“Good Food Fridays” Begin At Santa Monica Place Tonight

Friday, 31 May 2013, 8:53:00 AM

Brenton Garen

The Market at Santa Monica Place is celebrating its second anniversary with the launch of “Good Food Fridays.” The ladies of Venokado will offer two-for-one wine tastings as part of the monthly event, which begins tonight.
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The Market at Santa Monica Place is celebrating its second anniversary with the launch of “Good Food Fridays.” The ladies of Venokado will offer two-for-one wine tastings as part of the monthly event, which begins tonight.

With the arrival of the warmer months, Santa Monica

Place will today launch “Good Food Fridays” – a free, family affair event that

will be held the last Friday of every month.

The event, which will be held from 7 pm to 10 pm, will

allow guests to mingle and enjoy freshly made food and snacks, and an exclusive

array of wines, coffees, and other tasty beverages.

Festivities will include live music, art,

screen-printing, cooking demonstrations, food sampling, and tastings.

Anyone who attends will be able to receive 10 percent

off all purchases in The Market during the event (excluding alcohol). 

The launch of “Good Food Fridays” coincides with the

two-year anniversary of The Market, which is located on the third floor of

Santa Monica Place.

The Market is a collection of independently owned

purveyors of high-quality, artisan, organic, sustainable and gourmet food

offerings from wine and cheese, to raw cuisine, and one-of-a-kind gifts. 

Also part of the two-year anniversary – an array of new

purveyors, as well as a special photo exhibition curated exclusively for Santa

Monica Place by Santa Monica Close-Up’s Fabian Lewkowicz.

The latest purveyors include COOK by Venokado and

Matthew Kenney’s M.A.K.E. Raw Cuisine and M.A.K.E. Out quick take-away bar,

which complement the Culinary Academy. 

The shops, cafes, and eateries in The Market offer a

unique spin to the already-strong food focus of the Dining Deck at Santa Monica

Place.

For anyone who has never visited The Market, it presents

exclusive gourmet “foundational foods,” such as meats, olive oil, wine,

cheeses, breads, fruits and vegetables, in addition to gourmet ingredients,

prepared foods, and culinary related merchandise.

The newly opened Santa Monica Close-Up exhibit showcases

the beauty of the Santa Monica area and includes 28 iconic photographs.

Lewkowicz’s shots capture the natural scenic beauty of

the city from the sunrises to the sunsets, the shoreline, mountains, seascapes,

wildlife, architecture, and its inhabitants.

For more information on The Market and “Good Food

Fridays,” visit www.themarketsmp.com.

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