Santa Monica Restaurant Week Puts Spotlight on the Radish

Food & Drinks

Introducing Santa Monica Restaurant Week, formerly Eat Well Week, taking place January 9-15, 2017!

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 each craft delicious, healthy, and custom dishes centered around this year’s special restaurant week ingredient — the radish.

Throughout the week, we invite you to explore the delicious dishes throughout town and share your Santa Monica Restaurant Week experience on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #SMRestaurantWeek for a chance to win a wellness prize package! See complete terms and conditions and check back to see what people share.

PARTICIPATING DOWNTOWN SANTA MONICA RESTAURANTS AND RADISH DISH DETAILS:

BOA Steakhouse
Breakfast Radish Crostino: Edamame butter, soft boiled egg, shaved breakfast radish ($13)

FIG Restaurant at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Tomato and Radish Salad: Tomato and radish salad with mint, French feta, Zinfandel vinaigrette ($17)

Flower Child
Chopped Vegetable Salad: Organic greens, radish, avocado, heirloom carrot, edamame, baby tomato, cucumber, toasted sesame seed, ginger miso vinaigrette ($9.25)

Inotheke
Chicken Kapama: Tomato braised chicken, potatoes, carrots, radishes ($16)

Locanda del Lago
Risotto al Rapanello: Organic carnaroli parmesan risotto, watermelon radish ($22)

Maré Santa Monica
Choice of Shellfish (Mussels, Clams, Shrimp): Made with a leek white wine broth, roasted radish, wilted radish greens, and shaved breakfast radish ($18)

Monsieur Marcel
Black Radish Mille-feuille: Layer of black radish, green apple, smoked white fish and black caviar ($15); Merlot Short Ribs: Red wine-braised short ribs, creamy black truffle polenta, asparagus and red radish ($25); Hazelnut Yule Log: Sponge cake with caramel hazelnut mousse and raspberry coulis ($8)
$40 for pre-fixe menu, items can be purchased à la carte

Obicà Mozzarella Bar
Insalata di Quinoa (vegan): Vegan red quinoa, avocado, papaya, mint, red radish ($11; add crab for an additional $4)

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Crispy Pork Belly: Braised watermelon radish, roasted onions, sriracha, sesame ($12)

Red O
Scallop Aguachile Cucumber and Serrano Aguachile, Avocado, Icicle Radish Escabeche and Radish Flowers: Maine diver scallops which are marinated in a cucumber and serrano juice, avocado are scattered on the plate and the dish is finished with an acidic bright and vibrant radish salad ($19)

Sushi Roku
Tuna Radish Sashimi: Tuna sashimi and goat cheese with garlic nikiri soy dressing served on a bed of sliced watermelon radish ($21)

Wexler’s Deli
The Big Salad with Farmer’s Market Radish:Farmers market radish, gem lettuce, tomato, olives, cucumbers, rye breadcrumbs, and crumbled hard boiled egg with a dill vinaigrette ($10; add choice of lox, sturgeon, trout, tuna salad, egg salad, or turkey for an additional $6)

LEARN ABOUT THE RADISH

If you think radishes can only be served sliced in a salad, think again! With names like Cherry Belle, Easter Egg and Black Spanish and colors ranging from red, white and black, the radish is more than meets the eye. Radishes are very beneficial for the liver and stomach and even act as a powerful detoxifier, which can come in handy during those first few weeks in January when many people are recovering from the holiday season.

— Submitted by Santa Monica Travel & Tourism

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