orange County Restaurant Week
~ First course ~
Arugula salad / dates / blue cheese / yogurt / agridulce
Ham hock terrine / fried egg / brioche
Tomato & espelette bisque / brie grilled cheese
~ Entrees ~
Coq au vin / braised bacon / cipollini onions / fingerling potatoes
Braised pork cheeks / parsnip puree / fresno chile / brussel sprouts
Loup de mer / shimeji mushrooms / almonds / grapes / saffron emulsion
~ Dessert ~
Fresh berries napoléon / cream chantilly / passion fruit sorbet
Chocolat fondant cake / bourbon caramel / vanilla gelato
dates, blue cheese, yogurt, agridulce
Ham Hock Terrine
fried egg, brioche
Tomato Bisque & Grilled Cheese
Fresno chile, pineapple, bacon, pineapple vinaigrette
Coq au vin
braised bacon, cipollini onions, fingerling potatoes
Braised Pork Cheeks
parsnip puree, Fresno chile, brussels sprouts
Loup de Mer
shimeji mushrooms, almonds, grapes, saffron emulsion
Fresh Berries Napoleon
cream chantilly, passion fruit sorbet
Chocolat Fondant Cake
bourbon caramel, vanilla gelato
Chef Name: Alfonso Ramirez
Question: How long have you been a chef?
Answer: I have been cooking since I was 15 years old and a chef for 5 years
Question: How long have you been at this restaurant?
Answer: 6 months
Question: Who or what inspired you to become a chef?
Answer: My father, who is also a chef
Question: What do you enjoy most about your profession?
Answer: Creativity and the hard work, along with the camaraderie that you develop with your cooks.
Question: When you’re not in the kitchen what are you doing?
Answer: Spending time with my wife and kids.
Question: What is your most popular dish?
Answer: Lamb, with sunchokes dates and tarragon
Question: Your last meal on Earth would be??
Answer: number 19 at langers. Ruben