Cadet is the new Santa Monica locale that is about to be your new home for food and drink. I sat at the bar last night with the amazing Nyugen Tran of Starry Kitchen and we ate until we couldn’t eat anymore. I ordered the Classic Effervescent that included a sugar cube - it was bitter at the front and sweet in the end. Delicious. I could have had those all night but I had to mix it up. Next was the French Negroni - completely solid. I loved the huge ice cubes and the bartenders were incredibly lovely.
Can you tell I loved the place? The food was mesmerizing. Kris Tominaga’s food kept the evening going. From Rabbit Meatballs to Oxtail & Onion Soup…..amazing. Every entree comes with these crepe-like pancakes with about 10 different flavors to put inside including one of my faves - creme fraiche. Heaven! Ember roasted black bass along with bone marrow was our main and then we topped it off with an Apple Crumble. There is so much more I want to try on that menu.
Oh and I forgot to mention - there’s a glass enclosed fire where you can watch Kris and his staff cook away. It’s beautiful and you will go home feeling incredibly warm and cozy inside.