Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving at LAGO!



Of course we are open...LAGO is here for all your Holiday needs! We will be serving the following delicious Thanksgiving specials in addition to a limited a la carte menu from 11:30am-10:30pm. Make your reservation now, space is limited.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Insalata Tiepida di Fagiolini, Prosciutto e Frico
Warm Green Bean & Spinach Salad, Sautéed Parma Prosciutto, Toasted Hazelnuts,
Parmesan Crisps, Red Wine Vinaigrette (á la carte 15)
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc, White Oak, ‘11

Ravioli d’Anatra all’Aglio Arrostito
Housemade Muscovy Duck Ravioli, Roasted Garlic, White Wine Sauce (á la carte 21)
Wine: Rose, Adorno, ‘11

Merluzzo all’Arancia
Roasted Black Cod Marinated in Navel Orange, Cinnamon & Bay Leaves, Sautéed Baby Carrots & Tuscan Kale (á la carte 29)
Wine: Chardonnay, Ferrari Carano, ‘10

Tacchino Ripieno di Castagne e Salsicce
Roasted Turkey, Toasted Chestnut-Italian Sausage Stuffing, Cranberry Compote, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Sautéed Green Beans (á la carte 28)
Wine: Pinot Noir, Chalone Vineyards, ‘10

Three-course…49 (Choice of Black Cod or Turkey)
Four-course…59     
Wine-Tasting Program…18
(not including tax or gratuity)
We also recommend to finish your Thanksgiving feast with our special dessert...

Crostata di Zucca
Housemade Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Gelato, Caramel Sauce…10

Locally Sourced Produce from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market: green beans, sweet potato & pumpkin from Wong, Navel oranges from Sycamore, bay leaves & Tuscan kale from Coleman, baby carrots from Tutti Frutti.  All-natural Muscovy Duck from Grimaud Farm.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Morso della Bestia - MUSCOVY DUCK! October 30th



“Morso della Bestia”
Thursday, 30 October 2014

The last Thursday of every month, LAGO will host a communal meal featuring animal roasts and traditional, rustic dishes.  The “Bite of the Beast” dinner series includes a 5-course dinner featuring the choice animal.

This month’s menu features:
All-Natural, California Muscovy Duck
Muscovy duck has a unique taste: it is lean, meaty, tender and flavorful.

Antipasto
Marinated Duck Breast, Navel Orange, Grain Mustard,
House-Pickled Sauerkraut
Premium Wine: Franciacorta Rosé Brut, Contadi Castaldi, ‘12
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Primo
Lentil & Duck Wing Soup, Thyme, Black Rice
Premium Wine: Merlot, La Prendina, ‘10
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Piatto di Mezzo
Sardinian Fregola Pasta, Red Wine & Chestnut Duck Ragú
Premium Wine: Valcalepio, I Pilendri, ‘09
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Secondo
Slow-Cooked, Applewood Smoked Duck Thigh,
Baked Kabocha Squash, Granny Smith Apple Sauce
Premium Wine: Aglianico, Vigneti, ‘10
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Dolce
Green Apple Sorbetto, Vanilla Custard “Brulée”
Premium Wine: Brachetto, Tor dell’Elmo, ‘12

five course menu…49
free-flowing house wine…18
premium wine pairing…28
(not including tax or gratuity)

Locally Sourced Produce from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market: chestnut from Everest, Navel orange from Garcia, thyme from Maggie’s, Granny Smith apples from Fairhill, pears from Friendly Farms and Kabocha squash from Weiser.

Seating is limited, reservations required. Dinner will begin at 7:00pm. For reservation: (310) 451-3525

Upcoming Morso della Bestia Dinners:
November ~ Thanksgiving Dinner!
January ~ Venison

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Morso della Bestia - Suckling Pig September 25th 7pm



Morso della Bestia
Thursday, 25 September 2014

The last Thursday of every month, LAGO will host a “Bite of the Beast” 5-course communal dinner featuring whole animal roasts and traditional, rustic dishes.

All-Natural, Durazo Farm Suckling Pig - Porchetta
www.durazoporks.com

Antipasto
Offal Pâté, House-Pickled Vegetables, Toasted Ciabatta
Premium Wine: Franciacorta Rosé Brut, Contadi Castaldi, ‘12
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Primo
Pork Shank Tortelloni, Butter-Sage Sauce
Premium Wine: Merlot, La Prendina, ‘10
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Piatto di Mezzo
Farro “Mantecato,” Pork Shoulder, Kale
Premium Wine: Valcalepio, I Pilendri, ‘09
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Secondo
“Porchetta” Slow-Cooked Suckling Pig, Fennel Pollen, Baby Carrots,
Pink Lady Apples
Premium Wine: Aglianico, Vigneti, ‘10
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Dolce
Green Apple Sorbetto, Vanilla Custard “Brulée”
Premium Wine: Brachetto, Tor dell’Elmo, ‘12

five course menu…49
free-flowing house wine…18
premium wine pairing…28
(not including tax or gratuity)

Locally Sourced Produce from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market: onion & carrot from Weiser, peppers from Jaime, sage from Maggie’s, kale from Tutti Frutti, Pink Lady apples from Miguel.

Seating is limited, reservations required. Dinner will begin at 7:00pm
For reservation: (310) 451-3525

Upcoming Morso della Bestia Dinners:
October – Duck (Anatra)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Morso della Bestia - Tuna! August 28 at 7:00pm



Morso della Bestia
Thursday, 28 August 2014

The last Thursday of every month, LAGO will host a “Bite of the Beast” 5-course communal dinner featuring whole animal roasts and traditional, rustic dishes.

Albacore Tuna ~ Tonno
Fishing Vessel “The Intrepid” ~ Captain Josh Tepper

Antipasto
Albacore Tuna Carpaccio, Pickled Market Vegetables, Coriander
Premium Wine: Franciacorta Rosé Brut, Contadi Castaldi, ‘12

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Primo
Albacore Stuffed Spinach Cannelloni “Au Gratin,”
Red Bell Pepper Sauce 
Premium Wine: Rosé, Adorno, ‘12

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Piatto di Mezzo
Yellow Zucchini Risotto, Albacore Tuna, Crispy Pancetta, Italian Oregano 
Premium Wine: Merlot, La Prendina, ‘12

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Secondo
Roasted Albacore Tuna Fillet, Caper Sauce, Mashed Yukon Potatoes with Spinach
Premium Wine: Super Tuscan, Lucente, ‘10

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Dolce
Lime Tart, Navel Orange Sorbetto 
Premium Wine: Moscato d’Asti, Michele Chiarlo “Nivole,” ‘13

five course menu…49
free-flowing house wine…18  ~  premium wine pairing…28
(not including tax or gratuity)

Locally Sourced Produce from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market: carrot and spinach from Weiser, bell pepper and Shishito peppers from Jaime, coriander from Maggie’s, Navel orange from JJ Lone Daughter Ranch, yellow zucchini from Tutti Frutti.

Seating is limited, reservations required. Dinner will begin at 7:00pm. For reservations: (310) 451-3525

Upcoming Morso della Bestia Dinners:
September ~ Suckling Pig (Porchetta)
October ~ Muscovy Duck (Anatra)