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The TASTE in Costa Mesa, California

Submitted by on October 12, 2018 – 8:37 amNo Comment

The TASTE - Costa Mesa, CaliforniaThe TASTE – Costa Mesa” makes its debut next week, celebrating this Southern California culinary capital.

Three events are planned October 19, 20 and 21, 2018, featuring unlimited tastings from Orange County chefs and restaurants at this inaugural event along with sips of seasonal cocktails and cooking demos.

The Taste’s debut in Costa Mesa will take place at The MET, 535 – 555 – 575 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California.

From 6 to 9 p.m. October 19, classic flavors and cultural mash-ups will be the highlights of the opening event, as chef Linda Johnsen (Filomena’s Italian Kitchen) shares her Italian roots through a demo of one of her signature dishes, while Santa Ana-raised chef Hop Phan (Dos Chinos) reveals the artistry behind his collaborative Vietnamese-Mexican cooking. Restaurants include Bluegold, Chronic Tacos, Coni’Seafood, Fill, Gunwhale Ales, LSXO, MFK by Aysee, Portola Coffee Roasters, Puesto, Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar, Tabu Shabu, Toast Kitchen & Bakery and Tokyo Table.

From 6 to 9 p.m. October 20, Chef Carlos Salgado (Taco María) will take the stage to showcase his seasonal, Mexican-influenced cooking. Wing Lam (Wahoo’s Fish Taco) and Kelly Lam (The Whole Purpose) will treat the crowd to a joint demo, while Geeta Bansal (Clay Oven) will provide a glimpse into how traditional and modern techniques make the most flavorful Indian dishes. Restaurants include ADYA, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, Cucina Enoteca, Georgia’s Restaurant, Habana, L.A. Brisket, Outpost Kitchen, Panxa Cocina,
Roe Seafood, Supatras Thai, Ten Asian Bistro, The Cut and Water Grill.

From 1 to 4 p.m. October 21, the Taste festivities continue with cooking demonstrations to be announced, signature dishes from the participating chefs and purveyors, and tasting-sized pours of wine, beer and cocktails. Restaurants include Blackmarket Bakery, Chunk-N- Chip, Clay Oven, Descanso Restaurant, Electric City Butcher, Haven Gastropub, Irenia, Leatherby’s Café Rouge, Pie-Not, Tackle Box and Westend.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is the event’s charity beneficiary.

(Photo courtesy of Travel Costa Mesa)

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