She's at it again. Geeta Bansal, Weekly contributor and owner/chef of Clay Oven, an Indian restaurant in Irvine, is proving once again that's she might be OC's most prolific pop-up restaurateur (nevermind that she actually has a brick-and-mortar of her own).
For certain she has a lot of friends in chef circles who don't mind having her control their kitchens for a night at a time.
This time, it's Amar Santana, who's hosting Bansal for a dinner called “Indian Summer in Laguna” tonight at Broadway.
It happens at 6:30 p.m. and costs $85 per person ($45 extra for wine pairing).
Here's the planned menu.
SPICED RUBBED HAMACHI SASHIMI
BUTTERMILK, FRESH HERB SALAD, LEMON
HOP, SKIP, SPLASH TANDOORI
ALOO TIKI, RED ONION POMEGRANATE YOGURT
MANGO, RED QUINOA, OKRA HAY
YOGURT MARINATED SONOMA QUAIL
WARM LENTIL SALAD, SMOKED CARROTS
BRAISED RABBIT VINDALOO
BASMATI RICE, CHARRED GREEN ONIONS
POMEGRANATE, BASIL ICE CREAM, CRISPY WILD RICE
85 PER PERSON
45 FOR WINE PAIRING (OPTIONAL)
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.