The Viceroy's former chef de cuisine, Chris Crary, who earned the title of "fan favorite" on season 9 of "Top Chef," is set to helm the kitchen at a new member's only dining club in Santa Monica called 41 Ocean.
41 Ocean, which is slated to open in mid-January, is the work of Ozumo Concepts International, the hospitality group behind Sonoma Wine Garden and Ozumo.
The food will be seasonal SoCal, although a menu is not yet available. The cocktail list is being created by mixologist Noah Ellis (Red Medicine, Michael Mina restaurant group).
The space is seaside and has a patio with fire pits and ocean views. In addition to a full-service restaurant it will feature a cocktail lounge, a piano bar, a performance stage and a screening room.