The Gourmandise School Reopens In New Digs…

The last remaining soldier in the Market, that once promised us a Ferry Building-style experience atop Santa Monica Place, has finally found a new home.  The popular culinary academy The Gourmandise School has now opened in their elegant new space across the way, next to the also recently relocated The Curious Palate.  And what of the Market at Santa Monica Place?  As I’ve already told you, it looks poised to become a children’s museum, thereby completely extinguishing any further gastronomic hopes.



The Gourmandise School Shifts Locations In SMP: The Market Soon To Be Completely Empty

The last remaining tenant of the failed Market at Santa Monica Place is pulling out.  Culinary educators The Gourmandise School are moving to a new third floor location in the mall, just to the right of the recently moved The Curious Palate.  What’s next for The Market?  I’ve heard whispers that it will be turned into a multi-use space, but I cannot confirm that, so we’ll just have to wait and see…


La Gourmandise School Upcoming Vegetarian And Vegan Classes In Santa Monica

La Gourmandise School, the culinary school in the Market at the top of Santa Monica Place is offering an array of upcoming vegetarian and vegan classes.  On Monday, August 1st, there will be a “vegetarian Indian basics” class at 6:30pm taught by Kaumudi Marathe of Un-Curry, the Indian pop-up (  Then, on August 14th, there will be a “vegetarian BBQ” class from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  There is a “rewiring to vegan” class on Friday, August 23rd.  “Indian vegan” will be the subject on Thursday, Sept. 8th at 6:30pm.  Check out for prices and more info. 

395 Santa Monica Place The Market, Santa Monica CA 90401