Favorite Go -To Comfort Food

Feb 7, 2016

600px-BeringelaDSC1665Gale Kohl of Gale’s Restaurant and Peg Rahn, founder of “Fresh: Celebrating the Table” will be joined by Peggy Dark, co-author of the Fabulous Parties books, for “Cooking at the Arboretum.”

This month’s topic: Favorite go-to comfort food.

The menu:

—50 wonderful soups
—Chicken stock “from scratch”
—Homemade hearth bread
—Baked cheesy pasta casserole with wild mushrooms
—Eggplant caponata and burrata on bruschetta
—Peg’s “awesome” hot fudge sauce


Wolfgang Puck with Peggy Rahn

Wolfgang Puck with Peg Rahn


Peg Rahn is the former co-owner of Inner Gourmet Cooking School and has led 16 culinary tours abroad. She’s a travel and food writer, been a James Beard Cookbook Awards judge, a cooking guest on television, a radio host, and a newspaper and magazine columnist (including longtime Pasadena Star-News food columnist). In 2012, she celebrated at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Beverly Hills as she was inducted as the newest member of the Los Angeles/Orange County Les Dames D’Escoffier International Chapter. (


Gale Kohl

Gale Kohl


Gale Kohl with her husband, Rene Chila, has made Gale’s Restaurant cozy, welcoming, and delicious—the iconic neighborhood spot. Gale’s has also donated to over 4 dozen various charities and non-profit organizations in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. Gale is also a supporter of the arts as part of the restaurant doubles as an art gallery periodically throughout the year. In October 2015, Gale was honored for her work for and support of the L. A. Arboretum.

Gale will be providing the wine…

Only a few spots remain, so make the call…


Favorite Go-To Comfort Food
Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 3-5 p.m.
Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007
Cost: $60, non-members; $50, members
Reservations required
Call 1.626.821.4623
For more info, visit


Photo by Dcrjsr (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Dcrjsr (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons




Photo, top right, eggplants by CostaPPPR (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.




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