The Top Chef
If you watch Top Chef you certainly know Stefan Richter. Last season he was runner-up and one of the most outspoken and entertaining contestants ever. Well, it turns out that Mr. Richter is for real. He has opened his own restaurant in Santa Monica and it’s terrific. L.A. FARM has been at 3000 Olympic Boulevard for a while, but it hasn’t had the skillful cooking of Stefan Richter. The restaurant has been re-named STEFAN’S AT L.A. FARM. This food matches the ambiance. Just a taste of his oysters with absinthe gelee, gives an indication of the simple purity of his concept. L.A.FARM is a large and handsome restaurant with expansive woodwork and indoor trees, and now there’s a top chef.