Spring Menu Makes Splash at Laguna Beach’s Driftwood Kitchen
Driftwood Kitchen has received national recognition 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 fresh & vibrant Spring ingredients, including squash blossoms, heirloom tomatoes, cauliflower, Yukon gold potatoes, green and red papaya, yellow corn, spring peas, and morel mushrooms.
Chef Rainer’s new menu features the following dishes:
Soup & Salads
CARAMELIZED ONION & LEEK SOUP gruyere cheese | oxtail broth | grilled bread
CHILLED CORN SOUP mexican style grilled baby corn | tomato chutney | cilantro
CRISPY THAI CALAMARI STEAK green & red papaya salad | spicy ginger cilantro dressing | curry aioli
SUMMER SQUASH BLOSSOMS bellwether farm ricotta | lemon | mint | shallots | chunky heirloom tomato sauce
ESCARGOT GRATINS butter | shallots | parsley | house made caramelized onion | dill bread
WHOLE SANTA BARBARA “SEA STEPHANIE FISH UNI” sea urchin vinaigrette | sweet kelp
GRILLED COLOSSAL TIGER PRAWNS & DATES potato puree | roasted peppers | baby algeria farms whole roasted cauliflower | salsa verde | crispy shallots
VENUS CLAMS & MEATBALLS orzo | heirloom tomatoes | butter & chicken broth | fresh herbs | focaccia bread
MARY’S FARM CHICKEN foie gras | yukon gold whipped potatoes | spring peas | morel mushrooms | chicken au jus sauce
BAY OF MAINE MONKFISH castroville baby artichokes | sautéed tuscan kale
7 OZ DOUBLE R RANCH FILET MIGNON sautéed broccolini | sweet garlic cloves | whole roasted bone marrow | herb butter | ciabatta toast
Chef Rainer’s menu still includes Driftwood Kitchen’s signature Yellowfin Tuna Tartare Tacos, and Whole Fried Texas Redfish, which can feed up to 4 guests and must be ordered in advance.
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 www.driftwoodkitchen.com.
Photos courtesy of Anne Watson Photography