At Century Park Hotel, we strive to make your visit to the West Los Angeles area as convenient and enjoyable as possible. Luckily, regardless of the reason for your visit, we’re almost certainly located close to a local attraction sure to interest you.
Craft Los Angeles and Hinoki and the Bird are two such attractions. These nearby restaurants are just minutes from the hotel. Although anyone with a love of good food can enjoy them, they’re particularly appealing to those who are in town on business.
That’s simply because they’ve cultivated a reputation as two of LA’s best power lunch spots. To learn more about why you should give them a try, consider these points.
What You Need to Know About Two of LA’s Best Power Lunch Spots
Craft Los Angeles
You don’t need to take our word for it to believe Craft Los Angeles is a dining experience worth seeking out in the Century City area. Famed chef Tom Colicchio is the mastermind behind it. Having earned numerous James Beard Foundation awards, he clearly knows his way around the kitchen.
He also knows how to provide guests with a unique dining experience they won’t soon forget. At Craft Los Angeles, Colicchio strives to give guests the sense that they are dining not at a restaurant, but at the home of a loved one or friend. This results in the kind of welcoming atmosphere that’s ideal when you’re conducting a business meeting. When everyone’s comfortable and at ease, the meeting is simply more likely to be productive. The fact that everyone is consuming dishes thought up by one of the most well-known chefs in the world is practically an added bonus.
Hinoki and the Bird
Brandon Kida is another name worth paying attention to in the world of food. As a younger chef, Kida hasn’t made the same impression as Colicchio just, yet, but he’s well on his way to joining those ranks, having earned the StarChefs 2010 “Rising Star” award for his work as executive chef at New York City’s Asiate.
Hinoki and the Bird is an appealing option to consider if you and your guests have an appreciation for genuine culinary talent. Although Kida draws from his Japanese heritage when imagining dishes, he also approaches his work with the discipline and technique of the French masters. The result? An expansive menu that combines familiar flavors in unique ways, providing diners with the opportunity to be a little adventurous without straying too far from their comfort zones.
This is another option worth considering for your next business lunch or meeting. For instance, perhaps you’re meeting with new clients. You obviously want to make the right impression on them. You also want to be sure they have positive memories of the experience. That’s more likely to happen if you schedule lunch at a unique spot that offers a quality of food and setting that isn’t available at other restaurants.
These are simply two of the best power lunch spots in LA. Fortunately, when you stay at Century Park Hotel, they’re also easy to access. Keep them in mind the next time you’re in the area on business.