Otium at The Broad!
- Story / Photo By Paige Petrone
I’m happy to share, although I may be late to the party, that there is a new hot spot located walking distance to The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. Otium (now open for two years) is located steps away from The Broad Museum and only one block from the grand theatres; Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. This is very exciting news, that there is somewhere else to go. How many times can you dine at Kendall’s and Pinot Grill?!
It was an extremely fine dining experience within a hip and bustling atmosphere. Otium’s Chef, Timothy Hollingsworth, is inspired by rustic cooking in wood fire and utilizing fresh ingredients grown in the restaurant’s onsite garden. Cool. The dining room and the kitchen are both wide open and well lit for all to see or be scene. Again, the place is super hip!
We nibbled on Otium Cloverleaf Rolls (made to order!), Hiramasa (a yellowtail with lardo, strawberries, peas, almonds, and Kanzuri), a Little Gem salad (with Ras el Hanout, dates, apples, and tarragon), Cauliflower (with sultana grapes and almonds), Bucatini (house made pasta with buckwheat, Dungeness crab, sake, and lime), Halibut (served on top of a heirloom bean cassoulet with tomato confit), Lamb Neck (made with trahana, cumin, tomato, and topped with dill), and finished with the St. Honore (with coffee, salted caramel, and hazelnuts). This was an incredible array of what Otium has to offer and they are offering up tons of serious flavor and an elite level of dining. Go!
Otium is located at 222 S Hope Street in downtown L.A.