Tar & Roses in Santa Monica to open Tuesday
The menu is divided into four categories: snacks, veggies, small and large. Snacks include charred octopus skewers with salsa verde and piquillo pepper aioli, and lamb belly with minted apple chutney. Chaterelle stuffing with chestnuts, cauliflower with white anchovy, and roasted beets with feta are on the veggies list. Small plates? There's beef tongue and tuna conserva, wood-fired duck egg and gigante beans, and ricotta gnochi and charred baby broccoli. The big plates feature bone-in ribeye for two and wood-roasted half chicken.
There's also a chalkboard of mix-and-match seasonal bruschetta, charcuterie and cheese. "The Tar Suppers" for parties of four or more -- which must be ordered five days in advance -- include wood-fired goat, whole goose, standing rib roast and a shellfish pot.
Tar & Roses initially will be open for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
602 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 587-0700, www.tarandroses.com.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo credit: James & James Productions