Chef Greg Daniels’ Peruvian Ceviche at Harley Laguna Beach is a lesson in balance. Locally-caught rockfish is citrus-cured to tender perfection; thinly sliced
Where’s the Beef?
I’m a sucker for bison and ocean views, so an evening indulging in the Blackfoot Buffalo Ribeye at Driftwood Kitchen overlooking the sandy shore in Laguna Beach took me to my happy place. The meat is marinated in a sweet ancho chili glaze that adds a lively layer to the meat’s savoriness, and it’s served with a creamy parsnip puree topped with parsnip chips. driftwoodkitchen.com
Have Some Toast!
It’s a clever spin on bagels and lox, but instead of a bagel, the Salmon Breakfast Toast on the new brunch menu at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine in Irvine is a lovely culinary construction that piles thinly sliced layers of salmon atop grilled sourdough, a layer of pleasing egg salad, sweet cherry tomatoes, shaved red onion and capers, delivering a medley of flavors that welcomes the day. andreisrestaurant.com
Central Laguna Beach recently rolled out their new spring menu courtesy of Executive Chef Michael Campbell, and it’s my new go-to for tasty appetizers with