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Air Food Santa Monica: A Casual Gourmet Dining Experience With Innovative Global Water Bar

Looking for a unique, casual, gourmet dining experience? Indulge in a delightful culinary journey at Air Food, Santa Monica’s freshest dining sensation, which officially opened its doors on May 24th. We were fortunate to attend alongside a gathering of fellow restaurant journalists, food critics, reviewers, and influencers. It was an exclusive “VIP soft opening celebration” on a Saturday evening, right before the grand unveiling.

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The Air Food story: The team behind this casual, gourmet dining experience

The culinary magic behind the scenes is orchestrated by the remarkable Chef Thierry, who has masterfully crafted a menu blending French flavors with subtle Asian influences. Chef Thierry’s commitment to perfection was evident even during the soft opening. He collaborates closely with the restaurant’s owner, Marc Moubarak, to ensure an unforgettable dining experience.

Marc and Thierry’s culinary adventure started in the charming streets of Paris back in 2014. From there, they ventured across the globe, hosting pop-up events and refining their craft. Their goal is clear: to offer a casual, gourmet dining experience that’s wholesome and unpretentious yet filled with culinary innovation. The restaurant’s ambiance, dressed in elegant white and blue decor, strikes a harmonious balance between beachy, informal and upscale, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening.

Menu from Air Food, a gourmet dining experience in Santa Monica.

What makes the dining experience at this restaurant a genuinely gourmet one?

The standout feature of Air Food is its water bar, an element that sets it apart in a league of its own. The water bar is a fascinating wall of wonders, offering a variety of obscure waters from around the world. It’s like a liquid voyage that accompanies your meal. You can explore unique waters like Bling H2O (a 750 ml bottle retails for $40). It is crafted with Swarovski crystals and sealed cork-style. Veen 5 ($23 per 750 ml). Originating from Finland, Veen Water claims to be one of the purest waters globally. BLK (500ml for $52) Claims to be all-natural water with electrolytes, antioxidants and fulvic minerals to supercharge your health. The H2O Bar at Air Food is like taking a mini-world tour right at your table, making your gourmet dining experience even more exciting.

Food from Air Food - a gourmet dining experience in Santa Monica.

Food at Air Food is nothing short of culinary magic. Every dish is a masterpiece, lovingly prepared using seasonal, primarily organic, and housemade ingredients. Their secret weapon is the “low-temperature process” cooking technique, preserving and enhancing the flavors in every bite.

The other libations at Air Food are equally impressive, offering a wide selection of over 21 non-water beverages, including creative cocktails and a carefully curated wine list.

As for desserts, they are the true showstoppers. You’d be remiss not to indulge in these sweet finales that perfectly complement your meal. The French-inspired banana split was a delectable masterpiece combining classic American dessert with French sophistication.

Food from the restaurant in Santa Monica known as Air Food.

Air Food – Where Taste Meets Innovation and Passion

Air Food isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a culinary journey. It’s where Chef Thierry’s passion, the uniqueness of the water bar, and the delectable menu converge to create an unforgettable gourmet dining experience. Whether you’re a local seeking a unique culinary adventure or a visitor searching for a casual yet innovative dining experience, Air Food should be on your list. Secure your reservation and embark on a mouthwatering journey at Santa Monica’s most inviting culinary gourmet-dining destination.

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