L.A. Times Gold Award Dinner

L.A. Times Gold Award Dinner

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Meals By Genet

1053 South Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90019

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A special dinner event celebrating this year’s L.A. Times Gold Award Honoree: Meals By Genet

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L.A. Times Food Bowl, presented by City National Bank, is excited to celebrate the winner of the Los Angeles Times 2022 Gold Award, Meals by Genet. chef Genet Agonafer’s vegetarian combination platter still reigns among the city’s supreme meat-free pleasures, a color wheel of bright green collards, ruddy lentils and orange-tinted split peas, turmeric-stained cabbage and carrots, tomato salad and lemony beets. And it’s hard to envision L.A. dining culture without her doro wat, chicken simmered with sharp, earthy berbere spices for two days until every flavor blends into indivisible harmony. In May 2021, Genet announced her semi-retirement and closed her restaurant to dining, only offering takeout from her Little Ethiopia institution.

In celebration of the Gold Award, Genet will open her doors once again and host a select number of all-inclusive family style dinners featuring the menu’s finest dishes. Dinner tickets include a selection of appetizers, mains, beer, wine, and dessert.


  • Ria Genet's Dorowot - Spicy chicken stewed in red pepper sauce w/ Ethiopian butter.
  • Alitcha Kik - Yellow split peas
  • Shiro - Orange split peas
  • Mesir - Red lentils
  • Atkilt - Sautéed potatoes, green beans, carrot and onion
  • Gomen - Collard greens
  • Tikil Gomen - Cabbage and carrots
  • Timatim Fifit - Tomatoes, jalapeño, red onions, olive oil and lemon juice
  • Souf Fifit - Pureed sunflowers w/ jalapeño, onion, olive oil and lemon juice
  • Azifa - Green lentils w/ Ethiopian mustard
  • Beets - Jalapeño, red onions and lemon juice
  • + wine, Ethiopian beer, and dessert

The Gold Award was created by and named after former L.A. Times Food critic and editor, Jonathan Gold. In our 6th year selecting a winner, our new Food editorial team's General Manager and wife of late Jonathan Gold, Laurie Ochoa has chosen the 2022 winner, in his honor.

Presented by City National Bank


Tickets are not refundable.

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