365 Things To Do In Costa Mesa – Pinot Provence – Day 229

Go French!

In case you missed my OC Restaurant Week post earlier this week, this post is about one of the restaurants that is participating in the event. Pinot Provence is offering up special menus for diners until March 5, 2011. The restaurant has been voted “Best French Restaurant in Orange County” by MyFoxLA.com! Ooh la la!

Rave Reviews

Most of the reviews on Yelp are all for this fine dining establishment. Great service, great food, and great wine – who could ask for more?

Restaurant Week Specials

Dinner $40
Dinner Menu First Course Selection
Farmers’ market soup du jour
Warm wild mushroom salad
dandelion greens, Point Reyes bleu cheese, walnut vinaigrette
Soft poached albacore tuna
local citrus, smashed avocado, pink peppercorn-shallot jus
Main Course Selection
Crispy skin Jidori chicken breast
spiced root vegetable gratin, caramelized endive, roasted hazelnuts
Pan-roasted striped bass
garlic-chile scented market rapini, baby turnips, candied orange, smoked bacon jus
Prime hanger steak
smoked salardaise potato, carrot purée, heirloom baby carrots, basil hollandaise
Dessert
Burnt sugar panna cotta
espresso dust, sugar, spice brioche
Dark chocolate mousse gateau
peanut, coco crunch, brown butter ice cream
“Apple Pie”
vanilla ice cream, fleur de sel caramel
*Tax and gratuity additional ; menu subject to change

Lunch $20

First course selection
Farmers’ market soup du jour
Warm wild mushroom salad
dandelion greens, Point Reyes bleu cheese, walnut vinaigrette
Basil scented risotto
tomato confit, toasted parmesan
Main course selection
Pan-roasted brook trout
crispy pork belly, apple purée, broccolini, veal jus
Crispy skin Jidori chicken
breast spiced root vegetable gratin, caramelized endive, roasted hazelnuts
House made pappardelle pasta
market rapini, cherry tomatoes, charred radicchio, lemon basil cream
Dessert
Burnt sugar panna cotta
espresso dust, sugar-spice brioche
Apple pie
vanilla ice cream, fleur de sel caramel
*Tax and gratuity additional ; menu subject to change

Which of these dishes sounds the most appetizing? Bon appetit!

Details:

Pinot Provence
686 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714.444.5900

Please feel free to suggest ideas and events for the blog to Holly at hollyschwartzoc@gmail.com  and make sure to join the 365 Things To Do In Costa Mesa Facebook page and follow holly on Twitter for additional updates http://www.twitter.com/hollyschwartzoc). Holly works at Torelli Realty.

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About hollyschwartzoc

Real estate enthusiast who formerly producered TV shows for HGTV like House Hunters, House Hunters International, and My House is Worth What? Currently provides social media services for Orange County real estate company Torelli Realty and provides home staging and design consultations for clients.
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