New comforting meat-centric dishes created with seasonal ingredients take center stage at Twenty Eight in Newport Beach-Irvine.
Twenty Eight’s Executive Chef Jay Lacuesta introduces a new Winter Menu showcasing comforting meat-centric dishes and vibrant, flavorful vegetables of the season. Guests are invited to enjoy a Three Squash Agnolotti, hand-made fresh daily featuring a combination of the season’s three best kabocha, butternut, and delicata squash; and the house specialty, Kurobuta “Char Siu” Pork Shoulder, slow cooked and caramelized to perfection.
“Winter dishes should be comforting – it’s the perfect season to highlight special cuts of meat, as well as seasonal root vegetables that are local and fresh,” commented Chef Lacuesta, who has been with Twenty Eight since it opened its doors two years ago. “My goal is the make the menu approachable and fun by presenting familiar tastes in unique ways – this is seen in my Spanish Egg & Roasted Vegetables, a fun take on traditional ratatouille.”
Chef Lacuesta’s Winter Menu sees the addition of the following dishes:
Uni + Bone Marrow Toast – hickory-smoked salt, brown butter breadcrumbs, chives
Mediterranean Octopus – soy garlic glaze, harissa-spiced roasted eggplant, pickled onions, frisée, lemon
Wagyu Beef Cheek – Imperial Farm beef cheek, romesco sauce, oranges, torn croutons, celery
Oxtail Noodles – braised, hand made wide egg noodles, caramelized onions, pork cracklings
Allen Brothers Ranch Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye – 40 oz., garlic confit
“Char Siu” Pork Shoulder – 24oz Duroc Pork, lotus crepes, citrus tomato relish, fresh herbs, charred scallion sauce
Enjoy Twenty Eight Restaurant & Bar’s creative and approachable meat-centric dishes in a unique modern space tucked between Newport Beach and UCI on Jamboree Road. Serving lunch and dinner (Monday-Saturday) Twenty Eight also features a full bar and lounge with a focus on seasonal craft cocktails and a wide selection of whiskey. Catch their Social Hour at the bar from 3p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and all night Thursday and Friday.
Twenty Eight Restaurant & Bar
19530 Jamboree Road (adjacent to Google and Equinox)
Menus and additional information at https://www.twentyeightoc.com