For the ‘Wolf’ of the Los Angeles dining scene, food has always been the medium for a higher social purpose.
Wolvesmouth, AKA Arizona-native Craig Thornton, is the self-taught chef who emerged four years ago as part of the sweeping trend of underground supper clubs, serving up dishes inspired by raw nature and abstract art at his loft, Wolvesden. Diners could eat pork belly and lobster infused in squid ink with yams and green apples, or a rabbit croquet served with plantains, jicama remoulade and jerk sauce.
Alongside hosting intimate dinners for donation amounts to guests curated from a waiting list of thousands of potential diners, the 32-year-old chef will present Ceremony on June 13, the latest project in his quest to merge gourmet underground dining with art and music. Ahead of the event, the chef discussed his non-traditional approach to food and his desire to elevate dining.