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La Botte proudly sponsors “Best in Show”


La Botte Ristorante proudly sponsors CreateFixate for the “Best in Show” Prizes. Release your inner art critic!

Create:Fixate’s newest program “Best in Show” brings out the art critic in all our event guests and allows patrons to vote for their favorite artists in the show.

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dining with Federico: 8 ½ course menu

The 34th American Film Market returns to Santa Monica this November, and to celebrate, La Botte Ristorante will pay a culinary homage to the great Italian director Federico Fellini.

La Botte’s Chef Stefano De Lorenzo will guide diners on a tour of the tastes and scents of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, evoking Fellini’s typical menu at his country table in Rimini.

La Botte proposes to “channel” Fellini’s culinary predilections and traditions, playfully manifested in a “8 ½ Course” menu. Each course will introduce an aspect of Fellini’s passion for country cuisine. For Fellini, the culinary style of the Emilia-Romagna region was just as passionate a devotion as film-making.

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cherry wood smoked wild Scottish steelhead


Don’t miss a chance to experience this unforgettable plate from La Botte’s menu, recipe courtesy of seasoned Chef Stefano De Lorenzo. Wild-harvested steelhead trout from Scotland finds a perfect counterpoint in wild mushrooms with a smoky cherry wood aroma. The hint of wood-smoke adds a truly refined touch — taste the pairing of sea and mountains!

LAperitivo new casual dining concept debuts at La Botte


Michelin Starred La Botte debuts its new casual dining concept, LAperitivo, featuring a seasonal, four-course tasting menu and selection of local and international wines artfully procured by seasoned Chef and owner Stefano De Lorenzo. Located at 620 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica, La Botte, Italian for “the wine cask,” has been a landmark for lovers of authentic and contemporary hand-crafted Italian cuisine for more than seven years.

“We are delighted to offer our esteemed clientele a delicious new way to enjoy La Botte’s Italian cuisine and culture in a more casual setting,” says Chef De Lorenzo. “LAperitivo is perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail hour or to gather with friends and enjoy delicious food and wine.”

LAperitivo fosters an inviting dining atmosphere with large communal tables where the Italian tradition of breaking bread and pouring wine can be shared. LAperitivo’s palate-
pleasing, seasonal, four-course tasting menu is handmade from scratch in La Botte’s kitchen, incorporating organic ingredients from local farmer’s markets and offered for an enticing set price of $20. The menu is comprised of a variety of delicious Italian cuisine such as Classic Lasagna, Luna Oysters, Trota (trout) and Mushroom Gelato with a choice of red or white wine.

If you love good food…

tasting menu at La Botte WineLounge
Celebrate with La Botte the opening of our new Wine Lounge area. From Tuesday, October 1st you can enjoy a four-course tasting menu including a glass of wine for $ 20.

It’s our way to introduce a greatly priced tasting menu with wild foraged ingredients incredibly crafted by chef Stefano De Lorenzo.

Wine Lounge will be open daily from 5 to 8pm.

tasting menu 

| A glass of ambrosial selected italian wine |
your choice of sparkling Prosecco, noble red or elegant white

| Luna Oysters |
Carlsbad aquafarm (farmers market) Luna oysters, finger limes

| Lasagna |
Wagyu beef ragu, seasonal greens pasta (choice of market vegetable lasagna)

| Trota |
wild steelhead trout, foraged mushrooms, cherry wood smoke

| Mushroom gelato |

The tasting menu will change accordingly to season


communication design


Our communication strategy was to create a website with an “interactive mosaic” architecture. Each tile of the mosaic is connected to a blog content through keyword hyperlinks and tags navigation in order to build a strong relationship with the community of colleagues, followers and guests. Every little piece of the puzzle like a simple tag defines a versatile ambient media, like a fluid journal of chef Stefano De Lorenzo and his artwork.