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$10 for $20 Worth of Organic Sri-Lankan Fare
Lunch and dinner menus feature vegetarian-centric fare such as chili chickpea ($6), kale salad ($10.50), and triple-mushroom curry ($16.50), or a chicken-tikka-masala plate ($17) and seasonal fish in a Sri Lankan spiced cream sauce ($17). A variety of exotic drinks and teas include house-blended spiced chai ($4), mango lassi ($3.50), and faluda, a combination of ice cream, milk, kasa-kasa seeds, and rose water ($3.50).
Pearl of the Ocean
Owner and chef Ayoma Wilen took the reins at Pearl of the Ocean in 2010, and that year, the restaurant was named Best New Restaurant by both the Santa Cruz Weekly and Santa Cruz Good Times. Focusing on fresh, organic ingredients, Ayoma oversees the vegetarian-focused menus that outline delectable arrangements of locally sourced ingredients, including some culled from the area’s farmers markets, and Sri Lankan spices. These arrangements are manifested in dishes as colorful and complex as a 20-sided Rubik’s Cube. Pearl of the Ocean’s staff also pours a variety of libations and non-alcoholic beverages, such as the spicy chai tea, and their signature drink, Kiss of the Island Princess, is composed of Montresor Prosecco, hibiscus flower, and love potion.