Linda Mensinga – Special Report
Haven Gastropubin Orange was hopping at the recent HIP Tasting with about 65 guests. Chefs, GMs, F&B Managers and purveyors mingled over Perini wine and fabulous food provided by Chef Greg Daniels. Cabernet Crusted Escolar, Roasted Neck of Lamb and Brioche Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Ice Cream were the highlights of the afternoon’s tasting.
Open just 7 months, the Gastropub has garnered great reviews and lots of attention including Best New Restaurant of 2009 by the Orange County Register and OC Weekly. Large picture windows in Old Orange just off the Circle, comfortable tables and friendly service create “home away from home:your own Haven.”
Special guest Joe Scognamillo of DiCarlo Seafood demo’d a selection of delectable oysters including French Kiss, Fanny Bay, Kumamoto and Marin Miyagi. The Organic Cellars poured Perinni Mila Bio Rosso to complement the Cabernet Crusted Escolar. Casa Al Vento Gaiole accompanied the Haven Sliders.
Event sponsored by FreshPoint Produce, Long Beach Seafood, White Apron Meats and Great Taste Magazine.