Monday nights at CULINA just got better at the Four Seasons Resort Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. Executive Chef Luca Moriconi created a new “Friends & Family Mondays” menu.
This talented chef has a big heart and it shows in the dishes he prepares. The Monday menu features 8 different ANTIPASTI dishes for $12. There is Prosciutto E Melon, Insalata Caesar, and an tangy octopus and potato salad with taggiasca olives.
PRIMI offerings are $15 each and include potato gnocchi with four cheeses; classic beef bolognese lasagna that is based on Chef Luca’s mamma’s recipe; and the most delicious ricotta and spinach cannelloni topped with an appealing beschamel sauce.
Chef Luca is hand tossing PIZZE and baking them in his new top-of-the-line pizza oven. He makes pies with cotto ham and olives; burrata and speck with arugula and tomatoes; lamb sausage with black olives, peanuts and mint pesto; and a simple and delicious Margherita pizza. He even offers two vegan options topped with cashew cream or San Marzano tomatoes.
Since I was dining during the debut of this Monday night dinner, Chef Luca invited a small group to make pizza pies with him.
He taught us how to “pinch and slap” the dough, shape it (I made a heart shaped pizza) spread San Marzano tomatoes, break off sprigs of basil and top with fior di latte mozzarella. We slid my pie into a beautiful pizza oven and watched it bake for about three minutes, before I took it to a table to take a bite.
SECONDI dishes include a breaded “heart shaped” chicken breast parmigiana, veal scaloppine in lemon and capers, grilled swordfish and a baked eggplant parmigiana.
Guests finish with four different desserts for $9 each. DOLCI items include apple crostata with vanilla ice cream, chocolate tart with salted caramel sea salt gelato, adffogato profiterole with espresso and vanilla gelato and a vanilla bean pan cotta with short bread and stewed berries.
Enjoy culinary sitting outside on the garden patio with serene fire and water features. Cocktails are $12 and include an Aperol Spritz and Negroni. Since pizza goes well with beer Culina offers Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and Spumanti, Bianchi, and Rosso wines by the glass.
Other culinary specials include PRONTO Lunch. The Market inspired buffet includes a selection of salads, cheese and charcuterie with a choice of protein. Dessert includes a selection of fresh fruit and more. It’s $35 per person and available Monday – Saturday starting at 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information and to reserve, please call Culina at (310) 860-4000
Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills – 300 Doheny Drive, Los Angeles