Top O.C. Chef's DishTop Cuisine Intel

Top O.C. Chef's DishTop Cuisine Intel

September 25, 2019 by Editors

Who better to take recommendations from than the chefs who know good food best? Here, a few favored dishes from some of Orange County's top talents. Dig in.

Yvon Goetz, Executive Chef-Partner, The Winery Restaurant & Bar

"Driftwood Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants to relax at. I love chef Rainer Schwarz's whole roasted dover sole with sauce Grenoble and potato onion brandade. In addition to being a great chef, Rainer is a good friend; he's from Austria, so we have a natural French-Austrian bond. That, and we're both big fans of good bubbles and the Denver Broncos!"

Rainer Schwarz, Executive Chef-Partner, Driftwood Kitchen

“I love chef Dee Nguyen's Hokkaido scallop omelet at Break of Dawn. You don't find these scallops at many restaurants—they are delicate and lend themselves to a delicious breakfast. I always order the Vietnamese iced coffee too; I'm awake for three days after, but it's worth it. Dee's not only a very talented chef but also a great person whose heart comes through in his food.”

Dee Nguyen, Chef-Owner, Break of Dawn

“In a male-dominated profession, Shachi Mehra more than holds her own through her beautiful work at ADYA. One of my favorite dishes is her goat cheese naan, a creative expression of her love of cheese blended with her mastery of her native Indian cuisine. It's a simple dish flavored expertly with ginger and cilantro that delivers every time, and I can't get enough.”













Top O.C. Chef's DishTop Cuisine Intel

September 25, 2019 by Editors

Who better to take recommendations from than the chefs who know good food best? Here, a few favored dishes from some of Orange County's top talents. Dig in.

Yvon Goetz, Executive Chef-Partner, The Winery Restaurant & Bar

"Driftwood Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants to relax at. I love chef Rainer Schwarz's whole roasted dover sole with sauce Grenoble and potato onion brandade. In addition to being a great chef, Rainer is a good friend; he's from Austria, so we have a natural French-Austrian bond. That, and we're both big fans of good bubbles and the Denver Broncos!"

Rainer Schwarz, Executive Chef-Partner, Driftwood Kitchen

“I love chef Dee Nguyen's Hokkaido scallop omelet at Break of Dawn. You don't find these scallops at many restaurants—they are delicate and lend themselves to a delicious breakfast. I always order the Vietnamese iced coffee too; I'm awake for three days after, but it's worth it. Dee's not only a very talented chef but also a great person whose heart comes through in his food.”

Dee Nguyen, Chef-Owner, Break of Dawn

“In a male-dominated profession, Shachi Mehra more than holds her own through her beautiful work at ADYA. One of my favorite dishes is her goat cheese naan, a creative expression of her love of cheese blended with her mastery of her native Indian cuisine. It's a simple dish flavored expertly with ginger and cilantro that delivers every time, and I can't get enough.”





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