Best Coast Is Hosting A Dinner Party In Downtown
Best Coast is having a dinner party and you're invited. One Night Only features cocktails, food and music, all curated by Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of L.A. indie duo Best Coast. This is a new take on downtown restaurant Fifty Seven's love of the pop-up. Instead of having the event featuring a particular chef (like a previous event starring culinary prodigy Flynn McGarry), the entire night has been dreamed up by the band.
Fifty Seven is a relatively new restaurant in the Arts District that derives its name from its location on the old loading dock of Heinz '57. They feature a rotating cast of chefs and David Andreone of Cardiff Giant (Fifty Seven, The Hudson, The Churchill, DA and Clover Juices) told LAist they're looking to "turn the pop-up model on its head." With One Night Only, the intention is to create a monthly series with different artists. The event should feel kind of like a band or artist invited you over for a soiree among friends, with food served casually at various stations.
For this particular event with Best Coast, the night begins at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour on Fifty Seven's patio. The drink menu isn't set in stone, but some hints have involved infused mescal and cucumber martinis. Best Coast worked with Fifty Seven's resident chef Josh Drew (French Laundry, Bouchon) to create a menu inspired by foods the band loves in L.A. and sampled on the road. A sample menu that sounds ideal for late summer indicates rice fritters with pear, paste and honey; pork spare ribs with crispy sweet potato; ginger panna cotta with jasmine granita and frozen grapes; and maple flatbreads done three delicious ways. After dinner, adult guests (meaning 21 and up) can enjoy a DJ set from Best Coast and company.
Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino said that she can associate specific foods with the band's albums. "It was like being in the studio also meant we got to eat some of our favorite foods located around where we were working," she said. When they recorded at Capitol in Hollywood, for example, she remembers eating the guacamole at Loteria Grill often. When they recorded in Echo Park, she said that Bruno would buy salted caramels from Little Flower Candy Company in Pasadena. And the group has only ever recorded in Los Angeles.
"[L.A.] is our home," Consentino said. "It's where we are from; it has so much meaning to us and it fuels the creativity that allows us to keep Best Coast going. This city plays a huge role in everything we do."
You can buy tickets for One Night Only online here, using coupon code BESTCOAST for a discount.
One Night Only featuring Best Coast. Fifty Seven, 72 S. Santa Fe Ave., downtown. September 15, 7 p.m. $75. DJ set is 21+ only.