Le Cordon Bleu

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    10 Great Desserts in OC and Long Beach

    You know the feeling: when they come around after you've demolished your meal, asking if you have room for dessert. You want something sweet to round off the night, but the dessert menu is the same tired list of cheesecakes and molten lava cakes that aren't even made there. So you lie, tell the wait ... More >>

  • Food

    August 29, 2013

    Thai This Now: Coconut Rabbit

    Is the still-undiscovered Los Alamitos restaurant the best of its country's cuisine in OC since Thai Nakorn?

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    It's All About the Essential's with Cooking Channel's Kelsey Nixon

    We could all use some tips and a little food variation when it comes to the kitchen and if you have thirty-minutes, Kelsey Nixon is here to help you whip up some delicious meals in a super uncomplicated way. Gaining her training from Hollywood's Le Cordon Bleu and the French Culinary Institute, Kels ... More >>

  • Food

    January 24, 2013

    Scraps: The Real Asian Tapas

    This Huntington Beach restaurant serves small plates with promising, if as-yet unfulfilled, results

  • Food

    October 25, 2012

    Ennar Calasian Grill Puts Japan in Little Saigon

    The new izakaya takes over Xanh Bistro's old space

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    New Huntington Beach Restaurant Serves Kimchi-Flavored Waffles

    A new Asian tapas restaurant opened in Huntington Beach. No not that Asian Tapas, which is just a name for what has evolved to be a typical Northern-style Chinese restaurant.Scraps seems to be a real Asian tapas-style eatery. The menu consists entirely of small dishes made to be shared--dishes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    On the Line: Keith Stich of Wildfish Seafood Grille, Part Two

    Photo by Meranda Carter​Our featured interview with chef Keith Stich continues as we delve into familial influences and how he prefers his Branzini. Prepare for an Asian-inspired fish dish tomorrow, but today, catch up on part one.Hardest lesson you've learned:To control my emotions during a busy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    On The Line: Peter Stavros Of Peter's Gourmade Grill, Part Two

    Photo by Kevin Lara​Our second installment of On The Line explores the people and experiences that shape Peter Stavros of Peter's Gourmade Grill. We delve into a little family history and learn about what makes him speechless. He even recalls the job that caused his foodservice epiphany. To catch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Food Profiling: Uncle Iceberg's Hawt Products

    ​Is it hipster salad dressing?  No. Maybe it's cool and refreshing?  Not that either. So what is Uncle Iceberg's? It's comparable to the balsamic vinegar in a caprese salad--that extra 'oomph' to make mozzarella and tomato sing. The slogan says it all: "The most miraculous hawt sauce eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Ross Pangilinan of Leatherby's Café Rouge, Part One

    Photo by Mary Bell​ Meet Ross Pangilinan. Born in Tennessee and raised in Orange County, Chef Pangilinan studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena before going off to cut his teeth in fine-dining establishments here and in Michelin-starred restaurants in France. Now he commands the kitchen as th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Shouldn't Be Allowed: Bacon Chocolate

    ​I never thought anything could trump the ridiculously tasty cheese and chocolate combo, which I raved about a while back, but I stand corrected. Bacon and chocolate isn't a new phenomenon, of course, but it's the classy versions I'm in love with, not the heart-attack-in-a-plastic-container that y ... More >>