First up is Spartacus on Friday (Nov. 16), which means a Roman-inspired menu, of course: crispy artichokes with speck, arugula and pecornio chesse; fig-stuffed pork loin with braised pork cheek, fennel puree, chanterelles and Persian shelling beans; and pear tart with fenugreek and quince. On Saturday night (Nov. 17), the "forbidden feast" menu to go along with Lolita was inspired by Europe, New England and the Midwest: chicken liver mousse with poached apples and foccacia tuilles; chiken stuffed with chestnuts and cranberry with chicken-skin cracklings; and an apple crumble.
Tickets are $60 per person and includes the three-course meal, movie ticket, tax and gratuity. Wine and other beverages cost extra. Seating is limited and reservations are required - call 323-377-2698 or email red@patinagroup for more info.