Santa Monica Restaurant Week | Jan 6-12, 2020 | #SMRestaurantWeek
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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roasted Duck, Spiced Turnips and Poached Kumquats

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

The Independence
King Salmon Tartar
Cucumber, avocado, kumquat

Spiced Kumquat Whiskey Smash Cocktail

Kumquat Fruity Boba
Kumquats, coconut milk, Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water, preservative free boba, Medjool dates and vanilla

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

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

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

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.

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

Duck Confit
Glazed baby turnips and kumquats, orange vanilla sauce

Kumquat Roasted Chicken Breast
Roasted chicken breast, kumquat jus, green olives, Cipollini onions, roasted root vegetables

Kumquat Margarita
Tequila, kumquat jus, lime juice, Cointreau

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

Meat On Ocean
Duck Rillettes
With kumquat preserves and goat cheese

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

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

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

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

Kumquat Kombucha Margarita

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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