EAT WELL WEEK 2014
Eat Well Week was held in Santa Monica this January from the 5th to the 12th. This was the second annual Eat Well Week. It took place in 30 restaurants all over the state of California. Many of Santa Monica’s restaurants offered healthy options and special menus for the event.
The Experience website was invited to try several of Santa Monica’s most famous restaurants. The first review is of the Redwood Grill. Second will be Seasons 52. Finally, M.A.K.E. will be reviewed.
The Redwood Grill at Santa Monica Place is a great spot for gourmet dinning. With its see through kitchen, the preparation of the food becomes a show. The menu for Eat Well Week was pre set. It featured a grilled Salmon that was light and tasty.
The kale salad was done perfectly with light vinaigrette dressing.
For dessert, there was Greek yogurt with honey and nuts.
@RedwoodGrille is famous for its octopus that is grilled to perfection. There is also a large selection of fish. Snapper, halibut, and sea bass are just a few of the fish offered. Also good is the rotisserie chicken.
The Redwood Grill’s menu was a great low calorie alternative to high fat fare.
The outdoor patio has a great view. The indoor dinning area is large and spacious.
The Redwood Grill is a great place to go. The staff is very gracious. The chef is top notch.
The unique outdoor patio has a great view of the Promenade. There’s also a bar and dinning room. Designed by Stephan Francis Jones.
The owners of the Redwood Grill are two brothers. George and Spiros Bozikis. Spiros is a Canadian chef from Toronto. Now residing in Los Angeles. They’ve been in the restaurant business for over twenty years. They’re good at what they do.
To recap, The Redwood Grill offered a great menu during Eat Well Week. They have an extensive menu.
Redwood Grill 310.576.0600
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Monday thru Thursday -11:30AM to 10:00PM
Friday -11:30AM to 11:00PM
Saturday – 11:00AM to 11:00PM
Sunday – 11:00AM to 10:00PM
up from our Eat Well Week is Seasons 52 on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.
The location of this restaurant is choice.
Known for its Corporate Executive Chef Clifford Pleau. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of Art (CIA), Chef Clifford is a chef who has worked in Monte Carlo, Chicago, Orlando, Berkeley and Los Angeles. Chef Pleau is known for saying, “what’s next is what matters.” He uses fresh high-quality ingredients.
For Eat Well Week, the chef came out and described the menu.
Starters were a baked mushroom, shrimp and crab bake. It was absolutely delicious. This appetizer is one of their specialties.
For the main dish, he served chicken and salmon on skewers. It is also a specialty. The mash potatoes are a perfect side. The carrots are mash pot cooked. The salmon was very tasty.
Desert was a fruit plate in mini glass containers. Again, it was fresh and delicious.
Seasons 52 uses a natural cooking technique. They use wood fire grilling, brick-oven cooking andcaramelizing vegetables. This all lends to a healthier meal.
Another feature of the menu is that each item is less than 475 calories.
The wait staff is professional and attentive. I recommend Seasons 52 anytime you’re near Palisades Park or downtown Santa Monica. The location is incredible and the dinning area has an inviting atmosphere.
Address: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Hours: Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
The fresh foods entry to Eat Well Week Santa Monica was M.A.K.E..This was our favorite restaurant that participated in Eat Well Week. Mathew Kenny has prepared a 100% organic menu that is prepared right in front of you. The list of ingredients is too long to mention.
For starters, we had the groundnuts that were made into a sort of butter. Each butter had a different flavor.There’s no meat on the menu. Also no dairy. The nut butter is spread on specialty bread that is light and crispy. Like a cracker.
The salad was finely prepared. Cauliflower with greens seasoned with a red beet juice dressing.
Third out on the Eat Well Week menu was a seaweed noodle soup. You wonder how they make it without cooking it. The soup had a great taste. The kelp is prepared a certain way to enhance its flavor.
The staff at M.A.K.E. is very helpful. They are both gracious and informative.
I recommend M.A.K.E. to everybody. It’s a great place to try raw foods. The location on the third floor of Santa Monica place makes it easy to get to when meeting in downtown Santa Monica. The first ninety minutes of parking at Santa Monica place are free.
395 Santa Monica Pl
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
We look forward to next years Eat Well Week!