Santa Cruz Restaurant Week at Clouds & Laili: $25 for 3 courses

Clouds puff pastry and mixed berry cobbler desserts from a previous Santa Cruz Restaurant Week

Attention those seeking bargain gourmet meals: Santa Cruz Restaurant Week is currently running, with 3-course $25 meals at local restaurants including downtown Santa Cruz’s Clouds www.cloudsdowntown.com — which is serving up New Orleans-themed food — and Laili, which offers scrumptious Middle Eastern food. Menus are below. For more details, read my SC Restaurant Week event preview (includes list of participating restaurants) and my article on Aquarius (with special restaurant week menu).

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

First course

(Choose one)

Cheddar hushpuppies tomato salad with ricotta salata

Louisiana sunburst salad with dried cranberries, almonds, Stilton

Barbecue shrimp salad

Second course

(Choose one)

New Orleans style gumbo

Blackened red fish

Steak Diane

Dessert course

(Choose one)

Bread pudding with bourbon sauce

Chocolate dipped beignets

Clouds: 110 Church Street, Santa Cruz 95060, make reservations at (831) 429-2000.

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

First course

(Choose one)

Naan with tabouleh

Organic greens with pomegranate seeds and cardamom dressing

Pumpkin boranee

Second course

(Choose one)

Chicken kabob with saffron basmati rice, roasted vegetables

Pomegranate eggplant with saffron basmati rice, chard, caramelized onion

Beef filet kabob with kabuli rice, roasted vegetables

Dessert course

(Choose one)

Baklava

Cardamom rice pudding

Chocolate mousse

Laili: 101B Cooper Street, Santa Cruz 95060, make reservations at (831) 423-4545.

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