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West of Los Angeles, Santa Monica is the final stop on Route 66, as well as the mythical city in which the Mélisse restaurant, a Mecca of haute gastronomy, is located. It is here where the talented and multi-awarded Josiah Citrin develops and elaborates his culinary philosophy: the quest for excellence. In a perpetual search for innovation, the chef com-bines textures and flavours in a tasting menu unveiled directly in the dining room during an exclusive, single service. In this way, the fourteen guests at the restaurant’s five tables discover together the dishes they are about to savour. They continue their exploration, prolonging the pleasure, through the guidance of the sommelier whose suggestions bring a reimagined approach to the pairing of food and drink. Coupled with a decor created by local artisans as well as an original musical ambiance inspired by chef Josiah Citrin’s vinyl collection, the restaurant’s intimate space provides the perfect venue for this unparalleled gastronomic experience. Moreover, working closely with farmers and producers from Napa Valley to San Diego with the same pursuit of excellence and at-tention to detail, Mélisse is able to access the best ingredients available and to showcase the area’s local and seasonal ingredients.