Hendrix Dives into one-of-a-kind Ocean-to-Table Gems for New Seasonal Menu
Chef Rainer Schwarz Brings His Noted Seafood Dishes Inland
Laguna Niguel, August 2020 – Hendrix Restaurant & Bar’s new seasonal menu not only showcases the season’s most vibrant ingredients, but it also introduces exciting seafood dishes for guests to dive into. Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz’s ocean-to-table dishes, which have received much praise from critics and guests alike at his coastal restaurants, Driftwood Kitchen and The Deck on Laguna, now make their way inland as an addition to the Hendrix menu.
“Don’t try this at home! Our new seafood dishes include two whole fried fish that are meant to offer our guests something special when dining out that they wouldn’t necessarily be able to make at home,” explains Chef Schwarz. “This new menu has something for everyone – from light dishes for the season, to protein-forward options – all with the bold flavors that Hendrix is known for delivering.”
To complement the bright, fresh flavors of the season, following are the one-of-a-kind, ocean-to-table gems to join the menu:
ALASKAN KING CRAB LEG 1½ lb | house coleslaw | jumbo asparagus | european drawn butter
WHOLE FRIED THAI SNAPPER julienne vegetables & shishito peppers | ponzu sauce | bonito flakes
WHOLE FRIED TEXAS RED FISH (serves 3-5 guests and requires 48-hour notice) julienne vegetables & shishito peppers | ponzu sauce | bonito flakes
LOBSTER SPAGHETTI CARBONARA farm egg | pork guanciale | grated parmesan | tarragon
OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER | creamy kale | parmesan cheese | tobiko caviar
In addition to the new seafood options, seasonal produce, much of which is sourced from local and regional farms, takes center stage in a variety of salads and sides. To allow guests to eat for the season, Hendrix’s menu features an incredible selection of crisp summer salads, all of which can have rotisserie chicken, salmon or flat iron steak added:
ROTISSERIE CHICKEN and POBLANO PEPPER SOUP | grilled yellow corn
HENDRIX CHICKEN SALAD | roti chicken | goat cheese | sweet 100’s tomatoes | avocadoes | dates | croutons | creamy pear dressing
ICEBERG WEDGE | asian pears | gorgonzola | radish | buttermilk chive dressing
CAESAR SALAD| crisp romaine leaves |crunchy croutons | classic caesar dressing | white anchovies
HARVEST SALAD | spinach | strawberries | feta | walnut vinaigrette
In addition to rotisserie favorites like the Prime Rib Dinner for Two and mouth-watering Roti Whole Chicken for the Table, Hendrix Meat Platter serves as a great Family Meal option for dine-in service or to take home. The dinner, which includes freshly roasted chicken, leg of lamb and prime rib (option to add porchetta) served with Weiser Farms “drip” potatoes and au jus, is a great option for those looking for a protein-packed meal and is priced per person at $28 (2-person minimum; +$6 for porchetta).
Hendrix’s full bar offerings are currently available for takeout, including a mix of signature drinks, beers, and wines by the bottle.
Hendrix is currently open Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. for patio dining, with Weekend Brunch service Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Happy Hour is offered daly from 4 to 6 p.m. More information, including menus, reservations, online ordering and 3rd party delivery, can be found at www.hendrixoc.com.
About Hendrix Restaurant
Hendrix is a neighborhood restaurant in Laguna Niguel that offers a menu of New American cuisine, which assimilates flavors from the melting pot of traditional American cooking techniques. Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz’s seasonal menu of ﬁsh, steaks and chops will be complemented by a rotisserie, which will deliver dishes for in-house dining as well as takeaway. Hendrix features a full bar with a beverage program that includes a mix of signature drinks, a quality draft program of American craft beers, and an easy-to-navigate wine list full of favorites at recognizably good pricing. Wines will be on display in the restaurant so diners can shop for their desired bottle at near retail prices with corkage. Bottles to go discounted further
Hendrix is located at 32431 Golden Lantern in Laguna Niguel (located at the corner of Del Avion and Golden Lantern in the Ocean Ranch Village). For more information, visit www.hendrixoc.com.