Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Photos: Dinner at Catch, Santa Monica

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Last week, on our 14th wedding anniversary, Michael and I were treated to a lovely dinner at Catch, the restaurant in the Casa del Mar hotel in Santa Monica. Chef Jason Bowlin took over the kitchen in mid-October and has already made his mark on the menu. We left the choices up to the chef and had a wonderful meal.

I don't feel qualified to write restaurant reviews, so I will let the menu and the photos speak for themselves.

Curried cauliflower soup with mussels and parsnip shreds

Griddled Mission figs, burrata and arugula salad with rosemary honey, walnut oil and pink peppercorns

Fried Castelvetrano olives with lemon aioli

Scallop with duck prosciutto, chanterelles and leek fondue

Braised short rib in red wine sauce with roasted root vegetables

Striped bass with olives, fennel, sunchokes, fingerling potatoes and roasted tomatoes
Chef Jason has promised me the recipe for the leek fondue, which he served under the scallops, so look for that in the next few weeks. I'm adding it to my menu for Thanksgiving.

In case I didn't make it clear up front: This meal was provided at no charge by Catch. Yes, they knew I was likely to write about it. Yes, they knew it was our anniversary. And yes, we enjoyed it tremendously. Thank you, Chef Jason.

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Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

Happy anniversary. The food does look lovely.

ps. I totally backed up my blog today. What was I thinking?

Robert Larios said...

The fried Castelvetrano olives with lemon aioli looks wonderful! I find this to be a creative dish. Very lovely.

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