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Culina Modern Italian

300 S. Doheny Dr. (Burton Wy.) Send to Phone
310-860-4000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This chic spot offers an “enoteca” experience with a casual elegant atmosphere in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.
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Breakfast Mon.-Sat. 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m.; Lunch Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Dinner Sun.-Wed. 6 p.m.–10:30 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 6 p.m.-11 p.m.; Brunch Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Culina Modern Italian, Los Angeles, CA

Culina Modern Italian Restaurant Review

: Culina ("kitchen" in Latin) offers an "enoteca" experience with a casual elegant atmosphere in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. (There's no need to go through the lobby as there's a separate entrance from the driveway of the hotel.) The modern design features earth tones and an eye-catching 25-foot light fixture made of hand-blown bubbles. When weather permits, we prefer to dine al fresco on the patio. Relax under the canopy or at one of the low tables where you might have the opportunity to watch a classic movie projected onto a "screen" of cascading water. Milanese chef Mirko Paderno (formerly of Valentino, Celestino Drago and Officine BRERA, among other L.A. Italian restaurants) has taken the position of chef de cuisine of the hotel. Start off with a crudo selection such as yellowtail with persimmon, yuzu ricotta, micro mint and lemon before moving on to house-made pastas, pizzas and main dishes such as Mediterranean sea bass with fennel, citrus, English pea purée and bottarga or a half chicken with truffled wild mushrooms and crispy potatoes. Longtime hotel executive pastry chef Federico Fernandez is in charge of the sweet endings: tiramisu, olive oil cake and butterscotch budino, to name a few. Sample compelling cocktails or make selection from the wine program, which has a strong Italian accent but also features cult wines from elsewhere. Culina is a popular destination for power lunches and breakfasts during the week. The lunch special, Farmer's Market Menu ($30), presents a selection of soup, salads, gnocchi, entrées and dessert. The former bar area has been transformed into Vinoteca, an Italian-inspired wine bar.

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