M.A.K.E. Cuisine by Matthew Kenney

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A couple of weeks ago Mo and I stopped at M.A.K.E. Cuisine in Santa Monica for a late lunch.  M.A.K.E. is a raw food restaurant created by the world’s leading raw food chef and author Matthew Kenney.  According to Kenney “Everything we do is based upon our desire to bring together culinary art and ultimate nutrition.  In our efforts to achieve this goal, we employ innovative techniques and creative thinking to prepare minimally processed, plant-based cuisine, that is delicious, vibrant and nutritious.”

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Every dish at M.A.K.E is not only delicious and nutritious but also a work of art!  I am still dreaming of this flagrant Sous Vide Beets with trevisio, candied hazelnut crunch and blood orange vinaigrette.  A beautiful, tasty and unique dish that I will definitely order again!

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I’ve ordered the Kimchi Dumplings with ginger foam and coriander every time I’ve eaten at M.A.K.E.  They are addictive!

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Chefs in training at the M.A.K.E. Academy.  Located adjacent to the restaurant, this state-of-the-art raw food culinary school is attended by students from all over the globe.

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I had ordered the Heirloom Tomato Lasagna a few times (which I would highly recommend), but we decided to mix it up this trip with this yummy Flatbread Pizza with smoked almond ricotta, marinara, black olive and basil.

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Roasted Maitake with millet, braised fennel, radicchio, sunchoke and satsuma puree.

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M.A.K.E’s menu changes seasonally.  I am told that the Spring menu is incredible.

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This Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with chocolate sauce and peppermint ice cream was absolutely delicious! Photo property of and copyrighted by Mo Summers

Mo ordered the Pecan Pie with maple herb ice cream and coconut whip.

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Cooked Raw and Matthew Kenney’s other books can be purchased here.

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 Sandwiched in the middle of Kate Spade, Bloomingdales, Diane Von Furstenberg, The Kooples and Nordstom, M.A.K.E. Cuisine is the perfect stop to fuel up in between purchases.

M.A.K.E. Cuisine is located in Santa Monica Place Mall in The Market on the 3rd floor:  395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 333, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 394-7046.

Reservations available on Open Table.

Matthew Kenney will be opening additional locations this year in Culver City and Venice.  His blog and other restaurants can be found on his site here.

Photos by Mo Summers.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Lisa


2 Responses to M.A.K.E. Cuisine by Matthew Kenney

  1. Mark says:

    that chocolate cake looks delicious and decadent!

    • lisa@hollywoodfoodchain.com says:

      It was amazing! I would recommend it if you are in the Los Angeles area.