October 28, 2015

Marina Del Rey’s Doma Kitchen (Permanently Closed) Fall Menu

FILED IN: Restaurants

Doma Kitchen, Manhattan Beach CAI was extremely excited to take my mom along on one of my foodie adventures while she was out of work recovering from surgery. She’s been on board supporting this journey since day one, so I definitely owed it to her! When I heard of Doma Kitchen I really didn’t know what to expect, but it was the perfect fit for a mother-daughter meal. My mom is a wonderful cook and many of my memories are associated with those meals she has prepared, shared with family and friends. When we arrived at Doma Kitchen we were greeted by one of the owners, Angie. She was honestly one of the kindest people I have met. She had so much to share about how the restaurant came about, and I am a sucker for a good story. Angie started out in the fashion industry and designed everything at the restaurant alongside her husband Stan, drawing inspiration from their travels. The menu is inspired by those same travels, their take on special dishes from different countries on their journeys with an emphasis on European and Central Asian techniques. “Doma” means home, and from the atmosphere to the scratch made dishes by Chef Kristina Miksyte, we truly felt at home while dining. Everything leaves you feeling energized and light, but doesn’t leave you hungry. I can’t wait to return for another meal with my mom or a brunch with my girlfriends.

The menu is seasonal at Doma, so everything is as fresh as it gets. Here is a taste of what our meal consisted of :

Doma Kitchen - Autumn SaladDoma Kitchen - Tartine
Autumn Salad
— arugula / beets / butternut squash / pomegranate seeds / pumpkin seeds / goat cheese / housemade citrus vinaigrette
The Autumn salad was a perfect balance of sweet and savory, with a ton of beautiful color and flavor.

Tartine Sampler

  • Sprots & Egg — the most delicious bread from Germany / hard boiled egg / sprots / radish
  • Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese — beet pesto / arugula / butternut squash / pomegranate seeds / goat cheese
  • Caprese — pesto / heirloom tomatoes / burrata / balsamic

The sprot tartine was my favorite and my mom’s favorite dish. The bread used in this dish was the best bread I’ve ever tasted (sadly it ventures here all the way from Germany, so I can only have it at Doma). The balance of all the ingredients was perfect and it was an adventure trying a new kind of fish! What a great inspiration for a new toast recipe to try at home!

Hibiscus Tea
A perfect addition to this delicious meal, unsweetened and refreshing.

Doma Kitchen - Pumpkin DessertDome Kitchen - Miss Foodie Problems

Pumpkin Pie in a jar — gluten free pumpkin cake / marshmallow whipped cream / caramelized apples
What a light and simple take on a pumpkin pie! YUM! *Sadly, only available until the end of October, but I’m sure they will be coming up with some new equally delicious desserts!*

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As some of you may know, I have always had an interest in fashion and I enjoy getting dressed up for most of my outings, so I decided to include a photo of what I wore for this meal. This day was an odd one weather-wise. I’ve been basically doing a rain dance daily (in my head) wishing for actual fall weather. The all black getup kind of defines that current mindset for me. On our way back home from Doma the skies opened up and poured a good amount, so it looks like those rain dances are doing their job!

This whole getup is from Hautelook. It’s safe to say 75% of my wardrobe is.

This was a memorable day, from the deliciously prepared meal I got to share alongside my mom at Doma Kitchen to the surprise rain on the drive home.


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Born and raised in Los Angeles, I love to have a home base in such a food-focused city. Whether I am traveling out of the country, around the US, or exploring the culturally diverse expanse of LA I feel at home while meeting new people, eating new foods, and expanding my outlook!