Craft Begins Daily Market Dinners, Plans to Break Down Whole Animals


Chef de cuisine Anthony Zappola and pastry chef Shannon Swindle are collaborating to bring ever-morphing, market-driven dinner menus to Craft that a restaurant rep promises will involve breaking down whole animals (where’s Charlie Palmer and his gun when Tom Colicchio really needs them?). Starting this week, the $55 per person prix-fixe will be available on the borders of the regular menu and served family-style, meaning your whole crew must commit to it. Craft already enjoys a healthy relationship with the folks from local farms and ranches, so it will be a kick to watch Zappola go nuts with large portions of fresh greens, entire animals, and a new-found sense of freedom. Craft’s first market menu is below, with a new one coming at least weekly, and possibly daily, as the market inspires. Reservations at (310) 279-4180.

Market Menu
(for the table)

first course

Endive & Wild Arugula Salad
Dates, Hazelnuts & Blue Cheese

main course

Whole Roasted Loup de Mer
Baby Fennel & Black Olive

side dishes

Heirloom Squash Gratin
Braised Pee Wee Potatoes


Huckleberry Crisp
Lime Sherbet
Huckleberry Yogurt

$55 per person

We kindly require the participation of the entire table for the Market Menu.
Thank you.