Thompson Beverly Hills debuts a new restaurant, bar and chef.
Boasting an Art Deco-meets-industrial design, Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room opened this week in the Thompson Beverly Hills, ushering in veteran chef Stephen Kalt and a spectacularly minimalist redesigned interior. Together with the owners of L.A. fixtures Bar Chloe, Magnolia, and The Bar, Kalt’s menu emphasizes “well crafted, market-driven dishes,” and includes new fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a soon-to-launch weekend brunch.
Kalt is known for American Grill fare accented by Californian and Mediterranean influences. Some signature lunch dishes include roasted beet and carrot salad with avocado and pumpkin seeds; a selection of grilled pizzettes, and house-smoked Steelhead trout in a jar with crème fraîche, egg, and pickled fennel.
The dinner menu features Pacific fluke crudo with pear, radish, coconut milk, Finger lime, and ginger; roasted duck breast with Gaviota strawberries, Padrón peppers, and cipollini onions; and acorn-fed Spanish pork with roasted pears, carrots, Brussels sprout leaves, Medjool dates, and pomegranate.
Kalt’s lineup also includes a selection of steaks grilled over Japanese binchotan charcoal. The updated room includes a 12-seat marble-top communal table, custom leather armchairs, and antiqued mirrors backing the bar. With a separate entrance from the hotel, the restaurant also boasts a new sunroom featuring nearly 360-degree wood paneled windows against a white brick wall and a new collection of russet-colored leather banquettes.
For reservations and full menus, visit: http://www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/la/thompson-beverly-hills/eat/caulfield’s