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JiRaffe Kicks Off Its $28 End-of-the-Month Menu, See What's Being Served

Raphael Lunetta

Raphael LunettaPhoto: Jiraffe

Tonight JiRaffe unveils its most accessible program since introducing Bistro Mondays, all to celebrate its fifteenth year. Every last Thursday of the month, chef and Santa Monica local Raphael Lunetta and staff will plan a different small plates menu of ten signature and seasonal JiRaffe bites, form which diners can choose four different items for $28, with each additional items priced at seven bucks each. The purple potato gnocchi didn't make tonight's cut, but you really can't go wrong with any direction you choose here, be it a lamb chop with market squash, grilled manchego sandwich, or slow-braised short rib with horseradish cream and a polenta galette. See the first Tastes of JiRaffe menu, below.

JiRaffe
Taste of JiRaffe
Thursday, July 28th (and every last Thursday of the month to follow)
Reservations: 310-917-6671.

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Choice of four $28, each additional small plate $7

Central Coast Wild Albacore Crudo with Poached Rock Shrimp, Yuzu-Kosho, Rainbow Radish, Marinated Napa Cabbage and Kamatsuna

Stuffed Monterey Squid, Orzo Pasta, Rock Shrimp, Saffron Tomato Sauce, Herb Salad

Steamed Clams with Chorizo, Olive Bread Croutons, Espelatte Tomato Broth

Grilled Lamb Chop with Roasted Baby Farmers Market Summer Squash, Wild Arugula, Lamb Reduction

Slow Braised Boneless Short Rib with a Polenta Galette, Fresh Chopped Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta, Horseradish Cream

Chicken Quesadilla, Aged Jack Cheese, Poblano Chilis, Scallions, Ancho Chili Sauce

Salmon Caponata, Eggplant, Tomato and Oven Dried Olives, Sweet Basil Sauce

Grilled Manchego Sandwich Roasted Tomatoes, Spanish Ham

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich

Lisa’s Smooth Crème Caramel

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