The Century, a luxury condominium tower in Century City, will soon house a restaurant operated by high-profile Los Angeles chef David Myers.
His yet-to-be-named restaurant will be open to the public and also cater private meals and events for residents of the 41-story tower such as Candy Spelling, who owns the top two floors.
The ground-floor restaurant will have a separate driveway and entrance from the residences, said Jeff Blau, president of the Related Cos., the developer of the tower on Avenue of the Stars.
"It will feel like a real restaurant with valet parking," he said. "The building was designed with this concept in mind."
Related has put chef-driven restaurants in some of its residential properties in New York, including Time Warner Center, but this will be among the first such developments in Los Angeles.
Myers operates Comme Ca, a French-style brasserie in West Hollywood, and Pizzeria Ortica, an Italian restaurant in Costa Mesa. His restaurant in the Century will be influenced by his travels and the time he spent in Japan over the last year setting up a culinary outpost in Tokyo.
"We’ll be focused on incredible ingredients blended with [influences of] the Silk Road path of Japan and southeast Asia," he said.
The Art Deco-inspired Century was completed in 2010 at cost of $300 million. Spelling, the widow of television mogul Aaron Spelling, was one of the first buyers and is still constructing her penthouse.
There have been $45 million worth of sales in the building this year and 30% of the units have now been sold, according to Related.
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