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Catalan

70026 Hwy. 111 (Frank Sinatra Dr.) Send to Phone
760-770-9508 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A chef to the stars puts the spotlight on Mediterranean cuisine with a menu of Italian and Spanish fare.
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Catalan Restaurant Review

: Under the toque at this Mediterranean restaurant is Drew Davis, a young but accomplished chef who gained experience in the East Hamptons and was the personal chef to Steven Spielberg. Davis and his dad are the owners of Catalan, which specializes in a farm-to-table experience with an emphasis on Italian and Spanish cuisine. Tapas include charcuterie of cured Spanish meats, plus chicken liver with caramelized onions, roasted pears and smoked mozzarella. Pushing the palate is the chicken liver mousse and roasted bone marrow bread plate that is served with grilled Tuscan bread, grilled apples and organic orange marmalade. Spaghetti with pancetta and a fried farm egg is a rich and satisfying dish with its garnish of garlic, Fresno chili, parsley and pecorino. The restaurant offers a few wines by the glass, but also peruse the 25 wines, both domestic and international, offered at just $25 a bottle. The best seats are those in the courtyard --- weather permitting, of course --- where it’s nice to dine al fresco, sipping a glass of wine and listening to the live entertainment.

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