Culina, Modern Italian, is reinterpreting happy hour with the debut of its first Crudo Hour on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Available Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the new menu will feature special prices on crudo, cicchetti (Venetian tapas), cocktails, carafes, and drafts that reflect the co-mingling of the Italian pastime of aperitivo hour with the post-work, pre-dinner American ritual of happy hour.
Offerings will include classic Culina favorites, as well as new plates from Chef Mette Williams that reflect seasonal ingredients and local inspiration. Crudo dishes such as Ippoglosso with halibut, citrus pickled rhubarb, strawberry and pinot grigio gelèe; and Salmone Scottish salmon topped with stone fruit, orange scent and preserved herbs, will be priced at $6 for three pieces with cicchetti-like proscuitto-wrapped polenta; and shishito peppers with bottarga, basil seeds and lemon, priced between $5 and $9.
Carafes from Wine Director Chris Bradford will spotlight $7 pours of Italian varietals such as Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi and Saia Nero d’Avola carefully selected to pair with Chef Mette’s crudo and cicchetti. New cocktails and spritzers concocted by Lead Bartender Alex Kitzmann will include Sunset Buck mezcal, aperol, fresh pineapple, ginger, Peychaud’s bitters; and Che Figata with tequila, jalapeño agave, strawberry and fresh lime, also priced at $7. Draft beers such as Blanche de Chambly Belgian Whit and Sculpin IPA will round at the libation offerings at $5.
The menu will be available exclusively in the bar and lounge at Culina, Modern Italian. Culina is located on the lobby level of Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills at 300 South Doheny Drive in Los Angeles.