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
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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