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April 7, 2006
Serves 8-10. Best prepared several hours in advance or the night before. 3 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into large chunks 3 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 cups chicken stock 32 ounce container of plain yogurt (We like Trader Joe's Greek style) 3 bell peppers finely diced (red, yellow and green) 1 red onion, finely diced and then soaked in a bowl of cold water for at least 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry. 1 cup mixed, red and green grapes, cut in half lengthwise ½ cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons white pepper cilantro to garnish 1. Process cucumbers, garlic and stock in a blender until smooth.
NEWS
August 30, 2002
DINING OUT When Joel Herzer took over the failing Viktor Viktoria four years ago this month, he introduced to Laguna Beach an upscale venue for fine dining, warm hospitality and a showcase for new and thriving artists. Viktoria, along with the considerable expertise of personable Alford Harrison, director of operations, has now become the first real success in that location since the former Little Shrimp of early day Laguna renown. Following four months of extensive remodeling, the inventive Herzer opted to expose a rustic beamed ceiling where the bar now reposes, opened up the patio adding a trickling fountain and tables for alfresco dining and carved out capacious rear windows to showcase an ocean view in the main dining room.
NEWS
September 20, 2002
DINING OUT The many fans of Gina's Pizza & Pasteria are in for a big surprise when they discover that the popular little Oak Street location on Coast Highway has just doubled in size. Taking over a defunct dry cleaning establishment next door several months ago energetic principal, Alex Costa, immediately set expansion plans into motion. "We wanted more space for our large number of family customers and more room for couples and singles," Costa said, noting that 30 more seats occupy the new space.
NEWS
January 17, 2003
DINING OUT Among the handful of our town's landmark dining destinations, The Cottage at North Coast Highway is the one remaining most architecturally intact. Constructed in 1917 as a private home with a sweeping Oriental roof and lush gardens, the charming residence was first opened to diners in 1938 as the Laguna Vista Cafe, which was followed almost 20 years later by the Pancake Cottage. In 1964, the late Harry Moon, a dedicated resident, launched The Cottage as it is today, using some of the original interior artifacts found stashed in a garage, including the solid oak front door and leaded glass sideboard doors.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | February 10, 2006
New in Laguna -- old-world charm! The just-opened Restaurant Robilio is a delight to enter. Warm and inviting, the atmosphere immediately relaxes you for an evening of fine dining without pretension. Owner Michael Robilio and his wife, Dixie, have done a wonderful job renovating the former Villa Roma. Unlike most new restaurants, steel, glass and concrete are in short supply. It has a more traditional feel, a kinder, gentler sort of place. The brown-toned room is softly lit, accented by the lively, flickering light from the red glass candleholders on each table and a chandelier hanging from the newly created soffit ceiling.
NEWS
February 21, 2003
Dining Out When it comes to inspirational success stories, it would be difficult to top the tale of Laguna's Alex Costa. The enterprising restaurateur launched his initial Gina's Pizza and Pastaria in Boat Canyon in partnership with mother Gina circa 1983. The place was doubled when an adjoining dry cleaners folded. Then in 1997, after learning Boat Canyon would be demolished for total reconstruction, he opened a second unit on Oak Street. Ironically, following closure of another cleaning establishment next door, the Oak Street unit was expanded last year.
NEWS
September 24, 2004
Glori Fickling They said it couldn't be done, that the inexpensive price structure was only a come-on for such superlative Italian cuisine. But, after almost one year on busy Forest Avenue, the buzz of activity that continually pervades Pomodoro Cucina Italiano has absolutely proved them wrong. This modest little neighborhood trattoria immediately caught on with locals. They were quick to share the welcoming creation of owner Adriano Paganini, who launched the concept in San Francisco about 10 years ago. Boasting more than 35 such venues, the enterprising restaurateur has blessed South Orange County with three equally popular dining destinations.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
Glori Fickling It well may be the best kept secret in town. La Casa del Camino has been totally refurbished since acquisition by dedicated new principal, Chris Keller, two and a half years ago. What this astute entrepreneur has accomplished in so short a time, with little or no fanfare, has taken the historic vintage hotel, circa early 1900s, to a new level. The 36 intimate rooms have been totally renovated. Euro studio suites, king and queen rooms are decorated with antique-style furnishings and such upscale features as cozy down pillows and comforters.
NEWS
December 6, 2002
Dining Out From the magical mood created by dynamic principal Eva Madray to the sensational tastes and aromas coming from the cooking domain of chef Miguel Rivera, Eva's Caribbean Kitchen is a world apart. Though this is her initial venture into the hospitality scene, it is clear the tireless Eva has found her niche in life. So happy is her approach, almost every evening turns into a party of happy people enjoying the wonderfully warm camaraderie she inspires.
NEWS
July 1, 2005
Terry Markowitz and Elle Harrow Every Saturday, for almost a year now, Kao and Yeng Her get up in the middle of the night to make the long journey to the Laguna Beach Farmers Market from their farm in Fresno to sell their vibrant vegetables. This couple, originally from Laos, have been farming here for four years. You will not find them on the farmers' market circuit; only in Laguna. When asked why they sell exclusively here, Yang replied with a shy, sweet smile.
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By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | June 26, 2009
That world-renowned Parisian restaurant, Café du Grand Boeuf, is now serving dinner at the Laguna Playhouse. Unfortunately, it is only dinner for one. Victor Bullard is a fabulously wealthy gentleman who created the restaurant for his own pleasure and who, even more unfortunately, has decided to starve himself to death as the result of an unhappy love affair. All the while, he (and the audience) are being tempted by his loyal staff with mouth-watering descriptions of an elegant gourmet seven-course menu.
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NEWS
By Steve Kawaratani | April 18, 2008
“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” — Charles Haddon Spurgeon “Catch a snail in our jail.” — Ad slogan Many of us accept minor damage to plants and allow natural methods such as the weather and predators to assume the major role in controlling garden pests. However, overcast, cooler weather will signal the return of snails and slugs during April and May. Couple this with garden neglect, and we will provide these pests the perfect opportunity to feed and breed in our gardens.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2006
Serves 8-10. Best prepared several hours in advance or the night before. 3 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and cut into large chunks 3 cloves of garlic, peeled 2 cups chicken stock 32 ounce container of plain yogurt (We like Trader Joe's Greek style) 3 bell peppers finely diced (red, yellow and green) 1 red onion, finely diced and then soaked in a bowl of cold water for at least 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry. 1 cup mixed, red and green grapes, cut in half lengthwise ½ cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons white pepper cilantro to garnish 1. Process cucumbers, garlic and stock in a blender until smooth.
ENTERTAINMENT
By By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | February 10, 2006
New in Laguna -- old-world charm! The just-opened Restaurant Robilio is a delight to enter. Warm and inviting, the atmosphere immediately relaxes you for an evening of fine dining without pretension. Owner Michael Robilio and his wife, Dixie, have done a wonderful job renovating the former Villa Roma. Unlike most new restaurants, steel, glass and concrete are in short supply. It has a more traditional feel, a kinder, gentler sort of place. The brown-toned room is softly lit, accented by the lively, flickering light from the red glass candleholders on each table and a chandelier hanging from the newly created soffit ceiling.
NEWS
July 1, 2005
Terry Markowitz and Elle Harrow Every Saturday, for almost a year now, Kao and Yeng Her get up in the middle of the night to make the long journey to the Laguna Beach Farmers Market from their farm in Fresno to sell their vibrant vegetables. This couple, originally from Laos, have been farming here for four years. You will not find them on the farmers' market circuit; only in Laguna. When asked why they sell exclusively here, Yang replied with a shy, sweet smile.
NEWS
September 24, 2004
Glori Fickling They said it couldn't be done, that the inexpensive price structure was only a come-on for such superlative Italian cuisine. But, after almost one year on busy Forest Avenue, the buzz of activity that continually pervades Pomodoro Cucina Italiano has absolutely proved them wrong. This modest little neighborhood trattoria immediately caught on with locals. They were quick to share the welcoming creation of owner Adriano Paganini, who launched the concept in San Francisco about 10 years ago. Boasting more than 35 such venues, the enterprising restaurateur has blessed South Orange County with three equally popular dining destinations.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
Glori Fickling It well may be the best kept secret in town. La Casa del Camino has been totally refurbished since acquisition by dedicated new principal, Chris Keller, two and a half years ago. What this astute entrepreneur has accomplished in so short a time, with little or no fanfare, has taken the historic vintage hotel, circa early 1900s, to a new level. The 36 intimate rooms have been totally renovated. Euro studio suites, king and queen rooms are decorated with antique-style furnishings and such upscale features as cozy down pillows and comforters.
NEWS
February 21, 2003
Dining Out When it comes to inspirational success stories, it would be difficult to top the tale of Laguna's Alex Costa. The enterprising restaurateur launched his initial Gina's Pizza and Pastaria in Boat Canyon in partnership with mother Gina circa 1983. The place was doubled when an adjoining dry cleaners folded. Then in 1997, after learning Boat Canyon would be demolished for total reconstruction, he opened a second unit on Oak Street. Ironically, following closure of another cleaning establishment next door, the Oak Street unit was expanded last year.
NEWS
January 17, 2003
DINING OUT Among the handful of our town's landmark dining destinations, The Cottage at North Coast Highway is the one remaining most architecturally intact. Constructed in 1917 as a private home with a sweeping Oriental roof and lush gardens, the charming residence was first opened to diners in 1938 as the Laguna Vista Cafe, which was followed almost 20 years later by the Pancake Cottage. In 1964, the late Harry Moon, a dedicated resident, launched The Cottage as it is today, using some of the original interior artifacts found stashed in a garage, including the solid oak front door and leaded glass sideboard doors.
NEWS
December 6, 2002
Dining Out From the magical mood created by dynamic principal Eva Madray to the sensational tastes and aromas coming from the cooking domain of chef Miguel Rivera, Eva's Caribbean Kitchen is a world apart. Though this is her initial venture into the hospitality scene, it is clear the tireless Eva has found her niche in life. So happy is her approach, almost every evening turns into a party of happy people enjoying the wonderfully warm camaraderie she inspires.
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