Driftwood Kitchen’s sky-high DK Seafood Tower is one of a number of new dishes on the Laguna Beach hot spot’s new spring menu.
Dive in, Orange County: Driftwood Kitchen’s executive chef Rainer Schwarz has rolled out a delightful spring menu full of fresh seafood fare. “Our new spring menu sees the addition of the seasonal ingredients presented in dishes designed to keep our menu [current] and excite guests,” says Rainer. “We are focused on utilizing the best local ingredients to complement the freshest seafood we can get our hands on.” Highlights include duck confit and goat cheese ravioli served with beurre blanc, sauteed mushrooms and toasted pistachios; whole roasted dover sole; seared diver scallops dressed with fregola pasta, cauliflower, Moroccan salsa and Marcona almonds; and pan seared Thai snapper with roasted eggplant chutney, tomato jam, grilled yellow squash and blistered baby heirloom tomatoes. And for the menu’s new crown jewel, Rainer has crafted a photoworthy three-tiered DK Seafood Tower brimming with Maine lobster tail, king crab leg, poached jumbo Mexican shrimp, oysters on the half shell, Spanish octopus ceviche and tuna tartare. Work your way through the impressive dish as you watch the setting sun with a cool cocktail in hand. Yes, summer is certainly upon us. 619 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 949.715.7700, driftwoodkitchen.com
Photography by: Anne Watson