Chapter One: the modern local

227 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Kevin Lara


  • Daily 11am-2am
  • $$
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Parking Lot Available, Street Parking, Parking Validation
  • Reservations Accepted
Chef Oge Dalken's dishes are like a riddle asked, then wittily answered. What, for instance, is a potato pear? Well, it's a Japanese corokke-like, breaded, mashed-potato ball that's stuffed with mushroom duxelle, molded into a pear's shape, and eaten with a wild-mushroom marsala cream sauce. And what is this dessert called "Milk & Cereal"? Why, it's a bowl of perfectly set panna cotta playing the role of milk and the crispy Greek pastry dough called kataifi doubling for shredded wheat. A scoop of Cinnamon Toast Crunch ice cream drives home the punch line like a rim shot.

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