COSTA MESA, CA. Aug. 24, 2011— Pinot Provence at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, invited guests to savor a taste of Southern France in California during their Summer in Provence Thursdays in the outdoor patio. Chef Jason Petrie created tasting menus that varied from week to week depending on what was at its seasonal best.
Provençal martini was created to pair with the menu.
Menu items included:
Citrus braised fennel, saffron aïoli, charred tomato,
sunny side up egg, dill fleur de sel
Grilled octopus, Mexican chorizo, crispy hominy,
Marcona almonds, summer mint, Serrano chile, virgin olive oil
Summer corn tres leches cake, sweet corn ice cream, salted marcona almonds, red Fresno chile
1 oz. vodka
½ oz. Chambord
½ oz. St. Germaine
3 quartered limes, squeezed
½ oz. Cranberry juice
Mix the first five ingredients over ice. Strain into martini glass and garnish with cucumber and orange.
686 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA
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