You may have noticed some California love on our events calendar. We’re heading out west at the end of April, where Michael spent some time cooking early in his career (for Wolfgang Puck at Chinois.) The first stop is the Inn at Spanish Bay to participate in one of the world’s most picturesque and talent-rich culinary festivals. Then we’ll head down to the City of Angels where a pair of chefs known for their carnivorous leaning have offered Michael their restaurant kitchen for a night. Could it get any better? I don’t think so.
Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, April 28 – May 1: Michael and Hedy have both been invited to participate in Festival events this year including Chef/Winery After-Hours Parties (Michael on Thursday, April 28 and Hedy on Friday, April 29) and the Lexus Grand Tasting (Saturday, April 30.) Menu items include Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwich with creamy cucumbers, pickled red onion, & parsley sauce, and Sauteed Squid with chiles, toasted garlic, escarole & whipped potato. *drool*
Genuine Animal dinner with Guest Chef Michael Schwartz hosted by Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, Tuesday, May 3: Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, South Florida culinary school friends turned chef/owners of Animal Restaurant in Los Angeles, invite Michael into their kitchen to cook a dinner straight from the pages of his new cookbook using seasonal, local ingredients. Angelenos should come hungry and in good company, especially since our hosts for the evening are the gorgeous and talented actress Debi Mazar and her husband Gabriele Corcos of Cooking Channel’s Extra Virgin. The reservation books open April 3, so more details to come, including menu and price (435 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90048; (323) 782-9225.)