Mid-Century California and the West Coast Cook Book
August 30, 2017
Saturday 3/17 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Richard Dorman House Sherman Oaks
California is known for sun, food, wine, arts, crafts, and architecture. Join Maite in an exploration of the casual lifestyle that the state’s food and architecture introduced to the world. The discussion will focus on Artisseur’s 1958 Richard Dorman FAIA-designed home where the salon will take place as well as Helen Evan Brown’s The West Coast Cook Book of 1952, which laid the foundation to what became known as California cuisine. A simple, seasonal group meal inspired by the book will be prepared and enjoyed.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Chicken Tikka Masala
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.
Cultivating California: The History of Wines in Los Angeles
July 11, 2017
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? READ MORE »