Even fine-dining establishments are pivoting to takeout.
Chef Dave Beran’s acclaimed Santa Monica tasting-menu restaurant Dialogue is offering three-course meals to-go for $35. Tonight, there’s a slow-cooked pork belly served with Italian wedding soup and a vegetarian option with roasted cauliflower Milanese and a caramelized onion and pumpkin seed soup. Both meals include a slice of burnt Basque cheesecake for dessert.
At Beran’s other restaurant, the French charmer Pasjoli—one of our favorite openings of last year—there’s a fun mix of high-and low. Go for pizza ($12), a burger ($18), a grilled cheese ($14) or hot fried chicken ($16)—or splurge on half an ounce of California estate sturgeon caviar ($30). There are also numerous sweets on offers, from Valrhone chocolate chip cookies ($3) to sweet buns ($6). You can also order a whole Basque cheesecake for $65, and all proceeds go toward healthcare for staff.
Menu options at Pasjoli and Dialogue will vary from day to day. Check the website for specific offerings and hours.
Both restaurants also have wines by the bottle, with a number of pricey options if you’re looking to go big.