Tasty Morsels from the Crosby, Santa Ana

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John Gilhooley

Pork tenderloin: An inch-thick, pan-seared, swine steak gets sliced on the biaseach forkful perfectly cooked, crusted with salty, crisped brownness, with just a sliver of its sweet, quivering blubber attached. Roasted eggplant, oyster mushrooms and papery straws of deep-fried leek accompany the steak, but the most inspired add-on is a swipe of sauce made from pureed lychees, which takes inspiration from porks natural partner: applesauce.

Food critic Edwin Goei reviews the delectable menu from the Crosby this week (click here to read!). Here's a closer look at what the Crosby has to offer. Descriptions written by Edwin Goei, photos by John Gilhooley. The Crosby, 400 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, (714) 543-3543; www.thisithecrosby.com. Mon.-Sat, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.