Next week (April 17-19) my friends David Haskell and Joseph Mahon are popping up at Royal T Cafe in Culver City. The dynamic “Magnum” duo will offer five, seven and ten course pairings with restaurateur /sommelier Haskell “pimping” each of Mahon’s exquisite dishes personally.
I’ve been to both of the previous Magnum dinners and had so much fun eating some of my best bites ever! Haskell’s wine pairings are exciting and SO unpretentious (he even likes pairing junk food)! And since each pop-up is in a casual space, it makes for a relaxed atmosphere to learn more about wine.
This next Magnum pop-up will include a fundraiser for Japan. David and Joseph will be donating a portion of dinner proceeds to the Japan Sake Brewers Association in hopes of helping the sake industry, which was devastated by the recent quake and tsunami. PLUS they are donating 100% of proceeds from a silent auction that will feature vintage wines, cooking classes and a private dinner by Chef Mahon.
Haskell asked if I would participate in the silent auction by donating a lunch (with me) at Jitlada, my favorite Thai restaurant. In case you missed the L.A. Times piece, I’ve been eating through the entire menu (over 300 items) and will soon be up to dish 200. Whoever bids highest on the auction will join me for a 10-course lunch (200-210) of Southern Thailand delights. I still have distant relatives in Japan, so I’m honored to help in any way I can.
Note: You can bid on the auction by email or phone (info below) and do NOT need to be at the Magnum dinners. Final bids by 4/19 at 11:30 p.m.
…a multi-course menu that includes dishes like braised baby octopus with leek risotto, pine nuts and pancetta vinaigrette; and miso-cured hangar steak with creamed spinach, shitake mushroom tempura, sesame seeds and ponzu sauce. On April 19 – Haskell’s birthday – Magnum’s offering an eight-course uni menu with separate wine pairings. This menu requires advance notice.
Hope you can join us next week at RoyalT!
For reservations call 323-798-4648
or email firstname.lastname@example.org (they always sell out!)
Photos below from the last Magnum dinner @ Pal Cabron (2/15/11)
Magnum @ Pal Cabron dinner shared with: Peter, Brent, Camron, Jennee, Cody, Lindsay, Julian 2/15/11
Again, the next Magnum pop-up is April 17-19 2011
8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
For reservations please call 323-798-4648 or email email@example.com
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