Cocktail making: Looking to create cocktails like your local mixologist? The Institute of Domestic Technology recently added another date for its Bitters, Liquors and Cocktail Basics course (June 7 course is sold out). The July 19 workshop, which will be held at the Greystone Mansion Speakeasy, will cover the history of making bitters, common and less common ingredients and will include testing cocktails recipes and take-out liqueur infusions at the House. Registration costs $ 95 per person. www.instituteofdomestictechnology.com.
History of bread: On June 8, culinary historians of Southern California will present a talk by William Rubel entitled “Song of Wheat: The History of Bread, Grains and Leavenings from Prehistory to Today”. Rubel will discuss the general history of bread and the reasons why we consume the breads we make today, with an emphasis on the choice of flour, size and shape, crust and crumb, types sourdough and, of course, the flavor. The event at the Los Angeles Public Library begins at 10:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public. www.chscsite.org.
Shutters birthday party: Shutters on the Beach celebrates its 20th anniversary on June 8 with an all-inclusive evening including a cocktail, Far Niente wine pours and a special dinner featuring chefs from yesterday and today. Chef Sven Meade will join former Shutters Chefs Jeff Jackson and Beau MacMillian in the One Pico Kitchen to prepare a menu that includes a tomato and watermelon salad with chilled crab and piperade sorbet; Roasted chile sea bass with black bean sauce; braised beef short ribs with market vegetables and red wine reduction; and for dessert, a hot chocolate pudding. The all inclusive deal is $ 220 per person. Email [email protected] for reservations. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 458-0300, www.shuttersonthebeach.com.
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