by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move

Last week’s preview tasting of Chef David Myers latest and yet unnamed restaurant, to be showcased in one of LA’s premiere “ivory towers”,  THE CENTURY,  in Century City, California, certainly proved that he most definitely knows how to parlay his culinary talents, media accolades and Michelin star to a “high(er) rise” of luxury proportions.

From his earliest kitchen experience with Chicago legend Charlie Trotter, to his years with iconic French chef Daniel Boulud, David has been recognized for his culinary talent and artistry, including gaining a prestigious James Beard Foundation nomination.

Having captivated the attention of the culinary world since 2002 with his first restaurant Sona, David Myers holds distinction in both the media and food industry as a “man of style.”

The new restaurant will be located on the first level of the 42-story Art Deco-inspired masterpiece designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern.  Patrons will arrive at the restaurant through a dedicated drive and valet separate from the private entrance reserved for The Century residents whose un-rivaled lifestyle-focused amenities include a celebrity appeal and whose top two floors are coincidentally owned by Candy Spelling.

“At The Century, I am creating a restaurant that is a true urban oasis in the heart of bustling Century City, in perfect harmony with the property and its four acres of tranquil gardens.  The menu will be a collection of my travel memories, housed in a setting that is truly unique to Los Angeles,” explains David.

I concur.  Harmony, would be the definitive word to describe the over-arching experience of both the food and the monolithic sanctuary.

Having been honored with a private short tour by one of The Century’s gracious personal assistants, Stephen LeRoy, I walked the perfectly manicured, lush grounds in the early evening to view private dining and party areas, an upscale doggie playground, gorgeous interior design, modern downstairs library and even a private screening room for residents, currently on a now several year Super Bowl wait list.

Asian inspired hors d’oeuvres continuously flowed throughout the evening including a spicy,

Mini Lobster Roll, Lamb with Mint, Bread Crisps topped with Beets and Pistachios and my personal favorite – Yuzu Macaroons – all near religiously devoured by David Myers devotees and friends including actor Neil Patrick Harris and actor, chef and E! News Correspondent David Burtka who attended with enthusiast support.

The restaurant is set to open later this year.