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By: Maren Swanson • June 1st, 2015

Culina in Beverly Hills introduces "Crudo Hour" aka happy hour.

“Crudo is raw fish enhanced with infused oils and specialty salts,” explained one of the servers at Culina in Beverly Hills. “Well, sounds delicious. Sign me up,” I replied. And so there began my happy hour experience at Four Season’s newly introduced “Crudo Hour,” where Monday through Friday, 6pm to 8pm in the lounge and bar area, you can order up specialty cocktails, wine and creative crudo plates for a little less than regular menu prices. Amen.

Culina in Beverly Hills serves up Italian fare with some serious crudo flare, and if you really want to experience the crudo creations in real time, then I suggest sitting at the bar area. John, a jolly man with a focused attention to fish detail, proudly plates his colorful slices of salmon, halibut, scallop and yellowtail and brings them to life on a nightly basis. What’s even better is the fact that these made-to-order palate pleasers are now on the happy hour menu at Culina for $6 a plate. Hand-shucked oysters are available for $2 each and assorted cicchetti (small snacks) will run you $5 - $9.

Crudo Hour at Culina Modern Italian at The Four Seasons Beverly Hills.
Crudo Hour at Culina Modern Italian at The Four Seasons Beverly Hills.
Happy Hour at Culina Modern Italian at The Four Seasons Beverly Hills.

My foodie friend and I started with some wine ($7 for a half carafe glass) and the Il Carosello made with prosecco, gin, aperol and absinthe. I wondered if the curious combination of libations with work well together, but to my surprise, the spirits blended beautifully and for $7, I was very happy. For our first course, we nibbled on a assortment of the mixed crudo. My friend fancied the salmon with the spring pea vinaigrette, mint and pancetta powder while I drooled over the halibut with chili, strawberries, pickled shallots and frisee. The diver scallops with fava been puree, truffle and lemon were silky and packed the right amount of flavor.

Happy Hour at Culina in Beverly Hills.
Happy Hour at Culina in Beverly Hills.

Next, we continued with some of the cicchetti options including the always-fabulous arancini (I order them every time) truffle risotto croquettes and the wagyu meatball. The $5 wagyu meatball was hearty, bathed in tomato sauce and sprinkled with just enough parmigiano reggiano and basil. If you do decide to try the tasty prosciutto wrapped polenta with spicy tomato sugo, then I suggest appreciating them while they are piping hot.

Happy Hour at Culina in Beverly Hills.
$5 Wagyu Meatball at Culina Happy Hour in Beverly Hills.

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