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May 22 2017

Amazon Books and award-winning chef Jonathan Waxman join the new Westfield Century City

Westfield Century City will be welcoming the first Amazon Books store in LA in 2017 and a new restaurant by Jonathan Waxman - one of the best chefs in New York City - in Spring 2018.

Renowned for bringing California cuisine to the world, Jonathan Waxman will return to Southern California with a soon-to-be-named restaurant opening on Santa Monica Blvd in 2018.

Mr Waxman first gained fame by pioneering and then popularising California cuisine together with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley and then subsequently made his mark at such prestigious kitchens as in Santa Monica and Jams in New York City. Today, he is chef and owner of Manhattan’s illustrious Barbuto restaurant, where his ability to make “sophistication seem simple” earned him the 2016 James Beard Award as Best Chef - New York City.

Waxman and NYCA Restaurant Group have now made the decision to open their very first restaurant in Los Angeles at Westfield Century City.

I have been looking for the right venue for my return to LA,” said Jonathan Waxman.

“The location of Westfield Century City is the perfect spot and has everything – great street access, instantaneous valet parking and some of the best shopping in the world coupled with AMC Theatres and exciting new offerings like Nordstrom, Eataly, Shake Shack and Equinox. Our location is steps from Santa Monica Blvd and in close proximity to Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Culver City, Westwood and Santa Monica. All in all, this makes for a stellar location where I’m greatly looking forward to feeding fold in LA again,” he said.

“This is going to change the very nature of the food landscape on the westside of Los Angeles,” said William Hecht, Westfield US Chief Operating Officer.

Jonathan Waxman is widely credited with bringing California cuisine to the world, and in the process reinventing the way America eats, cooks, and seeks out farm-fresh ingredients. He is a native of California - he first made his mark here and we’re excited to welcome him back home,” said Hecht.

The announcement of Westfield’s partnership with NYCA Restaurant Group and Amazon Books comes as the center prepares for its Grand Opening in Fall 2017. The redeveloped center will include over 200 stores and restaurants including a new Nordstrom, new Macy’s, completely remodeled  Bloomingdale’s and Equinox fitness club.