You have spotted them everywhere; television, newspapers and books. Celebrity chefs have taken LA over by storm. Get a taste of celeb chef cooking with a side dish of haute couture!
Bazaar by Jose Andreas at SLS Hotel
Celebrity Chef: Jose Andreas
Cuisine: Contemporary Spanish
Couture&Atmosphere: Sport this season’s mod metallics and energetic hues in the seemingly surreal Philippe Starck designed background. Voted “Best New Restaurant” by Travel & Leisure Magazine, this uber trendy, stylish joint is a place where you can shine while nibbling on tasty Spanish-influenced treats such as the cotton candy foie gras and tomato mozzarella pipettes.
Celebrity Chef: Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Mikkiken
Couture&Atmosphere: This lighthearted and lively eatery has a flair for all things cosmopolitan; from your delicious drink to your designer duds. Described as a “Latin free-for-all” by the LA Times, colorful, exciting and vibrant garb is best suited for a spicy night at Cuidad while you munch on a multi-national fare of Peruvian ceviche, Argentine empanadas and Brazilian moqueca.
Celebrity Chef: Tom Colicchio
Couture&Atmosphere: Known for power lunches and happy hour, Craft is the perfect place to sport your strong, menswear-inspired wardrobe. Clean lines, crisp shirts and structured shapes will take center stage here. Located in the heart of Century City, this sophisticated refectory has a masculine menu of roasted quail, octopus and veal sweetbreads.
Celebrity Chef: Wolfgang Puck
Couture&Atmosphere: Celebrity-studded CUT is located inside the posh Beverly Wilshire Hotel. A Four Seasons owned resort; this is one of Wolfgang Puck’s newest accomplishments in a long list of successful, decadent eateries. “Premium” is the favorite word here; with top-quality Wagyu, Richard Meier designed interior and nearby Rodeo drive top-of-the-line attire. Accent the perfect meal with a classic designer little black dress in this seasons cutting edge looks.
Gordon Ramsey at The London West Hollywood
Celebrity Chef: Gordon Ramsey
Couture&Atmosphere: London chic with SoCal casual sophistication. Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsey set up shop a block from the world famous Sunset Strip, and mixes California’s fresh ingredients with London’s refined dining finesse. Signature looks here sport a distinct California-Euro fusion, from a west-coast inspired dark glamour of velvety jackets, distressed
knits and old-Hollywood inspired vintage.
knits and old-Hollywood inspired vintage.
Celebrity Chef: Katsuya Uechi
Cuisine: Contemporary Japanese
Couture&Atmosphere: Known for its unbound trendiness, Katsuya specializes in all things cool. The modern black and white Philippe Starck designed restaurant is home to one of only four master sushi chefs in Los Angeles. Flawless creations include spicy albacore sashimi with crispy onion and Kobe toban. Be fashion-forward in a one shoulder slinky dress or top, and accessorize with a designer cocktail such as the Burning Mandarin and Katsuya Fresh.
Celebrity Chef: Nancy Silverton & Mario Batali
Couture&Atmosphere: Foodie central Osteria Mozza is a graceful little bistro off Melrose Ave. bursting with rich, flavorful pizzas and mouth-watering antipasti. New spins on old favorites make this a haven for any exploratory food lover. Going comfy and stylish is favored here; with accents on bold and geometric design.
Celebrity Chef: Kerry Simon
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Atmosphere: Sexy, rock and roll and relaxed. This upscale adventurous restaurant features a “junk food platter” full of cotton candy, cupcakes, mini Twinkies, donut holes and carmel corn. Feel free to be daring and show a little skin in an avant-garde creation featuring courageous cuts. Plunging necklines and sexy cutouts welcome in this bold and valiant eatery.
About the Author
Kimberly Fisher is a freelance writer based in Manhattan Beach, CA and Las Vegas, NV. She specializes in travel, lifestyle and fashion. Born with restless feet, she enjoys traveling and is always on the lookout for a new experience. So far she has traveled to over 37 countries and almost every US state. Her work has appeared in various English print and online media. Please direct inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org