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Five Crowns: Prime Rib Still the Star, But Make Room for New Favorites

By Ruth Wheeler | March 01, 2015
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New menu items enter the Five Crowns in Corona del Mar and will soon be favorites of Poppy Lane residents not to mention anyone who decides to treat themselves to this landmark restaurant located right off beautiful PCH in South Orange County.

Five Crowns, a member of the Lawry’s family of fine dining restaurants, celebrates 50 years in the restaurant business. Corporate Executive Chef and Vice President Ryan O’ Melveny Wilson, fondly nicknamed “Dave’s grandson”, has been working hard with his amazing staff to accomplish great things in honor of this landmark year. “As we come into our 50th year, we wanted to present a menu that offers guests a flexible dining experience… this new menu pays homage to the classics while offering a much broader selection of starters, main dishes and family style options. It breaks guests out of the expected course structure of fine dining Five Crowns and lets you create your own dining experience.”

To keep things fresh and seasonal specific to South Orange County, the Five Crowns has planted their own fresh organic garden just steps away from the restaurant. This gives them ability to enhance daily dishes with fresh seasonal herbs and produce.

It was an exceptional night of trying delicious new selections such as the smoked trout drip with crostini and from their Farm, Field and Sea section, the Seared Scottish Salmon. If you have a sweet tooth, you must have the Meyer Lemon Steamcake. It’s an absolute requirement if you like slight sweet with a twist of lemon, light cream, moist with fresh berries, oh my! I love that Five Crowns is embracing new but tempering their choices by remaining firm in quality food selections.

By Summer of 2015, the Five Crowns will have an updated and expanded bar area to accommodate their growing wine selection from Napa Valley, cult wines by Bryant family, and Screaming Eagle including wines inspired by their own patrons of Five Crowns. If you get a chance, to speak with their room manager, Vermeeren, who is passionate about selections. Be sure to take a look at their spirits as well with strong list of featured Absinthes.

And there is a wonderful and fun secret to the Five Crowns, but you need to whisper and ask…where can I find the…?

Five Crowns
3801 East Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Ph: 949-760-0331
Website: http://www.lawrysonline.com/five-crowns

Article from Edible Orange County at http://edibleorangecounty.ediblecommunities.com/eat/five-crowns-prime-rib-still-star-make-room-new-favorites
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