Indulgent Holiday Tasting Menus in L.A.


While eating out is always an entertaining and delicious occasion, we can often get bogged down with frequenting our favorite spots, missing out on great opportunities to test out new and seasonal fare. This winter, check out the below tasting menus curated for the holiday season for a sure-fire foodie night out.

Holiday Dessert Tasting Pop-up at LECLAIREUR LA

450 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 360-0262

Headed up by Executive Pastry Chef at the iconic Beverly Wilshire hotel, Chris Ford, the holiday dessert pop-up at LECLAIEUR LA in West Hollywood is a must-visit for dessert lovers this December. Set in a private residence-style gallery space on Robertson Boulevard, this pop-up dessert bar is open throughout the month of December and features a three-course dessert tasting menu inspired by the art and fashion on display in the gallery. The ever-changing menu is available to all for $65 per person.

Seasonal Tasting Menu at Maude

212 S Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 859-3418

Helmed by celebrity chef Curtis Stone and regarded as one of the best restaurants in LA, Maude in Beverly Hills serves up seasonal tasting menus showcasing one timely ingredient throughout the entire menu. Since its opening in 2014, Maude has been acclaimed by TIME, Travel + Leisure, LA Weekly and more as a top foodie destination and this winter, Curtis Stone’s final menu of the year will highlight fresh black winter truffles, an earthy, rich and holiday season essential in peak season from December to March. The December 2017 menu will be available through the end of the month, and will be the final tasting menu from Maude until the restaurant reopens following a brief closure in early 2018. Be sure to make your reservation now!

Chado Tea Tasting Menu

369 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 258-2531
79 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 431-2832

What is more appropriate to get you in the holiday mood and warm you up than a hot drink? Look no further than the gourmet tea tasting at Chado in Pasadena and Downtown LA, an innovative tasting experience combining artisan teas with tea-infused dishes including a Mauritius tea ice cream float and smoked tea marinated eggs. A choice of appetizer, main and dessert starts at $27 and for an additional $13, you can accompany your meal with a hot tea tasting featuring a selection from Chado’s collection of over 300 tea flavors.

Cocktail Tasting at Walker Inn

3612 W 6th St Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 263-2709

The holidays are all about celebration, and after all, what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail or two? The Walker Inn, a 27-seat speakeasy in Koreatown in the back of The Normandie Club, is dedicated to the cocktail craft and is the ideal destination for those looking to ring in the holiday season with an epicurean take on classic libations. The two-hour tasting is available at three seatings every night at the bar and the menu is priced at $70 per person, changing every six to eight weeks with each season.

New Year’s Eve at The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392.6644

Located on the trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, The Tasting Kitchen is a cozy, dimly lit space offering an intimate and upscale dining experience and a menu that changes daily based on availability of fresh, seasonal ingredients. This New Year’s Eve, opt for a unique holiday meal to kick off the evening at The Tasting Kitchen, whose NYE tasting menu features winter-themed dishes including pastas with lobster, roasted duck with orange and truffle, and butternut squash with chestnut stuffing.

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