Tom Colicchio’s Craft Sets Up Shop in L.A.

Tom Colicchio

For those who follow Top Chef closely both on TV and online, they may have noticed that Tom Colicchio abandoned his Bravo Network blog recently due to work on opening a new restaurant. That venture is a Los Angeles location for Colicchio’s signature line of Craft restaurants. The blog has carried on without him, but how has the new opening unfolded?

The official opening for Craft was July 13, 2007. According to first looks, Craft LA is “brighter, bigger, and breezier” than the New York City version. You can take a peek at the sample menu and find out that your Wagyu Beef entree will set you back just short of $100. For a more thorough discussion of Craft LA, check out Pillowbook’s full discussion of a night out with Colicchio’s food.

It looks like Craft has survived its transplant to LA from NYC. For foodie fans, one of the most fascinating aspects of Craft’s opening is that it took place on the same day as the official opening of Osteria Mozza, a collaboration between celebrity chefs Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali. Where did Tom Colicchio eat on the evening of July 13th? He was spotted taking in the competition.