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Black Market - First Look at Our Company Highlights! During Spring/Summer season of 2023, our Happy to Serve You Team curated multiple exclusive dinners at our restaurants, participated in food events nationwide, developed new dishes, partnered with our friends to help raise money for charity, and so much more!  Click below to take a look at highlights from all of our concepts including DAMA, Scopa, Black Market Liquor Bar, The Local Peasant, and The Chestnut Club.
At the end of February, we traveled 2,342 miles to attend South Beach Wine & Food Festival, one of the nation’s largest food and wine events featuring more than 400 renowned chefs, culinary personalities, winemakers, and more! We arrived at Miami Beach, Florida where we joined Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and her team for our annual team lunch prior to hosting a dinner alongside Chef Marc Murphy and Chef Tristen Epps during the weekend-long festival. Before heading back home, we took part in a tribute dinner in honor of our friend Chef Alex Guarnaschelli; as per her request, we featured Chef Antonia's.classic Italian dish, Cavatelli with Italian Sausage.
We welcomed Chef Michael Symon to Scopa Italian Roots to host the first Dinner for Deserts charity event in late March.The event launched the partnership of the R.A.K.E. and Michael Symon Foundation both working to create food accessibility in food deserts (areas with limited access to healthy and affordable food)through the expansion of R.A.F.T. (Really Amazing Food Truck). This once-in-a-lifetime celebrity chef and comedian experience featured a Five-Course dinner curated by Chefs Antonia Lofaso, MichaelSymon, Brooke Williamson, Michael Voltaggio, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo.Our teams came together to serve over 100 guests, our team serving Ravioli Carbonara with guanciale, pecorino, and cured egg yolk during the third course. Comedic performances by Ricky Smith, Guy Torry, Mike Glazer, Jenn Sterger, Alex Thomopoulos, and Skyler Stone followed in between courses with the night ending in a live auction raising over $100k.
Casa Lumbre Guests joined us for our intimate Casa Lumbre Dinner at DAMA and enjoyed a multi-course menu curated by Chef Antonia Lofaso and our DAMA chef team. We featured hand-selected bottles from Mexican spirits producer, Casa Lumbre as well as a Latin-inspired menu showcasing off-menu items such as our Barbacoa and Consome accompanied by Nocheluna Sotol and Picarones paired with a Nixta Carajillo. Cinco de Mayo That same Friday, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo in the Fashion District with food and drink specials! Our guests joined us to indulge in our Dozen Oysters & Madre Mezcal, our Queso Fundido, and our refreshing Cantarito Cocktail.
Pliny the Younger Release 1st Release: Monday, Feb. 20th - Woodland Hills 2nd Release: Tuesday, Feb. 28th - Sherman Oaks We were privileged to have been given TWO release dates for Russian River Brewing Company's highly allocated Pliny the Younger. The line wrapped around our Local Peasant restaurants on both days as guests awaited their turn to enjoy an 8-ounce pour of Pliny the Younger and our limited Russian River Brewing Company beer flight. Cinco de Mayo Festivities Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7 Our Chestnut Club team celebrated Cinco de Mayo Weekend in Santa Monica with food and drink specials including Tommy's Margaritas, El Sully Mexican Style Lager + a tequila shot, house-made Street Tacos, and more! Guests took over the dance floor and ended the night with sounds by live DJ OffBlue.
We were invited to take part in Southern California’s premier three-day live music, art, and culinary experience on the coast of Redondo Beach, CA. On Saturday evening, we served Chef Antonia's custom curated menu to 300 concert-goers as they enjoyed performances by Gwen Stefani, Band of Horses, and Dispatch. Saturday's menu began with Chef Antonia's Ricotta Crostini, Cold Cuts, and Giardiniera during the first course and Kanpachi Crudo for the second course. Our Cavatelli with lobster, cherry tomato, lemon, chili, and tarragon followed, and dinner ended with Chef Stephanie Boswell's Oranges from My Garden for dessert.
Tickets to our Sicilian Wine Dinner at Scopa were released mid-March and sold out in a matter of 3 hours! Thanks to the positive response received, we added a second date to our dinner. Those who joined us indulged in our four-course menu developed by Chef Antonia and Scopa chef team including Sicilian-inspired dishes such as our White Asparagus Salad with English peas, pea tendrils, arugula, pine nuts, and lemon, as well as Santa Barbara Spot Prawns with white wine, lemon, garlic, chili flake, and fennel. Each course was paired with a hand-selected wine produced by one of our two featured Sicily wineries: COS Winery and Ayunta.
Country Brunch Our Black Market team held their annual Country Brunch in Studio City. Guests and staff alike came dressed in their best country attire and joined us for specials including Chef Antonia's Country Fried Steak, themed cocktails such as our Yellowhammer Slammer, Gold Rush, and more! In addition to our food and drink specials, we had a live band and DJ join us to perform some tunes. We can't wait to continue our tradition and look forward to next year! New Black Market Menu Items We brought Black Market Spring/Summer favorites back to our menu! Amongst the list of seasonal items added were Grilled Corn, Lobster Roll, Corn Ravioli, Peach Cobbler, Garden Party, and El Presidente cocktail. Our chef team also developed and added a new, delicious Pappardelle made with lobster, tomato, tarragon, lemon, and parsley.
We bring to you our Happy to Serve You Top 8 List, a list of our team's favorite dishes and cocktails company wide. Top 8 Cocktails: Sierra Norte (DAMA) Gold Rush (Scopa Italian Roots) Latin Lover (DAMA) East India (Scopa Italian Roots) Piña Colada (DAMA) El Diablo (The Local Peasant) Paloma (DAMA) Sandia y Mezcal (Scopa Italian Roots) Top 8 Food Dishes Rigatoni (Scopa Italian Roots) Crispy Potatoes (DAMA) Seafood Tostada(DAMA) Hamachi (Black Market Liquor Bar) Linguini (Scopa Italian Roots)  Steak Tartare (Scopa Italian Roots) Whipped Beans (DAMA) Spicy Korean Chicken Wings (Black Market Liquor Bar) When people ask me questions about how it’s been to run restaurants and how I do it, the first thing I say is that I actually cannot do it without my team." -Chef Antonia
HTSY Lunch Catering Our Happy to Serve You team has been working hard to develop the perfect Lunch Catering Program for business lunches, team events, social gatherings, and more! Our menu includes an assortment of Wraps, Sandwiches, Salads, Sides, Snacks, Desserts, and Beverages. We invite you to explore a distinctly personal daytime catering experience today.  Join Us Our Upcoming Events Del Mar Wine + Food Festival Collab Dinner - Thursday, September 7th DAMA Grain & Cane Dinner - Tuesday, September 12th Black Market x Santo Spirit Dinner - Monday, October 2nd DAMA Baja Wine Dinner - Tuesday, October 3rd NYCWFF - Wednesday, October 11th - Sunday, October 15th Scopa Barolo/Birthday Wine Dinner - Tuesday, November 14th Scopa Feast of Seven Fishes - Saturday, Dec. 23rd & Sunday, Dec. 24th New Year's Eve Celebrations - Sunday, Dec. 31st - ALL LOCATIONS!

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