SOURCE: dineLA Restaurant Week

January 03, 2008 15:54 ET

LA INC. Announces the dineLA Industry Advisory Committee Members and an Update on the Restaurants Participating in dineLA Restaurant Week

dineLA Restaurant Week Debuts at the End of January With Some of LA's Most Exciting Restaurants Participating

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 3, 2008) - LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the names of the restaurant industry advisory committee for dineLA, and an updated list of restaurants confirmed to participate in the inaugural dineLA Restaurant Week, taking place January 27-February 1, and February 3-8, 2008. dineLA is a dynamic program dedicated to showcasing Los Angeles as a world-class dining destination and promoting the region's multi-cultural culinary scene to locals and visitors.

Prior to establishing a new restaurant week in Los Angeles, LA INC. tapped a panel of some of LA's most notable chefs, restaurateurs and industry experts for the dineLA advisory committee to help establish dineLA Restaurant Week within the restaurant community and to guide and direct the integrity of the program.

The complete advisory committee includes:

Arich Berghammer          SBE Restaurant Group
Don Luis Camacho          Camacho's, Inc./Olvera Street Restaurant Group
Susan Feniger             Border Grill & Ciudad Restaurants
Neal Fraser               BLD, & GRACE Restaurants
Andre Guerrero            Max Restaurant, The Oinkster
John Kanis                King Seafood Group
Randi Kirshbaum           Collins School of Hospitality Management,
                          Cal Poly Pomona
Evan Kleiman              Angeli Caffé, and Host of 89.9 KCRW's
                          "Good Food"
Carlos Lopes              Hotel Bel-Air
Mary Sue Milliken         Border Grill & Ciudad Restaurants
Tony Palermo              Tony P's Dockside Grill
Blair Salisbury           Hospitality Management Services, California
                          Restaurant Assn. Director
Carl Schuster             Wolfgang Puck Catering
Bob Spivak                Grill Concepts, Inc.
Joachim Splichal          Patina Restaurant Group
Colin Temple/Laura Price  American Express
Jayme Wilson              Ports O' Call Restaurant

"It feels good to be part of a proactive group that supports our hard working culinary community," said Evan Kleiman, chef/owner Angeli Caffe, Host of Good Food on kcrw 89.9fm and, and a dineLA advisory committee member. "I believe that dineLA's restaurant week will help educate visitors and locals alike about the incredibly creative and diverse community of chefs and restaurateurs here in LA. The boost to the economy isn't bad either."

Today's announcement also included an updated listing of the diverse and delicious restaurants participating in dineLA Restaurant Week. The confirmed restaurants include:

3 on Fourth
Adoro Grille & Cantina
Allegria Ristorante Italiano
All' Angelo
Amaranta Cocina Mexicana
American Girl Place Cafe
Angeli Caffe
Asia de Cuba
BALEEN Los Angeles
Barn Burner Texas BBQ
BEACON an Asian Cafe
BOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
Border Grill
Café Pinot
Camacho's Cantina - City Walk
Carousel Restaurant
Cezanne Restaurant
Chaya Brasserie
Chaya Venice
Chinois on Main
Ciudad Restaurant
Crustacean Beverly Hills
Daily Grill - Brentwood
Daily Grill - Downtown Los Angeles
Daily Grill - Santa Monica
Daily Grill - South Bay
Daily Grill - Studio City
Dakota Steakhouse
Dal Rae
eat. on sunset
El Cholo - Pasadena
Encounter Restaurant
Ford's Filling Station
GRACE Restaurant
i Cugini
Il Moro
J Restaurant & Lounge
Katsuya - Brentwood
Katsuya - Hollywood
Kendall's Brasserie & Bar
La Bodegita de Pico
LA Prime
La Vecchia Cucina
Lawry's The Prime Rib
Liberty Grill
Luna Park
Mani's on Fairfax
Max Restaurant
Minx Restaurant and Lounge
Napa Valley Grille
Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
NOE Restaurant
Ocean Avenue Seafood
On Sunset @ Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd
One Sunset
Park Grill at The Intercontinental Los Angeles
Pentimento at LACMA
Pete's Café & Bar
Pinot Bistro
Ports O' Call
Rain Wine Bar & Lounge
Red Seven
Ritual Supper Club
Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine - Downtown
Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine - Woodland Hills
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
Shula's 347
Simon L.A.Sushi Roku - Hollywood
Sushi Roku - Pasadena
Sushi Roku - Santa Monica
Table 8
Tam O'Shanter Inn
The Abbey Food + Bar
The Hall The Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant
The Lobster
The Palm - Downtown
The Palm - West Hollywood
The Restaurant at The Hyatt West Hollywood
Tiara Café
Tokyo Table - Beverly Hills
Twin Palms
Ugo - an Italian café
Vermont Restaurant
Warung Cafe
Zucca Ristorante

Kerry Simon, Chef/Partner SIMON LA & Iron Chef America Winner, concludes: "dineLA Restaurant Week will celebrate LA's own unique style of dining and the variety of culinary experiences that Angelinos crave. The Sofitel and Simon L.A. are excited to be participating."

About dineLA Restaurant Week

dineLA Restaurant Week unites restaurants from the traditional to the ultra trendy to promote the extraordinary diversity and brilliant culinary expertise found throughout LA's restaurant scene. Presented by, LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and American Express, the annual dineLA Restaurant Week was established to introduce diners to the vast array of restaurants in neighborhoods throughout LA County. dineLA Restaurant Week takes place over two consecutive weeks January 27 - February 1, 2008, and February 3 - February 8, 2008, and offers a selection of specially priced three-course menus from some of LA's best restaurants. Sponsors and media partners of dineLA Restaurant Week include American Express, The Los Angeles Times, Clear Channel Radio, KTLA, Princess Cruises, and American Airlines. For more information, please visit:

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