The Southern California Restaurant Writers Association 43rd Annual Awards Banquet will be held Monday, March 27 at Tustin Ranch Golf Club beginning at 6:00PM. A wine reception is planned along with a gourmet four course dinner that includes wine.
Champagne Reception with Hors d’oeuvres
Pesto Crostini with Tomato Consomme and Burrata-Crostini served with Pesto, Parmesan Air and Roasted Tomato with chilled Basil, Tomato Consomme and Burrata.
Duck Carpaccio with Radicchio Slaw on Rosemary Palmier-Cold-smoked and cured Duck Breast with Creme Fraiche Radicchio and Brussels Sprouts Slaw on top of a Rosemary Palmier.
Sunrise Valley Toast Points-Creamy garlic and herb cheese with vine-ripened Red Gobal grapes tossed in champagne vinegar.
BBQ Eastern Oyster in a Half Shell-Mesquite-grilled James River Oysters stuffed with Bilbao Chorizo Salami and New Mexico Fire-Roasted Salsa Verde.
Four Course Dinner:
Course No. 1: California Wedge Salad-Garden-fresh Iceberg with Stilton Blue Cheese dressing and crumbles topped with avocado, crispy pork belly, red onions, cilantro, heirloom tomato and Yuzu Kosho.
Course No. 2: Japanese Bento-Crispy tempura Tiger Shrimp, garlic-seared Japanese Hamachi NIgiri, Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poke and Furikake Rice plus Minnesota Spam Musubi.
Course No. 3: Prime Ribeye-Mesquite-grilled Prime Ribeye cooked with Hawaiian Sea Salt set with a medley of wild funky forest mushrooms, roasted baby potatoes, cambozola cheese, berries and burnt thyme butter.
Course 4: Florida Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cookie, Belgium Dark Triple Chocolate Marshmallow Cookie, Whole-grain Mission Fig and Granny Smith Apple Cookie.
$125 per person.
Monday, March 27 beginning at 6:00PM
Tustin Ranch Golf Club, 12442 Tustin Ranch Rd. Tustin
Seating is limited so reserve your spot today for what promises to be a grand evening. Call (714) 282-8523 for more information.
Proceeds from this event help to fund the Doris Community College Scholarship Program benefiting students studying Enology and Culinary Arts.
Wines courtesy of
Thornton Winery-John and Steve Thornton
Regal Wines and Jackson Family Wines-Steve McAnlis
Pedroncelli, Sonoma County WInes-Mark Abraham