Travelers at John Wayne Airport will get a taste of Laguna Beach starting early next year with the addition of two local concessions in the newly renovated terminals: the Fresh Market and the Hobie Sand Bar.
The Laguna Culinary Arts' Fresh Market, a fast-casual concept that serves chef Laurent Brazier's signature French Mediterranean cuisine, will offer paninis, salads, homemade soups and a variety of other choices.
The chef drew inspiration from Mirepoix, the Laguna Culinary Arts restaurant in Laguna, which offers four-course prix fixe dinners three nights a week.
The Fresh Market menu includes brioche French toast and egg whites scrambled with spinach and feta cheese for breakfast. Mirepoix's renowned croque monsieur, crab melt and cauliflower soup are some of the hot options for lunch or dinner.
There will also be easy to-go items, such as baguettes by La Brea Bakery, and cheese plates.
Chef Brazier said he wanted to come up with a concept that was fresh and healthy, something different from fast food joints usually seen in airport concession areas.