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 kumquat.


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 our honey white balsamic dressing.

The Dude’s Brewing Company

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

El Cholo
Fish Tacos with Kumquat Salsa
Pan Seared Mahi Mahi with Kumquat Salsa on handmade corn tortillas

Kumquat and Fennel Salad
With taggiasca olives, arugula, red onion

FIG Restaurant at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Cazadores blanco tequila, Clement liqueur d’orange, citrus, house lime salt, with muddled kumquat

Little Prince

Longitude Bar + Restaurant at Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica
Seared Duck with Candied Kumquats
Pan seared duck breast, candied kumquat with braised endives, in kumquat sauce, and blueberry duck jus.


Michael’s Santa Monica
Wild Yellowtail with Baja Style Sguachile, Kumquats, Blush Radishes and Cilantro
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.

Kumquat Mojito
Mint leaves Kumquats Fresh lime juice Simple syrup White rum Club soda

Red O Taste of Mexico

Rosti Tuscan Kitchen

Seaside on The Pier

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

Kumquat Lemon Drop
Tito’s Vodka, St. Germain, Lemon & Fair Kumquat Liqueur

Stella Barra Pizzeria
Baby Greens & Shaved Fennel Salad
Baby Greens and Shaved Fennel Salad tossed with Tropea onions, Sicilian capers and kumquat vinaigrette.

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

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