You’ll never regard Costco’s chicken the same way again after you see what Hendrix is able to do with an oversized Ronco rotisserie. It produces chicken so juicy and a porchetta so sumptuous it becomes a stinging rebuke of every dry chicken and pork chop you’ve ever had. But the best thing that comes out of that rotating contraption is actually the lamb. Brought out sliced on a warmed dish, it’s served above a pool of chicken jus and alongside tiny potatoes roasted by the meat drippings. It’s easily OC’s best lamb outside Anaheim’s Little Arabia.
32431 Street of the Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, (949) 248-1912; hendrixoc.com.