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Manhattan Beach's Doma Kitchen Heads Into its Final Days

Aug 31, 2016 08:45AM ● By Liz Spear

Then MB Mayor Mark Burton, far left, celebrates the ribbon cutting for Doma Kitchen in September 2015. Next to him are Owners Stan Mayzalis, Angie Corrente and Chef Kristina.

Manhattan Beach's Doma Kitchen is moving to a larger space in Marina del Rey and will serve its final MB meals on Sunday, Sept. 11. The popular European-inspired dining destination will be located in Marina Marketplace in a site once occupied by Panini Grill.  

The move is bittersweet for 
Owners Angie Corrente and Stan Mayzalis and Chef Kristina Miksyte, who have built a loyal following in the Beach Cities. Doma Kitchen opened in Redondo Beach first and then moved to MB after holding some "pop-up" dinners at Two Guns Espresso in MB.

"It is a bittersweet goodbye as we love our South Bay community," said Corrente, "but we know those who love Doma will visit us in Marina del Rey.” The new larger location affords Doma the opportunity to enhance its catering, add to its in-house and to-go menu and beverage selection, and offer extended hours.

“It will be exactly the same feel," said Corrente, "except everyone will be a lot more comfortable, we can host exclusive dinners with Chef Kristina and guest chefs, along with hosting private parties -- something that guests have continued to ask us over and over.” 

 Doma Kitchen has been in its current MB location since June 2015 after closing the doors to its original South Redondo location on Pacific Coast Highway, where diners fell in love with Chef Kristina's homemade Borscht, Lagman and Lamb Plov, among other delicacies. The RB location held forth from 2013 to October 2014. Before opening in MB, Doma and Chef Kristina held pop-up extravaganzas at Two Guns Espresso MB late in 2014.

With its new extra square footage and a Westside location, Corrente and company are excited about the new space. 
“I’m really looking forward to sharing more of what we love with the people of Los Angeles," said Corrente, who says the restaurant will keep its "upscale-casual menu and cozy atmosphere." 

Indeed, Doma has developed a following thanks to Chef Kristina, who uses Eastern European and Central Asian techniques to create flavorful dishes such as Pelmeni Chicken Dumplings, Vareniki Potato Dumplings with Lamb, Beef Stew, Scottish Salmon, fresh homemade crepes, Porchetta Scramble, Grilled Veggie Sandwich on German Multi-Grain bread, Nicoise Salad, and Chili Lime Salad with Lamb. The restaurant also offers salads with kale and quinoa, and uses locally-sourced natural meats.

Chef Kristina's mission is to prepare all dishes from scratch, season them with housemaid spices, and use farmer market fresh, seasonal, and quality ingredients. 

Doma, which means “home” in the Slavic language, is presently open in MB from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Sunday, Sept. 11.

Doma Kitchen is located near Macy's and Islands Restaurant in Manhattan Village at 3562 N Sepulveda Boulevard; 310.647.3157.

Owners Corrente and Mayzalis and Chef Kristina anticipate opening their new Marina Marketplace location in the fall for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at 4325 Glencoe Ave #8 in Marina del Rey's Marina Marketplace.

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