New Spring Menu With International Flare

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Central Laguna Beach is pleased to announce new spring menu items courtesy of Executive Chef Michael Campbell. Incorporating the season’s most vibrant flavors, Central’s refreshed menu introduces American fusion cuisine bringing an international flare to steak, seafood and elevated comfort food.

“The menu is designed to present guests with pure ingredients and familiar flavors approached in a unique way,” says Campbell. “It focuses on the simplicity of the beautiful produce we have access to year-round while drawing influence from cooking techniques and flavors I’ve experienced while working in different parts of the U.S. and abroad.”

Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, Central’s sleek, modern dining room is accented by intimate booths and elegant light fixtures. Sit indoors or dine al fresco on the private, outdoor patio adorned with twinkling café lights and a soothing water feature. Experience the seasonal menu which welcomes several new starters, main dishes and desserts. Whet your appetite with the Crispy Shrimp with serrano aioli, and sink your teeth into savory main dishes like the Panko Crusted Cod with crab & cauliflower puree and wild rice. Indulge in delectable spring dessert options like Caramelized Bread Pudding Bites with coconut ice cream and whipped cream.

Venture upstairs and step out onto Laguna Beach’s original rooftop patio. Catch the sunset and enjoy the picture-perfect moment with one of Central’s signature cocktails compliments of Head Bartender, Robin Shinn. New for the season, the beverage menu introduces five spring cocktails including Lost in Laguna made with Havana Club rum, Zaya rum, orgeat, pineapple, ginger beer and lime, and Where There’s Smoke with El Silencio mezcal, agave, strawberry and lemon.

Central is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday and located at 361 Forest Ave, Suite 103, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For reservations, please call 949-715-0801 or visit centrallagunabeach.com.

CENTRAL LUNCH & DINNER MENU

*New spring menu item

STARTERS

Grilled Avocado

with ponzu, 9

Shrimp Croquettes

anaheim peppers, parmesan, spicy aioli, 15

Yellowtail Ceviche

lime, red onion, 15

*Skirt Steak Empanadas

cotija, cherry tomatoes, spicy aioli, 14

Our Hummus

cherry tomatoes, olives, aleppo, crispy cauliflower, 11

Tuna Poke

yellow fin, quinoa, avocado, cilantro, sesame, scallion, 16

Street Corn Empanadas

cotija, cilantro, spicy aioli spinach & mozzarella, filet or lamb shank, 9

*Crispy Shrimp

served with serrano aioli, 15

Guacamole

served with housemade tortilla chips, 10

SOUPS & SALADS

*Tomato Bisque

coconut milk, cilantro, basil, mint, croutons, 11

Local Salad

mixed greens, almonds, quinoa, manchego, sweet croutons, sherry vinaigrette, 17

Baby Romaine Wedge

parmesan, pickled shallot, roasted garlic dressing, 16

Steak and Spinach

chickpea, avocado, olive, cherry tomato, sweet mustard vinaigrette, 23

(Substitute salmon)

CTR Chop

romaine, cherry tomatoes, chicken, red onion, chickpeas, pepitas, avocado dressing, 19

BURGERS & SANDWICHES

CTR Burger

fresh ground chuck, caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato, brioche bun, 19

Anna’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich

spicy remoulade, tomatoes, red onion, sharp cheddar cheese, 18

*El Cubano

smoked lomo, pork belly, pickled tomatillo, swiss, dijonaise, 20

MAINS & SPECIALTIES

Grilled Chicken Pasta

Linguine noodles, sautéed broccolini, cherry tomatoes, basil, spinach, parmesan, 24

Seared Scallops

pork belly, chickpeas, broccolini, chile brodo, 32

Mushroom Bolognese

soba noodles, mushroom bolognese, parmesan, black truffle butter, 22

Skirt Steak

garbanzo, brussels sprouts, chimichurri, 34

Pan Seared Salmon

quinoa pilaf, madras curried carrot, sherry glaze, 30

Short Rib Hash

caramelized onion, sunny side eggs, 18

*Panko Crusted Cod

crab & cauliflower puree, wild rice, 28

Tiger Shrimp Risotto

spinach, lemon butter, parmesan, 36

14 oz. New York Strip

sautéed broccolini, truffle mac & cheese, caramelized onion butter, 46

(Dinner only)

SIDES

Crispy Brussels Sprouts, 7

Sweet Potato Fries, 7

French Fries, 6

Truffle Mac & Cheese, 9

Sautéed Broccolini, 7

DESSERTS

Yogurt Cheesecake

oatmeal cookie crust, balsamic, berries, 12

*Caramelized Bread Pudding Bites

coconut ice cream, whipped cream, 12

SIGNATURE SPRING COCKTAILS

*Where There’s Smoke

El Silencio mezcal, agave, strawberry, lemon, 14

*Lost in Laguna

Havana Club rum, Zaya rum, orgeat, pineapple, ginger beer, lime, 14

*Perfect Saint Prosecco

St. Germaine, berry simple syrup, lemon, 14

*Pure Gold

Cutty Sark scotch, creme de cacao, turbinado, lemon, 14

*Pick Your Poison

Wheatley vodka or Hendricks gin, simple syrup, lemon, basil, 14

Central:

Partner: Anna Montoya

Partner: Taylor McKinney

Executive Chef: Michael Campbell

Hours:

Mon: Closed

Tues–Wed: 12–9 p.m.

Thu: 12–10 p.m.

Fri–Sat: 12–10:30 p.m.

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