dinner events

  • Dia de los Muertos Popup Dinner Sun Nov 1!

    It’s that time of year again…. FALL! (finally).

    Which also means one thing… It’s almost time for pumpkin everything and celebrations of all the seasons!!! …  Our favorite being HALLOWEENNNNNN (and everything thing that goes with it, mwahahaha!)

    CASTLE GOURMET invites you to it’s 4th annual DIA DE LOS MUERTOS vegan popup dinner
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  • Join us at our GARDEN PARTY Saturday, July 11!

    Castle Gourmet & Institute for Art and Olfaction Present

    Stop and Smell Your Dinner SUMMER GARDEN PARTY  –
    An interactive scented pop-up dining experience

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  • The Magician and The Cook

    We Invite you to experience THE MAGICIAN AND THE COOK

    Coming soon…
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  • Photos from our SPRING EDITION

    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.
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  • MENU ANNOUNCED for SPRING!

    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! http://spring.brownpapertickets.com/
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  • SPRING is near!

    Castle Gourmet, & Institute for Art and Olfaction present
    Stop and Smell Your Dinner Spring
    An interactive scented pop-up dining experience

    The 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.

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  • 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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  • MENU Announced for Thurs, Dec 18!

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    MENU, THURSDAY, DEC 18
    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
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    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

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    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.

    CLICK TO BUY!

    Date: Thursday, December 18, 7:30pm
    Location: Thank You For Coming: 3416 Glendale Blvd, LA, CA 90039
    Limited seating, tickets required
    Purchase at: smellyourdinner3.brownpapertickets.com

    Cost:
    Dinner and Scent Pairing $65.00
    Wine Pairing: $25

  • 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos pop up dinner event is coming up!

    You are cordially invited…
     
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    It’s that time again!!! California’s Indian summer is my favorite time of year. Sort of fall, but sort of still summer… yet still getting all the awesome fall produce that starts to makes its way in to the markets. Not only that, but we also get to start celebrating all the random Holidays, like Halloween and Day of the Dead. And what better excuse to have a party?
     
    That being said, I am very excited to announce our 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos DINNER UNDERGROUND pop up event. This night has been one of my favorites in the past years, and this year is going to be amazing. I hope that you can make it!
     
    If you’d like to make a reservation, please email us at RSVP@CastleGourmetDining.com
     
    DETAILS:
     
    Saturday, November 2
    CHEF ANNE LEE and PHYILLIS NAVIDAD present
    Castle Gourmet Dining’s 3rd Annual   DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AUTUMN FEAST
     
    MENU:
     
    Ensalada de Otoño – Roasted Fall Pumpkin, Goat ‘Cheese’ and Red Beet Napoleon Salad. Cilantro pesto, Wild greens, Cumin Seed Lime Vinaigrette
     
    Sopa de Elote – Smokey Sweet Corn Soup, Homemade Ancho Chili Crema, and  Cotija ‘Cheese’. Garnished with Crispy Fried Pepitas.
     
    Principal – Sweet Millet Tamale Pot Pie layered with Jackfruit Carnitas over Chocolate Mole, Smothered in New Mexico Chili Enchilada Sauce, Topped with Pomegranate Pico de Gallo.
    Served with a side of Guacamole and Plantain Crisp.
     
    Postre – Brûléed Rum Soaked Bananas, Dulce de Leche Ice Cream, Smoked Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
     
     
    Reserve now by emailing us at RSVP@CastleGourmetDining.com
    Space will fill up fast for this event, please RSVP ASAP to ensure seating.
     
    Cost: 
    Dinner – $50 per person
    Wine Paring – $25 per pairing
     
    All dishes are plant based & meat and animal product free (vegan)
    Gluten Free.
     
    Head Chef: Anne Lee
    Pastry Chef: Misa Chaillingsworth
     
    At the all new PRIVATE ISLAND Gallery space.
    In Los Angeles, CA
     
    Hope to see you at dinner!
    – Chef Anne Lee
  • This Saturday – Dinner is Burning Menu Announced!

    DINNER IS BURNING – MENU

    SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 / 7:00 PM / 3023 W. 6TH ST 90020

     

    1ST COURSE – FAUX GRAS, 2 WAYS – MUSHROOM & WALNUT MOUSSE, TRUFFLE & CHAMBORD PATÉ. SERVED W/ PORT WINE REDUCTION & PICKLED PEAR.

    2ND COURSE – THE HOUSE OF FRENCH ONION SOUP.
    EXECUTIVE REALNESS COURSE – THE LEGENDARY CARAMELIZED CAULIFLOWER & SHITAKE BACON TART, ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE, GRILLED ASPARAGUS AND FIG SALAD.

    DESSERT – PASSIONATE PLUM PARFAIT, CHERRIES CONFIT, CHOCOLATE ALMOND CRISP.



    All items are fresh, organic, and meat and animal product free.
    Subject to change 


    COST PER PERSON:

    4 COURSES –          $55
    w/ WINE PAIRING – $75

    In order to reserve your spot at this month’s dinner, we ask that you send an email to castlegourmet [@] castlegourmetdining.com  ASAP so that we can send you an invoice to be paid upon receipt as SEATING IS LIMITED! 

  • Change of schedule: New date for our next dinner!

    Things change! And sometimes those things are dates.
     
    Announcing a new date for the (no longer in) February dinner event! We’ve had to rearrange some things, and are unable to host the dinner originally planned this weekend. Instead! We will be moving the event by 1 week to the following weekend. Join us Sunday, March 4th for our  DUETS dinner event!
     
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  • Finalized menu, Wine pairing, and next month's love affair

    The farmers have been good to us this month! Those that were able to secure a spot at this months dinner are lucky, because the menu is stellar, and the wine paired by Silverlake Wine Shop stands up to it.

     
    Finalized menu for this Sunday, January 29
     
    Salad: Crisp Chicory and Winter Vegetable Salad ~ Sunchoke, Blueberry and Sweet Pea, Candied Hazelnut Crunches, Mandarin Apple Vinaigrette
     
    Start: Mediterranean Tart Trio ~ Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Matbucha, Caramelized Onion, and Olive & Fig Tapenade Tartlets
     
    Main: Eggplant Parmesan Timbale with Walnut Pesto Sauce, Celery Root and Sweet Potato Gratin, Seared King Oyster Mushroom Scallops
     
    Dessert: Lemon Olive Oil Cake, Rosemary Ice Cream
     
     
    Wine Pairing
    Course 1: Castano Macabeo/Chardonnay 2010 (Spain)
    Course 2: Sassetto Sangiovese 2009 (Italy)
    Course 3: Honoro Vera Monastrell 2010 (Spain)
     
    February Event

    We’re already gearing up for our next dinner party in February! We are taking inspiration from the celebration of February as the month of love and St. Valentine, and we we’ll be presenting a menu of duets. The date will be Sunday Feb 26. We are not yet taking reservations for this event, but if you are interested please let us know and we can add you to the wait list, as we predict the event to fill up incredibly fast.

     

  • December's Winter Feast! Mon Dec 19

    The Holidays are upon us!

    Who doesn’t love the Holidays? It’s the time of year that people get together and celebrate. Whether it’s a big family affair, a bit of mingling with the co-workers, or just drinks with friends. It may be cold outside, but there are plenty of excuses to get out there and warm it up with your favorite people. If there is one thing that is for sure, the holidays are all about eating and drinking! With the grocery stores bursting with warming winter vegetables, it’s hard to resist making that hearty winter soup that you’ll be talking about all year round… until next year when you top yourself once again!

    This December, Castle Gourmet is very happy to host a Winter Feast!

    Monday Dec 19 at 730 pm dine with us in celebration of all that winter has to offer! Details and menu are to be announced, but please email us at castlegourmet@castlegourmetdining.com and let us know if you are interested in reserving space at this event. Dinner is $30 for a 4 course gourmet vegan meal. Wine pairing will also be available for an additional $10, paired by Silverlake Wine.

    Space is limited to 12 persons, so reservations are first come, first serve. So don’t wait!