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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

320 Main is modern comfort food with a twist in Seal Beach, CA



Jason & Rebecca Schiffer started serving hand-crafted cocktails long before it was chic. To bring their menu to the level of their libations, they recently appointed Chef Jaime Carrano to head the back of the house in October 2013. Working in prestigious kitchens of Thomas Keller (Bouchon Beverly Hills) and Charlie Palmer (Aureole NYC and Charlie Palmer at South Coast Plaza), Chef Jaime’s background shows through in his approach to food and presentation. The eatery and drink house is a small space with a lively atmosphere. The tables and booths are cozy, great for a night out with friends, yet intimate enough for date night.

Let’s take a look at some of the menu offerings:

Grilled Octopus is served with white beans, pickled jingle bell peppers, upland cress, and parsley vinaigrette. The octopus was extremely tender. I loved the smoky flavor from the grill. The white beans were a little gritty, but were overcome by the refreshing flavors of the rest of the vegetables. Even though this was a starter, I could see this as a healthy entrée as well. Thumbs up!


Mahalo,

OC Food Diva

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