A Mozzarella Extravaganza!
Now this is a new restaurant to dine for. Obikà Mozzarella Bar opens at the Century City Westfield in September and we’re counting down the days.
There are currently 13 locations in five countries (can you believe?) and this will be Los Angeles’ first! The star of Obikà is that white, creamy madness we can’t live without… also known as Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP (Protected Origin Domination), flown in regularly from Italy’s Paestrum and Agro Pontino regions. Additional mozzarellas will include smoked Affumicata and sweet, creamy Stracciatella di Burrata.
Other usual suspects: salads, cured Italian meats, appetizers, pastas, and desserts. A sleek, contemporary design in a sophisticated, yet casual setting, diners can grab lunch, dinner, or, our personal favourite: “aperitivo hour” – Italy’s counterpart to happy hour, paired with a snack or light dinner accompanied by wine or a cocktail (or three). It was actually a visit to Obikà in Rome that inspired acclaimed Los Angeles Chef Nancy Silverton to develop her own mozzarella bar at Osteria Mozza.“I saw Obikà and said, ‘Perfect – a mozzarella bar,’” she told The New York Times.
Well, now there’s an Obikà in LA!