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craig thornton
i am a private chef in l.a. cooking my brains out
Interests: cooking. painting. music. creativity in general.
Recent Activity
lexus and microsoft teamed up to do a project called fresh perspectives... i was chosen to be a part of it... had a blast filming it and had a great time with the crew... not to mention the great lighting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at wolvesmouth
hope everyone had a great holiday and you kids are ready to crush it this year... i am finishing my time here in oregon and ready to get back.. we are trying to step up our game and hope to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at wolvesmouth
uni. celery root. pickled celery leaf ice. mustard meringue. coffee. apple. and we come to a close til next year! done with this series of dinners thanks to everyone who came out and had a great time at the den!!!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2010 at wolvesmouth
grilled cheese puree. sweet one hundred tomatoes. crispy soft crouton. this dish is literally what it says it is... the idea came obviously from tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich... reversed for the hell of it... also i am... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at wolvesmouth
s'more heres a dish from a recent dinner, my version of s'mores... there are times when i feel its important to not even try to compete with certain products, like ketchup for instance, or in this dish.. graham crackers... theres... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at wolvesmouth
just want to give a shout out to noah galuten and l.a. weekly for letting me do my thing!! they posted a two part interview as well as a recipe click the photos to follow the link!!! Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at wolvesmouth
heres one for now... black sesame and uni profiterole. rice and dashi soup. clam. uni. this dish is based on simplicity and texture.. playin with the profiterole which is normally served around dessert or as an amuse also i made... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at wolvesmouth
didnt even realize i havent posted anything in well over a month... cooking will do that to you... we have been busy as hell with dinners, i need to add some photos to this site but also the main Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at wolvesmouth
a couple photos from the other night taken by christie hemm... also we are currently moving into a new space so keep your eyes ears and mouths open... tomato. cucumber ice. pickled red onion vinaigrette. matsutake. fir gelee. hazelnut. madeira.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at wolvesmouth
so heres the deal for the curious and the people who are going to be eating at future dinner parties with the wolvesmouth crew. for main reasons of being able to do these we are NOT a restaurant if we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at wolvesmouth
thanks to julian for covering this dinner... sharpen your teeth dinners are moving along... we have another one planned for 9.2.10 and 9.5.10. (click photo for link) twitter... @wolvesmouth @dimsumpup email... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at wolvesmouth
thanks to kevin eats and food marathon for writing and taking photos and to everyone who came out to eat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at wolvesmouth
lately i have been doing some dinners as i have been in town for a good time and able to slow down a bit. here are some photos from a recent dinner thanks to @djjewelz for the photos and everyone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at wolvesmouth
first post in a bit, i have been all over the place it seems. going in a million directions but was able to get away from it all for a few weeks to go be in one of my favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at wolvesmouth
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Mar 15, 2010
foie torchon (pushed through tamis). brioche. cocoa nib and silver pop rocks. tamarind. earl grey tea. murray river salt. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at wolvesmouth
wednesday at 12:30p i will be posting up somewhere in l.a. giving away some eats... where it will be i don't know yet because i am posting the location either the night before or day of... wanna keep the riff... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2010 at wolvesmouth
what to do with the leftovers... throw em together... cherry shards leftover from "twin peaks". pistachios grated and whole. chocolate tofu from another dish... and macerated cherries underneath the chocolate...chocolate sorbet from "hollywood"... beyond simplified quick dessert for your grill...... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at wolvesmouth
simple as that... good eats... dinner at home... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2010 at wolvesmouth
i guess what better way to explain my outlook of what i am claiming as reflective cooking is to break down a dish... this dish is called hollywood... and its based off of my own.. well, sarcastic smart ass view... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at wolvesmouth
so as most cooks who are in the food world somewhat know that "food writers" (unfortunately we dont have too many sconzos to keep everyone on track) try to slap labels on things so that its near impossible to actually... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at wolvesmouth
moss. playlist. pier. rocks. torch. clean air. view of bc place. homie. view. gold. crazy night. snow. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at wolvesmouth
you just need to pay attention to your surroundings sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at wolvesmouth
is everywhere... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2010 at wolvesmouth
what it all boils down to in the end... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at wolvesmouth