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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sneak peak at the upcoming Broadway menus at Leatherby’s Café Rouge in Costa Mesa, California

Leatherby’s Café Rouge is located in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall next to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA. The exterior of the building almost looks like silk ruffling in the breeze with its floor to ceiling windows and silver accents. The interior is warm and minimalist and provides the perfect canvas for culinary artistry. Chef Ross Pangilinan is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena and has worked in various SoCal restaurants and in France. He has worked within the Patina Restaurant Group since 2005 with a couple of breaks in between to return to France and opened the Sinatra restaurant in Las Vegas. In 2009, he returned as the Executive Chef of Leatherby’s Café Rouge where he tells his life story using contemporary cuisine with international influences.

To get you in the mood before shows at the Segerstrom Center, Leatherby’s Café Rouge will have themed menus. Here are the upcoming Broadway menus:

The Phantom of the Opera (from August 5th – 16th, 2005)
  • The Phantom is lightly cured cobia with ginger, daikon, asparagus, nori, and calamnsi. The cobia has a sweet and soft texture which contrasts nicely with the crisp ginger and the briny nori. It’s like an Asian-inspired crudo. Rating: 5/5
  • Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again is a CAB hanger steak served with potato espuma, crispy shallots, asparagus, and béarnaise.
  • Opera is opera cake in coffee, almond, and chocolate flavors.

The Lion King (from October 6th – November 1st, 2015)
  • Circle of Life is caramelized salmon deviled eggs topped with salmon caviar, fried chicken skin, pickled mustard seed, and mustard frills. The deviled eggs are filled with salmon. The salmon caviar (ikura) just pops in your mouth with sweet briny flavor. The fried chicken skin makes a crispy contrast. Rating: 5/5
  • He Lives in You is stewed pork cheeks “kare kare” served with bok choy, eggplant, haricot vert, peanut sauce, toasted rice, and crispy pork trotter.
  • Hakuna Matata is a house made rocky road ice cream sundae, topped with chocolate sauce, banana, whipped cream, nuts, cherry, and brownie.

42nd Street (from November 10th – 22nd, 2015)
  • Philadelphia is “Cheese steak” Kennebec fries topped with oxtail, house made cheese “whiz”, caramelized onion and peppers.
  • You’re Going Out There a Youngster, but You’ve Got to Comeback a Star! It is a crisp chicken roulade served with parsnip tortellini, forest mushroom, mushroom sabayon, and wild arugula.
  • Forty-Second Street is a vanilla cheesecake espuma topped with caramelized apple, and cinnamon honey granola.

Nutcracker (from December 10th – 20th, 2015)
  • Mother Ginger is roasted butternut squash and ginger soup topped with brussels sprout petals, chinese sausage, and pomegranate seeds.
  • Russian Dance is “Salmon Kiev” made with Scottish salmon, with a dill butter crust and served with spinach, forest mushrooms, pee wee potatoes, and hollandaise espuma.
  • Christmas Eve is brownie, Oreo, and peanut butter all in one and served with milk sorbet. The brownie has a solid exterior with a soft, decadent interior. The Oreo and peanut butter are a nice surprise like opening presents at Christmas. The milk sorbet is light and reminiscent of the ice milk my mom used to buy when we were little. The concept tied together is like cookies and milk for Santa! Rating: 5/5

Wicked (from February 16th – March 6th, 2015)
  • Munchkinland is octopus carpaccio served with tiny ratatouille, fennel, citrus, tiny croutons, capers, and espelette tangerine vinaigrette.
  • March of the Witch Hunters is veal raviolis served with sweetbreads, bacon, Cipollini onion, cremini, tomato, and hunter sauce.
  • “Elphaba” Cup Cake is chocolate cake, mint, mint ice cream, and “yellow brick road”.
  • “Glinda” Cup Cake is vanilla cake with strawberry, raspberry sorbet, and “yellow brick road”.

Make it an outing with dinner before a night performance or brunch before a weekend matinee!

Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars

For more information:
Leatherby’s Café Rouge (located in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall)
615 Town Center Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Hours: Dinner - Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm to 8:30pm, Sunday from 4pm to 7:30pm; Brunch – Saturday from 12pm to 2pm and Sunday from 11am to 1pm (only open during performance night and weekend matinees)
Parking: Valet is available at the round-about on Town Center Drive or Center Tower Parking Structure adjacent to Segerstrom hall on Sunflower Avenue between Avenue of the Arts and Park Center Drive.

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