After over a decade at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry in Napa, California, chef Timothy Hollingsworth has finally opened his own hotly anticipated restaurant; after just two months of service, it is clear that Otium in downtown Los Angeles is living up to the hype.
A rustic but polished space, Otium is designed in large part using pieces from local artisans — everything from the ceramics to the furniture — and features seasonal, vibrant dishes inspired by Hollingsworth’s global travels. The result is a casually elegant restaurant that reflects LA's aesthetic both in atmosphere and taste.
Situated next to The Broad, the city's newest contemporary art museum, Otium doesn't back away from the challenge of making each of its menu offerings works of art as well. Watch above to see how a few of the most visually stunning dishes come together.