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Driftwood Kitchen Introduces New Seasonal Dishes

Grilled Hawaiian Ono

Grilled Hawaiian Ono

Driftwood Kitchen has received national acclaim for its breathtaking ocean views and an exquisite menu of seasonal California cuisine, which is overseen by Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz. His acclaimed menu of ocean-inspired offerings, now sees the addition of dishes featuring late summer and early fall ingredients, including squash blossoms, heirloom tomatoes, Asian pear, butternut squash, baby summer vegetables, yellow corn, red & yellow rainbow carrots, and stone fruit.

Grilled Hawaiian Ono

Grilled Hawaiian Ono

Chef Rainer’s new menu features the following dishes:

· Squash Blossoms / stuffed with bellwether farms ricotta / chunky heirloom tomato sauce / mint

· Grilled Jumbo Asparagus / coddled egg & cognac lebni / chives / sweet red pepper tapenade

· Black Mission Fig & Burrata Cheese Tart / prosciutto / arugula

· Butternut Squash Gnocchi / sage brown butter / pine nuts / caramelized butternut squash / speck / ricotta

· Prime Maryland Soft Shell Crab / creole sauce / petit herb salad

· Grilled & Stuffed Road Island Calamari / chorizo / shishito pepper pesto / piquillo pepper

· Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna / shio broth / baby bock choy / shimeji mushrooms /daikon

· 2 ½ LB Maine Lobster Entrée / Yukon gold mash / Zuckerman farms jumbo asparagus / drawn butter

· Lobster Spaghetti Carbonara *Rustichella D’Abruzzo* / farm egg / guanciale / grated pecorino romano / tarragon

· Hamachi Collar / red miso marinated kama / citrus plum vinaigrette / baby frisee & shiso salad / tamari dipping sauce

· Grilled Hawaiian Ono / crushed purple majesty potatoes / baby summer vegetables / yellow corn sauce

· Wild King Salmon / creamy kale & arugula / red & yellow rainbow carrots / arugula salad

· Chilean Sea Bass / lemon faro risotto / eggplant & piquillo pepper salad / parsley sauce

· Double R Ranch Filet Mignon / potato & braised oxtail cake / wilted baby spinach / napa sauce

· Butcher Steak & Pork Belly / chimichurri sauce / roasted mushrooms / crispy red onions

· Greater Omaha Rib Eye Steak 14oz / peppercorn sauce / house-made French fries

· Mary’s Farm Chicken / wild mushroom & borlotti bean ragu / collard greens / sage

Grilled Jumbo Asparagus

Grilled Jumbo Asparagus

Chef Rainer’s menu still includes Driftwood Kitchen signature Yellowfin Tuna Tartare Tacos, and Whole Fried Texas Redfish, which can feed up to 4 guests.

Ribeye Steak

Ribeye Steak

Driftwood Kitchen is located at 619 Sleepy Hollow Lane in Laguna Beach and is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. For more information, visit

Facts and photos courtesy of Driftwood Kitchen

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