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.
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.
Creamy, soft, tender and citrusy sorbet
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
Cazadores blanco tequila, Clement liqueur d’orange, citrus, house lime salt, with muddled kumquat
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.
Mint leaves Kumquats Fresh lime juice Simple syrup White rum Club soda
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.
Curry Spiced Butternut Squash
Fennel chow chow, pea tendrils, kumquat marmalade, lime
Santa Monica Restaurant Week 2019 Press Coverage: