Florent Marneau

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    10 Essential Costa Mesa Restaurants

    This is a list of restaurants your humble food writer has deemed his ten favorite in a city that's arguably one of the best restaurant cities in Orange County, one where OC Weekly World Headquarters happens to reside (lucky us!). Should any Travel Channel show host, visiting businessman, or a recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Honda Center's Culinary Makeover, Marche Moderne's Pig-Out, and More!

    Another week, another edition of the SoCal Restaurant Show on KLAA-AM 830. As usual, we turn the mic over to producer/co-host Andy Harris to guide is through the fun. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Diatribe with Dave: 10 Years at Santora with Chef Diego Velasco

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    OINK! Marche Moderne's "Head to Toe" Pig Dinner Is Back

    While we don't need an excuse to feast on piggy parts, Marche Moderne's Florent Marneau uses the change of seasons as his culinary reason for celebration. Case in point: " The Pig Head to Toe & choucroute Alsacienne" kicked off last night on the Penthouse level of South Coast Plaza.For those of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Ross Pangilinan of Leatherby's Café Rouge, Part Two

    Photo by Mary Bell​ Today we continue our Q&A with Ross Pangilinan, the Executive Chef at Leatherby's Café Rouge in Costa Mesa. As promised this is the part of the interview where we get a little more personal with him. If you missed the first part, click here. And stay tuned tomorrow for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    On the Line: Walter Rowin of The Slidebar

    ​For the rock groupie The Slidebar is Jeremy Popoff's restaurant/club/local worship temple for Fullerton's home-grown rock group, Lit.  For the foodie, the place is all about Walter Rowin and his cooking.  He's the man behind the bar's uncommonly good food; mac and cheese better than mom's, stea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    This Week In Food

    In the last five days:Edwin grilled Florent Marneau of Marché Moderne, who revealed what is possibly the poshest last meal request ever.We made it to Zimzala, in HB's Shorebreak Hotel. Great food, slow service. But it warranted a spot on our top 5 special-occasion restaurants nonetheless.And, final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    On the Line: Chef Florent Marneau of Marche Moderne

    Courtesy of Marche ModerneHe is Florent Marneau, chef and proprietor of Marche Moderne, one of the best French restaurants in the county.  We are food bloggers with a few dumb questions that we've always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.  What do you get when you mix?  You get wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Marché Moderne's Birthday Market and Menu

    To celebrate two years at South Coast Plaza, Marché Moderne is offering a five-course chef's menu and hosting a simultaneous rooftop market for those partaking of it, on April 29 and 30. The marché will feature purveyors and produce from Amelia and Florent Marneau's favorite purveyo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Marché Moderne Madness--And Redemption

    A couple of weeks ago I ranted about the fact that my husband and I had to wait 20 minutes for a table at Marché Moderne on a Saturday night, despite having a reservation.When he saw my post, chef Florent Marneau had the decency to email me and apologize...It's a testament to Marneau that Marché M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    What's The Longest You've Ever Waited For A Table... When You Already Have A Reservation?

    I ask this question as I celebrated a special occasion at Marché Moderne on Saturday night, having booked the table at least a week previously, and then had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Only then did that happen after a bit of (polite) nudging on my part. OK, we were able to sit at the bar--and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Classy Stuff at Marché Moderne

    The good news is that posh French bistro Marché Moderne is running monthly cooking classes, so even if you can't afford to eat there very often you can at least fake the experience at home once in a while.The bad news is that all the classes for 2009 are sold out, and already have long waiting list ... More >>

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    The Chuck Wagon

    Steakhouses, mess halls, eateries, barbecues, fine-dining establishments, & gratuitous & thematically inconsistent Tolkien references

  • Food

    June 21, 2007

    Moderne Love

    If shoppings what ails ya, Marche Moderne is the cure

  • Food

    September 27, 2001

    Hope for Humanity

    Few play with their food as well as Pinot Provence