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Cocktails and the Rat Pack

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Cocktails and the Rat Pack

Saturday 2/10 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Richard Dorman House Sherman Oaks

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Artisseur’s original Richard Dorman FAIA mid-century residence with Maite as she traces the rise of entertaining in 1950’s America, and how modern architecture, furniture and objects played a role in home cocktail parties. Prepare hors d’oeuvres and libations that would have made Frank, Dean and Sammy proud, then enjoy the party on the spectacular deck overlooking the city to tunes by old blue eyes.

Limited capacity (14). Couples and singles are welcome. Must be 21 years of age and provide valid driver’s license upon arrival. Purchase as a single salon or “Art/Arch Bundle 1″ – this one and The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book on 10/20.

Artisseur is centrally located off of Mulholland Drive, 1.5 miles from the Skirball Center. Exact address will be given upon registration.

about Artisseur:
ARTISSEUR is a Los Angeles mid-century modern architectural space with a look to the future drawing inspiration from the past; a concept of social and cultural affinity where art, architecture, nature and community coexist.

register here

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book

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The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book

Saturday 10/21 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Richard Dorman House Sherman Oaks

In Artisseur’s mid-century space reminiscent of a Parisian atelier, discuss the history of the Parisian Salon with Maite, focusing on the informal conversations and flow of ideas found in Gertrude Stein’s home during the innovative Belle Époque, and its influence on later generations, including an artist who will share stories of his Parisian life and inspiration. Explore The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book , published in 1954 by Stein’s partner, as a best-selling cookbook and popular memoir of their vanguard life together. Then, prepare and savor a unique, yet simple, meal inspired by it.

Limited capacity (10). Artisseur is centrally located off of Mulholland Drive, 1.5 miles from the Skirball Center. Exact address will be given upon registration.

Purchase as a single salon or “Art/Arch Bundle 1″ – this one and Cocktails and the Rat Pack on 2/10.

about Artisseur:
ARTISSEUR is a Los Angeles mid-century modern architectural space with a look to the future drawing inspiration from the past; a concept of social and cultural affinity where art, architecture, nature and community coexist.

purchase book here

register here

 

Pigment and Spice – just for kids!

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Pigment and Spice – just for kids!

Saturday 8/15 from 10:30am to 1:30pm; repeats Sunday 8/16 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

LACMA and ArtBites Pop-up

Participate in a conversation of Indian art and food history while exploring LACMA’s collection of Indian art before heading to the ArtBites Pop-up Kitchen (a 3-minute drive from the museum) to prepare and enjoy a delicious and exotic meal.

Menu may include:
Vegetable Samosas
Chicken Tikka Masala
Basmati Rice
Mango Lassi

Ages 7 to 12. Class is limited to 6 children and one accompanying adult per child. No drop off.

($80 includes museum admission for the child and accompanying adult, tour, ingredients and recipes. Museum parking is not included.)

Please note that though this class meets at LACMA it is not LACMA organized.

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Cultivating California: The History of Wines in Los Angeles

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Cultivating California: The History of Wines in Los Angeles

This blog was featured in the summer 2017 edition of Edible LA.

Thinking of California wines, my mind goes straight to the lush, sun-drenched vineyards of Napa and Sonoma, and sometimes to the Guadalupe Valley in Baja. It never stays in Los Angeles, much less in Boyle Heights or the concrete channel that is the LA River. It’s hard to imagine those areas as the once beautiful acres of vineyards of the early 19th century. What happened?
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