Julia with Chef Bugnard in Paris, 1956/Paul Child via Facebook
Vertical Wine Bistro has a three-course menu throughout the month of August featuring some of Child's cookbook favorites: Salad nicoise, beef Bourguignon and chocolate mousse. $36 per person; $26 more for wine pairings (70 N. Raymond Ave.; 626-795-3999)
Tavern in Brentwood will have vichyssoise with fried leeks, moules frites or grilled lamb chops, and chocolate and almond cake with vanilla ice cream from August 7-15. $45 per person (11648 W. San Vicente Blvd.; 310-806-6464).
Jean Pierre Bosc, exec chef of Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar, will create one new dish a day for the week, including coq au vin, banquette of veal, and duck a l'orange, all taken from books like Mastering the Art of French Cooking (135 N. Grand Ave.; 213- 972-7322).
Comme Ca has dishes like lobster thermidor and beef Bourguignon running as specials this week (8479 Melrose Ave.; 323-782-1104).
At Jar, get a butter lettuce salad, coq au vin, and Suzanne Tracht's chocolate pudding for $39 per person, now until Friday (8225 Beverly Blvd.; 323-655-6566).
And if you're planning a little Julie & Julia-type action at home, prep by watching all of the special Julia programming planned this week on PBS.