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Orange County’s farm-to-table pioneer creates seasonal contemporary dining amidst a charming botanical setting.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens, Corona Del Mar, CA

Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens Restaurant Review:

About the restaurant: Roger’s Gardens in Newport Beach has long been known for being a paradise for gardeners and admirers of botanical beauty. It’s also home to this rustic yet refined restaurant. It fits right in with the surroundings, as its light-wooded interior and spacious outdoor patio effortlessly extend the property’s casual-chic vibe.

Food & Drinks: More importantly, though, the restaurant serves as the home base for Rich Mead, the veteran OC chef who’s been locally curating the farm-to-table motif since the concept was in its publically perceived infancy. Mead’s constantly changing “field to fork” menu captures the zeitgeist of the culinary calendar through gently composed expression, from grilled pomegranate glazed salmon salad to shrimp and vegetable ribbons accompanied by caramelized cauliflower, arugula and raspberry vinaigrette. Mains such as the roast spaghetti squash with cilantro pesto and oven-dried tomato and the must-have grilled Dijon soy pork tenderloin with Parmesan potato cakes highlight Mead’s devotion to sourcing ingredients from trusted purveyors. Desserts rotate by season as well, and a cheese plate is always an option at meal’s end. The wine list is a mix of well-known and boutique labels, and the cocktail program features craft beverages that align with the kitchen's innovative, well-composed touch.