This month’s edition of The Freya Project features four fiercely talented women reading original essays about a common theme: a time in nature. We’re the LA host of this female-focused reading series that stars women from across the professional spectrum, and benefits small, independent non-profits across the country in serious need of support. In other words: It’s fun, inspiring AND important!
So join us on April 23rd for an evening of snacks, conversation and creativity, benefitting the environmental conservancy group 1000 Friends of Florida!
On April 30, Female Animal presents a live read of Fantastic Mr. Fox at Botanica! This reading series celebrates film, food, and community while raising money for local non-profits.
Each event is linked to a local charity: Edition 3 will be in support of Akasa, a non-profit focused on cultivating mindfulness and healthful cooking skills in children in low-income neighborhoods in L.A..
Let’s get crackin’! *Mr. Fox whistle* Snag your ticket here!
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Join us on Monday, March 19th from 6-8pm for a NATURAL WINE TASTING EXTRAVAGANZA! Six – count ’em, SIX! – of our favorite producers are coming to town, all the way from France and Germany, just to pour their wine for YOU! We’re hosting them for one magical, wine-soaked night only… and we hope you’ll be there!
$20 admittance* gets you all the sips and wine-centric conversation you can handle. We’ll have a bar laden with fun snacks for sale, too – so come thirsty, hungry and ready to CHEERS!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
*free for members of the wine/restaurant trade
**poster graphic by the super-cool Louise Sheeran
Join us for an all-day celebration of amazing women doing incredible things!
WHAT TO EXPECT…
Two pop-up shops!
One from Whit McClure of Whit Hazen floral, another from Denise Lopez of
D Ceramics! Buy beautiful blooms and bespoke bowls, platters, vases + more!
Get your fix from 11am-3pm, on the sidewalk at Botanica.
A wine tasting featuring our favorite female natural winemakers!
$25 gets you a taste of 5 wines (from Italy, France and beyond) + a glass of your favorite — also offered as a pairing tableside!
Sip from 5:30-7pm in our market, and/or ALL NIGHT LONG AT YOUR TABLE!
Extra-special specials from famous female chefs/cooks we love!
Taste ’em ALL DAY LONG at the restaurant + market!
Our resident floral maven, Whit Hazen, is bringing her festive wreath magic to Botanica. Buy one of her gorgeous seasonal compositions at a wreath pop-up on Saturday, 12/2 or Sunday, 12/10, 10am – 2 pm. Or (even better!) join her for a wreath-making class in the market on Tuesday, 12/12! Spend your evening creating a whimsical & modern wreath with Whit, using branches, dried flowers, berries, cones and fruit to create a lovely holiday composition to take home. Tuesday, December 12th, 6:30-8:30pm — $100 + processing fee — email email@example.com to register!
Join us + the Echo Park Craft Fair for an evening of community, Yola Mezcal cocktails, early Craft Fair shopping and treats on Tuesday, December 5th!
Proceeds from the evening will benefit Good Shepherd Shelter, LA’s first domestic violence shelter.
LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE; GET THEM HERE:
The stunning handiwork of Oaxacan weavers will be on display as XYZ Cooperative pops up at Botanica on Thursday, 12/7.
Raw Wine (a roving natural wine fair) is coming to town and bringing some of the world’s most marvelous winemakers with it. So, naturally, we thought we should celebrate with them. First up: on Saturday, November 11, from 6 – 8 pm, the makers behind Northern California’s much-obsessed-over (and rightfully so) La Clarine Farm are coming! They make wine as naturally as possible, from their chemical- and fertilizer-free vineyards to their additive-free cellar. Read more on their site and we promise you’ll want to hug them / drink all their wine, always and forever.
But wait, there’s more! Domaine Ligas is coming, too! This family-run vineyard in Northern Greece is producing some of the most special wines in the country, using beyond-organic agriculture, hand-harvesting, natural yeasts to create beautiful expressions of their terroir.
Saturday is going to be a WINE WINE PARTY PARTY, and we hope you’ll be there! Join us in the market from 6 – 8 pm; $20 gets you a taste of five wines (three from La Clarine, two from Domaine Ligas) and a glass of whichever you fancy. Plus we’ll be selling their bottles for 10% retail. CHEERS!
Sunday, November 12, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, winemaker Diego Roig from Les Lunes & Populis will join us in the market for a tasting of his wines – which are some of the most compelling coming out of Northern California right now.
We like to say that the Les Lunes/Populis makers are California natural wine young guns with old-world souls. They do everything themselves (they even built their own cellar); the resulting wines are lively and elegant, fresh and alluring. They’re blazing a trail into the future of California winemaking while honoring the past…and the results are delicious!
Come taste five of them on Sunday evening; $20 gets you sips of each and glass of your favorite (and we’ll be selling the bottles for 10% off retail, too!). Or come in for dinner after 7:30 and let Diego be your sommelier!
Join us on Monday, November 13, for an incredibly special evening with The Freya Project, an all-woman reading series. Tickets are $30, and proceeds go to small non-profit organizations doing massively important work. This is our second time playing host to this gathering, and we can guarantee it will be a community-building, faith-in-humanity bolstering, laugh-and-cry-and-make-new-friends evening. Join us! Snag your spot at FreyaProject.com/LA
Join us for a very special dinner on Wednesday, November 1 in honor of one of our cookbook (and general food) heroes: DAVID TANIS!
We’ll be celebrating his gorgeous/inspiring new book, Market Cooking, with a multi-course feast featuring dishes from the cookbook and our Botanica repertoire ($50). David will be the guest of honor; he’ll be joining us to mingle, clink glasses and sign cookbooks (we’ll have them on hand to purchase). Snag a spot via OpenTable or call the restaurant to reserve (323-522-6106)!
We’re head-over-heels in love with Alison Roman’s new cookbook, Dining In. So we invited her to come talk about it! Join her and food writer Gillian Ferguson for cocktails and conversation on the patio on Sunday, October 29, 5-6:30pm. The event is free, but please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org!