Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0 presented by Gazette Newspapers, will host a free Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Series on Saturday, February 27 from 11am-3pm at Friedman’s Appliances in Long Beach. Long Beach Restaurant Week starts the following day and continues through March 5 at nearly 50 restaurants citywide.
“We wanted to celebrate the start of Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0, with an event the entire public could enjoy at no cost” said Elizabeth Borsting, who founded the city’s original restaurant week in 2013 before partnering with Gazette Newspapers on Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0. “We have four spectacular chefs, a mixologist, a sommelier and experts from Stella Artois. It’s social, educational and a great way to kick off Long Beach Restaurant Week 2.0!”
Featured chefs at the Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Series, whose restaurants are participating in Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0, include :
- 11am – Chef Janine Falvo of Sip Bar + Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel
- 12noon – Chef Pete Lehmer of Gladstone’s
- 1pm – Mixologist Michael Rausa of E.J. Malloy’s
- 2pm – Chef David Coleman of Michael’s Restaurant Group (Chianina, Michael’s On Naples, and Michael’s Pizzeria)
- 3pm – Jim Tate of Parkers’ Lighthouse and Queensview Steakhouse
Each chef will demonstrate a signature dish from within one of state-of-the-art exhibition kitchens at Friedman’s Appliances. Guests can chat with chefs about techniques while learning recipes they can recreate at home.
Sommelier Alicia Ajolo of Taste Wine-Beer-Kitchen will pour her favorite wine selections while the experts at Stella Artois will serve their signature Belgium beer to guests in a keepsake chalice. The entire event is free to attend.
“We’re very excited to be part of Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0 and its Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Series,” said Massimo Aronne, managing partner of Michael’s Restaurant Group. “We enjoy having Chef David Coleman out in the community, meeting people, and sharing his love of food with others.”
The Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Series is the kick-off to Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0 – the city’s premier dining event taking place February 28-March 5. Nearly 50 restaurants are participating citywide with 2-selection lunches starting at $10 and 3-selection dinners starting at $20 with optional wine and beer pairings at select restaurants. No tickets need or passes required – guests can simply visit dineoutlongbeach.com for a list of participating restaurants, view menus, make a reservation at select Open Table restaurants at the site, and more. Guests can browse the website by neighborhood, cuisine or price point or browse restaurants serving lunch or dinner.
Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0 will host its Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Series on Saturday, February 27 from 11am-3pm at Friedman’s Appliances at 1827 E. Spring Street in Long Beach. Take the Cherry Avenue Exit off the 405 Freeway south to Spring Street. Friedman’s is located just west of Cherry Avenue. The event is free to the public.
This article was a courtesy release.