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Santa Monica Restaurant Week Celebrates the Persimmon

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

Ever wanted to be on the judging panel of Iron Chef where all the dishes feature one secret ingredient? Now is your chance to tastes up to thirty different menus all featuring one very special ingredient packed with so many great health benefits, one of which includes a healthy digestive system, which your gonna need to work your way through all these restaurants. Santa Monica Restaurant Week returns for it's seventh year January 7-13, In conjunction with California Restaurant Month, and to celebrate Santa Monica’s status as a health conscious culinary destination, more than thirty Santa Monica restaurants will offer specially-crafted dishes, all created to highlight the generous health benefits of this year’s featured ingredient – the persimmon. The persimmon, an orange-colored fruit rife with health benefits, is full of vitamins A, B and C; it contains key minerals and fiber, which promote heart health, reduce inflammation, support healthy vision and like I mentioned earlier, keeps the digestive system healthy.

During Santa Monica Restaurant Week, diners can harness the extensive health benefits and flavors of the persimmon while enjoying dishes such as Roasted Acorn Squash and Pickled Persimmon Tacos at Azulé Taqueria, Persimmon Sorbetto at Caffé Bella, Crunchy Kale and Persimmon Salad at Massilia, and Roasted Persimmon Tartine at Upper West. Additional participating restaurants include: Bondi Harvest, Cassia, Dolcenero Gelato, El Cholo Santa Monica, Élephante Beach House, Esters Wine Shop & Bar, FIG Restaurant, Funnel Cakes on the Pier, Huckleberry Bakery & Café, Inotheke, Kye’s, Lunetta, Malbec Argentinean Cuisine, Meat on Ocean, Milo & Olive, Obica Santa Monica, Red O, Seaside on the Pier, Stella Barra Pizzeria, STRFSH, Sushi Roku, The Curious Palate, The Gables, The Independence, The Penthouse, Tiato, True Food Kitchen, and Water Grill. “

Throughout the week, diners will have the chance to win a $500 dining certificate by sharing Santa Monica Restaurant Week photos on social media using the hashtag #SMRestaurantWeek. For more information on Santa Monica Restaurant Week prizes, participating restaurants and detailed menu descriptions, visit

Time and Money saving tip: If you see one of these carts around Santa Monica, flag them down for a free ride to your next Santa Monica stop.

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