Chef Stephen Kalt Tapped to Relaunch Caulfield’s at The Thompson

Stephen Kalt
Stephen Kalt Photo: The Borgata Hotel and Casino

One year after opening to replace Bond Street, Caulfield’s at The Thompson Hotel is again pressing its restaurant reset button, incorporating a new design from HD Buttercup creative designer Heather Ashton and changing its name to Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room (just so people stop assuming it’s a fancy off-track betting center or piñata shop). The Beverly Hills restaurant also has a new chef in the kitchen: Stephen Kalt, a veteran of Daniel Boulud’s reign at Le Cirque and co-creator of NYC’s Spartina and Spazzio, as well as the chef once running Corsa Cucina at The Wynn Las Vegas and currently still in command at Fornelletto at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel and Casino. Kalt will unveil new breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus this Thursday, featuring choices like grilled pizettes, duck breast with Gaviota strawberries and padron peppers, house-smoked trout in a mason jar, a lobster club sandwich, and a burger of U.S. wagyu grilled on binchotan charcoal. Ashton’s new design includes a twelve-top communal table in marble, antique mirrors, and vintage furniture.