Santa Monica Travel & Tourism will kick off California Restaurant Month with the 4th annual Eat Well Week, “The Year of the Artichoke.”
Taking place January 11-17 diners can enjoy an array of artichoke-inspired dishes from restaurants around the city that range from grilled and fire roasted to ceviche, risotto and even pureed versions.
Artichokes are indeed tasty, they are also native to California (double win!) ranked number seven on the USDA’s top 20 antioxidant-rich foods list, this cruciferous vegetable harnesses health benefits ranging from immune support, protection against heart disease, plenty of antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, Vitamin C and K.
Participating Santa Monica restaurants who will feature artichoke-inspired dishes include: The Albright, Border Grill, Capo, Del Frisco’s Grille, eLOVate, FIG, RawVolution, Sushi Roku, Seasons 52, Inotheke, Locanda Del Lago, Melisse, Perry’s on the Beach, Pono Burger, Sushi Roku and Upper West
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Consumers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artichoke dish throughout the week via social media for a chance to win prizes. The chef whose Eat Well Week artichoke dish garners the most votes will also be rewarded.
Eat Well Week takes place from January 11-17, 2016. For a complete list of participating restaurants and menu items, visit www.santamonica.com/eatwell.