Cafe Pinot Celebrates Gold and Grimes With ALOUD in the Kitchen, Tonight

Photo: Hadley Tomicki

Tonight, L.A’s greatest food writer, Jonathan Gold, will sit with former New York Times critic William Grimes to tell stories about munching along both coasts at The Central Library, as part of its ALOUD series of programs. Hopefully Gold will bash New York tacos and Grimes will fire back with “your pizza sucks”-style snideness and the two will proceed to roll around on the stage locked in a furious death match for 120 minutes. With the lovely Evan Kleiman there to moderate, “Bicoastal Binge” will more likely be a love fest for the mutually respected restaurants and food cultures of L.A. and New York. Unfortunately, the free event appears to be full, but Café Pinot is making room for ALOUD rejects and those who have been listening to two men talk about food for two hours but haven’t had any. The restaurant, adjacent to the library, is rolling out a $34 dinner menu inspired by the conversation, called ALOUD in the Kitchen, designed by chef Kevin Meehan. There will be two choices within each course, with the menu below and reservations available at (213) 239-6500.

ALOUD in the Kitchen Menu Thursday, October 29, 2009
Café Pinot
700 W 5th St
For reservations: (213) 239-6500

First course selection

Scallop and saffron crudo, oranges, Marcona almonds

Butternut squash risotto, chestnuts, cinnamon oil

Second course selection

Crusted cod, provençal vegetables, arugula crème

Beef short rib, horseradish, potato mousse

Dessert selection

Butterscotch flan, gingerbread streusel, pumpkin ice cream

Chocolate mousse gateau, hazelnuts, milk chocolate gelato

$34 per person Wine pairings $20

Tax + gratuity additional

Cafe Pinot Celebrates Gold and Grimes With ALOUD in the Kitchen, Tonight