Inspiration and art come in many forms and often the best is the palatable kind. If you are in love with food and art, you won't want to miss Pacific Standard Time: Art as an Appetizer. This beautiful collaboration with Chef John Sedlar, artist Ron Cooper, and mixologist Julian Cox is a work of art and unique menu inspired by Pacific Standard Time exhibitions.
Art as an Appetizer features a secret menu available at Urban Latin Cuisine restaurant Playa Rivera. The secret menu is available only by request through March 31 for patrons who have visited a Pacific Standard Time museum exhibition, performance, or related program at LACMA, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Playa Rivera is a beautifully-designed restaurant, inspired by L.A.'s relaxed, urban coastal lifestyle. It's menu is influenced by food from every Spanish-speaking country in the world and is presented artistically. Playa Rivera is is an open space located on Beverly Blvd. between Fairfax and La Brea and is also available for private events. The Vaquero Room, a private dining and meeting room, seats up to 30 guests for a sit down dinner and up to 40 guests for a cocktail reception. Playa's bar is also an amazing cocktail reception area that can accommodate 30 guests. The restaurant also offers a buy-out option that accomodates up to 75 seated guests and 150 for a cocktail reception.