Century City hotel restaurant Breeze, tucked into the curvaceous Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, has been many things over the years. At different times the kitchen has experimented with menus that are vegan, paleo, gluten-free, kid-friendly and more. But the most recent turn will see Breeze become… a lot of things.
Rather than keep the name and occasionally update the menu concept, the Hyatt culinary team instead will focus on a rotation of six month pop-up stints, each one operating under a different title. For the first go-round, Breeze will transform into Viento, a Latin-focused small plates option serving botanas like pork belly torta sliders and duck sopes, alongside larger dishes like mole platters and asada with chimichurri.
The restaurant’s interior design will also fluctuate, swapping out tables, chairs and decor elements as needed. This is still an upscale Century City dining experience, so don’t expect anything too off the wall, however; the big Viento transformation includes a nod towards mid-century Modern design and an expansion of the outdoor patio dining side of things.
For those more suited to the comfortable hotel fare that Breeze offers its all-day customers, don’t worry; the restaurant will keep much of its daytime menu the same, dropping in a few key pop-up dishes here and there. It’s only at night that the menu will flip to whichever new concept is currently on the board.
Viento keeps dinner hours at Breeze, running daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.