Santa Monica Restaurant Week

January 6-12, 2020

To celebrate California Restaurant Month and highlight Santa Monica as an award-winning, health-conscious culinary destination, participating Santa Monica restaurants and their chefs will craft delicious, healthy, and custom dishes centered around this year’s special restaurant week ingredient – the KUMQUAT.

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See below for what people shared from last year’s Santa Monica Restaurant Week – the year of the persimmon.

Below are 2019 participating Santa Monica restaurants and persimmon dish details. Check back for 2020 information.

Azulé Taqueria
Roasted Acorn Squash and Pickled Persimmons Taco
Epazote, requeson cheese (ricotta) and spicy almonds

Bondi Harvest
Persimmon Pomegranate Salad

Caffé Bella
Persimmon Sorbetto
Organic JJ Lone’s Persimmon, water and sugar; Vegan, dairy-free and only 90 calories per scoop

Dolcenero Gelato
Persimmon Sorbet and Vanilla Sauce
This new creation combines the pulpy and sweet taste of persimmon with a warm hint of vanilla
Small $4.75; Medium $5.75; Large $6.75

El Cholo Santa Monica
Chipotle Glazed Carnitas Tacos with Persimmon Salsa
Three slow roasted pork tacos in a handmade corn tortilla topped with persimmon salsa, served with black beans and cilantro rice

‘Nduja toast with stracciatella and persimmons

Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Arugula Salad with Persimmons
Arugula Salad with persimmons, walnuts, manchego and champagne vinaigrette; Available during lunch, dinner and weekend brunch

FIG Restaurant at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Orange Salad
Delicata squash, thumbelina carrots, red kuri squash, chocolate persimmons and walnut vinaigrette

Funnel Cakes on the Pier
Persimmon Funnel Cake
A freshly made Pacific Park funnel cake topped with powdered sugar, whipped cream, and drizzled with sweetened persimmon compote

Persimmon and Goat Cheese Salad
Persimmon, goat cheese, lemon, dill, arugula and red onion

Persimmon Cucumber Salad
Cucumber, persimmon, fresh mint and lime dressing

Caramelized Pork Chop with fresh persimmon chutney, wild rice and smoked bacon and persimmon sauce; Available for dinner

Malbec Argentinean Cuisine
Persimmon Salad with Pomegranate and Walnuts

Crunchy Kale and Persimmon Salad
Kale, persimmon, shaved fennel, toasted sunflower seeds, Comté and Jerez vinaigrette
$14 (add chicken $4, hard-boiled egg $2, ahi tuna $5, smoked salmon $5, ratatouille $5, shrimp $6, grilled salmon $6, rotisserie lamb $6)

Meat On Ocean
Duck Rilettes with Persimmon Marmalade and Goat Cheese

Obicà Santa Monica
Gelato Castagna e Cachi
Chestnut ice cream with Brandy-spiked persimmon sauce and Amaretto dust

Red O
Salmon and Persimmon Aguachile
Salmon and persimmon aguachile served with winter citrus, habanero and nori

Seaside on The Pier
Roasted Persimmon Pizza; Grilled Salmon with Persimmon; Persimmelon Margarita
Our house-made pizza crust with garlic, olive oil, roasted persimmon, prosciutto, shaved parmesan and arugula with a balsamic drizzle; Grilled salmon with persimmon glaze, grilled persimmon and green beans, persimmon and cilantro garlic rice; Tequila, persimmon, watermelon, lime, agave and passion fruit
Pizza $14.95; Salmon $20.95; Persimmelon Margarita $10

Stella Barra Pizzeria
Persimmon Pizza
Taleggio cheese, hobbs bacon, fresno chili and herbs

Mahi Mahi with Persimmon Chutney
Mahi mahi, persimmon chutney, arugula and pickled radishes

Sushi Roku
Sashimi Sushisu Vinaigrette Salad
Cucumber, mizuna, micro shiso, red onions, daikon, persimmons and pomegranate seeds

The Curious Palate
Persimmon Upside Down Cake

The Independence
Fuyu Persimmon Salad
Radicchio, shaved fennel, Tuscan kale, feta cheese, pomegranate, toasted pistachios and a citrus-cardamom vinaigrette

The Penthouse at Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Persimmons, pine nuts, pomegranate, basil, 30-year aged balsamic and heirloom tomato

The Veranda Restaurant at The Georgian Hotel
Persimmon Mozzarella di Bufalla Salad
Persimmon gremolata, buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, pomegranate seeds, pomegranate gastrique, arugula, basil

Fall Persimmon Salad
Fall persimmon salad with roasted Brussels sprouts, baby wild arugula, red cabbage, pomegranates, grapes, balsamic glaze and red onions
$13 (add chicken $3; add shrimp $5)

True Food Kitchen
Persimmon Toast
Persimmon, almond ricotta, spinach and balsamic vinaigrette

Upper West
Roasted Persimmon Tartine
Burrata, arugula, lemon, hazelnut, reduced cider vinegar with fennel

Water Grill
Farmed New Zealand King Salmon Crudo with Persimmon Confit and Crème Fraiche

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