LUCCA = CLUB MED? YOU BETCHA!So, when folks ask us to categorize ourselves by cuisine, we say, without hesitation, “Mediterranean.” For some reason, it really throws many for a loop!
Mediterranean cuisine is really the food from the cultures adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea: Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Turkey… The food consists primarily of fresh fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on poultry and seafood, rice, grains, beans and pastas. Sound familiar?
BEST MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE IN OC?
Last week, we asked you to vote for us for Best Italian Cuisine in the Golden Foodie Awards (we do have some darn good Italian eats), but this week, we ask that you to vote us for Best Mediterranean Cuisine!
Here’s how you do it:
VOTE FOR LUCCA FOR BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD HERE
It takes a few seconds to vote, so please help us out!
@ OUR PICNIC WITH ALICE WATERSThis weekend, our Sunday Supper will encourage playing with your food! This time with methods of cooking – and why not under a brick? This is a simple technique that produces some of the most tender, evenly cooked all-natural chicken you’ll ever have!
You’ll be able to enjoy this and the other courses listed below when we pay tribute to “the Mother of American food” at our next Sunday Supper THIS WEEKEND on August 12th at 3 p.m. SHARP! This family-style dining of a four-course menu with wine pairings will be $60 per guest++. Reservations required by this Friday at noon and can be made by calling (949) 725-1773. Free parking available to all guests.
FIRST UP: SCALLOP BLT
My mom taught me not to play with my food, but jeez luuueez, that’s getting hard to do!
If you’re in for dinner this week, we’ve got a new R+D plate you’ll absolutely LOVE. Introducing our SCALLOP BLT+GC.
This is a Hand-Harvested Wild Scallop (our sandwich “bread”), with our LUCCA Housemade Bacon, Market Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Arugula, Lemon Aioli and Goat Cheese (the +GC).
It’s incredible and a must-try dinner special!
We’ll pay tribute to “the Mother of American food” at our next Sunday Supper on Sunday, August 12th at 3 p.m. SHARP! This family-style dining of a four-course menu with wine pairings will be $60 per guest++. Menu to follow in next newsletter, but you can save your spot now! Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance and can be made by calling (949) 725-1773. Free parking available to all guests.
Our new menus really do showcase the season’s most glorious offerings! We like to start with the best possible ingredients in the kitchen and then try not to change them or mask their natural flavors before serving them to the guests. In fact, our entire menu is based on the use of healthy and high quality ingredients that extend beyond locally grown organic produce, with the use of certified Angus beef, free-range turkey, hormone-free chicken, wild salmon and locally grown organic produce.
Above is the final Snake River Farms all-natural Porchetta, which we roasted ALL DAY – it was actually 3 pork shoulders wrapped with 2 pork bellies!
Talk about HOG HEAVEN!
If you’re one of the few who missed this Sunday Supper, our next one will be held Sunday, August 12th at 3 p.m. SHARP with family-style dining of a four-course menu with wine pairings for $60 per guest++. Theme coming in next newsletter! Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance and can be made by calling (949) 725-1773. Free parking available to all guests.
This is our dark chocolate budino with housemade hazelnut-infused graham cracker crumbs, marshmallow creme, caramel, cocoa nibs, smashed brownie and housemade marshmallows on top!
It’s a work in progress, so stay tuned for when we’ll be serving it, BUT you can enjoy our “other” S’mores dessert — served at dinner in a martini glass, not mason jar — with dark dark chocolate budino, housemade hazelnut-infused graham cracker crumbs, marshmallow cream, with extra shaved Belgian chocolate on top…
Freshly Baked Ciabatta Bread, Cage Free Egg, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Avocado, and Lime Cilantro Hollandaise!