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New Vegetarian Tasting Menu at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach

Known for presenting extraordinary seasonal tasting menus, Executive Chef Craig Strong has introduced a new vegetarian Tasting Menu at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach. The new tasting menu, now offered at the Laguna Beach waterfront restaurant, highlights the restaurant’s 1,000-square-foot raised bed garden with dishes that play on classic French specialties made vegetarian.

Studio’s Vegetarian Tasting Menu currently includes the following dishes:

Crimson Beet Tartare at The Montage

CRIMSON BEET TARTARE – golden beet “yolk,” horseradish crème fraîche
Roasted red beets are chopped to create this tartare, and topped with a golden beet “yolk.” The tartare is dressed with a ring of horseradish crème fraiche and garnished with micro herbs and edible viola flowers.
Contains: Dairy

Crispy Rice Paella at The Montage

CRISPY RICE PAELLA – bouquet tiny vegetables, romesco sauce
Crispy risotto rice is cooked in vegetable stock with sofrito and saffron, finished with grated cheese, then sautéed until golden brown and served with a bouquet of tiny vegetables atop romesco sauce. The dish is garnished with tiny sorrel.
Contains: Nuts, Dairy, and Gluten

Celerini Alfredo at Studio at Montage

CELERINI ALFREDO – celery root noodles, garlic cream, brown butter crumble, black truffles
Fettuccini ribbons are created with celery root and served in celery cream sauce. The dish is topped with brown butter crumble and is garnished with black truffles, snowflake celery, and borage flowers.
Contains: Dairy

POT“ATO”-AU-FEU – potato variation, brussels sprouts leaves, mushrooms, roasted vegetable broth
Pot“ato”-au-Feu is made up of potato croquette, potato cup, potato mousseline, and potato gaufrette. The potato variation is served with leeks and finished with roasted vegetable broth poured tableside.
Contains: Dairy, Eggs, Gluten, and Alcohol

FLEUR DU MAQUIS – ratatouille, arugula
Fleur de Maquis strikes a delicate balance with ratatouille and arugula arranged artistically on plate.
Contains: Dairy

A decadent ending to the meal with pure pistachio ice cream, pistachio whipped ganache, dried French meringue, candied pistachios rolled in chocolate, lightly set crème Chantilly, pure pistachio paste and lemon marmalade.
Contains: Dairy, Nuts and Eggs

Studio is located at Montage Laguna Beach (30801 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651). Dining reservations can be made by calling (949) 715-6420. For more information, please visit

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