The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles Invites Foodies to Treat Mom

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites announces its fourth Cooking on the Edge Class with Chef Andreas, to be held on Saturday, May 11, at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Cooking and entertaining at home has become increasingly popular, and for the fifth consecutive year, the Cooking on the Edge with Chef Andreas culinary series will show you how to become a celebrity in your own kitchen and pick up a few chef secrets along the way. Culinary students will be guided by Chef Andreas as they prepare a four-course meal, and then enjoy the meal at the Chef’s Table accompanied by a wine pairing.

The May 11, 2013 cooking class pays tribute to Chef Nieto's signature Mother’s Day selections from LA Prime restaurant, starting with stone fruit and canary melon with honeycomb and lavender. The second course is a seafood crepe with smoked salmon, Louisiana crawfish and rock shrimp served with creamed cheese and cognac crème. A third course features wild striped bass, spring truffle, whole glazed carrots and pan roasted red and purple potatoes. The fourth course finishes with assorted petite desserts. Selected wines will be paired with each course.

Cooking on the Edge Class with Chef Andreas

WHAT: Signature Mother’s Day dishes from LA Prime

WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013 - starting at 1:00 PM

WHERE: The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, 404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Calif., 90071

Please RSVP to Claudia Lambaren via email: claudia(dot)lambaren(at)westin(dot)com. Limit two people per reservation/RSVP. Seating is limited and participants must be 21 years of age or over. The cost for the cooking class is $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuities. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.

Mother’s Day Brunch Options for Sunday, May 12th
Mother’s Day brunch offerings include a Sunday brunch at the Westin Bonaventure’s Lakeview Bistro (lobby level) on May 12th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The cost is $28 per person; $14 for children ages four to 12, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call (213) 612-4897 or visit

Also on Sunday, May 12th the Westin Bonaventure is offering a four-course Mother’s Day Champagne and Wine Celebration Brunch from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, with live jazz music and choice of champagne and house wine selections. The cost is $45 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call (213) 612-4743 or visit

About Chef Andreas Nieto and LA Prime Restaurant
Award-winning Chef Andreas Nieto brings a unique culinary experience to downtown Los Angeles’ Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, overseeing the culinary operations for the hotel as executive chef. After completing a degree in Hotel Management in Culinary Arts and a three-year culinary apprenticeship program, Nieto began his award-winning career. He was recognized as Chef of the Year by Le Toque Blanches International in 2001 and again in 2002 by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Esquire magazine noted Nieto’s talents by naming ‘Breeze’ Best New Restaurant while he was at the helm. Wine Spectator profiled Nieto in a three-page spread in 2002. Additionally, Nieto was awarded the James Beard Dinner and Award, as well as the Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine in 2001.

LA Prime restaurant is a New York-style steakhouse located 35 stories above downtown Los Angeles. Situated at the top of the iconic Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites at 404 South Figueroa Street, LA Prime restaurant elegantly presides over the city, offering spectacular views of Los Angeles in stylish comfort. The imaginative menu features USDA-certified beef, Maine lobster, fresh seafood, savory cocktails, and an award-winning wine list.