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New All Uni Menu Showcases Sea Urchin At Its Finest

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Chef Antonio Murè is really pulling out the stops over at new restaurant Adoteca in Brentwood. He'll be doing an all-uni tasting menu on April 7, tantalizing the tastebuds of the lovers of sea urchin.

The tasting menu will be four courses including dessert, and will run $75. Diners can who might just want a small sampling of uni can order the dishes a la carte. The menu includes Sea Urchin and Mediterranean Sea Bass Carpaccio; Black Ink Tagliolini with Manila clams, sea urchin and tomatoes; and Butter Poached Lobster with burrata, sea urchin, mâche salad in a pomegranate sauce.


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Murè has always had a focus on seasonality, including with his seafood, which he sites as inspiration for the menu.

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"We have been able to source some of the best uni available right now from fishermen in Santa Barbara," says Murè, "The goal with this dinner is offer a few dishes that highlight the flavor of the uni in a traditional Italian presentation."

We'll take that as a great sign. At least the lack of rain that has impacted our agriculture hasn't put a damper on the urchin harvest.


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