Crispa Crepes Expands Menu
Craving made-to-order sweet or savory crepes? At Crispa Crepes in Northpark Plaza in Irvine you can choose from more than a dozen delicious sweet and savory crepes, or try new items that include “The Kick”, a savory crepe with carnitas, chili sauce, tomato, black beans and cilantro; and Raspberry Bomb, a sweet crepe with fresh raspberries, marshmallows and homemade chocolate hazelnut spread.
Crispa Crepes also added tofu as a meat substitute in the savory crepes.
Each Savory Crepe comes with a complementary side salad of organic mixed greens with homemade vinaigrette and sweet crepes are sprinkled with powder sugar and topped with whipped cream. The entire menu can be found here.
Students who live or go to school in Irvine can receive a free soda with the purchase of a savory crepe, or a free ice cream scoop with the purchase of a sweet crepe. Students simply need to show their Student ID.
Crispa Crepes is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
At Northpark Plaza, 3945 Irvine Boulevard in Irvine (at Culver Drive), in Irvine. 714.389.5711.
Selanne’s Sophisticated Steakhouse
When Selanne Steak Tavern opens Friday in Laguna Beach, Orange County will be in for a treat. Selanne Steak Tavern is a new sophisticated upscale steakhouse unlike anything else we’ve seen. Owners Anaheim Ducks' forward Teemu Selanne and partner Kevin Pratt went all out to transform a historic 1934 home on the Pacific Coast Highway, formerly French 75, into a light and airy two-level restaurant with a warm tavern-style bar and a beautiful outdoor patio with ornately pierced lanterns.
Selanne Steak Tavern features New American cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Joshua Severson, formerly at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. The menu features an array of chops and steaks, including Angus filet mignon, flat iron, prime and prime rib eye as well as poultry and fish delicacies such as Buddha Petaluma chicken and Skuna Bay Salmon. Pastry Chef Heather Fisher will be serving classic desserts with a modern twist including apple pie in a jar, s’mores, sticky toffee pudding and pumpkin crème Brûlée.
Fine wine aficionados will appreciate the wine collection overseen by director of operations Leo Fenn who focused on Napa cult wines and hand-select California vineyards including Chardonnays, Cabernets, Cabernet blends and highly allocated, low production, highly rated selections. Fenn’s wine program will also include “The BlackList,” which offers high-end, hard-to-find wines from around the world listed on an iPad app – among them Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Sine Qua Non, Dana, Scarecrow, Masseto and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
The décor, residential in style, features elements of whimsy with quartz mineral accents, framed butterflies and an antique zinc horse head from mid-18th century France. Historic elements such as the original brick fireplace and etched glass windows are paired with contemporary touches, such as Laguna Beach artist, Nick Gaetano large abstracts; smoked glass mirrors; and bathrooms with fire glazed patterned tile flooring and crystal chandeliers.
Open for dinner only, Tuesday to Sunday, 4 to 11 p.m.; until midnight on Friday and Saturday
Selanne Steak Tavern is at 1464 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. 949.715.9881.