Restaurant: Casa del Mar
Location: 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405. (310) 581-5533
Date: December 15, 2021
Cuisine: California Spanish
This is actually a catering test lunch that we did for a big event we were hosting at Casa del Mar in February 2022.
We setup in a private conference room.
This test menu represented a small sampling (maybe 1/5) of planned possible foods for our epic “station” based event. The Casa chef is Gemma Gray, a Spanish native and veteran of Trés, the much missed lunch spot helmed by Jose Andrés.
Duck Charcuterie with Candied Tangerine.
Beef Roll with Cucumbers, Green Onions and Cilantro.
Spanish “kosher style” Paella de Montana. A vegetarian paella, quite nice.
Beef Tartare on a Crispy Rice Paper.
Tuna Ceviche with Avocado.
White Fish Taradito.
“Beet” Caprese Tower.
Condiments for a taco bar.
Pacific Snapper (for tacos).
One of my tacos.
Roast Leg of Lamb. This was awesome, even if it was eventually replaced at the event by an even better wagyu brisket!
Sauces for the lamb.
Spanish style flan by special request.