Craft restaurant
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Craft

Craft restaurant
Matthew Accarrino, chef de cuisine at Craft, plates a dish with care. Accarrino, 30, has an impressive resume: chef de cuisine at Rick Moonen’s RM and sous chef at Thomas Keller’s Per Se, both in New York. Craft’s executive chef Tom Colicchio — best known to some as the head judge of the Food Network’s “Top Chef” — has brought his gutsy, mature cooking to Century City. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
Baby beet salad with Gorgonzola. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
Appetizers offer a wealth of choices — raw, cured, marinated, roasted. Several of those are combined in hamachi with Cavaillon melon and crispy ham. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
Hawaiian blue prawns with prawn jus and verbena. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
Tom Colicchio is known for his love of mushrooms. Here, an assortment. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
The 20-ounce dry-aged New York strip on the bone is superb, and the glaze-like Bordelaise sauce at the bottom of the pan takes it over the top. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
Cubes of pork belly with Madras curry and dates are crisp and crackling outside, unctuous and soft inside. Perfect for sharing, they come in the cast-iron casserole they’re cooked in. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
It’s clear Tom Colicchio is a New York chef and not a surfer dude when you taste how much butter he uses in his potato puree. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
Pear tarte Tatin with brandy pear syrup and Tasmanian pepper berry creme fraiche. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
Everything about the wine service at Craft is intelligent. The list, by sommelier David Lusby, has a good deal of depth and ranges far beyond the usual suspects. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
At the nexus of Los Angeles power brokers, Craft has has all the amenities — sleek cabanas, luxuriously roomy booths far enough away from the next table that only a word or two can possibly be overheard, plus an open layout that lets everybody see and be seen. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
Craft restaurant
Craft sits in a custom-built, free-standing structure steps away from CAA’s glossy new Century City headquarters. (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
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