Mélisse restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., celebrated its 10th anniversary July 14.

"2009 is an exciting milestone year for Mélisse. I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to live out my dream of running a restaurant for a decade now and for the countless people who have been a part of that journey. Mélisse's longevity is in great part due to the dedication of my family, staff and loyal clients," chef-owner Josiah Citrin said in a press release.

Citrin hosted a special four-course dinner to celebrate the anniversary on July 14, and the restaurant is offering patrons a 10-course menu of the chef's favorite dishes from the past ten years throughout July.

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