What to Expect for dineLA 2010

Winter dates for 2010’s dineLA have been announced and we have the inside scoop on what you can expect from one of the city’s finest dining events this year.

DineLA will be taking place between January 24 through 29 and between January 31 and February 5, 2010, and it is the greatest time to try some of the city’s most declivous restaurants at a great value. Participating restaurants will be offering three-course prix-fixe menus at three price tiers, $16, $22, and $28 during lunch hours, and $26, $34, and $44 for dinner.

If you’re wondering what to expect this year from the event, here’s a rundown of what’s new at dineLA.

Boxwood Café by Gordon Ramsay: $22 Lunch/$34 dinner includes three choices within all three courses: including steak and ale pie, cured salmon Carpaccio, and chocolate peanut butter ganache.

Charlie’s Malibu: $34 dinner to experience new executive chef David Linville, with three choices for each course including bone-in-beef short ribs, calamari with spicy marinara and sweet basil aioli, and graham cracker-crust cheesecake.

Eva: $22 lunch/$34 dinner with three choices for every course including handmade chestnut agnolotti, fried chicken or a grass-fed burger on brioche, and egg-cream and ruggalah.

Gonpachi Torrance: $16 lunch/$26 dinner with three choices for each course including pumpkin Zenzai and slow-grilled Ume honey sauce steak with kobocha puree at lunch and Manila clams and sashimi/sushi samplers for dinner.

Lazy Ox Canteen: $34 dinner only with choice of chef Josef Centeno’s daily specials for the first two courses or brick roasted mussels, braised beef pot roast with kumquats, and “chocolate pate” or tapioca and rice-pudding brulee with pineapple-Szechaun sauce.

There are also exciting additions to the lineup, including restaurants such as The Gorbals, Fuego at Hotel Maya, the revamped Checker’s, and The Lobster with its new chef.