Cooking Presentation: Local CA Spiny Lobster Recipes by Fig's Ray Garcia +Lunch

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Okay finally spoke with the location. They expect a large turnout due to a number of groups involved as well as a large number of inquiries and tweeter retweets. They only put out a total of 65 seats (plus some standing area). However I am expanding the attendance to 20 people from 10. They said that you can get their as early as 9 AM to "save" seats. All seating is first come first serve. So if you do arrive near 11 AM you most likely will not get in. The chef comes around 9:30 to 10 and does all his prep, so he's there to watch, plus you can roam the food equipment/ specialty food store or cafe which has a lot of neat cooking stuff in it at gourmet prices.

So if you can't get there early, or it gets closer to the date and you're not sure you can make it, please be courteous and change your attendance so as to open that spot for some one else. Thanks

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Cooking Presentation: Local California Spiny Lobster Recipes From Fig Ray Restaurant Chef Ray GarciaLunch (gourmet burgers & craft beer) afterwards at Father's Office

Presentation is approx 2 hrs and goes to 1 PM. Optional lunch afterwards would be to about 2 or 2:30ish........

On Saturday, February 2, 2013, Chef Ray will collaborate with Seafood for the Future, A Sustainable Kitchen, and Edible Westside at Surfas Culinary District, Culver City 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City to show how to prepare local spiny lobster to bring out the mild, sweet, and succulent flavors.

Chef Ray Garcia is committed to using fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients. In addition to responsible, local seafood, Chef Ray works with local California growers such as McGrath Family Farms and Weiser Family Farms. He even grows some of his own herbs and peppers in the FIG garden. Under his leadership, FIG’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond food to other aspects of operation including: filtering water, recycling and composting, and turning fryer oil to soap.

Chef Ray was recently awarded the Rising Star Award in the Sustainability category by StarChefs.com. Learn more about the California spiny lobster fishery and where you can buy them to prepare Chef Ray Garcia’s recipe in the winter issue of Edible Westside. 

This event is FREE and open to the public! Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early! Since seating is limited, please don't sign up unless you're sure that you'll attend. If you do sign up and then realize you can't make it, please cancel with sufficient notice so some one may fill your spot. Please don't crash. Thanks!

Read More about Chef Ray & Spiny Lobster here from Edible Westside's winter editionhttp://64.60.199.10/aw_flip_books/edible/westside_issue4/Edible_Westside_Issue_4/index.html#/24/

Meet the California Spiny Lobster from "A sustainable Kitchen" bloghttp://a-sustainable-kitchen.blogspot.com/2012/11/meet-california-spiny-lobster.html


Lunch (gourmet burgers & craft beer) afterwards at Father's Office

http://fathersoffice.com/

(Please indicate whether you want to do lunch afterwards or not if you indicate you're going to attend)

3229 Helms Avenue,Los Angeles, CA 90034

 

(Note my profile of Ray got a bit screwed up. I met for lunch with his publicist, and then was suppose to speak with him, but then Ray got called into a meeting so I never got to interview him, and despite efforts to reschedule never rescheduled...Thus I don't have a more detailed profile to share with you).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • elayne

    the lot was full; no place to park for many blocks, so i was there, but was not able to see the presentation.

    February 3, 2013

    • Stefhan

      And this is why I posted and reiterated on a number of occasions to get to the location early... I was there at 9 am and saved five seats. Another lady Clare saved two more. We ended up relinquishing five of the seats we saved. Next time, for events like these I won't organize an event for them,and will just attend on my own. Not worth the bother or effort on my part.

      February 4, 2013

    • T

      Arrive 2+ hour prior struggling for a seat plus the time for traveling it's more than half day efforts b4 u get to enjoy anything...

      February 12, 2013

  • babybelle

    anybody captured pics?

    February 5, 2013

    • Stefhan

      yes Sunny took some. I left my camera at home

      February 5, 2013

  • Cindy A.

    Sorry Stefhan. I appreciate your efforts. As a newcomer to the area I misjudged the amount of time it would take to get there. I really enjoyed the event and venue. You have a wealth of knowledge about food and places and I'm glad you share it with the rest of us.

    February 4, 2013

  • Cindy A.

    My GPS said the address didn't exist so when I got there parking was full. I was in the back but still enjoyed the chef and his presentation. I'm most excited to now know about this place. Picked up a few items while I was there. Thanks for introducing me to this cook's paradise.

    February 3, 2013

  • Jeff

    A lot more crowded than I thought it would be.

    February 2, 2013

  • Jeff

    Still walking, almost there

    February 2, 2013

  • Stefhan

    Just unreserved two of those seats

    February 2, 2013

  • Stefhan

    I have 5 seats including mine in the front row

    February 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      on my way !

      February 2, 2013

  • Cindy A.

    Thank you very much. See you there.

    February 1, 2013

  • Cindy A.

    Is there an exact location address? I'm not familiar with this area. Thank you

    January 31, 2013

    • Stefhan

      It's right at the northeast corner of the intersection of Washington and National. The parking lot entrance is off of Washington. The entry is off of the parking lot.

      January 31, 2013

    • Stefhan

      8777 W Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232

      January 31, 2013

  • Julie

    I have to cancel too. Just moved recently and have a lot of unpacking and organizing to do!

    January 31, 2013

  • Yubert F.

    I'm also going to cancel. I'm under the weather and not sure I'll be up in shape to attend this Saturday.

    January 31, 2013

  • ellen

    Sadly, decided to cancel. I have over an hour's drive to get there and am concerned about not finding seating. Phooey! Was the first enthusiastic cook to say yes, but it grew way to big and too complicated.

    January 30, 2013

  • Rande F.

    Will someone from the group be able to save seats?

    January 22, 2013

    • Stefhan

      This is my prior response from just below that was concealed...

      yes, that was going to be the strategy I was going to suggest. I think the doors open at 9:00 am, and I was going to be there at that time to save a few seats (around five). if two or three people do the same that should cover us. the chef is actually suppose to be there at around 9:45 so people can watch him do all his prep, or they can wander around the store as well if they get there early.

      January 22, 2013

  • ellen

    Stephan...will the doors be open around 9:30? Can anyone of our group who lives in the Culver City area save seats for those of us who are coming from 50 miles away?

    Sounds so wonderful...looking forward to the event.

    Ellen

    1 · January 15, 2013

    • T

      Is there food provided in the presentation at all...?

      January 16, 2013

    • Stefhan

      there may be samples, but this is primarily an educational event since Chef Ray Garcia has been recognized within the restaurant industry for his use of sustainable products, and this event is a joint production with other groups that promote sustainable food choices

      January 17, 2013

  • lili

    I would like join for lunch if I can get in for ca cooking presentation , spicy lobster :-o

    January 15, 2013

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