A new restaurant and bar opened in Costa Mesa last night. It's called SOCIAL Costa Mesa at 512 W. 19th Street at the location of the former London Pub. The chef is Jeffrey Boullt, who was previously the sous chef at Playground.
Here's a snippet of what the press release says about the dishes he's cooking there:
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The brunch menu will offer remarkable dishes including The SOCIAL Benedict with Seared, Smoked and Confit of Pork, Pimento Cheese Biscuit, Slow Eggs, and Creole Mustard Hollandaise; Banana Fosters Pancakes with Ol' Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes, Caribbean Rum, Louisiana Sugar Cane Syrup, and Farmers' Market Bananas; and Duck Confit Hash with Fall Root Vegetables, Holy Trinity, Duck Jus, and Aged Cheddar Mornay. Chef Boullt's fall dinner menu will feature dishes like a Fall Panzanella Salad with Black Mission Figs, Heirloom Tomato, Marinated Olives, Chicories, Point Reyes Bleu Cheese, and Banyuls Vinaigrette; Brussels Sprouts with Farmer's Honey, Sweet Potato Hay, Housemade Tasso Ham, and Hazelnuts; Pan Seared Muscovy Duck Breast with Frog Hollow Pears, Cauliflower Puree, Chicories, and Roasted Shallot Duck Jus; and Charbroiled Oysters with Smoked Tomato Butter and Crispy Shallots.
And oh yeah, there will be booze by a "mixologist team".
For more info check out www.socialcostamesa.com.