Thanks to everyone who came out to STOP AND SMELL YOUR DINNER: SPRING EDITION!  The evening was beautiful, and filled with wonderful people. Pix are up on our Facebook page, so go take a look. Click the image below to go to the album.



STOP AND SMELL YOUR DINNER: SPRING is only a few weeks away!

Discounted pre-sale ticket sales end Weds, Feb 25 at 9pm. So get em while you can!



Announcing the MENU for Sat, March 7::

First: Baby Spring Vegetable Salad – Heart of Palm, Sweet Roasted Carrot, Pickled Beet,  Baby Radish, Garlic Ramps, Spring Onion,  Frilly Mustard, Grape Tomato, Blood Orange, Basil, Tulip.

Second: Tarragon infused Green Pea Soup, Pickled Red Onion, Shiitake Bacon, Garlic Crème Fraiche, Pea Sprouts

Main: Creamy Saffron Polenta, Spring Vegetable Ragout, Zucchini Crisp, Fried New Potatoes, Herb Chutney, Goddess Sauce, Almond, Olive Oil Crumbles

Dessert: Strawberry Rhubarb Shortcake, Pistachio Rosewater Ice Cream, Coconut Cream, Green Tea, Balsamic Reduction

All items are plant-based.

Dinner: $65  // Optional Wine Pairing $25

Discount Pre-Sale Tickets available until Weds Feb 25 at 9pm!

Ticket are required, limited available. Get tickets here at

SPRING is near!

Castle Gourmet, & Institute for Art and Olfaction present

Stop and Smell Your Dinner Spring
An interactive scented pop-up dining experience

SASYD-spring-flyerThe 4th installment of this fun and innovative project between Chef Anne Lee of Castle Gourmet and Saskia Wilson-Brown of the Institute for Art and Olfaction
Featuring a vegan spring inspired menu from Chef Anne Lee, each course is creatively paired with complimentary aromas with help from the Institute for Art and Olfaction

Tickets required – on sale now at

Saturday, March 7th
Two seatings:

Chef: Anne Lee
Scent Pairing: Saskia Wilson-Brown

Dinner: $65 // Optional Wine Pairing $25
Menu is Plant Based (vegan).
Limited seating available.

The Institute for Art and Olfaction
3023 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA. 90020

Photos from our Winter Feast are up!

Thank you once again to all of those that came to our STOP AND SMELL YOUR DINNER Winter Feast! Chef Anne Lee wishes you all the very best in the coming New Year. Happy New Year! To see photos from the event, just click on the pic!

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Chef: Anne Lee

Salad: Shaved Brussells Sprouts and Fennel Salad, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Toasted Almonds, Creamy Blood Orange Miso Dressing.

Soup: Creamy Smoked Parsnip and Cauliflower Soup, Puff Pastry, Beet Jellee, Pistachio, Parsley, Local Olive Oil

Main: Walnut Pesto Risotto with Sweet Green Peas, King Oyster Mushroom Scallops, Crispy Fried Potato Nest, Chives

Dessert: Traditional Holiday Pie Trio, with a Twist! Apple Cinnamon Pie Pop Tart. Spiced Pumpkin Pie Mouse with Coconut Whipped Cream. Pecan Pie Turtle with Graham Cracker Cookie, Pecan Praline, Bourbon Caramel

Menu is subject to change.
All menu items are plant based (Vegan)
Scent pairing by Institute of Art and Olfaction to be announced!
Chef: Anne Lee Huffman // Scent Pairing: Saskia Wilson-Brown


We’re also teaming up with the Atwater Village based food collective and art space Thank You For Coming again! Thank You For Coming is a collectively-run restaurant that is home to an artist-in-residence program. They are incredible people at an incredible place! And, the evening will be hosted by the delightful Phyllis Navidad.

Don’t miss it! It will sell out fast.


Date: Thursday, December 18, 7:30pm
Location: Thank You For Coming: 3416 Glendale Blvd, LA, CA 90039
Limited seating, tickets required
Purchase at:

Dinner and Scent Pairing $65.00
Wine Pairing: $25

Stop and Smell Your Dinner Winter Feast


GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! We are already selling them quickly.

Stop and Smell Your Dinner – Holiday Edition, Dec 18

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Castle Gourmet & Institute for Art and Olfaction Present

Stop and Smell Your Dinner – A vegan scenting pop-up dining experience –
the Holiday Edition!

Featuring four Holiday inspired courses from Chef Anne Lee creatively paired with complimentary aromas by The Institute for Art and Olfaction

Chef: Anne Lee
Scent Pairing: Saskia Wilson-Brown

Thursday, December 18th, 7:30pm.
Dinner: $65, Limited seating available.


Get tickets now!

EastSide Food Fest – Vendors and Guests announced!

EastsideFoodFest_FLYER for print round


HOLY MOLY! (Errrrr i should say Mole) MENU for Friday’s STOP AND SMELL YOUR DINNER announced!
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~ First Course ~ Caramelized Yam, Savory Poached Pear, Burnt Grape, Cardamom Coconut Cream, Curried Red Wine Reduction
~ Scent Paring: Cade / Hinoki / Lavender ~ A subtly burnt juniper and hinoki wood blend, softened with high elevation lavender.

~ Second Course ~ Indian Summer Caprese Salad – Baby Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon, Mozzarella Spheres, Walnut Pesto Dressing, Local Olive Oil, Balsamic
~ Scent Paring: : Lemongrass / Paradisamide ~ A blend of bright bitter lemongrass with guava and rhubarb.

~ Main Course ~ Otoño de Verano Tamal – Millet Tamale, Fall Pumpkin, Chili, Green Pistachio Mole, Quince Black Beans, Avocado Cream, Crema, Pomegranate Pico de Gallo, Corn Flake
~ Scent Paring: Cumin / Cilantro / Triplal ~ A bold aromatic cumin complemented with a fresh, green, leafy cilantro.

~ Dessert ~ Ginger Peach Ice Cream, Brown Sugar Crumble, Salt Caramel, Green Tea
~ Scent Pairing: Methyl Cycle Pentenolone / Dewfruit ~ A sweet caramelized maple and coffee blend, with a surprising melon undertone.

Annoucing the EASTSIDE FOOD FESTIVAL – November 9th

Chef Anne Lee
has been busy lately… but not just making food! She is producing a seriously awesome new food festival – the EastSide Food Fest that is going down in Silverlake in November. Not only will there be 25 of your favorite LA Eastside restaurants participating as vendors, there will be tons of other great things going on – food demos, discussion panels, raffle prizes, awesome beverages… Sign up for the mailing list for more info at to get all the juicy details as they are released.

EastSide Food Festival, Sunday, November 9th

EastSide Food Festival – Sunday, November 9th

Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets

Presented by Castle Gourmet with Mack Sennett Studios and Food is the New Rock

For full information, visit