Rustic Canyon...where have we been? I cannot believe that we have been to all of your other family restaurants and just tonight tried yours for the first time! It certainly won't be our last either! Get ready to enjoy the ever changing menu of Farmer's
Market inspired dishes. We had the pleasure of having Ferdinando Mucerino as our sommelier for the evening and his wonderful recommendations made our entire evening amazing Everything from the wine to the dessert was fantastic and we can't wait to return.
Tonight for food, we had the Milo & Olive warm ciabatta with organic butter and olive oil. My husband proclaimed it the best bread ever! We also had the Empire apples with cheddar. The tartness of the empire apples and the sharpness of the cheese worked
so well together. We also had a delicious salad with a few different fresh lettuces and homemade dressing. We enjoyed the roasted chicken with the honey sauce. The sauce was one of the best we've eaten and chicken was juicy and flavorful. The hangar steak
was tender and juicy and my husband enjoyed it immensly. For dessert we had the lemon tart and the honeycomb ice cream. The tart was like a creme brûlée and lemon mixed together. The ice cream was undeniably the best I've ever had. Let's get back
to the wine though. We had the Albariño which was fantastic. We also sampled the Kientzler (which is now my favorite) and the Chateau Myrat Sauternes after dinner. Needless to say, the wine list is impeccable and very well thought out. The service is
outstanding and the atmosphere welcoming. We can now add Rustic Canyon to our list of favorites!
Rustic Canyon 1119 Wiltshire Blvd. Santa Monica
Hours: M-Thurs: 5:30-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm. Sun: 5:30-10:30pm