Michael's Embraces Mixology and Taco Trends

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Santa Monica's Michael's introduces a guest-mixology series tomorrow night, the first of which features The Yard's Blake Landis and William Perbellini from new Bar Toscana. But what really has us excited is the menu, specifically tacos stuffed with pork belly, rock shrimp with sriracha creme fraiche, and duck confit with stilton. Sounds promising, and really, has anything at Michael's ever been priced at $12 before? We only pray this taco trio doesn't succumb to the horrors of store-bought tortillas (they're using Diana's). We're crossing our fingers they're made in-house, meanwhile, check out the cocktail and bar bites menu for tomorrow night below.

Michael's Mixology Series
January 20th
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
1147 Third St. Santa Monica

Cocktails:

LArena di Verona - Pisco Barsol Primero, Aperol, Dimmi Liqoure, Bell Pepper, Fresh Lemon and Lime, Basil ($12)

Little Italy - Rye Whiskey, Dimmi Liquore, Averna Amaro, Zucca Rabarbaro, Peach Bitters ($12)

Paloma Nueva - Reposado, Dimmi Liquore, Grapefruit, Honey ($12)

Settantacinque - Dimmi Liquore, Gin, Fresh Lemon, Sugar ($12)

Bar Bites:

Trio of Tacos - Pork Belly, Jalapeño-Lime Salsa, Avocado; Rock Shrimp, Miso Vinaigrette, Sriracha Crème Fraîche, Cilantro; Duck Confit, Pickled Red Onions, Stilton, Frisée, Saba ($12)

Big-Eye Tuna Tartare - Chives, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Crostini ($12)

Tempura Cauliflower with Curry-Raisin Aioli ($9)

Slider Duo - Foie Gras, Apple Butter; Wagyu Beef, St. Nectaire Cheese ($12)

Trio of Crostini - Burrata, Roasted Tomatoes; Prosciutto; Wild Mushroom, Thyme ($10)