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Doubling Up On Heirlooms and Hardware

Looking for a wide range of furniture, one-of-a-kind items, rustic artifacts and found objects, as well as custom furniture design? At Heirlooms and Hardware that just relocated its flagship retail store at SOCO in Costa Mesa, to a space double in size at the LAB in Costa Mesa, you’ll have twice the selection to choose from.

The family-owned business, run by husband-and-wife Joseph and Jessica D’Ambra, and sibling Jennifer, is where you can go for one-of-a-kind designs. 

“We take a great deal of joy in seeing our handmade furniture, which we create using reclaimed wood of up to 100 years old, become a conversation piece in someone’s home or make a brand come to life in businesses we love to visit,” said Joseph D’Ambra,

Heirlooms and Hardware is fast becoming the go-to custom furniture company for clients, with designs for the dining room, bathroom, lighting and home décor, as well as restaurants and retail spaces – such as Gypsy Den in Costa Mesa and Anaheim, Stone Brewery at Petco Park in San Diego, Moulin Bistro in Newport Beach, BLK Burgrz at Ladera Ranch, The Shore Public House in Long Beach, and As Issued and Cloth & Metal in Costa Mesa features their tables, clothing racks and jewelry displays. 

Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Heirlooms and Hardware is at 2930 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa. 949.351.1970.

'New Latin Flavors' Cookbook

Award-winning Chef Richard Sandoval, locally known at Raya at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel  just released a new cookbook, "New Latin Flavors - Hot Dishes, Cool Drinks" that makes the perfect holiday gift for home cooks and food lovers.

Sandoval hails from Mexico City, and opened his flagship New York restaurant, Maya in 1997. Now, his range of restaurants showcase his love of pan-Latin cuisines with locations in New York, Washington, D.C., Colorado, California, Virginia, Florida, Mexico, Hong Kong and Dubai.

The book features more than 125 vibrantly seasoned Latin dishes, inspired by his popular restaurant dishes but also ideal for the home cook.

He combines international flavors and cuisines to come up with some palate pleasing fusion recipes such as

He combines international flavors and cuisines to come up with some palate pleasing fusion recipes such as:
• Japan meets Mexico on Sandoval’s Togarashi Tuna in Mini Won Ton Bowls
• Tex+Mex is with Brisket Nachos with Chipotle Cheese Sauce
• Peruvian Beef is mixed with Corn Anticucho with Ají Amarillo Sauce
• Venezuelan Corn Pancakes with American Tomato Jam & Cheese

Sandoval’s recipes offer an exciting vision of contemporary Latin cooking, such as quesadillas, ceviches, arepas, enchiladas and much more.

The book also includes delicious cocktails to accompany these plates, as well as a variety of salsas, guacamoles, and other cocktail snacks are to get the party started.

Richard Sandoval’s New Latin Flavors is available online at Amazon, or at Raya at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Cost is $29.95.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is at 1 Ritz Carlton Drive in Dana Point.

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