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Former French Laundry Chef Timothy Hollingsworth Cooks in L.A.

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Last November, Timothy Hollingsworth announced that he'd be stepping down as Thomas Keller's right hand man at the French Laundry in Yountville. The fact that he was leaving the esteemed Keller's side was a shock to some, but what was even more surprising was that Hollingsworth wanted to come down to L.A. to launch some sort of taco concept. (He also wanted to do some surfing, he told Grub Street, and where better to get stoked than sunny SoCal?)

Hollingsworth will be cooking for the first time in L.A. on May 20 at the Strand House as the guest chef for the fourth Culinary Masters Series of 2013. Having worked as Keller's chef de cuisine for three years and winning a James Beard Award, diners are in for a real treat.

Joining Hollingsworth for the intimate five course, French-inspired dinner will be owner Brion Wise and head winemaker Massimo Monticelli from B Wise Vineyards, located in Sonoma Valley, who will be onsite to guide patrons through the flavor profiles of varietals from the region.

There are no talks of tacos in the menu at the Manhattan Beach pop-up, which is all well and good because the tasting goes for $200 (that includes wine pairings, thankfully.)

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If you'd like to attend, we suggest making reservations soon. Cocktail hour starts at 7 p.m., with the dinner beginning at 7:30.