Specialty Produce + chefs road trip to the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

Thank you to all of our chefs & friends who made the trip in the early hours of the morning to the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. We’d also like to thank Donna McLoughlin who provided us with many of these great photos!

Chefs:
Andrew Spurgin (Water’s Fine Catering)
Donald Coffman (Water’s Fine Catering)
Brian Sinnott (1500 Ocean)
Antonio Friscia (Stingaree)
Michelle (Stingaree)
Amy DiBiase (Roseville)
Katie Grebow (Cafe Chloe)

Donna McLoughlin (Slow Food Urban San Diego)
Candice Woo (San Diego CityBeat)

Specialty Produce crew:
Kellie Palermo
Kate Turner

Go see what they’ve got cookin’

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Sweet Syrah

If you blink you just might miss the unassuming sign and descending staircase on the corner of 5th and E that lead you underneath Dakota Grill and Spirits. When you reach the bottom and come to a wall completely covered in lush green shrubbery you have arrived. Your not dreaming though your surroundings may lead you to believe you are, this is Syrah a dreamy new downtown nightspot for drinks, small bites, and delicious nighttime rendezvous.

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Upon entering Syrah the delectable dream continues, grassy hedge like walls create the walkways and twisted aged grape vines and upside down parasols hang above the spacious seating area.

You can cozy up on a loveseat or in a semi private seating room with your sweetie, gather with a group at one of the long tables, or mingle at the bar and ogle the gorgeous display of deliciousness they offer. 

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Syrah boasts an impressive and very reasonably priced selection of wines or if you don’t have a taste for the grape they also offer an array of different beers and spirits.

To enhance the experience you can nosh on cheeses, cured meats, olives, nuts, fruit, bread, chocolate, and other assorted sweet treats. I spied the chef making a delicious looking olive board.

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Then had the pleasure of enjoying an amazing board that came complete with pork, beef and duck prosciutto, pâté, truffled honey, candied nuts, berries, dijon mustard, bread, and an array of swoon worthy cheeses.

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Every single bite was divine and paired perfectly with our vino, a summery rosé pinot noir.

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From enchanting ambiance to the delectable fare an evening at Syrah is truly a treat for the senses and a most delicious mini break from the busy world that lies above.

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