Five Crowns updates their menu every season with special dishes encompassing the best and freshest of the season, and of course springtime is no exception.
I was recently invited to a tasting of the spring menu and wanted to share some of my favorites from the new Spring 2017 offerings...
The Morel Mushroom Risotto with Pea Tendrils and Parmigiano
Seriously creamy and perfectly cooked risotto -an art in and of itself - infused with the deep earthiness that only mushrooms can exude combined with the nuttiness of the parmigiano cheese.
A definite MUST order, and a dish that would be well shared with the table as it could be a tad heavy for just one person.
Pan Roasted Halibut on a Bed of French Green Beans, Cauliflower Puree, Lemon & Capers
LOVED this dish! Halibut is one of those white fishes that pretty much tastes like whatever you cook it in so every bite of this meaty fish tastes like fresh lemon, paired perfectly with the creamy cauliflower and accompanying vegetables - really bright and delicious dish.
Buratta with Roasted Spring Onions, Tomato Vinaigrette and Bread Crumbs
I'm sure you've had buratta as it's recently popped up on every menu but I doubt you've had buratta like this! Perfectly paired with the fresh tomato vinaigrette and the mellow roasted onions this dish doesn't disappoint.
Cheese & Charcuterie Platter
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the cheese & charcuterie platter - yes, I know it doesn't sound that special but did you know the Five Crowns has a cheese-monger on staff who travels all over the world to select the specific cheese served at the restaurant? Yes, it's true and it shows in the quality and uniqueness of the cheeses served here. Not to mention the way in which they are perfect presented with the ideal accouterments. If you're a cheese lover like me you don't want to miss this!
There are several other items on the spring menu including a fabulous potato leek soup and the most amazing grilled octopus. The above is just a sampling but it should hopefully entice you to want to get down to the Five Crowns this spring to try our their spring menu for yourself!
Well worth a visit!
The Five Crowns is located at 3801 E. Pacific Coast Hwy in Corona Del Mar.
Reservatrions are highly recommend and can be made by calling: 949/760-0331