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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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Check out some of this year’s amazing Santa Monica Restaurant Week kumquat dishes:

2020 Menu

Azulé Taqueria
Duck Carnitas Taco Combo
Kumquat habanero marmalade, pickled radishes, Fresno chili. Served with rice, beans and a drink.
$12

Bergamot Cafe
Avocado, Kumquat and Candied Walnut Salad with Grilled Salmon
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with fresh kumquats, feta cheese, candied walnuts and topped with a 6 oz. grilled salmon fillet. Tossed with honey white balsamic dressing.
$13.99

BOA Steakhouse
Chef’s Bite
Crispy chicharrón with kumquat marmalade, wild rice, cured egg and achiote
$6

Calabra
Koji Fried California Quail
Kumquat and Calabrian chile sweet and sour, cilantro and mint
$18

Chinois On Main
Quail with Pineapple & Kumquat Sauce
Crispy glazed quail with grilled pineapple and kumquat sauce
$29.50

Colorado Kitchen
Rosemary & Kumquat Focaccia Sandwich
Roasted pork, provolone, herb aioli, pickled onions, kumquat Giardiniera. Served with baby lettuce side salad with kumquat vinaigrette.
$11.50

The Curious Palate
Spicy Broccolini
Sautéed broccolini and water chestnuts topped with house candied kumquats and a Thai chili anchovy sauce
$12

Dolcenero Gelato
Kumquat Sorbet
Creamy, soft, tender and citrusy sorbet
$5

The Dudes’ Brewing Company
Goat Cheese Crostini
Herbed goat cheese topped with kumquats on toasted house made bread
$5

El Cholo
Fish Tacos with Kumquat Salsa
Pan-seared Mahi Mahi with kumquat salsa on handmade corn tortillas
$18.95

Élephante (note: restaurant will be closed January 7 & 8)
Kumquat and Fennel Salad
With taggiasca olives, arugula, red onion
$16

Fia
Roasted Duck, Spiced Turnips and Poached Kumquats
$46

FIG Restaurant at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Charred Carrot Salad
Weiser’s charred carrots, JJ Lone Daughter’s avocados, kumquat, honey and chipotle
$16

The Independence
King Salmon Tartar
Cucumber, avocado, kumquat
$16

Spiced Kumquat Whiskey Smash Cocktail
$12

Kye’s
Kumquat Fruity Boba
Kumquats, coconut milk, Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water, preservative free boba, Medjool dates and vanilla
$8

Lanea
Kumquatargarita
Cazadores blanco tequila, Clement liqueur d’orange, citrus, house lime salt, muddled kumquat
$12

Little Prince
Pumpkin Toast with Burrata, Kumquats and Pumpkin Seed Crumble
Seasonal farmers market pumpkin and notes of citrus on Clark Street Bread sourdough from the wood oven
$17

Little Ruby
Whipped Ricotta Toast with Kumquat Honey
$10

The Lobster
Kumquat Upside Down Cake
With whipped mascarpone and blueberry compote
$10

Longitude Bar + Restaurant at Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica
Seared Duck with Candied Kumquats + Chef’s Choice Dessert
Pan-seared duck breast, candied kumquat with braised endives, in kumquat sauce and blueberry duck jus. Dessert included.
$68

Lunetta All Day
Tacos with Kumquat Salsa
Grilled Spanish octopus tacos, pasilla rubbed carnitas tacos, Wagyu steak tacos, marinated Jidori chicken tacos; all are served with a pineapple kumquat salsa & house made tortillas
$12 – $16

Lunetta
Duck Confit
Glazed baby turnips and kumquats, orange vanilla sauce
$19

Margo’s
Kumquat Roasted Chicken Breast
Roasted chicken breast, kumquat jus, green olives, Cipollini onions, roasted root vegetables
$29

Kumquat Margarita
Tequila, kumquat jus, lime juice, Cointreau
$16

Massilia
Pear & Kumquat Salad
Arugula, avocado, snap pea, quinoa, pomegranate seed
$13

Meat On Ocean
Duck Rillettes
With kumquat preserves and goat cheese
$14

Michael’s Santa Monica
Baja Style Wild Yellowtail
Crudo of diced, wild, inada (baby yellowtail) set in an aguachile sauce made of market chiles and kumquats, garnished with sliced kumquats, radishes and cilantro
$13

Obicà
Kumquat Mojito
Mint leaves, kumquats, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, white rum, club soda
$15

Red O Taste of Mexico
Spiced Kumquat Hot Toddy
Whiskey, cinnamon, cloves, kumquats
$12

Rosti Tuscan Kitchen
Kumquat Marmalade Flat Bread
Flat bread with gorgonzola cheese, mozzarella cheese, kumquat marmalade spread, heirloom cherry tomatoes, arugula and fresh burrata cheese on top
$16

Scoops Ice Cream & Treats
Kumquat Caramel Date Ice Cream
Hand-crafted ice cream made with fresh organic kumquats, Medjool dates and a lightly salted caramel swirl
$6 single scoop, $8.50 double scoop

Seaside on The Pier
Kumquat Glazed Salmon
With kumquat roasted parmesan potatoes and mixed vegetables
$20.95

Kumquat Kombucha Margarita
$14

California Kumquat Salad
Mixed greens, kumquat agave vinaigrette, kumquats, feta cheese, pistachios, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado
$14.95

Socalo
Salmon Poke
Kumquat ponzu, serrano, cucumber, rice, fennel and sesame seeds
$16

Sonoma Wine Garden
Moulard Duck Breast
Pan-seared with preserved kumquat jus, Meyer lemon infused celeriac puree
$28

Kumquat Lemon Drop
Tito’s Vodka, St. Germain, lemon, Fair Kumquat Liqueur
$12

Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Baby Greens and Shaved Fennel Salad
Tossed with Tropea onions, Sicilian capers, kumquat vinaigrette
$14.95

Sushi Roku
Fluke Kumquat Sashimi
Thinly sliced sashimi topped with kumquat jam and yuzu vinaigrette
$12

Tiato
Winter Kumquat Salad
Roasted Brussels sprouts, kale, red cabbage, grapes, red onion, walnuts and ginger kumquat dressing
$12

Upper West
Curry Spiced Butternut Squash
Fennel chow chow, pea tendrils, kumquat marmalade, lime
$11

Santa Monica Restaurant Week 2020 Press Coverage:

Santa Monica Daily Press: Santa Monica Restaurant Week returns

Patch: Santa Monica Restaurant Week 2020 – Celebrating Kumquats

LA Weekly: The Long Awaited Socalo Opens Today Just in Time for Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Millennium Magazine: Santa Monica Restaurant Week is coming January 6-12, 2020

LA Weekly: 12 Best Things to do in LA This Week

Patch: Restaurant Week 2020: Guide To The Best In California

The Argonaut: The Kumquat is King

LA Weekly: Tacos, Tamales and a Dry January: Here’s What’s Popping Up

NBC Los Angeles: Yum, Kumquats Star at Santa Monica Restaurant Week

California Meetings + Events: Enjoy Santa Monica Restaurant Week from January 6-12

Edible Skinny: Celebrate the Kumquat in Style During Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Santa Monica Observer: Celebrate the Kumquat in Style During Santa Monica Restaurant Week – Over 35 Restaurants Are Joining the 2020 Foodie Party

Santa Monica Lookout: Sweet, Tarty Kumquat Featured During Santa Monica Restaurant Week

LA Yoga: Kumquats on the Menu: Santa Monica Restaurant Week 2020

Canyon News: Santa Monica Restaurant Week Begins January 6

Spectrum News One: Santa Monica Restaurant Week: Socalo Chefs Plan Special Dish

Thrillist: Everything You Have to Do in LA This Weekend

The Hollywood Times: Kumquat Kickstarts New Decade 2020 in Santa Monica Restaurant Week Jan 6-12, 2020

 

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