Renowned Chef Suddenly Announces the Closure of Culinary Haven
By Dolores Quintana
Even though it isn’t official dining day, the news that Tom Colicchio’s Craft Los Angeles restaurant will be closing in three days qualifies as breaking news for any day. Chef Colicchio announced the closure via his Instagram and the restaurant’s Instagram on Friday. Craft Los Angeles has been a staple of the restaurants in Century City for 17 years and the restaurant was there before the current food renaissance at the Westfield Century City Mall that has grown so much in recent years.
The restaurant technically will be open until December 16 because of already booked holiday events, but Craft Los Angeles will close to the public on Thanksgiving Day. These are the last few days that you have to eat there one last time.
Chef Colicchio said, via social media, “Extending our celebration of local & seasonal to the West Coast has always felt like a natural fit, and I am incredibly proud of how this team has shared and evolved the story of Craft these last 17 years. But like all good things, our time in Los Angeles has come to an end, and it is with a heavy heart that I share my decision to close Craft Los Angeles on Saturday, December 16th.
I will always be grateful to the hard-working individuals & committed partners who made Craft Los Angeles such a beloved destination and will never forget the loyal guests who trusted us with their most important moments or just to provide a favorite meal.
While our doors will remain open through the 16th, for our holiday event clients, our last day of regular service is planned for Thanksgiving Day. Thank you for the wonderful run, and the opportunity to make so many people happy in Century City.
With gratitude, Tom Colicchio”