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Time to tempt your palate with all the pleasurable flavors that LA, and beyond, has to offer!


Join Pleasure Palate as we do culinary adventures exploring of restaurants (both high-end & holes-in-the-wall), food & beverage tastings, and more. From savory to sweet, spicy to tangy, ethnic to All-American, we'll taste it all! Come along and let us take your taste buds on the ride of their life!


Because we want to burn off some of the calories that we eat, many of our events will have both a dining and physical activity paired together. We do many day trips and weekend adventures that combine the best of both dining and experiencing what LA, SoCal and beyond has to offer in terms of dining options and points of interests.


Pleasure Palate has been around for over 13 years now and in that time we have had over 2,000 events. We offer at least 8 events per month for our members to choose from. This is a very active MeetUp group.

We will focus on various aspects of urban, suburban and rural life, ranging from architectural to cultural, historical to quirky and/or a combination of any of the above to help give you a better appreciation of where we live. Oh, and bring your camera because we encourage all our members to take photos and share their experiences with us on the event pages.

MeetUp charges over $200 each year to maintain the Pleasure Palate site. In addition, it costs a lot of money to maintain memberships to historical societies, newspaper and magazine subscriptions - all to get ideas for future events. So we ask for a voluntary $12.00 annual donation to help defray the costs that MeetUp charges. Members who donate $12 per year get Plus Member status which allows them to bump off a Regular member for a event which is already full. Plus Members can't bump off other Plus members.


To learn more about Pleasure Palate, check out the links below:

Membership and Guidelines
Attendance Policies & 3 Strikes Rule











Upcoming events (4+)

Oct. 2021 Albuquerque Balloon Festival and More!


This is just a placeholder for now for a 5 day trip to New Mexico (and possibly a few parts of Colorado)

Koreatown: Afternoon 'Violette' Tea Set at Rose & Blanc Tea Room

Rose & Blanc Tea Room & Venue

Please Note: Read the directions carefully below BEFORE you RSVP "yes" for this event.

1) This is a prix fixe menu with a set price. The base cost is $45 plus tax and tip, so it would be $59 per person.

2) You cannot have any dietary restrictions for this event.

3) The restaurant is requiring I place a deposit of $32 per person, which I did for 12 people. That's a bit steep for me to just charge that all on my credit card and then hope that you all attend the event in October without cancelling last minute. So if you want to be added on the "Yes" list for this event, I'm collecting $32.00 in advance from each of you and that amount will be applied to the total cost per person which will be around $59 per person.
You can send me the deposit via Zelle or Paypal. If you use Zelle, you can find me under Robert Hemedes, email address is: [masked] and phone in is:[masked]
If you do PayPal, send it to: [masked] - please choose 'friends and family' so that I don't get charged a service fee.
If I don't receive the deposit from you, then I will remain on the Wait List Also, if you cancel within 72 hours of the event for any reason, you forfeit your $32 deposit. So sign up for this event only if you are truly serious about attending.

I can only allow up to 12 people (myself included) for this event.

4) For more info on Rose & Blanc Tea Room, check out their website: https://www.roseandblanctearoom.com/pages/afternoon-tea-party


Parking structure beneath the plaza (entrance is on Western ave)

* Menu can be change without notice.

🎉Violette Tea Set 🎉

$45 per person
Egg & Apple Pesto Croissant
Cucumber & Dill Tea Sandwich
Salmon & Truffle Aioli Tea Sandwich (Vegiterian-Sliced eggs & Truffle Aioli Sandwich)
Mushroom Quiche
Classic Scone with Jam & Devonshire Cream
Apple Cinnamon Caramel Mouse Cake
Passion Fruit Pannacotta
Lemon Madeleine
1 Choice of Tea

Koreatown: Family Style Korean BBQ Duck Lunch at Sun Ha Jang

Sun Ha Jang Restaurant

Please Note: Read the directions carefully below BEFORE you RSVP "Yes" for this event.

1) This is a family style dining event. This means we will order as a group and divide the bill evenly as a group, excluding beverages.

2) You cannot have any dietary restrictions for this event. You must enjoy eating duck and duck fat as well.

3) Bring at least $50 in CA$H for this event.

4) Yelp reviews: https://www.yelp.com/biz/sun-ha-jang-los-angeles

I luv duck and when I'm craving for Korean style BBQ duck, this is my go to place. First you grill all that delicious duck meat and then they collect the oil from the fat that you cooked and transform it into the most decadent fried rice at the end. Its heart stoppingly delicious! I would not go here regularly because its a very rich and decadent experience. But pop your anti cholesterol pills and join me for delicious at Korean BBQ Duck Lunch at Sun Ha Jang!

San Diego: Day Trip for Adobe Home Tour

20600 S Main St

Please Note: read the directions carefully below BEFORE You RSVP "Yes" for this event.

1) This is a day trip - meaning we will be spending all day in San Diego County and having breakfast and lunch in the area.

2) You must prepurchase tickets for the Adobe Home Tour. Be warned: that tickets for this tour does sell out in advance. So if you want to join in, buy your ticket now.

3) Tickets cost $31 and can be purchased online here: https://sandiego.boldtypetickets.com/events/103471706/ninth-annual-adobe-home-tour

4) Here is a preview of one of the homes on the tour: https://www.sandiegohomegarden.com/2019/10/16/hidden-lake-ranch-is-a-historical-wonderland/

5) I will be arranging for a carpool in a rented minivan. The carpool site will be in Carson, where we will meet at 7 AM. If you carpool, the estimated cost is about $30 per person for vehical rental and gas.

6) Bring at least $80 in ca$H for breakfast and lunch. The restaurants are TBD.

Last year, I was supposed to host a visit to to San Diego for their Adobe Home Tour which happens every 2 years. But due to the pandemic, it was cancelled. So they are holding it this year, but instead of May, they have moved it to October. Its one of the better home tours I used to regularly host events for before the pandemic. So this will actually be the first official home tour that I will be hosting as an event since the pandemic began. So come join me for a day trip to San Diego for a home tour and more!

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