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 purveyors, including Chuck McDaniels from Newport Meats and Lisa Hogan from Santa Monica Seafood Company. Marie Carman, Marché Moderne's cheese specialist, will also attend.

The special menu, meanwhile, costs $75 per person (food only), plus $35 for a wine pairing. There are two seatings: 5.30-6pm and 8-8.30pm, and reservations, available by calling (714) 434-7900, are required.

The chef's menu is the only menu available during those times, but the bar is also open for cocktails.

Here are the full, mouthwatering details, to get you in the mood: 



Amuse bouche

Yakitori of lobster and sweet bread, baby shiitake, yuzu and sake dipping sauce



McGrath Farms, Coastal Organic Farms, Jaime Farms, Weiser Farms, Green Farms
 Vegetables simply roasted, sauce mousseline "au goût de Béarnaise"



Butter roasted filet of Dover Sole, wild ramps,

brown butter spring carrot mousseline, artichoke chips


La Ferme

Wood burning roasted Prime Ribeye cap and Ribeye mignon,

Braised short ribs wood burning roasted
 "asperge blanche et vertes" jus de Porto, crème de foie gras



Raspberry-mascarpone soufflé tarte,

pistachio crème brûlée, Chambord ice cream




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