Chef Joe Youkhan’s Tasting Spoon blazes the trail for rustic Italian street food

Debuting on July 4, 2011, Chef Joe Youkhan’s Tasting Spoon is a newbie to the OC Food Truck scene. But, Chef Joe is not a newbie to the culinary scene. Growing up in New York, his passion for food came at a young age in his Nana’s kitchen. Joe learned his kitchen skills from his father (also a chef) before he was 15. His culinary resume includes the Executive Chef of Special Events/Catering at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel and Corporate Executive Chef at Chat Noir. In 2010, he decided to open his own catering company, Chef Joe’s Youkhan’s Tasting Spoon and the rest is history. He is one of the friendliest chefs in the restaurant business.  He may have a tough exterior but he is just a big teddy bear on the inside, gracious and kind.

Bone Marrow is topped with bourbon onion jam, artisanal croustini and fresh herb salad. The presentation alone is worth the price. The bone marrow was perfectly roasted with a soft, velvety, melt-in-your-mouth texture. The bourbon onion jam provided a sweet contrast to the bone marrow and the croustinis were perfectly toasted providing the perfect vehicle to enjoy this dish. Thumbs up!

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