ColicchioWire: Craftbar Debuts Monday at Craft

Century City: Tom Colicchio has been rolling out various recession-friendly deals at his various New York restaurants for a few weeks now, and now he's bringing the show to LA too: today will mark the debut of Craftbar. Starting tonight, Tommy C and his chef de cuisine Matthew Accarrino will transform Craft's 26-seat front lounge and 80-seat terrace into Craftbar, offering an entire of menu that consists of small plates under $10. But what exactly comprises said menu? Glad you asked:

Like Craft, the specific menu items at Craftbar will likely change regularly, but here's an idea of what to expect:

snacks 6.
Brussels Sprouts Leaves & Aleppo Pepper
Hushpuppies & Tomato-Bacon Jam
Falafel & Whipped Spicy Feta
Jidori Chicken Wings w/ Maple Dijon Aïoli
Maine Lobster & Smoked Bacon Roll
Lamb Slider, Blue Cheese & Tomato Marmalade
Steamed Short Rib Buns

salads 8.
Fennel, Apple, Walnut & Raisin
Puntarelle & Crispy Anchovy
Frisée, Bacon, Egg & Blue Cheese

small plates 8.
Raw Atlantic Fluke w/ Coconut & Finger Lime
Raw Florida Cobia w/ Sea Beans & Meyer Lemon
Raw Albacore Tuna w/ Pickled Shallots & Kishu Tangerine
Cured Local Sardines w/ Celery & Espelette Peppers
Lamb Belly w/ Chioggia Beets, Dates & Sumac Yoghurt
Foie Gras Confit w/ Grapes, Apple & Macadamia Nuts
Pigs Head Terrine & Radish Pickles
Truffle Garlic Sausage & Lentils
Veal & Ricotta Meatballs
Calamari, Arugula, Lemon & Spanish Peanuts

in a jar 8.
White Bean Hummus w/ Zaatar Oil
Mozzarella w/ Basil & Roasted Tomato
Jidori Chicken Liver Mousse
Berkshire Pork Rillettes

pasta 9.
Sausage Raviolini & Manila Clams
Spaghetti & Local Abalone Puttanesca
Braised Pork Pyramids w/ Tomato & Pecorino
Spring Garlic & Mozzarella Agnolotti w/ Pancetta
Braised Veal Ravioli & Hazelnut Brown Butter

pizzettes 9.
Leek & Local Goat Cheese
Artichoke, Mozzarella & Salsa Verde

cheese 5.
Reblochon (cow) w/ Pickled Sour Cherries & Candied Pecans
Quadrello di Buffala (buffalo) w/ Apple-Fennel Marmalade & Marcona Almonds
Beemster (cow) w/ Pickled Sour Cherries & Candied Pecans
Rochebaron (blue) w/ Kumquats & Walnuts

sweets 7.
Butterscotch Panna Cotta w/ Green Apple Ice
Cinnamon-Sugar Donut Holes
Honey Shortcakes w/ Rhubarb & Candied Pistachios
Grilled Cinnamon Raisin Bread w/ Hazelnut Spread & Cocoa Nibs
Frozen Coconut Parfait w/ Mango & Candied Coconut
Coffee Ice Cream Parfait w/ Whiskey Sauce & Toffee Pecans

cocktails 8.
Yuzu Margarita
Wokka Sake Vodka, Sake, Shiso Leaf, Yuzu Lime Juice w/ Yuzu kosho salt

Bloody Mary Martini
Hangar One Chipotle, Tomato, Horseradish, Lemon Oil, Crushed Black Pepper, Pickled Bean

Century Sling
Partida Reposado, Pineapple, Apricot Nectar, Lemon, Peychaud Bitters, Soda

Pink Beemer
Maker's Mark, Muddled Raspberry and Blueberry, Lemon Zest, Ginger Beer

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