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Downtown LA Welcomes the Lexus Culinary Cinema Event

Published on Fri, Nov 13, 2020

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

The Lexus Culinary Cinema Event – a weekend of excellent drive-in movies and gourmet food – spices up the LA Live Event Deck downtown.

If you’re looking to get out of the house and enjoy a weekend of relaxation and delicious food, the Lexus Culinary Cinema Event might catch your eye. The event will take place this weekend, from November 13-15 at the LA Live Event Deck in downtown Los Angeles.

Guests are invited to enjoy a drive-in theater experience complimented by a gourmet three-course dinner inspired by that night’s feature film. The LA Live Event Deck doors will open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $25 a person. For more information, menus, or to purchase tickets, visit lalive.com/lexusculinarycinema.

All the info is included below, along with a menu for the weekend.

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The Lexus Culinary Cinema features both legendary chefs and movies.
The Lexus Culinary Cinema features both legendary chefs and movies.

Starting Fri., Nov. 13 through Sun., Nov. 15, Lexus is hosting the Lexus Culinary Cinema event at the LA Live Event Deck in downtown Los Angeles.

Guests are invited to enjoy an elevated drive-in theater experience with a three-course gourmet dinner inspired by the feature film playing that evening. This three-night event will feature a different menu every night curated by Lexus Culinary Master Chefs’ Jon & Vinny Dotolo, Ludo Lefebvre, and Carlo Mirarchi. The schedule is as follows:

· Fri., Nov. 13: Jon & Vinny and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

· Sat., Nov. 14: Ludo Lefebvre and Sideways

· Sun., Nov. 15: Chef Carlo Mirarchi and Little Miss Sunshine

Menu – November 13: Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo

Package 1: The Rick Dalton

Salad: Tomato caprese, buffalo mozzarella, basil, tomato vinegar

Entrée: Chicken cutlet, chicory side salad, lemon

Dessert: La Colombe tiramisu, chocolate sauce

Drink: Pellegrino

Package 2: The Cliff Booth

Salad: Tomato caprese, buffalo mozzarella, basil, tomato vinegar

Entrée: Marinara braised meatballs, ricotta, garlic bread

Dessert: La Colombe tiramisu, chocolate sauce

Drink: Pellegrino

Package 3: The Sharon Tate (V/GF)

Salad: Chopped antipasti salad, zesty Italian

Entrée: Anson Mills polenta, marsala mushrooms, braised kale, cipollini onions

Dessert: Chocolate avocado pudding, cocoa nib dentelle, coconut caramel, olive oil, Maldon sea salt

Drink: Pellegrino

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Menu – November 14: Ludo Lefebvre 

Package 1: Alma Rosa Recipe

Salad: Belgian Endive salad, walnut, avocado, breadcrumbs, blue cheese

Entrée: Shepherd's Pie, ground beef, mashed potato, carrot, celery, black peppercorn

Dessert: Tahitian Vanilla Rice Pudding, salted caramel, nougatine

Drink: Chili-Lime Pineapple Spritz

Package 2: Frass Canyon Feast

Salad: Belgian Endive salad, walnut, avocado, breadcrumbs, blue cheese

Entrée: Coq Au Vin, braised chicken, smoked bacon, red wine, mushroom, onion, carrot

Dessert: Tahitian Vanilla Rice Pudding, salted caramel, nougatine

Drink: Chili-Lime Pineapple Spritz

Package 3: Kalyra's Choice (V/GF)

Salad: Broccoli and Edamame salad, curry leaf, and coconut

Entrée: Savory eggplant cheesecake, tomato, za'atar spices

Dessert: Salty Caramel Cake

Drink: Chili-Lime Pineapple Spritz

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Menu – November 15: Carlo Mirarchi

Package 1: Refuse to Lose Program 

Salad: Little gem lettuces, pecorino fiore sardo, sea lettuce vinaigrette, market herbs, caper breadcrumb

Entrée: Famous Original pizza, tomato, mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, caciocavallo, oregano, chilli

Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie (no nuts)

Drink: Arnold Palmer

Package 2: Sunshine Special 

Salad: Little gem lettuces, pecorino fiore sardo, sea lettuce vinaigrette, market herbs, caper breadcrumb

Entrée: Bee Sting pizza, tomato, soppressata, mozzarella, chili, honey, basil

Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie (no nuts)

Drink: Arnold Palmer

Package 3: Pizza Alamodey

Salad: Little gem lettuces, pecorino fiore sardo, sea lettuce vinaigrette, market herbs, caper breadcrumb

Entrée: Rosso Pizza (V) tomato, garlic, basil, oregano

Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie (no nuts)

Drink: Arnold Palmer

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Other highlights include complimentary gift bags and pre-movie trivia. Meals will be delivered to guests in takeout packaging for attendees to enjoy from the comfort of their vehicles.

The LA Live Event deck is located at 1005 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, menus, or to purchase tickets, visit lalive.com/lexusculinarycinema.

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