Santa Cruz Restaurant Week at Aquarius: $25 for 3 courses

Nicoise salad at Aquarius during a past Santa Cruz Restaurant Week

It’s the countdown to Santa Cruz Restaurant Week running Oct 5-12, with 3-course $25 meals from local restaurants including oceanfront Aquarius at the Dream Inn – menu below. Aquarius boasts fine cuisine by Chef Ross McKee; the restaurant promotes sustainable seafood via Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program.

Read my SC Restaurant Week event preview which includes a list of participating restaurants.

I will post several more menus and highlights in the next few days. Click here for SC Restaurant Week web site.

Special $25 three-course menu (beverage, tax, tip not included) for Aquarius from Oct 5-12:

First course

(Choose one)

Heirloom tomato salad with ricotta salata

Arancini di Riso with risotto, gruyere, prosciutto

Daily Inspired Soup (always vegetarian)

Second course

(Choose one)

Mostaccioli featuring olives, basil, tomato, grana padano

Wild Gulf Prawns with gnocchi, maitake mushrooms

Bistro Filet with red wine jus, roasted root vegetables, duck fat fries

Dessert course

(Choose one)

Artisanal Cheese with marcona almonds

Crème Caramel with heavy cream, caramelized sugar


Aquarius at Dream Inn: 175 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, make reservations at (831) 460-5012

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