April brings more than showers! Okay, maybe not necessarily for SoCal, but there are two incredible reasons to dine out this month. This April kicked off Autism Awareness Month and Dine LA, supporting the local restaurant community. What can you get into?

From April 1st – 15th, TAO LA and Beauty and Essex Los Angeles are participating in DineLA, offering $65 (per person) three-course prix fixe menus, including some of TAO LA and Beauty & Essex’s most popular dishes:

Beauty and Essex Los Angeles will be serving fan-favorite dishes including the Little French Dips with horseradish aioli, gruyere, and au jus, as well as the Half Roasted Chicken with a spiced carrot purée, crispy kale, and a green onion chimichurri. For dessert, guests can choose between the White Chocolate Pot de Crème with a strawberry compote. Reservations can be made here.

On the other hand, TAO LA will be offering diners popular dishes like the Spicy Tuna Tartare on Crispy Rice to start, as well as the Honey Glazed Salmon as an entree, and the Bread Pudding Doughnuts as a dessert. Make your reservations here.

Tao Group Hospitality restaurants across the country will also honor Autism Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month by offering menu specials and making an $80,000 donation to local and national autism spectrum disorder-focused charities. 

Led by Chief Culinary Officer Chef Ralph Scamardella, for the seventh year the group will turn their most popular desserts — including Beauty & Essex’s ‘Signature Dessert Wonder Wheel’ — blue (the color of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) awareness), in addition to creating unique savory menu specials such as Seared A5 Miyazaki Wagyu with truffle chimichurri, at TAO LA.

Tao Group Hospitality has long been a supporter of Autism awareness and recently became the first international restaurant group to become sensory inclusive. This initiative in partnership with KultureCity has made all US and UK-based TGH restaurants more accommodating for all guests with sensory issues including individuals with autism, anxiety, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally, this year Chef Ralph Scamardella was honored by Autism Speaks for his leadership, partnership and philanthropy in support of the autism community.