Planet Dailies' new dessert menu reflects autumn via dishes like this seasonal berry cobbler.
Planet Dailies launches fall dessert menu: To toast the beginning of fall, Planet Dailies debuted a hearty dessert menu inspired by autumnal flavors last week. Indulge in one of the eight decadent confections, such as a rich chocolate molten cake with a pudding-like filling, or a seasonal berry cobbler that comes topped with a walnut crumble and a scoop of ice cream. 6333 W. 3rd St., Ste. 020, Los Angeles, 323-370-6560
Liquid Dining at the Mondrian Hotel’s Skybar: This week’s (October 1-3, 7-10 p.m.) one-of-a-kind cocktail dinner celebrates the art of mixology through four courses of inventive libations coupled with artisan breads. Pairings include an avocado-infused rum cocktail complemented by quinoa bread, and a mushroom-infused Belvedere drink served alongside a bacon-brioche bun. For reservations ($45 or $55 with a bread pairing), call Skybar at 323-848-6025 or e-mail [email protected]. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
LA’s Best hosts UnWINEd wine tasting and silent auction: Gather under the fig tree at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows this Friday (October 4, 8 p.m.) for UnWINED, the annual wine tasting and silent auction to support LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program. Guests will sample wines, cheeses, and desserts while bidding on auction items, including a stay at the Four Seasons in Maui. Tickets ($75 or $150 VIP, which grants access to an early reception at 6:30 p.m.) are available atlasbest.org/unwined or by calling 213-978-0801. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Patchwork Edible food summit at SoCo Collection: Immerse yourself in Southern California’s artisan food culture at this weekend’s Patchwork Edible at SoCo Collection. The two-day (Saturday, October 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, October 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) celebration will feature hands-on workshops, demos, panels, and more on everything from the art of Japanese pickling to burrata to cooking with wild local ingredients. Patchwork events are free to attend; visit patchworkshow.com, or contact Nicole Stevenson by phone at 323-533-7667 or by e-mail at [email protected] for more information. 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa