It’s getting to be the time to sip spooky cocktails and nibble on festive Fall theme delights. Here are a few great restaurants in Los Angeles getting very creative during the month of October. Check out these 10 destinations –
1. Twerk or Treat at Chaya Downtown.
The highlight of Twerk or Treat cocktail is the sugar spider web, made of hardened sugar and placed delicately atop the glass. Spiders are optional! Vodka, apricot liquor, splash simple syrup, splash sweet and sour. Served up with a sugar spider web. Additionally, Chaya DTLA is offering a 3-course Halloween menu for $35. There is a Dark and Stormy Death Punch Dark made with rum, lime juice, simple syrup, ginger beer, lychee and cherry “eyeballs”for $5 on Halloween from 5 to 8 p.m.
2. CHAYA is also making Children of the Corn (Candy Corn Cocktail)
Pineapple Jell-O Shot at the bottom, Candy Corn infused Vodka, Yuzu Sake and Egg White
3. Harvest Peach at Chaya
A sweet cocktail punch that is perfect as a refreshing Fall drink is made with Bourbon, peach bitters, muddled peaches, sweet and sour. It’s served up with a delightful orange sugar rim and a caramelized peach as a garnish. http://www.thechaya.com
This Pumpkin Spice Martini features vanilla infused vodka, lime juice, ginger syrup, apple brandy, and pumpkin butter. It’s rim has crushed graham crackers. Enjoy this libation with a three course prix fixe dinner menu on Saturday, October 31. Laurent Halasz’s passion for exquisite olive oils from the French Riviera includes autumnal butternut squash & chestnut soup and Riviera salmon with braised endives. His smoked rosemary lamb chops are paired with a bouquet of Herbs de Provence, goat cheese & chive gnocchi, braised eggplant with honey & thyme, and rosemary garlic olive oil. Finish with a chestnut mousse over walnut meringue and cherry sorbet with Amarena cherry coulis and garnished with candied walnuts http://www.figandolive.com/locations-reservation/melrose-place/
5. Abigaile’s Pumpkin Beer
The new Head Brewer, Paul Papartino, kicks off Fall with a holiday-exclusive Pumpkin Beer. It’s a brown ale brewed with notes of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves. http://abigailerestaurant.com.
Starting Thursday, October 15 at the Century City hot spot – RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen, the restaurant unveils an updated cocktail menu, created in partnership with Top Chef and Food Network Star Arnold Myint. The new libations include the Thai Mai Tai and a Lilikoi Margarita bringing a fresh and exotic twist to the restaurant’s Southeast Asian inspired cocktail menu.
In addition to the regular cocktail menu, RockSugar’s exclusive Rocktail Hour® updated menu includes the Malaysian Margarita made with Kaffir Lime-Pineapple or Hibiscus for $6.5 during Rocktail Hour® daily 4 – 6 p.m. http://www.rocksugarpanasiankitchen.com
7. The Wallace in Culver City
Executive Chef Joel Miller offers a bottomless BLACK punch named “Heaven’s Gate Punch” made with Rum, Candy Corn Simple Syrup, Lime Juice, and Squid Ink for $14 during dinner service on October 31. The restaurant is also offering oysters for $1 all night that is served with blood colored Mignonette made with hibiscus and annatto. www.TheWallaceLA.com.
8. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® whips up original flavors and returning favorites with their Pumpkin Chai and creamy Pumpkin-infused lattes and Ice Blended® drinks spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon for a delicious pick-me-up! http://www.coffeebean.com
Hungry? Enjoy the following tasty culinary treasures:
Chef Bryant Wigger brings back stacks a tower of Italian-style donuts prepared with creamy ricotta and pumpkin purée, accompanied by spiced vanilla sugar and warm chocolate ganache. http://www.wildcraftcc.com
Chef Ken Johnson fries up a hearty breakfast Pumpkin Pound Cake French Toast, topped with deliciously tart persimmons, black plums, and mascarpone. YUM! http://diadecampohb.com
11. Barton G. Donuts
This whimsical fine dining dinner theater serves up an entire platter of Pumpkin Spice Donuts paired with cranberry compote, pumpkin butter, spiced molten chocolate, and cinnamon anglaise. My favorite! http://www.bartongtherestaurantla.com
Go to the dessert and ice cream counter to pick up a spooky concoctions created by pastry chef Kristin Feuer. Known for her nostalgic treats, she is making ghost cupcakes and Pyrat rum floats. http://www.playaprovisions.com.
13. Chaya Venice
This week Chaya Venice launched three new pumpkin inspired menu items, available throughout the Fall:
Try the Thai Coconut Lobster Bisque in a Petit Pumpkin Bowl. It’s an $18 Half Maine lobster tail, with lobster stock, coconut milk, lemongrass, jalapeno, sriracha. www.thechaya.com/venice
Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake are back and available now through Thanksgiving Day! Both flavors sell for $7.95 per slice, or take home whole cheesecakes for $51.95. http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com.
15. Bo Nuage
Be sure to visit the new second location at 9523 Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Come into the Beverly Hills shop on Halloween in costume will receive a free Pumpkin Spice cloud cake. www.BoNuage.com.