Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge, helmed by Executive Chef Paige Riordan will open its doors in Rancho Mission Viejo on Monday, January 6, 2020. With the luxe and allure of old Hollywood, the modern speakeasy combines elevated comfort cuisine and East Coast classics balanced with West Coast ingredients and influences.
An East Coast native, Riordan has cooked in some of New York’s most prestigious restaurants including Reynard at The Wythe, widely recognized for bringing farm-to-table cuisine to NYC. She attended culinary school at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, where she honed her skills in holistic, plant-based cuisine guided by whole foods and wellness.
Prior to attending culinary school, Riordan was a professional dancer and choreographer. For several years, she owned a dance company which performed all over New York called Scarlet Fever, which inspired the name of the restaurant.