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The Restaurant at Ventana

48123 Hwy. 1 Send to Phone
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The Restaurant at Ventana Restaurant Review

: If you are lucky enough to pass through this part of the world on a coastal journey, allow time on your itinerary to stop at Ventana. The restaurant has a beautiful bright wood interior, but if the weather holds, opt for a table on the veranda. You’ll never get tired of this panorama, and it’s also hard to tire of the menu from chef Truman Jones, whose résumé includes stints under Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Humm. For lunch, we like the lively Brussels sprouts salad with manchego and dried cherries, and juicy pork loin Cuban sandwich. Jones sears big-eye tuna and serves it with mussels in a saffron broth, carefully flavoring it with hints of leek and vanilla oil --- a winning dish, if it’s on the menu (he changes it up seasonally, culling many ingredients from organic gardens). Influence from Jones’ time with Ramsay in Dublin dots the offerings. He reaches to the Scottish Highlands for Loch Duart salmon, and you’ll find contemporary and refreshing takes on spring lamb loin in a parsley crust, a vegetable Wellington and a truffle-infused, foraged mushroom soup.

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