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$399 for Day in the Kitchen and Four-Course Meal ($1,000 Value)
A hungry pupil spends six hours in the state-of-the-art kitchen of the Foundry on Melrose, learning the tricks of the culinary trade from Chef Eric Greenspan's and kitchen brigade. The student assists and observes the kitchen staff as they slice, chop, and prepare for dinner service, then sits down with an additional three guests to devour a four-course feast.
The Foundry on Melrose
Executive Chef Eric Greenspan—who cut his teeth at restaurants such as Patina and Meson G—instills traditional American cuisine with a modern flair at The Foundry on Melrose, so named for its use of industrial designs to accent its art-deco décor. Featured in publications such as LA Weekly, the constantly evolving menu melds upscale dishes such as shellfish chowder with whimsical renditions of diner classics, including the signature burger stuffed between Hawaiian bread and onion-ring hula skirts. Often echoing with live music, the lavish dining room culls elements from the Machine Age to warm its space with antique light fixtures, sconces crafted from vintage heat registers, and colorful artwork. Outdoors, heat lamps protect diners from obnoxiously loud snowmen, and wicker chairs juxtapose the classic look of candles and white linens.