Maker’s Mark: Marche Moderne’s New Seasonal Menu

When a restaurant gets rave reviews and diners anxiously await new additions to the menu, you know that they’re a major mark on the culinary map. Marche Moderne is no different, with the changing season and in celebration of their latest Zagat score, they’re bringing back an old favorite and adding a brand new menu to their already famed offerings.

A crowd favorite already, the Pig from Head to Toe”menu is returning through Nov. 14 and includes braised cheek, Snake River Farm short rib, pork belly, confit, ham hocks au court bouillon, saucisse de Strassbourg fraîche, saucisee fumé, and crispy pig’s ear and feet. A great way to start your meal in itself, manager Alyssa McDiarmid has a list of European wines and beers to recommend to enhance your whole-pig experience.

In addition to the Pig from Head to Toe menu, the Chefs Marneaus are introducing a five-course chef’s menu at dinner service. Wine pairings are also available for this menu, which will constantly be changing to reflect the best of the season’s offerings, but include choices like hamachi crudo, seared skate wing, Scottish langoustines and foie gras, prime filet with sweetbreads and more. Of course, the meal finishes with one of Chef Amalia’s famed desserts.

The Zagat Los Angeles Southern California Restaurants 2011 ranked Marché Moderne as their top spot for food and also ranked them as the most popular restaurant in Orange County, based on diner’s votes.

Marche Moderne is located at 3333 Bristol St. at South Coast Plaza, in Costa Mesa. For more information, call them at 714.434.7900 or visit their web site.

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