Wednesday, May 9, 2018

222 South Hope Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dinner / 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A Masterpiece - defined by time, tested by experts, collected and revered by those in the know. Join me for this special collection of Masterpiece wines - where we taste them THEN and NOW. Wines are served two at a time - blind and revealed for discussion.

At this tasting we will potentially open between $25K-$30K worth of collectables when sold out. Limited to 22 guests - price is tax and tip inclusive. Ticket is non-refundable. Ticket is $1975 all inclusive.
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It is designed to be a social restaurant with an open kitchen merging indoor and outdoor spaces. The restaurant’s name, Otium, has its roots in Latin, a word that is meant to emphasize a place where time can be spent on leisurely social activities. Adjacent to one of Los Angeles’ most important cultural corridors — Grand Avenue — and next to its newest, most vibrant addition, the contemporary art museum, The Broad, Otium strips away the rigid formalities of dining while focusing on the quality of food, warm service, and relaxed casual ambience, paralleling the true essence of its name. The restaurant draws inspiration from the 100-year-old olive trees planted in The Broad’s adjacent Plaza by utilizing rustic cooking with wood fire and sustainable ingredients grown in the garden of the restaurant’s mezzanine.





Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Millesime, Champagne, France 1990 (97-points RP, valued at $500)

Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Millesime, Champagne, France 2009 (96-points AG, valued at $250)

Dom Perignon Brut, Champagne, France 1990 (95-points JL, valued at $350)

Dom Perignon Brut, Champagne, France 2002 (95-points JL, valued at $250)


Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Romanee St. Vivant Marey Monge 1978 CT-95 Points/ Valued at $3400

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Romanee St. Vivant Marey Monge 2010 JR-19/20/ Valued at $2000


Chateau Latour, Paulliac 1949 RP-98 points/ WS-97 points valued at $3600 (Masterpiece)

Chateau Latour, Paulliac 1995 RP-96 points/ 98 Tanzer valued over $1000+ (Masterpiece)

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac 1959 JL-100 Points/ Valued at $4500 (Masterpiece)

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac 2003 RP-100 Points/ Valued at $1250 (Masterpiece)

Chateaux Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 1989 JS-98, FM97/ Valued at $650 (Masterpiece)

Chateaux Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac 2010 JS-100 points/ Valued at $800 (Masterpiece)

Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Saint-Estephe 1949 5-Stars Broadbent/ Valued at $1500 (Masterpiece)

Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Saint-Estephe 1989 RP-95 points/ Valued at $300

Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac 1945 5-Stars Broadbent/ Valued at $1200+ (Masterpiece)

Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac 1995 RP-95 Points/Valued $250

Chateau Palmer, Margaux 1961 RP-99 points / 98-Tanzer valued over $2500 (Masterpiece)

Chateau Palmer, Margaux 2010 RP-100 points/ Valued at $550 (Masterpiece)

La Mission Haut Brion 1955 RP-100 & JL-100 points/ Wallys $4000 a bottle (Masterpiece)

La Mission Haut Brion 1970 RP JL-88/$250 a bottle

La Mission Haut Brion 2009 - 100pts RP/ Valued at $700+ (Masterpiece)

Chateau Gruaud-Larose 1982 - RP 96 points/ $500 Value - (Masterpiece of 1982)

Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2000 - RP 93 JL/ $250 Value



our policy and procedures - built to add confidence and understanding

Early Bird Sign Ups: 
The first guests will be guaranteed the lowest price and should any discount or price break be offered - those early sign ups will either have been offered the lowest price or be offered any downward adjustment should one be offered as failure of a dinner is not an option… the dinner will either go or be cancelled…the best price is offered until the dinner is secured and then price increases will begin.  Sometimes we increase the price of the dinner and then offer a discount to our mailing list at wineLA but they will never pay less than the first sign ups… or the first sign ups will be given a price adjustment.  We want to be forthcoming with our process so you understand and see the benefits of being an early sign up.  

Wine Policy
We promise to open approximately 1-bottle per paid guest. Basically - smaller dinners will feature fewer bottles of wine but with LARGER pours per guest…. as more guests come on board - the pour sizes decrease in total size but the number of bottles and number of pours increase. You will always get poured the same amount of total wine in ounces at one of our events.  Should we promote a dinner with say 21 wines - we only intend to open 21 if 21 seats are sold. In the event of weaker than anticipated sales, we will decrease the number of bottles to allow the dinner to continue but increase the pour sizes in the bottles we open so the same amount of wine is provided regardless of event size.  The wines we decide to open and not open will be a justifiable mixture of wines but typically - we do open the stars of the show regardless. However, we never guarantee that the wine will be perfect - as we can not get a refund from the bottles purchased… and if the wine is flawed, we will discuss it.  Fortunately - we have been working with collectable wine for many years and no how to protect our clients and have earned our clients trust because we have time and time again - delivered on the promises we make. 

Tipping - the additional Captains tip is optional
The dinner is sold all inclusive - meaning we pay the restaurant, and they are including tax and tip in the amount of the food which is typically a significant amount.  My team then works for what would be considered a "Captain Tip" in the old days… as formal restaurants have more than a front waiter - they add a captain… and that captain is typically tipped additionally back in the day… We are pouring a large number of wines - and if we do our job correctly - it should work like a ballet - so that you see the grace and enjoy the show… and have few concerns as we do things properly.  Even the fact that the example wines are exception deserves an additional consideration - as we sometimes pay more for wines with great providence then the lowest price found on wine-searcher . we buy great bottles and spare no expense in acquiring them… if all the wines were great - you may want to add additional gratuity.  If a wine fails - we can not refund but perhaps you pull back on additional gratuity as should only earn a great tip if the event is truly great. To ensure a great experience, we hire extra staff, staff that go untipped unless the additional gratuity is provided.  We provide extra glassware with extra work on both the set up and the conclusion of the event. Unfortunately we do not get to create a super mark up for the dinners as the dinners are already expensive enough and we need to offer value. No restaurant in LA will provide 21 glasses without additional rental fees - so we must provide our own excellent and costly glasses and the staff that handle the wine need expertise - which we also think deserves an additional Captains tip… we hope you agree.

Please review carefully any programs you may be interested in that may involve food/ refreshments and/ or beverages. Unfortunately, Refreshments/ Food & Beverage Substitutions are Politely Declined. We try our best to accommodate food limitations/ restrictions. However, it is our policy is to inform you that we make no promises or guarantees of any particular food/ beverage accommodations, regardless of whether wineLA or our third-party venue is providing refreshments/ food and/ or beverages. We make no promises/ guarantees that if/ any refreshments/ food and/ or beverages are free of any allergens, health restricting products. We will not be held responsible/ liable for if/ any illness that may occur while consuming at his/her own free will and at his/ her own discretion. Tickets for any/ all classes, programs, events, travel, tickets in general are non-refundable. If you have any questions, concerns, please feel free to contact us at TLC@wineLA.com before purchasing any ticket(s).