Garden Fusions: Sandcastle Lounge

Cafe Jardin Garden Fusion Dinner
June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Cafe Jardin - Corona del Mar
2647 East Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Garden Fusions is a unique interactive gourmet dining experience. Every dinner has a horticulture theme featuring a special horticultural host. The host will share knowledge and advice on the evening’s topic. Chef Pascal Olhats, the Executive Chef of Cafe Jardin, is challenged to create a multi-course gourmet dinner to complement the theme. This fusion between culinary and horticulture art create unique one-of-a-kind experiences.

Having just completed Sherman Gardens 2018 sculpture exhibit Sandscapes, Chris Crosson “Mr. Sandcastle” will host the second installment of Garden Fusions. Chris will share his experiences on becoming and being a professional sand sculptor. It’s not all just a day at the beach! Chris’ passion for sandcastles has taken the Crosson family all over the country to compete in competitions. The family’s favorite competition is the Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest at Corona del Mar’s Main Beach. The Crossons have participated in this annual event with friends, neighbors and family members every year since 1994.

When the beach meets the kitchen you can count on Chef Pascal Olhats to create a menu that is classic California coastal cuisine. Upon hearing the theme Chef Pascal joked, “I guess I’ll need to keep some sand in the clams!”

We will have live music performance from young musician students of Orange County school of art to celebrate the first day of the Summer. It is a tradition in France on that day and it is called “fete de la musique”.


California bbq hors-d’oeuvres with a local brew from “Town Park Brewery”



Local heirloom tomato salad with Sonoma goat cheese

Orangewood smoked brisket with homemade chipotle sauce on grilled local citrus
California beach style clam bake with Manassero farms sweet corn

Beer pairing will be available with dinner



Pineapple upside down pie with “sandy” macadamia nuts crust

Additional beverages, gratuity and tax not included.
Reservations required. To keep the experience intimate, seating is limited to 50 guests.

For reservations call: 949.673.0033

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