After her original first taste, SIV is back at Culina for the full blown review where the revamped restaurant earns two full stars. "It has a little something for everyone but may be playing it a little too safe in terms of flavors, which are right down the middle...To warm up, start with a pizza. Though Culina isn't exactly Pizzeria Mozza redux, the pies are quite respectable, consisting of a thin, flavorful crust and a handful of topping options...pasta is quite good here [too]. The best may be the inch-wide pappardelle sauced in a gentle lamb ragù...[with] a luscious, tender texture...Main courses are straightforward and well executed...Desserts aren't as compelling as the rest of the menu...All in all, Culina strikes a bright new note at the Four Seasons, and from the number of locals mixed in with the hotel guests at dinner, it seems the neighborhood is taking note." [LAT]
The Elsewhere: The Find visits Lomita for Oumi Sasaya, LAmag drops by Hatfield's, Diana Takes A Bite samples Jeremy Fox's pop up at Animal, Food, Je T'aime dines at Sona for the last time, Exile Kiss picks Jar, and Mattatouille hits up Mapo in Ktown.