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A Dazzling Culinary Experience at Golden Truffle

gt6We didn’t know what to expect when we visited The Golden Truffle in Costa Mesa, but that’s the point–when Chef Greeley is in the kitchen, expect the unexpected.

We were told to let Chef Greeley design a menu for us, so over the course of two hours we enjoyed a succession of spectacular dishes, each one more colorful and creative than the next.

Catherine and I were blown away by the first dish: a delicate egg shell filled with a creamy whipped egg, topped with caviar and cleverly garnished with tortilla strips in the shape ofgt3 arrows, thereby creating “deviled” eggs.

This was followed by an equally delicate abalone dish with truffles, then a bouillabaisse bursting with flavor, then a pasta dish, all presented by Chef Greeley with brief descriptions and stories that often veered from cuisine to music (Elton John was our background music the entire meal) and back again.

The meal defied description–in a good way. The combination of flavors and textures, and the creativity of the dishes, was sublime, and from a foodie’s viewpoint, incredibly fun.

The Golden Truffle does have a regular menu with items ranging from $5 to $32, but for a true gastronomic experience, put your palate in Chef Greeley’s hands–you won’t be disappointed.

For more information, visit or call (949) 645-9858.     

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This entry was posted on July 14, 2013 by in Decadent Dining, Dining Out and tagged , , , , .
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