PUBlic 74 – San Juan Capistrano – Aug 2014

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PUBlic 74, the brainchild of partners Chef Gerry Kent and Chad Dickey, offers unique libations and signature pub food in a rustic gastropub setting. Executive Chef Kent serves up an acclaimed menu of comfort food-inspired offerings meant to appeal to a wide range of diners. From light salads to hearty entrees, Chef Kent prides himself in presenting food laden with only the finest in locally sourced ingredients to provide locals with decadent dishes not otherwise found in the picturesque town of San Juan Capistrano. The “industrial” and “reclaimed” ambience of the dining room is intended to give diners an authentic gastropub feel that combines great quality ingredients in a relaxed setting.

“My goal is to create a menu that has a dish to fit how the diner is feeling by utilizing ingredients that represent the best of what’s available throughout the year,” commented Chef Kent, who also serves as Executive Chef of sister restaurants in Southern California, PUBlic House and DownTown PUBlic.

Public 74’s menu currently features the following highlights:

While You’re Waiting
*Nya Brussel N Cranberry – Brussel sprouts fried golden and tossed with cranberry & chili flakes and finished with goat cheese & a balsamic reduction

*Beet & Quinoa – Organic baby arugula, red quinoa, sweet roasted beets dressed with a berry vinaigrette

You Were Waiting For
*Spin Out Kobe – Char grilled 10oz of American Kobe beef on a brioche bun topped with smoked pork belly, leeks, kale, wilted spinach and smoked cheddar

*Destructed Chicken Pot Pie – Herb grilled chicken breast atop sautéed fall vegetables finished with a thyme cream and fresh pie crust

*Butternut Gnocchi – Homemade potato gnocchi tossed with sage and butternut squash finished with a touch of cream, grana padano and pecans

Afterwords
*Tripi Apple Cobbler – Sweet n tart organic apples tossed with sugar and spice topped with streusel

Signature Libations
*Public Policy – Baileys / Tito’s Vodka / Homemade Butterscotch Schnapps

*Grandma Out In Public – Grand Marnier / St. George Citrus Vodka / Cranberry Juice/ Lime Juice / Ginger Beer

PUBlic 74 is located at 27211 Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano and is open for Lunch & Dinner daily. For more information, visit www.publicrestaurants.com.