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Passover Dinner at Culina

Friday April 22nd, Saturday April 23rd, Sunday April 24th

LAX_290_aspect16x9 In celebration of Passover, Chef Denis Dello Stritto has created a Passover dinner menu at Culina, which will be available on April 22, 23 and 24. The dinner will begin with Charoset, a medley of chopped apples, walnuts, blueberries, cranberries and citrus. Salad options include a Grilled Pear salad with almond “ricotta” and an Escarole salad with apricot and Meyer lemon gel. Guests will also enjoy a holiday favorite: Matzah Ball Soup with chicken and vegetable broth with a thyme and chive Matzah ball. Entrees will include roasted Jidori Chicken with mushrooms and horseradish fingerling potatoes; Cobia with sautéed Brussels sprouts and carrot puree; or Sliced Tri-Tip Steak with wild arugula and cherry tomatoes. The meal concludes with decadent desserts, including a Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Mousse with torched meringue or Candied Hazelnut and Lemon Pana Cotta with citrus marmalade and candied almonds. The three-course Passover dinner with soup or salad is $54 per person, while the four-course Passover dinner will be $69, excluding tax and gratuity. Sommelier wine pairings and cocktails are available upon request. View the Passover dinner menu here. Please visit or please call (310) 860-4000 for reservations.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 8th

thumb Treat Mom to brunch this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 at Culina. There’s no better way to show her you love her then with an endless brunch full of delicious eats. Have her indulge in such Culina favorites as Belgian waffles, dim sum, sushi, an elaborate carving station and savory entrees. Special vegan options in addition to farmer’s market inspired salads will be available. Be sure she saves enough room for our decadent dessert station filled with house-made doughnuts, pastries and all the chocolate she could ask for. Seating for Mother’s Day brunch begins at 10 am through 2 pm.  Cost is $119 per adult; $59 for children ages 5-12; complimentary for children 4 and under. Reservations are essential. Please visit or please call (310) 860-4000 for reservations.

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Santa Barbara Winemaker Dinner

Thursday, May 12th at 6pm

Join us at Culina restaurant on Thursday, May 12th, as we celebrate Santa Barbara Vintners Road Trip to Los Angeles with an unforgettable three-course dinner and wine pairings. The menu, created by Chef Denis Dello Stritto, features a grilled octopus antipasti with heirloom beans, tomato reduction and a lemon vinaigrette and a white rabbit ragu pasta with pecorino and thyme, amongst other offerings.  The evening will conclude with Chef's selection of artisan cheeses and a selection of assorted desserts. Wine pairings for each course, hand selected by Wine Director, Luca Bruno. There will be a reception in the Culina lounge beginning at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. View the five-course menu here. Cost: $90 per person including wines (excluding tax and gratuity). To make your reservation, please contact Culina at (310) 860-4000.

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The Restaurant

Culina, Modern Italian

Welcome to a modern twist
on classic Italian.

Not your ordinary Los Angeles Italian restaurant. Grab a seat in the bar, invite a friend, have dinner for eight, then wind up fireside — admiring the succulent wall with a carafe of your new favorite wine. A casual, flexible, affordable neighborhood LA restaurant — this is your Culina.

Culina, Modern Italian has been recognized as one of the “Best New Restaurants” by Esquire magazine, one of the “100 Best Wine Restaurants” of 2011 by Wine Enthusiast magazine, one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles by Zagat, and one of the “Hollywood’s 25 Top Power Lunch Restaurants” by The Hollywood Reporter.

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Private Dining

Exclusive Event Settings

Los Angeles private dining and
cocktail receptions.

Host your upcoming event in one of Culina, Modern Italian’s exclusive private dining rooms. Culina caters to all occasions including corporate events, rehearsal dinners, Awards Season parties, holiday celebrations, and more.


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