For those looking for farm-fresh food in Orange County, check out these farm-to-table menus with local, seasonal produce. These restaurants offer the freshest, organic menu items for even the most discerning diner.
Studio, Montage, Laguna Beach
Chef Craig Strong picks from the garden located just outside the Studio restaurant for fresh, local produce that inspires his menu at Studio. He works with local farms and farmers to subsidize what’s growing in the garden. With fruit, vegetables, and herbs at hand, Chef Craig doesn’t have to go far to go far for inspiration. Watch a video of Chef Craig talking about the spring menu at Studio.
Pelican Grill, The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach
Enjoy the spring Farm-to-Fork menu at Pelican Grill at the Resort at Pelican Hill. Chef Chang Sivilay works with the Irvine Ranch to source local produce for the menu, which changes every week or two depending on what’s available at the ranch. The pre-fixe menu includes a variety of three courses for $40 and is served weekdays. Watch a video of the farm-to-fork menu at Pelican Grill.
Park Avenue, Stanton
At the award-winning Park Avenue restaurant, Chef David Slay picks straight from the on-property garden to create a local, seasonal menu. This restaurant goes way beyond “steaks and chops” and offers diners an elegant atmosphere with the freshest ingredients. For an even more intimate setting, check out “Il Garage” for Alfresco Itlian cuisine.
You don’t have to go for to find fresh, local ingredients. Chefs are constantly on the lookfout for recipes that incorporate the most seasonal ingredients with a creative flair.