Today is: Monday, January 20, 2020
Le Merigot, Cezanne Restaurant Review
Master Chef Desi Szonntah, brings his French culinary expertise to the breathtaking
top-story views of Cezanne Restaurant at Le Merigot Hotel in Santa Monica. Taste extraordinary gourmet delicacies
while enjoying selections from the award-winning wine.
With Le Merigot Beach Hotel a little bit of France's
has somehow found its way to
Santa Monica. And the illusion is certainly heightened with its restaurant, Cezanne, which under
a features a menu that mirrors the legendary cuisine of Provence. The luxury and elegance of Le Merigot is duplicated in its restaurant, Cezanne.
With a smart contemporary decor and ambiance the restaurant offers a very superior
dining experience. We were introduced to sous chef Jaime Palamino, and his exciting
which will remain memorable.
We had the opportunity to mix and taste a number of the Chef's creations. For drinks,
I started with a fresh mojito and Long Island Island ice tea, and for dinner we had the White
Chardonnay 2004 from California, a great wine to have with seafood.
Long Island Ice Tea
Starters at our table included the temptatious
Lobster Bisque which flavor was magnificent, served with a small shot of sherry
liquor, simply delightful and with large pieces of lobster, I loved it!
& Cheese with Truffles
Our salad was also very entertaining and delicious with excellent Dungeness
and guacamole, a great portion, enough to share for two people, and
and rich as well.
Spicy Ahi Tuna Tartare
Dungeness crabs and guacamole
Then we had the Spicy Ahi Tuna Tartare, which was very good, and the truly
amazing Macaroni Cheese with truffles and big pieces of succulent lobster, never
tasted such a delicious macaroni cheese, we also had the tempura shrimp
with 2 sauces,
Cezanne has very fine acoustics and all through the evening we were entertained
with the pianist whose repertoire included pop and Broadway tunes of several decades.
The live music helped make the evening a truly special dining experience with an
attentive, helpful staff ready to make suggestions or answer questions as to either
the food or the many wines available from a well-selected list of mostly
vintages with a sprinkling of French as well.
scallops encrusted with crab
Chilean Sea Bass
The entrees at our table were a fair
showing of the menu. I selected the Roasted Chilean Sea Bass Pip‚rade of Fennel,
Peppers and Leek which we were rather reluctant to share since they were the best
we have enjoyed in some time, and the Scallops with crabs on a delicious wine sauce,
the food was superb, exactly what a great restaurant is all about.
Lemon Short Cake
Our dessert was the apple tart served with both cream and vanilla sauces and the
Lemon Short Cake served with Fresh Market Berries and Strawberry Sauce. A most satisfying conclusion to a delightful dining experience.
As the Le
Merigot dining room Cezanne is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a
The Hotel is located at
with valet parking and validation for Cezanne patrons.
Chef Desi Szonntagh provides an exceptional dining experience.C‚zanne's
bold, dramatic and comfortable. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served seven days
a week, including a scrumptious Weekend Brunch, both inside and on the adjoining
Reservations at 1 888 539-7899.
For map and location click Here!
For more information please visit their website at www.lemerigothotel.com
Article by: Mary Adams
Photos by: Chris Marx
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