Come See Us at Upstairs2 for Our Special dineLA Restaurant Week Menu!!


Tequila Taste Cuatro, July 14   1-4 PM   $49.00

In-Store Event with Francesco "The Sheriff" Moser, July 18 7:30-9:00 PM   $10.00

What You Absolutely Need to Know About Wine, July 23   $52.00

Killer Riesling, July 30   $52.00

Upstairs2 Wine & Dine  and Chef's Whim Returning in August

Upstairs2 Taste Menu   $47

Upstairs2 dineLA Restaurant Week Menu   $35.00

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Tequila Taste Cuatro
Saturday, July 14   1:00 to 4:00PM

Come join us for our fourth go round of tasting as much tequila as is humanly possible and still legal.  Expect many of your favorites and all the best newbies the market has to share. Tequila Taste Cuatro promises to be another spectacular day amongst the blue agave. Mark your calendars and get ready for a tremendous day of sipping and sopes! 

As always, Executive Chef Todd Barrie will coddle your taste buds with pairings fit for this amazing agave adventure.  Plus, mixed drink booths and many wonderful schwag-type items.


In-Store Wine Event with Francesco “the Sheriff” Moser
Wednesday, July 18   7:30 to 9:00PM  

Cycling legend Francesco Moser has another passion aside from the Giro d'Italia and that is wine.  He is Italian after all.  Located in the Trento, one of Italy's most northern wine regions, Moser is producing some of the most exciting wines from local grapes that you will taste this season. Please join us in a rare opportunity to meet and hang out with one of Italy’s most famous cyclist/winery owners and discuss your passions along with his.

Moser Wines to be tasted:
Moscato Giallo 2011 ($25)
Riesling 2010 ($22)
Muller Thurgau 2011 ($22)
Teroldego 2010 ($24)
Yes - there will be Passed Appetizers!


What You Absolutely Need to Know About Wine
Monday, July 23

This class was previously named Absolute Beginning Wine Appreciation, but that title limited the participants to people who knew that they didn’t know the basics of wine. Truth be told, there is a lot of fundamental information about wine that most people have just skipped over in order to get to the drinking part! So whether an absolute beginner or hardened vet, this class will teach you something you didn’t know or at least were not sure of in the complex, wonderful world of wine.

While based on the information offered in Absolute Beginners, this is a newly structured Power Point type of class presented along with nine great wines to illustrate the information. The most heard comments after this class are usually along the lines of “I been drinking wine for 15 years, going tasting in Santa Barbara and Napa, etc, and I learned more about wine in the first 20 minutes of this class than I did in all that time!”

Join Tasting & Seminars Director JB Severin for an entertaining revelation.


Killer Riesling
Monday, July 30

Tonight’s class is all-fierce, all killer, all Riesling, all the time baby!  No other grape, well maybe Pinot Noir, makes such terroir driven and characterful wines.  Since Riesling makes quite possibly the world’s greatest white wine, tonight we’ll focus on the three countries that produce the best: Germany, France, and Austria.  None of tonight’s wines will be dessert wines, though not all will be dry either.  Just what on earth does that mean?  Come find out. Be fierce, be independent, and (dare I say it) be mondo hip and join us tonight for what will be one heck of a tastingYour instructor will be Jamie “the Chardslayer” Koren



2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Wine & Dine Wednesdays and

Chef's Whim will return in August...


Upstairs2 Tasting Menu
Available Saturday Night
During DineLA

First Course
Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad
Market Herbs, Frisée
Balsamic Reduction
2010 Donnhoff Estate Riesling (Germany)

Second Course
Rock Shrimp Cake
Lobster Remoulade
2009 Jaffurs Grenache Blanc Thompson Vineyard Santa Barbara County (California)

Third Course
Grass Fed Skirt Steak
Roasted Cauliflower, Red Onion Pancake
Oyster Mushroom Demi-Glace
2006 Neyen Apalta Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenere Colchagua (Chile)

($47 per person plus tax & gratuity)
*Each Course will be Paired with a 2.5oz
Glass of Wine for an Additional $20

Sommelier Marilyn Snee
Executive Chef Todd Barrie


dineLA at Upstairs2

First Course - select one
Korean BBQ Pork Belly
FRed Leaf Lettuce, Asian Slaw
Black Sea Salt

Lobster Bisque
Maine Lobster, Crème Fraiche

Butter Lettuce Salad
Shaved Fennel, Sunchokes, Mushrooms
Black Truffle Dressing

2009 Jorian Hill Viognier (CA)

Second Course - select one
Grass Fed Angus Rib Eye
Creamed Spinach, Red Onion Pancake
Espanole Sauce

Lavender Dusted Wild Sea Bass
Beluga Lentils, Rainbow Swiss Chard
Vanilla Beurre Blanc

Roast Duck
Sticky Rice, Gai Lan
Brandied Peach Duck Jus

2010 Cercius Cotes du Rhone VV (FR)

Third Course - select one
Our Award Winning Marcona Almond Pie
Vanilla Bean Gelato

Flourless Bittersweet Chocolate Torte
Mixed Berry Coulis
Chantilly Cream

Sorbet Duo
Fuji Apple & Champagne

2007 Rosenhof TBA (AU)
NV Grahams Six Grapes Porto (PT)

($35 per person plus tax & gratuity)
*Vegetarian Option Upon Request
*Wine Pairing Available for $20
Sommelier Marilyn Snee
Executive Chef Todd Barrie