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Selanne’s Heavenly Scallops – Sauce Balances Sweet and Sour Flavors to Perfection

Chefs, Recipes, Restaurants, Videos By March 20, 2014

Joshua Severson’s culinary talents aren’t limited to topnotch red meat cookery. The executive chef for Teemu Selanne’s steak-centric restaurant in Laguna Beach, Severson also works his magic with seafood. His impressive work experience includes a stint working with celebrity chef Tom Colicchio at award-winning Craft Steak in Las Vegas. But his flair with fish stems from his Pacific Northwest upbringing,…

SOLITA! Grilled Corn Elote – so easy, so delicious AND Best Queso Fundido

Chefs, Recipes, Restaurants, Videos By March 5, 2014

Deborah Schneider, executive chef-partner at Solita (Huntington Beach) and SOL Cocina (Newport Beach and Scottsdale, AZ), draws on her rich culinary background to bring the seductive flavors and relaxing vibe of the Baja Pennisula to the plate. Street foods cooked on simple wood-fired grills are at the heart of Solita’s scrumptious grilled corn. The treat is so tempting, I asked…

Best Bass – Beyond Delectable at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar

Chefs, Recipes, Restaurants, Videos By December 22, 2013

Michael “Mike” Doctulero, executive chef at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar in Costa Mesa, fell in love with cooking early in his childhood. Working in the kitchen with his grandfather fueled the fun. One of his fondest early memories is the time spent with his granddad while spreading newspaper on the kitchen table and devouring fresh Dungeness crab. Earlier in the…

Stonehill Tavern’s Scrumptious Holiday Burger – It Has It All

Chefs, Restaurants, Videos By December 14, 2013

Raj Dixit, executive chef at Stonehill Tavern at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, makes a  scrumptious holiday-themed turkey burger. It captures the bright flavors of a traditional holiday turkey menu: turkey, gravy, crisp apple salad, cranberry marmalade and a sweet potato bun. Dixit grew up in Mission Viejo, about a ten-minute drive from where he works. A Culinary Institute of…

Cow-Pig-Duck Nirvana, The ARC Burger

Chefs, Cooking, Recipes, Restaurants, Videos By September 7, 2013

Imagine the Arc Burger – that luscious cow-duck-pig combo served at ARC, the everything-from-scratch eatery in Costa Mesa’s South Coast Collection (SoCo).  The beef is hand cut into itty bitty pieces. The pig is crisp cooked cubes of house-cured bacon.  The fowl is rendered duck fat. Watch the short video to see the action (and learn some secrets). At Arc,…

Banh Mi Twist at Slapfish

Chefs, Cooking, Recipes, Restaurants, Videos By August 4, 2013

Banh mi, sub-style Vietnamese sandwiches explode with sweet, sour, hot and salty flavors balanced in perfect harmony inside a just-baked baguette. Each element, whether cooked or salad-like raw, weaves a seductive contrast. A marriage of French and Vietnamese components, banh mi showcases side-by-side culinary fusion. Traditionally, the meat filling can be anything from stacks of paper-thin cold cuts to soy-cooked…