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One Pico restaurant at Shutters on the Beach does not offer any special gifts from the chef, per se. The custom of sending an amuse-bouche to the table to give diners a taste of what’s to come occurs more frequently in formal restaurants that offer a French-inspired dining experience. One Pico in Santa Monica is much more casual, so there’s no complimentary starter or petit fours after dinner. However, a breadbasket that’s served with tempered butter topped with peppercorns accompanies your meal. We also found the portions at One Pico to be very generous and between a starter, main and dessert, we couldn’t eat another bite.