Patina: 'Why fine dining matters'
Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila explains why Patina at Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles is worth four stars:
This latest iteration of Patina sneaks up and reminds the unwary and the jaded just why fine dining matters. The restaurant is a place where everything -- the ambiance, the service, the food and the wine work seamlessly to create a sense of occasion. It's the time to slow down, to savor the food and the company. A moment outside of the everyday, and a rare indulgence.