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Stefan Richter was born in Finland, but with three businesses under his belt and two starring turns on Bravo’s “Top Chef”, he practically feels like a native. His ease in front of the camera earned Stefan a spot on “Entourage” as well as a guest star role alongside Sylvester Stallone in the upcoming film Reach Me. The 41-year-old chef currently owns and operates several restaurants around the world including, Stefan’s Steak House in Finland, in 3 locations, his catering company, Stefan F. Richter’s European Catering, and Stefan’s at L.A. FarmHere is Stefan’s insider’s guide to the City of Angels.

Where were you born ?
Tampere, Finland
How long in Los angeles:
8 years
Santa Monica baby, Santa Monica
Favorite Restaurant:
In & Out
Best Sushi:
Something's Fishy
Best Italian:
Il Pastaio, the restaurant of my former boss Celestino Drago
Best dessert:
Susie Cakes
Best place for a romantic date:
Malibu Beach or my backyard
Best Sunday brunch:
Cock & Bull, great beer and a game on Sunday
Best place for a power business meeting:
Stefan's at La Farm
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Hotel Erwin
Best Spa:
Burke Williams
Favorite Charity Event:
Next Step
Favorite Cultural Event:
The Farmer's Market on Saturday in Santa Monica
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Getty
Best Steakhouse:
My own in Finland Stefan's Steakhouse
Best Pizza:
Best Lunch:
Stefan's at LA Farm
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
The beach
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
La Limousine
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Hollywood sign
All-around favorite locale in Los Angeles, whether a neighborhood, restaurant, venue, or other
My backyard
Best aspect of Los Angeles
The weather and I love the people
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