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Culinary Hedonism at You & Yours Distilling

Plus, a party at The Grass Skirt and a special dinner at George’s Cal Modern

EAST VILLAGE— A new food and drink collaboration kicks off on Thursday, April 27 at You & Yours Distilling Co. when Culinary Hedonism will bring its Supper Club pop-up to the distillery. The six-course meal, prepared by Culinary Hedonism’s chef Peter Calley, will be paired by mini cocktails from You & Yours including the Side Salad made with Y&Y Vodka, green bell pepper, basil, lime, honey, sea salt, and olive oil; the dinner the first in a series of events that will be hosted at the tasting room. A small amount to seats remain open for the intimate dinner, which focuses on seasonal cuisine and locally-sourced ingredients, starts at 6 p.m. and is $150 per person. [EaterWire]

PACIFIC BEACH— The Grass Skirt is ushering in the fresh releases on its spring cocktail with a tiki shindig scheduled for tomorrow, April 26. Expect drummers, dancers and music to celebrate the new menu which includes a must-see custom punch bowl from Tiki Farm filled with two helpings of Aku-Aku Lapu, a cocktail with The Grass Skirt’s signature rum blend, Demerara 151, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, falernum, and demerara. A special $8 price will be offered all night on the other new drink additions ranging from The Martinique Banana Trading Co. with XO Rhum Agricole, banana liqueur and allspice bitters to the Melbourne Manhattan, a mix of bourbon, sweet vermouth, coffee-infused bitters, and tiki allspice bitters. [EaterWire]

LA JOLLA— On Monday, May 22, George's California Modern’s culinary director/partner Trey Foshee and chef de cuisine Jonathan Bautista will welcome Justin Cogley into their kitchen for a special collaborative dinner. Currently executive chef of Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel, Cogley worked at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago for four years and has been awarded "Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux" and “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine Magazine. Guests will be able to mingle with all three chefs through the dinner; reservations begin at 6 p.m. for the $130, nine-course menu with optional beverage pairings. Call 858.454.4244 extension 129 for reservations. [EaterWire]

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