Nathan Peitso carries the title of executive farmer at Farmhouse, the new 7,000-square-foot restaurant at LA’s Beverly Center. Kenter Canyon Farms, founded by Peitso’s mother, is the family farm, whose beautiful organic herbs, lettuce, citrus and avocados are grown on 160 acres in Ventura County, and widely sought out by Angelenos at local farmers markets. The menu offers “seed-to-plate” cuisine, showcasing ingredients at their peak, which means responsibly farmed meat and poultry and sustainable seafood, along with farm-traceable fruits and vegetables. The dining room is rustic chic, sprawling and gorgeous. Group dining options abound. The entire space can be bought out for 700 guests standing, 240 seated. More intimate areas include the 1,200-square-foot “living room” with its floor-to-ceiling fireplace (capacity 259 standing, 80 seated); the 900-square-foot café (capacity 180 standing, 64 seated); the lounge (capacity 189 standing; 32 seated); and the veranda (capacity 159 standing, 50 seated). 

With savvy planning and these insider tips you can get more for less. 

 

The Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Chapter of MPI held its annual trade show April 12 at the new Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in downtown Sacramento. The exhibition followed an education luncheon sponsored by the Marin County Convention & Visitors Bureau. It was one of hundreds of events held around the world in observation of Global Meetings Industry Day.

 

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