Related Companies, one of the nation’s most prominent real estate firms and developer of New York’s landmark Time Warner Center today announced that renowned chef and restaurateur David Myers will debut a new signature restaurant at The Century. Slated to open in late 2012, the restaurant will be open to the public in addition to providing exclusive offerings to residents of The Century.
The California-inspired restaurant from the acclaimed chef behind such culinary sensations as Sona, Comme Ca and Pizzeria Ortica will be a crowning addition to Related’s property known for raising the benchmark for luxury living in Los Angeles.
“David Myers has a well-earned reputation as one of the nation’s most innovative and inspirational chefs and restaurateurs. We are thrilled to partner with David to bring his highly anticipated new restaurant concept to The Century,” said Jeff Blau, President of Related Companies. “The Century is the evolution of estate living,” added Mary Ann Osborn, Vice President of Sales at The Century. “Residents at The Century will soon be able to enjoy the culinary delights of what is destined to be one of Los Angeles’s finest restaurants not only in the welcoming new space, but in their homes and as part of all of their celebratory events. The addition of a world-class restaurant is further evidence of Five Star Living® perfected. The new restaurant will also enhance Century City’s reputation as a culinary destination.”
The restaurant will be located on the first level of the 42-story masterpiece designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern. Patrons will arrive at the restaurant through a dedicated drive and valet separate from the private entrance reserved exclusively for The Century residents. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner in both indoor and outdoor settings. The design by Milo Garcia will incorporate an open, spacious environment that is bright and vibrant, while at the same time luxurious and relaxed. Garcia and his LA based firm, Modern Arc Inc. Studio are widely recognized for their international design work on boutique hotels and restaurants, including Cooper Square Hotel in New York City, W Hotels in Washington D.C., Austin and Fort Lauderdale, and the popular Gjelina restaurant in Venice, California.
The globally inspired menu will feature the highest quality seasonal ingredients with David Myers’ signature creativity that accentuates the essence of modern California cooking with Asian influences.
David Myers explains, “At The Century, I am creating a restaurant that is a true urban oasis in the heart of bustling Century City, in perfect harmony with the property and its four acres of tranquil gardens. The menu will be a collection of my travel memories, housed in a setting that is truly unique to Los Angeles. I am thrilled to partner with Related to launch my newest dining concept at The Century.”
Integral to The Century’s unrivaled lifestyle–focused amenities, Myers and his team will cater private meals and events exclusively for residents of The Century, including large scale events in the expansive four acres of manicured estate grounds, as well as in the outdoor dining areas, and the indoor entertainment suite and private dining room overlooking the gardens. The Century residents also have the rare opportunity to enjoy Myers’ award-wining cuisine served in the comfort of their personal residence along with preferred reservations at the restaurant.
Related has built a stellar reputation for collaborating with top chefs and restaurateurs at its distinctive properties. Related’s Time Warner Center is home to Chef Thomas Keller’s Per Se and Bouchon Bakery, Chef Michael Lomonaco’s Porter House New York, Chef Masayoshi Takayama’s Masa and Bar Masa and Chef Marc Murphy’s Landmarc. Related is among the first developers in Los Angeles to bring together elite condominium residences with a new restaurant from one of the nation’s top chefs.
The Century’s striking elliptical tower rises boldly above the Los Angeles skyline and offers 140 residences with panoramic views that stretch from downtown Los Angeles across the Santa Monica Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Set upon nearly four acres of landscaped gardens, the gated property affords residents the utmost in privacy, surpassing any other high-rise residence or five-star hotel in the entire city. The Century represents the modern evolution of estate living – offering the best of everything that one would expect in a gated Beverly Hills mansion – with added amenities that a private estate cannot offer, including a 24-hour doorman, concierge and valet parking.
The Century’s prized location is in close proximity to world-class arts institutions, shopping and dining all within walking distance. Its Century City neighbors are powerhouses in their own right: Creative Artists Agency, IMG Media, MGM and Fox Studios.
The Century offers residents unsurpassed amenities, most notably the Assouline Culture Lounge, a stylishly designed library by France’s most prominent publisher with wall-to-wall book arrangements and custom-designed furniture. Residents can entertain guests in the outdoor dining rooms, and the entertainment suite featuring a formal dining room, a private Sony-designed screening room and two bar lounges. Additional amenities include a 75’ resort style pool with furnished cabanas, a state-of-the-art fitness center with spa treatment room, and temperature controlled wine storage. ###