New All Uni Menu Showcases Sea Urchin At Its Finest
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.
Photo courtesy of Adoteca
Murè has always had a focus on seasonality, including with his seafood, which he sites as inspiration for the menu.
"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.