Dear SOS: My husband and I recently discovered Violet, a little neighborhood restaurant in Santa Monica that is truly outstanding. The dish that really stood out for us was seared scallops with vanilla risotto and baby artichokes. The flavors and textures were perfection.
Dear Elizabeth: Chef Jared Simons of Violet varies the recipe slightly, according to the season. As we move out of artichoke season, he’s been using baby zucchini.