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Streuselkuchen

The Great Pumpkin a Squash With a Rich History - Streuselkuchen

  • Holidays
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  • This article was posted on 10 19, 2020

Be forewarned… Fall is my favorite time of the year and I have a tendency to ramble on about it. So if you only have 30 seconds you may want to read this at a later time.

Finished Pot De Creme

Chocolate... The Love Drug

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  • This article was posted on 06 22, 2020

Chocolate has been called ‘The Love Drug’ with claims that it puts women in the mood for love. Probably the most influential love compound in chocolate is PEA (phenethylamine).

Close up of split pea and ham soup

Split Pea & Ham Soup

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  • This article was posted on 05 11, 2020

Zuni Chicken Salad

Zuni Cafe's Signature Chicken Salad

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  • This article was posted on 04 28, 2020

Blueberry And Pecan Muffin

Blueberry Muffins with Pecan Brown Butter Streusel

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  • This article was posted on 04 17, 2020

As I have shared before, I am not a big breakfast person. Give me a couple cups of black, dark-roast, French Press coffee and I am a pretty content guy in the morning. That said, I do sometimes like a little something sweet to nibble on with my second cup or so.

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

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  • This article was posted on 04 17, 2020

While Mexico has many delicious regional soups, no doubt the most well-known and popular among them is Tortilla Soup. This soup is very easy to make, is healthy and you can adjust the spice levels to suit your own palate.

Gratin Dauphinois

An Indulgent Potato Dish

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  • This article was posted on 04 13, 2020

It’s a classic French potato gratin that I have adopted to my own taste and truly one that has to be considered French ‘comfort food.’

Apple Tart

My Famous Hot Apple Tart

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  • This article was posted on 04 10, 2020

I’m not a big sweets guy but I do have a handful of desserts that I enjoy, mostly during the cooler months of the year. I guess I fit the slogan that California is truly the ‘land of fruit and nuts’ because most of my favorites include one or both of these.

Cassoulet style presentation

Coq Au Vin

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  • This article was posted on 04 06, 2020

While this dish might not seem likely to show up at the Tavern House, it should as it’s one of my winter favorites... the iconic ‘Coq au Vin’.

Bowl of Chili

D’s Chili

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  • This article was posted on 04 03, 2020

There are an endless number of types and styles of chili, but basically it all started simply as a pot of meat cooked with tomatoes and either dried red or roasted green chiles and various spices.

Cornmeal Pancakes

Cornmeal Pancakes... and Some American History

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  • This article was posted on 04 01, 2020

I’ve always been a fan of corn in any form, and early on in my cooking career I often created dishes built around it in its differing forms.

Cornbread

Cast Iron Skillet Green Chile & Cheddar Cornbread

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  • This article was posted on 03 30, 2020

Cornbread is one of America’s iconic foods but often it resembles a dry, boring version like those made from a box. My version is anything but boring and it’s one that I literally worked on for years until I felt it was as good as it could be.

French 75’s Onion Soup

French 75’s Onion Soup

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  • This article was posted on 03 26, 2020

Enjoy but eat with caution as it will be hot!

David's Chicken and Dumplings ready to eat.

Chicken & Dumplings

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  • This article was posted on 03 24, 2020

Well, I’m staying with another chicken dish because most everyone likes chicken, it’s incredibly versatile, and it’s easy to buy a roasted chicken at your local market to streamline the prep time.

Tavern House's Chicken Pot Pie.

Chicken Pot Pie

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  • This article was posted on 03 19, 2020

Tavern Mary: Tito's Gluten Free Vodka, Sweet & Smokey House Made Mary Mix, Jack Cheese, Pepperoncini & Pepperoni Garnish. Served with a 'House Beer' chaser

Bloody Marys and a uniquely Midwestern tradition

  • Cocktails
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  • This article was posted on 02 13, 2020

Two wine glasses in cheers as celebration for New Years.

New Year’s Musings & News

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  • This article was posted on 01 03, 2020

I like to tell our staff Tavern House we’re not in the restaurant business... we’re in the hospitality business.

Newport Beach Boat Parade - Boat with blue lights

Do You Want To Watch The Boat Parade This Holiday Season In Newport Beach?

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  • This article was posted on 12 18, 2019

White and Orange Pumpkins shot from above

Holiday Pumpkin-Thyme Dinner Rolls | Makes 16 muffins

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  • This article was posted on 12 10, 2019

Dinner rolls are truly an American icon. Growing up in the Midwest, every holiday meal included warm, yeasty dinner rolls served with plenty of butter. Given the southern California aversion to carbs, I think it’s sad that more people don’t have the opportunity to appreciate

Interior shot of Tavern House.

Our food, Our Drinks, Our Atmosphere and More

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  • This article was posted on 11 26, 2019

David Wilhelm and Gregg Solomon have individually and collectively led the Orange County restaurant landscape for nearly forty years.

David Wilhelm, Founding Partner of Tavern House Kitchen & Bar

Glad to be back in the Neighborhood

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  • This article was posted on 11 20, 2019

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for welcoming me back to the neighborhood and to wish you all the best for the upcoming Holiday season!