05/29/2012 05:31 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2012

Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events May 29-June 3


Learn how to make your favorite salads from classic Italian spot Cecconi"s from sous chef David Vatran and Soho House sous chef Nicky Pickup. Guests will sample salads such as quinoa and shrimp, chopped, seafood and more plus sip on prosecco for $65. The event goes down from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Call to reserve at 310-432-2000 (8764 Melrose Ave.).


Head to Papilles tonight for a special natural wine dinner, which will feature wines made without sulfites. The four-course menu includes items like canape of brioche with poached foie gras, pickled cherry, and baby mustard greens paired with sparkling Poulsard red from Jura, St. Pierre Canon A Bulles; and asparagus with frisee salad and duck egg
paired with Picpoul de Pinet, Cressels. Price is $65 -- call to reserve your seat (6221 Franklin Ave.; 323-871-2026).

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Catch the debut of Rosa Mexicano's new monthly tequila dinner series, where each course is paired with a tequila cocktail. This week the feature tequila will be Partida, made from 100 percent blue agave juice. The company's Sofia Partida will lead the event which begins at 7 p.m., and Jacques Bezuidenhout will be mixing up the cocktails. Reservations are required -- call 310 657-4991 or email to snag yourself a spot. Cost is $55 per person including tax and tip (8570 W. Sunset Blvd.).

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Tortilla Republic recently rolled out a daily happy hour deal from 4-7 p.m. The food and drink deals are available throughout the restaurant in case diners want to add some extra nibbles (like jalapeno croquetas with potatoes and goat cheese or carnitas tacos, priced between $2-6) or specially priced tipples (housemade margaritas from a bar that boasts nearly a dozen custom blends, wine, Mexican beer) to their meal (616 North Robertson Boulevard, 310-657-9888).

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NYC's beloved summer market Hester Street Fair is making its Hollywood debut today one block east from the historic corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Vine from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.. Enjoy bite-sized portions of food truck fare from vendors like the Ludo Truck, Heirloom LA, and NYC favorites Purple Yam and Kitty Lee Thomas Sweets (Hollywood Blvd between Argyle and El Centro Aves.).

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Head to the ION Rooftop Pool Bar on the 4th floor of the JW Marriott L.A. Live from 12-4 p.m. to enjoy an afternoon of BBQ & Blues. Enjoy favorites like baby back ribs, BBQ chicken and grilled skirt steak while you enjoy tunes from The California Feetwarmers. Choice of BBQ entree is $18 with accompanying sides not including tax or tip (900 W. Olympic Blvd; 213-765-8600).