2015 Jan Feb Issue


Our January/February 2015 issue is finally here! In this issue, we introduce to you some fresh new faces in the business that are sure to impress. Our cheese and produce picks of the month are highlighted as well as the increasing popularity of premium chocolatiers in Orange County.  We also would like to extend a big congratulations to those restaurants … [Read more...]

Quick, Creative and Healthy


Fast Casual – it’s everywhere. A concept we barely had a name for a few years ago has now caught fire and is bringing new, creative takes on some of the old guard segments of the restaurant industry. The offerings are usually innovative, the ingredients fresh and cuisine leaning toward specialty niches, whether they’re organic, farm-fresh, vegan or … [Read more...]

Beaucoup de gras


Pardon the bad French pun adapted from the phonetic coup de grâce, which translates to “delivering a death blow,” because this is anything but. In fact, it’s more of a victory lap for those who welcome back the incomparable foie gras, which had its two-year ban overturned on January 7, 2015. The loyal readers of great-taste.net know we’ve covered the … [Read more...]

Hot Off the Press!


Our Jan/Feb 2015 issue is finally here! In this issue, we feature quick, creative and healthy dining options popping up on the "fast casual" scene. We also highlight the overturn of the ban of Foie Gras in California and what chefs are saying about the new ruling, we have also included where to order your Foie Gras. The fast-growing seafood item on menus … [Read more...]

Chef Shuffle – Coronado Island Marriott – San Diego

Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Who is that Chef and where is he now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves to our Chef Shuffle. -Executive Chef Michael Poompan is departing the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage for a new position at the Coronado Island Marriott. 01/20/15 -Executive Chef Paul Lee takes over the helm at Patina. Uniting years of culinary … [Read more...]

Foie Gras is Back on the Menu in California

Orange County Chef Chris Tzorin's Foie Gras

Foie Gras is Back on the Menu in California. That dream of a white Christmas is over and of course, here in Southern California it didn’t come true but this morning I woke up dreaming another reoccurring hunger. That dream, the one where foie gras gets re-legalized in California did come true. Even though I count myself as one of the lucky few who was able … [Read more...]