It's definitely SUMMER at Memphis Cafe in Costa Mesa!
Chef Diego Velasco, who has been at the helm of Memphis since it opened in 1995 has outdone himself with the new summer menu dropping on July 10th! Crafted to highlight all that is fresh and in season, while at the same time staying true to Memphis' distinct southern home style cooking style, the summer menu has something to please everyone.
|Spice Crusted Sea Bass|
I also really enjoyed the Hickory Barbecue Platter that comes loaded with burnt ends, BBQ chicken and baby back ribs. Be warned though - its quite a feast so make sure you're hungry! Truthfully, my favorite thing about it is the variety as it's perfect for the indecisive eater like me who typically wants everything at the BBQ restaurant. The burnt ends were especially well done and delivered on their promise of smokey BBQ goodness!
I also LOVED the incredibly unique Chai on Fire cocktail. made with everyone's favorite Chai Tea and mezcal which gives it a warm comforting feeling even though it's an iced cocktail. It was just about everyone's favorite drink at the table so definitely a must try.
|Blackened Rib Cap|
Fried Washington Oysters: Red Beans & Rice, Smoked Pork Belly, Zucchini Mignonette
Fresh Baby Corn-Street Style: New Caledonian Prawns, Queso Fresco, Green Tomato Conserva
Spice Crusted Striped Bass: Scallion-Ginger Pancakes, Baby Bok Choy, Soy-Lime Glaze
Hickory Barbecue: Burnt Ends, Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Corn Bread Madeleines, Roasted Jalapeno Slaw
Blackened Rib Cap Steak: Corn Cheese, Hen of the Woods Mushroom, House Steak Sauce
Retirement: California Gin, Wine Aperitif, Amaro, Love
Chai on Fire: Mezcal, Coconut Rum, Lime, Honey, Chai Spiced Tea
Melt Banana: Aquavit, Banana Liqueur, Lemon, Absinthe
Memphis is located at 2920 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa - in the Sobeca district.
For more info or to see the full menu, visit their website: https://www.memphiscafe.com/ or call 714/432-7685.