You know what they say: revenge is a dish best served cold.
And lavender-smoked duck with melon and summer vegetables from an Alma chef is a dish best served on the beach, under the stars, beside a live funk band.
This dish joins a veritable salivation army of other bites from notable LA restaurants -- Chi Spacca, Bestia, and Osteria Mozza – all of which you’ll enjoy at Evening on the Beach, a shoes-optional, appetite-mandatory, food and wine festival at the private membership-based Jonathan Beach Club.
On the club’s own piece of the Pacific seashore, you’ll sample that duck, or perhaps some wood-fired skirt steak from Chez Soi’s Mark Gold, along with wine from several vintners, or a Petrossian caviar-spiked martini from This Girl Walks into a Bar.
And guests won’t be the only ones filling up: proceeds go to Saint Vincent, providing 4,000 meals to LA’s less fortunate.
Because generosity (and Bestia’s grilled fresh marinated peaches with ice cream and polenta shortcake) are dishes best served hot.
Evening on the Beach
Thursday, August 1
Jonathan Beach Club
850 Palisades Beach Rd., Santa Monica
Parking: Complimentary, use lot immediately north of the Jonathan Club