Foodies rejoice! It’s time for the James Beard pop dinners, featuring some of LA’s top chefs. It all leads up to the dessert — an April benefit gala.

Chef Antonia Lofaso

The first event is the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Los Angeles Pop-Up Dinner taking place this upcoming Monday, January 13th. Hosted by Chef Antonia Lofaso at her DAMA Fashion District restaurant and featuring Guest Chef Melissa Perello, the event will include an exclusive cocktail and tasting reception followed by a special dinner. Tickets start at $185 per person and benefit The James Beard Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to celebrate, nurture and honor chefs and leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.