Crave the Date--February 16--to mix and mingle with chefs and mixologists at the annual Chefs' Cooking + Tasting Kick-off for Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0. Enjoy cooking demos, beer and wine tasting, mixology and more. It's fun, it's FREE and it's at Friedmans Home Experience using their state-of-the-art kitchens as backdrops. Free parking, too. Check out the schedule:
- 12noon – Laurie Grey of The Pie Bar in Downtown Long Beach
- 1pm - Chef Louise Solzman of Table 301 located on The Promenade in Downtown Long Beach
- 2pm – Adam Stearns of The Ordinarie doing mixology lessons
- 3pm – Dave Ursini of Naples Rib Co. located on Naples Island
Each chef will demonstrate a signature dish from within one of state-of-the-art exhibition kitchens at Friedmans Home Experience. Guests can chat with chefs about techniques while learning recipes they can recreate at home. Recipe cards are available while supplies last.
The owners of The Crooked Duck will be hosting wine tasting sponsored by Regal Wine Co. and featuring vintages from La Crema and Kendall Jackson. Representatives from Stella Artois will serve their signature Belgium beer to guests in a keepsake chalice.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 24-March 2. More than 50 restaurants are participating citywide with 2-selection breakfasts and lunches starting at $10 and 3-selection dinners starting at $20 with optional wine and beer pairings at select restaurants. Some restaurants are also offering small plates and drink pairings as part of their Restaurant Week menu as well as shared options for two. 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 breakfast, lunch or dinner.