Contacts: Rosalind Napoli/Kim Baker
Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau
(310) 319-6263 email@example.com
Experience the Flavors of Santa Monica With Distinct Culinary
Experiences This Fall
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — 340 days of sunshine, al fresco dining with ocean
views, an award-winning Farmers Market and a laid-back California beach
lifestyle make Santa Monica an international dining destination that attracts
innovative chefs from around the world. It’s no wonder Zagat Survey has named Santa Monica the best neighborhood for
dining in all of Southern California for two consecutive years. This fall,
ocean breezes, beachfront views and spectacular sunsets will complement various
culinary experiences and events throughout the city.
From October 2-7 and October 9-14, over 45
Santa Monica restaurants will participate in the Fall 2011 dineLA Restaurant Week which will be
available in three price categories for a pre-fixe menu: Deluxe Dining is $16 for lunch and $26 for
dinner; Premier Dining is $22 for lunch and $34 for dinner, and Fine Dining is
$28 for lunch and $44 for dinner (beverages, tax and gratuity are not
included; participating meal periods vary by restaurant). For a complete
list of participating Santa Monica restaurants, please visit www.santamonica.com/dine-la.
And the Fall feast
continues, Santa Monica is excited to play host to a number of luxurious and
exciting culinary experiences as part of the Los
Angeles Food And Wineevent happening
October 13th through 16th.Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio will host a Clambakeat the Jonathan Club on Friday, October 14th featuring unique
takes on coastal cuisine and beach friendly, wine, beer, and spirits and on
Saturday, October 15, Food Network Chef Guy Fieri will host a Brew
B Queon the world famous Santa Monica Pier. Exclusive lunches
showcasing local talent will take place at Melisse
with Chef Josiah Citrin and FIG
with Chef Ray Garcia.
Santa Monica hotels are offering
distinct culinary packages designed to showcase the varying flavors and
distinct attractions in Santa Monica this fall.
Locals and visitors alike can surf with Chef Bowlin
at Hotel Casa
del Mar by booking a Surf with
Chef package that includes an overnight stay, surf lessons with chef and a
private instructor, capped off with a market fresh lunch.Chef Bowlin also invites locals to join
him for a day of surfing and a market fresh lunch he’ll prepare for two at
Catch restaurant at the hotel.
At Shutters on
the Beach, guests are invited to peruse the award-winning Wednesday Santa Monica Farmer’s Market
with Chef Michael Reardon only to enjoy those ingredients picked from select
purveyors as showcased in that night’s Market Dinner at Coast Beach Café &
Bar. Guests will also receive a copy of The Summertime Anytime Cookbook: Recipes
from Shutters on the Beach, by Shutter's Co-Owner and celebrated chef Dana
Slatkin to recreate Shutters' meals at home.
Santa Monica Beach Hotelis also offering a Santa Monica Foodie package this fall which
includes a two-night
stay in deluxe or higher accommodations and a chef’s welcome amenity featuring
house made cape gooseberry preserves, Redwood Hill Farm goat cheese, a bottle
of local wine and other tastes of the region (items change seasonally), reservations for two to Gourmandise,
an innovative culinary school located in The Market at Santa Monica Place
mall, where guests can learn to prepare everything from puff pastries and
summer tarts to French macaroons and Japanese Izakaya, a four-course wine dinner for two in the
hotel’s oceanfront Ocean & Vine restaurant featuring the farmers’ market fare
that makes California famous and a copy of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market
cookbook by Amelia Saltsman.
is offering a healthy and eco-friendly way to enjoy the Santa Monica dining
scene with their Fall Harvest Package, which includes a welcome basket with the
Santa Monica Farmers Market cookbook, a daily seasonal amenity fresh from the
farmers market, a glass of Prosecco or Ritual Cleanse juice upon arrival, Oceana
re-useable water bottles and bags and complimentary use of Oceana beach
cruisers to explore Santa Monica restaurants without using a car.
Guests can enjoy a
tailor-made beach picnic crafted by the Chefs at Hotel Shangri-La
with organic ingredients fresh from the farmers’ market. Afterwards, they
invite you to the rooftop bar/lounge, Suite 700, for world-class mixology and a
stunning sunset. Package Includes, 1 Bedroom Suite with Gourmet Kitchen &
Ocean Views, 2
Cocktails of your choosing to sip while enjoying the sunset from Suite 700,
Beach Picnic Lunch for 2 and Complimentary
About Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) is a non-profit
organization designed to increase visitor expenditures, tourism revenues and
local employment opportunities through the promotion of Santa Monica as a
travel destination. For travel and accommodation information or a free copy of
the Official Visitors Guide, the public can write to the Santa Monica Visitor
Center, 1920 Main Street Suite B, Santa Monica, CA 90405; call (800) 544-5319
or (310) 393-7593; visit http://www.santamonica.com; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow
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