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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

NEW Chef means NEW Menu at Mesa Restaurant and Lounge!

Have you been to Mesa in Costa Mesa recently? If not, it may be time for a revisit!

Chef Abad Martinez has recently joined the Mesa family and brings with him several years of experience cooking in many OC kitchens. He also bring a creative flair for pairing unique flavor combinations so it's no surprise his arrival has resulted in a recharge of the menu at Mesa. 

The new menu features several new dishes including a lovely Hamachi Crudo that's almost too pretty to eat - "almost". ;)

The item on the menu that had me the most intrigues is the unique Beef Wellington Bites. Being an avid fan of this not often seen dish, I was BEYOND excited to try these, and my excitement was well rewarded!

They're served up warm and perfectly paired with a creamy bernaise sauce for dipping. They're very well executed and I HIGHLY recommend you try them next time you visit!

One of the other dishes I really enjoyed is the charred New York Steak with potato au gratin, roasted trumpet mushrooms, and a green onion pistou.  It was cooked  perfectly with a flavorful sear, and paired perfectly with the sides. 

Other new dishes include the ricotta gnocchi, a crispy Proscioutto and Fig Pizza, a perfectly Grilled Halibut with a polenta cake and an Ahi Fried Rice. 

Don't forget to save room for dessert! There's two new yummy desserts including a spring-is-here Strawberry Shortcake and a decadent Chocolate Chip Breadpudding.  


No matter what you're in the mood for, enjoying a meal at Mesa will have your taste buds thanking you! 

Mesa is located at 724 Baker Street in Costa Mesa - located at the north end of the The Camp. (714) 557-6700
Valet parking available for dinner. 

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