday by lighting candles for eight days and consuming fried foods. Lots of fried foods. Latkes are deceptively simple. For a basic, classic latke is just potatoes, onions, flour, eggs, and oil. Some of us commemorate the holiday by making latkes each evening until the 10th. And why not? I think that allows plenty of nights to experiment with different ingredients to figure out the perfect latke to your tastes. What I love most is a very herb-heavy latke. Rosemary, Thyme, Dill, Basil. You name it, and if you have it, use it. Fresh herbs add a lot of bite to this classic dish.

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The Best Places in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving Dinner to Go

During Thanksgiving, even if you love to cook, sometimes you would rather spend more quality time with family and friends than in the kitchen, stressing over the internal temperature of the bird in the oven. Other times the idea of the pile of post-meal dishes feels simply like too much work. If ever there was a year to hang up the apron and pick up the phone to order a Thanksgiving feast, 2018 would be it. This year, why not celebrate the holiday in the comfort of your own home without spending all day preparing, slicing, and mixing? All of the restaurants and stores below offer holiday meals for any size party at a wide variety of price points. All you’ll have to do is heat and serve.

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All the Best Food & Wine From The Taste Los Angeles

The Labor Day Holiday weekend saw thousands of us flock to Paramount Studios in Los Angeles to spend three glorious evenings eating, drinking, sampling and savoring from LA’s best restaurants at the Taste, the Los Angeles Times annual food festival. The Taste has become Los Angeles’s de facto, signature food and wine festival. And for good reason. At no other festival in Los Angeles will you find such an extraordinary roster of restaurants. It’s the perfect event to cross off your 2018 restaurant “must” list in one weekend.

This year’s event paid special tribute to the late, legendary Jonathan Gold. Dozens of chefs created dishes in honor of the Pulitzer Prize winning critic. What a joy to discover so many hidden gems! For those of you couldn’t make it – here are a few of the many highlights from the festival. Your next dinner reservation starts here.

Hope to see you at next year’s Taste!

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The Taste LA Pays Tribute to Jonathan Gold This Weekend at Paramount Studios

The Los Angeles Times’ The Taste is back this Labor Day weekend at Paramount Studios in Hollywood for 3 evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. And, yes, there are a few tickets still available.

Jonathan Gold has always been a big part of the food and wine festival, but this year The Taste will pay tribute to our beloved restaurant critic through special programming at each event, celebrating the life of the man whose passion for food, accessible voice and unparalleled insights won him a well-deserved Pulitzer and a permanent place in Los Angeles history. Several restaurants at this year’s #TasteLA will be serving dishes in his honor, including Faith and Flower, Herringbone, Pacific Dining Car, and Chiguacle Sabor Ancestral de Mexico.

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