Prolific Los Angeles restaurateur Stephane Bombet of Bombet Hospitality Group (BHG) and James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Conant announce the opening of The Ponte, a new contemporary Italian restaurant on Beverly Boulevard, in February 2017. The pair partnered with famed Parisian designer Marc Ange of Bloom Room Studio to realize their vision of sprezzatura, or casual elegance, anchored by the restaurant’s charming patio and a large bar-lounge tended by distinguished Director of Bar Programs Ryan Wainwright of BHG.
“Scott has had such an impact on modern Italian cuisine throughout his career, and I am honored to be a part of this project with him,” says Bombet. “His signature dishes have made a lasting impression in L.A., and exemplify what we’re striving for at The Ponte—just good Italian food with warm Italian hospitality that keeps you coming back. The fact that Marc was able to collaborate with us is serendipitous—his roots in both France and Italy could not be more perfect for designing this restaurant.”
Inspired by the tight-knit community of Pontelandolfo expats—nicknamed Pontes—in Conant’s hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut, The Ponte will offer guests a relaxed and sophisticated experience complemented by Conant’s soulful Italian cuisine.