SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica will host Santa Monica Restaurant Week from Monday, January 6 thru Sunday, January 12 where it will feature fresh produce, flowers, nuts, meat, and dairy products being sold directly by farmers who grow them. Santa Monica Restaurant Week is a collaboration between Santa Monica Travel and Tourism, the Santa Monica Farmers Market, and the Buy Local Santa Monica program that give local chefs the opportunity to collaborate with farmers on what to grow next season based on culinary trends.
Throughout the week, thirty-seven local restaurants will participate with chefs creating custom dishes centered around 2020’s special restaurant week ingredient, Kumquat. Kumquats are a small orange citrus, the size of a large olive native to Asia. The fruit can be eaten whole, raw, stewed, pickled or made into marmalade.
Restaurants in attendance include:
Serving the Duck Carnitas Taco Combo for $12.
(Made with Kumquat habanero marmalade, pickled radishes, and Fresno chili. Served with rice, beans and a drink)
Serving Avocado, Kumquat and Candied Walnut Salad with Grilled Salmon for $13.99.
Serving the Chef’s Bite for $6.
(Made with Crispy chicharrón with kumquat marmalade, wild rice, cured egg and achiote)
Serving the Koji Fried California Quail for $18.
Chinois On Main
Serving Quail with Pineapple & Kumquat Sauce for $29.50.
Serving the Rosemary & Kumquat Focaccia Sandwich for $11.50.
(Made with roasted pork, provolone, herb aioli, pickled onions, and kumquat Giardiniera. Served with baby lettuce side salad with kumquat vinaigrette)
The Curious Palate
Serving the Spicy Broccolini for $10.
(Made with Sautéed broccolini and water chestnuts topped with house candied kumquats and a Thai chili anchovy sauce)
Serving Kumquat Sorbet for $5.
The Dudes’ Brewing Company
Serving Goat Cheese Crostini for $5.
Serving Fish Tacos with Kumquat Salsa for $18.95.
Élephante (note: restaurant will be closed January 7 & 8)
Serving Kumquat and Fennel Salad for $16.
Serving Roasted Duck, Spiced Turnips and Poached Kumquats for $46.
FIG Restaurant at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Serving the Charred Carrot Salad for $16.
(Made with Weiser’s charred carrots, JJ Lone Daughter’s avocados, kumquat, honey and chipotle)
– Serving King Salmon Tartar for $16.
– Serving the Spiced Kumquat Whiskey Smash Cocktail for $12.
Serving the Kumquat Fruity Boba for $8.
(Made with Kumquats, coconut milk, Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water, preservative free boba, Medjool dates and vanilla)
Serving Kumquatargarita for $12.
( Masde with Cazadores blanco tequila, Clement liqueur d’orange, citrus, house lime salt, and muddled kumquat)
Serving Pumpkin Toast with Burrata, Kumquats and Pumpkin Seed Crumble for $17.
Serving Whipped Ricotta Toast with Kumquat Honey for $10.
Serving Kumquat Upside Down Cake for $10.
(Made with whipped mascarpone and blueberry compote)
Longitude Bar + Restaurant at Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica
Serving Seared Duck with Candied Kumquats + Chef’s Choice Dessert for $68.
Lunetta All Day
Serving Tacos with Kumquat Salsa for $12 – $16.
(Made with 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)
Serving Duck Confit for $19.
– Serving Kumquat Roasted Chicken Breast for $29.
(Made with roasted chicken breast, kumquat jus, green olives, Cipollini onions, and roasted root vegetables)
– Kumquat Margarita for $16.
(Made with Tequila, kumquat jus, lime juice, and Cointreau)
Serving Pear & Kumquat Salad for $13.
Meat On Ocean
Serving Duck Rillettes $14.
Michael’s Santa Monica
Serving Baja Style Wild Yellowtail for $13.
Serving the Kumquat Mojito for $15.
(Made with mint leaves, kumquats, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, white rum, and club soda)
Red O Taste of Mexico
Serving the Spiced Kumquat Hot Toddy for $12.
Rosti Tuscan Kitchen
Serving Kumquat Marmalade Flat Bread for $16.
(Made with flat bread with gorgonzola cheese, mozzarella cheese, kumquat marmalade spread, heirloom cherry tomatoes, arugula and fresh burrata cheese on top)
Scoops Ice Cream & Treats
Serving Kumquat Caramel Date Ice Cream $6 single scoop, $8.50 double scoop.
Seaside on The Pier
– Serving Kumquat Glazed Salmon for $20.95.
– Serving Kumquat Kombucha Margarita for $14.
– Serving California Kumquat Salad for $14.95.
(Made with mixed greens, kumquat agave vinaigrette, kumquats, feta cheese, pistachios, sun-dried tomatoes, and avocado)
Serving Salmon Poke for $16.
Sonoma Wine Garden
– Serving Moulard Duck Breast for $28.
(Made pan-seared with preserved kumquat jus, Meyer lemon infused celeriac puree)
– Kumquat Lemon Drop for $12.
(Made with Tito’s Vodka, St. Germain, lemon, and Fair Kumquat Liqueur)
Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Baby Greens and Shaved Fennel Salad for $14.95.
Fluke Kumquat Sashimi for $12.
Winter Kumquat Salad for $12.
(Made with roasted Brussels sprouts, kale, red cabbage, grapes, red onion, walnuts and ginger kumquat dressing)
Serving Curry Spiced Butternut Squash for $11.