Valentine’s Day Recipes from Shutters and Casa

January 16, 2017

A Wellness Retreat by the Beach

Santa Monica: California’s Wellness Capital

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Simply put, romance and the beach just go together.

And with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we are already daydreaming about ocean view dinners for two.

At Shutters on the Beach, 1 Pico will be serving a three-course Valentine’s Day menu with decadent specials such as Hokkaido scallops and homemade brioche tiramisu. Coast as well as 1 Pico will offer specialty cocktails such as the Hot Romance – 123 Organic Reposado Tequila, serrano pepper, agave nectar, lime, pineapple.

Next door at Casa del Mar, partake in a special holiday menu at both Catch and Terrazza with gourmet offerings such as oysters and caviar, seared branzino, and passion fruit quenelle as well as specialty cocktails including The Love-tini (see recipe below).

The best part? Your experience can be replicated for many date nights to come, courtesy of these recipes shared exclusively from the cookbooks of Shutters and Casa.

(You can thank us later.)

The Love-tini

1 ½ oz. London dry gin
½ oz. Applejack
Lemon juice
Egg white
2 dashes grenadine

Shake well and strain into a martini glass.

Asparagus Prosciutto San Daniele, Little Gem, Shaved Manchego

5 peeled asparagus spears
4 slices of prosciutto
1 head of Little Gem
1 oz. Manchego cheese
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and pepper

Blanch peeled asparagus in heavily salted boiling water for 4 minutes. Slice prosciutto in mandoline. Cut the head of Little Gem in half lengthwise, and add extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Shave Manchego. On a plate from left to right, place lettuce, a fan of asparagus topped with prosciutto, and Manchego.

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