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Creative Plates Great and Small At New Caulfield's In Thompson Beverly Hills

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January 7, 2013 at 4:57 PM | by | ()

We talk so much about New York and Chicago restaurants, that we may have neglected LA a bit. While we were chatting up chefs at Atlantic City’s Savor Borgata event just before Thanksgiving, we also ran into chef Stephen Kalt who heads up the delectable Fornelletto.

He told us that he was resurrecting a restaurant called Caulfield's Bar and Dining Room at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills, which would replace the Bond Street eatery.

The Le Cirque vet has designed a Mediterranean menu fit for discriminating Angelenos, with homemade charcuterie, a variety of grilled pizzettes and pastas, and a laundry list of inventive main dishes.

The re-imagined restaurant was designed by Heather Ashton who helped with The Standard Hollywood and is creative director for HD Buttercup.

While tables for two with leather armchairs are certainly available, we do dig the creative design that includes a twelve-seat marble communal table and leather banquettes to bring in a homey feeling when digging into a Lobster club, stuffed with butter-poached lobster, avocado, tomato, and Applewood bacon on brioche.

"Bites" like tuna croquetas start at $8 and small plates of Burrata and butternut squash with dried figs begin at $12.

[Thompson Hotels]

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