Wednesday, November 20, 2013

M.A.K.E. Santa Monica

I was on the Mainland last month and was finally able to try out Matthew Kenney's  restaurant and culinary school, M.A.K.E. in Santa Monica, California. Deprived of gourmet raw restaurants on Maui, it was really nice to check out the raw scene while in Los Angeles! M.A.K.E. was just one of several raw and cooked vegan restaurants we were able to try over the next several days in California. 

{ raw cheese plate: Market Fruit. Sweet and Spicy Mustard Seeds. Fennel Crisp.}

{ Banh Mi Tosada: Maitake. Guacamole. Chipotle Creme. Carrot. Radish }

{ Raw Lasagna Stack: Zucchini. Macadamia. Santa Barbara Pistachio. Basil }

{ Raw Nori Rolls: Jicama. Avocado. Shiitake. Pickled Daikon. Pickled Ginger. Chipotle }

{ M.A.K.E. Culinary School }

All in all the food was very good. My sister, Carlos and I all left M.A.K.E. feeling pleasantly full and satisfied. The food presentation was gorgeous ( obviously ) and we were especially impressed with how "cheese like" the raw vegan cheese platter felt and tasted. Just a warning though, the portions are fairly small and the menu definitely leans on the pricey side. However, I would definitely give M.A.K.E. another go next time I'm in L.A.


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