John Mariani Hosts Five-Courses at Culina

John Mariani, the well-known food and wine writer for Esquire and Bloomberg, is coming to L.A. on July 21st to promote the launch of his book How Italian Food Conquered the World. The scribe will host a five-course dinner at Culina prepared by Vic Casanova, available for $125 per person with a copy of the book and wine pairings. Yes, we sort of wish Mariani was venturing east of La Cienega for a change so he could stop touting Wolfgang Puck as the potential savior of L.A. cuisine and Eva Longoria as a force concerning anyone, but what are you going to do? Check out the menu below and if you’re dying to get your hands on Mariani’s book (or maybe Mariani himself…), make reservations at 310-860-4000.

How Italian Food Conquered the World Dinner
Hosted by John Mariani
Culina, Modern Italian
Thursday, July 21
$125 per person, including wine pairings & book


Ricciola amberjack tuna. cucumber sea. oyster crema. osetra caviar. sea salt. manni extra virgin olive oil

Panna Cotta local burrata. tomato water. crisp ciabatta. opal basil

Tonnarelli squid ink pasta. santa barbara sea urchin. calabrian chile. scallion. lemon

Coda di Rospo monkfish wrapped in guanciale. rapini. white bean passato. frascati. caperberries

Melone Modern compressed summer melon. coconut sponge. melon sorbetto

John Mariani Hosts Five-Courses at Culina