From FIG’s Kitchen to You! Chef Ray Garcia Shares his Top Recipes
Chef Ray Garcia’s FIG Restaurant, located at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and named after the Moreton Bay Fig tree, one of Santa Monica’s oldest landmarks, is a seasonal bistro sourcing ingredients from the local Santa Monica Farmer’s Market and southern California farmers.
Chef Garcia has been kind enough to share these three delicious recipes ~ Red Beet Risotto, Warm Quinoa Salad with Orange Blossom Vinaigrette, and Strawberry Crumble. Just click on the (printer friendly) recipe images to enlarge. Bon Appetit!!
Chef Garcia is a firm believer in using the freshest local, seasonal ingredients and letting them shine with a minimum of fuss in the preparation. He works with local growers and producers and shops the world renowned local farmers’ markets to seek out the best. As a result, the food at FIG is a perfect complement to the understated elegance of the Miramar Hotel itself.
Be forewarned, with the wildly popular “FIG at Five”, this place is quite busy most nights. And for those with adventurous palates, there is a “FEED ME” option on the menu. It beckons you to let “Chef Ray prepare a dinner for your table with a combination of current FIG favorites and off-menu surprises.”
For more information about Chef Garcia and his famous FIG Restaurant, click here to read my article “A Santa Monica Getaway.”