May 27, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

First Annual Sausage Fest A Sizzling Success At Fig Restaurant:

Fig Restaurant held its First Annual Sausage Fest on Sunday with a handful of local chefs, breweries, and a traditional German band to get into the spirit of Oktoberfest.

The festivities were the brainchild of Fig executive chef Ray Garcia who said he has toyed with the idea for the past few years.

“There is always the tradition of Oktoberfest that comes around every year that’s very European and we were looking for our own way to participate in a way that’s very Fig,” Garcia said. “We like to have fun, keep it very informal, casual, and approachable.”

The evening on the restaurant’s patio and around the Fairmont’s pool featured some top chefs from around LA.

They included Vartan Abgaryan of Public Kitchen, Greg Daniels of Haven Gastropub, Daniel Mattern of Cooks County, Bernhard Mairinger of BierBeisl, and Kris Morningstar Ray’s & Stark Bar.

Beers that were poured included those from Smog City, Hopf Wheat, Telegraph Works, and Brouwerij West. Fig also brewed and served its own beer.

Each chef created two small plates for guests to enjoy.

Garcia created a Bavarian knockwurst on a small homemade pretzel bun with Dusseldorf style mustard that had some punch to it and homemade sauerkraut.

The second dish was a green chorizo torta (Mexican sandwich) made with pork, poblano, cilantro, and beans.

Garcia said the key to a perfect sausage was achieving the right balance of flavor.

“A lot of people they go a little heavy on the fat or a little heavy on seasoning, it’s just finding that balance,” he said. “It’s almost like if you’re baking. You can’t just throw in a pinch of this or a pinch of that, you really have to work out the recipe and measure it. A good sausage has a nice balanced texture and a nice balanced flavor.”

When asked if the Sausage Fest will return next year, he joked he didn’t have much choice in the matter.

“I’ve talked to a lot of people, they say ‘well, when you have it next year…’ So I think it’s already been booked for me,” he laughed.

in News
Related Posts

Must-Watch ‘Disruptive’ Appliance Experience Store Opens in West Los Angeles, Hosts Grand Opening in June

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

Howard’s West Los Angeles Experience Center opening at 900 La Brea Boulevard  By Susan Payne West Los Angeles is home...

Marina Del Rey Family Searches for Missing 29-Year-Old Son With Autism

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

J​​eremy Hansbrough missigns cine May 16 By Sam Catanzaro A Marina del Rey family is searching for their 29-year-old son...

Santa Monica Pier to Feature High-Flying Waving American Flag on  Ferris Wheel During Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier’s Ferris wheel will feature a high-flying 130-feet tall, animated waving American flag throughout...

Message From Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Community Members, Sadly, we have learned of another horrific school shooting, this time in the...

Three Juveniles in Hosptial Following Overdose in Santa Monica

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

Two females in critical but stable condition, third victim “alert and recovering” By Sam Catanzaro Three juveniles suffered an overdose...

John Adams Middle School Student Selected to Perform at Carnegie Hall

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

JAMS Student Grayson Fitzgerald named junior finalist for the 2022 middle school honors performance series at Carnegie Hall By Staff...

SMC Student Film “The War Within” Accepted into 2022 American Pavilion at Cannes

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Three Santa Monica College Films Will Screen at In-Person Festival, including 2021 Best Student Film Winner “Broken Layers” and 2020’s...

Santa Monica City Council Looks to Shorten Meetings

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Council to consider changes at Tuesday meeting By Dolores Quintana Santa Monica lawmakers are considering taking steps to shorten City...

Landmark Theater Official Closes on Pico

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Pico Boulevard location closes Sunday By Sam Catanzaro The Landmark Theater on Pico Boulevard in Westwood has officially closed.  The...

Road Closures Expected During Demolition Of Parking Structure Three: Santa Monica Beat – May 23rd, 2022

May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Free Donuts At Randy’s Donuts For National Doughnut Day* Road Closures Expected...

Los Angeles Metro Sees 15.9 Percent Increase in Median Rent

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Median rent of $2,258, according to recent report By Dolores Quintana The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the issues of housing...

New Renderings for Frank Gehry Hotel Development in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Project would include hotel, apartments, retail and a museum By Dolores Quintana Slowly but surely, plans for a  Frank Gehry-designed...

Shared Mobility Plummets in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Recent report also shows that nearly half of riders make over $100,000 By Sam Catanzaro Shared mobility use in Santa...

Christopher Dishlip Selected as Santa Monica’s New Assistant Director of Public Works

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Public Works Director Rick Valte announced the selection of Christopher Dishlip as Santa Monica’s new Assistant Director of Public Works....

Letter to Editor: Response to Himmelrich’s “We Walk the Talk” Column

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

By Beau Marks As a Santa Monica resident, I am dismayed by Sue Himmelrich’s response (“We Walk the Talk,” Santa...