|Drink hot toddies on Friday|
At Little Dom's tonight chef Brandon Boudet cooks from his favorite In Bocca cookbooks, a now out-of-print series of Italian recipes with vague English translations from the late 70s and 80s. The Vintage Cookbook dinner features dishes from Milan with suggested wine pairings from wine director Susan Brink, including spinach croquettes, risotto milanese and prosciutto-stuffed chicken legs. Everything is served a la carte - dishes are priced from $8-$14, wines from $7 a taste to $15 a glass. 5:30-11 PM (2128 Hillhurst Ave.; 323-661-0055).
It's National Hot Toddy Day on Friday (Jan. 11), which not so surprisingly coincides with flu season. Let one of our fair city's best bartenders make you one, whether it's a traditional version at Seven Grand or one with herbal liquers at Tasting Kitchen. Here are some other great spots for hot cocktails - we're sure any will do.
Do This Having a bacon and bubbly tasting isn't such a longshot, really. Nothing goes better with salty, fatty smoky foods like Champagne and sparkling wine, and Santa Monica's Wine Expo will prove it at a tasting this Friday and Saturday (Jan. 11-12). Get five sparklers from Champagne, Spain and Italy paired with different artisanal bacons. Check out the menu here. $30 per person; call for reserations. 5 PM-midnight at the tasting bar (2933 Santa Monica Blvd.; 310-828-4428).