Los Angeles chef Ray Garcia last week announced plans to open a new restaurant at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The currently unnamed restaurant will open in January 2022.
“As a native Angeleno, I am thrilled to collaborate with The Music Center and bring focus to L.A.’s diversity at one of its largest cultural hubs,” Garcia said in a statement. “At our core, we look to connect people within their communities and celebrate L.A.'s range of cuisines, ingredients and traditions at the table and beyond.”
The full-service restaurant is one of the first concepts announced for the new Music Center Campus. Announcements will continue to roll out through the end of 2021.
Photo: Chef Ray Garcia
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“During the past 18 months, our team reexamined the role hospitality should play to complement our vision of deepening the cultural lives of all Angelenos,” said Rachel S. Moore, president and CEO of the Music Center, in a statement. “Chef Ray Garcia understands how to use food to build bridges between cultures and communities. We are excited to partner with him as we welcome the return of our guests to The Music Center and look forward to introducing them to the distinctive culinary experiences that will await them in this new restaurant in one of L.A.’s most iconic buildings.”
The menu will “spotlight fresh California ingredients and the preparations, independent spirit and heritage of the many communities of the most diverse county in the nation,” according to a company release.
Garcia’s concept will be created in collaboration with Levy, the non-commercial foodservice provider.
Garcia’s most recent restaurant, ¡Viva!, opened earlier this year at Resort World in Las Vegas.