Nov. 29, 2011
-- Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza is rolling out its new seasonal menu December 6, “spicing” up the winter months with its unique blend of comfort food with a California kick. Among the new items are a southwestern meatloaf featuring a blend of beef and pork with a spicy kick and served with au gratin potatoes, a winter vegetable medley and topped with a sweet onion herb demi-glaze and crispy onion rings; blackened chicken with boursin crab cake served with au gratin potatoes, a winter vegetable medley and chipotle tomato butter sauce.
Executive Chef Daniel Stevens announced several other new items including a grown-up grilled cheese & tomato basil soup prepared with seasoned and thinly sliced smoked roasted beef simmered with chipotle horseradish au jus, layered with Asadero, Jack & Parmesan cheeses; striped bass tacos with pickled vegetables in corn tortillas topped with avocado and served with Southwestern slaw, sweet potato chips and green chile aioli; lightly fried tempura avocado strips served with julienne slaw of cucumber, red onion, red bell pepper and mango drizzled with green chile aioli and topped with sesame seeds; jalapeno cornbread stuffed striped bass baked until flaky with brown butter sauce, served with au gratin potatoes and a sautéed squash medley; and achiote braised pork ossobuco served bone-in atop a bed of pumpkin gnocci with seasoned fried julienne vegetables.
The new Z’Tejas’ winter menu prices range from $8.95 to $23.95.
Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill offers a wide array of fresh, flavorful and innovative menu items inspired by culinary influences from Louisiana, Texas, California and Mexico. The restaurant’s interior features an exhibition kitchen, private dining room, mahogany bar, wrought iron detailing, handcrafted tile work, copper accents, jewel-toned fabric lined booths and flattering amber-colored lighting. Al fresco dining is available on the restaurant’s 66-seat heated patio. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner; half price appetizers and drink specials are offered during happy hour. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is located on the east side of South Coast Plaza (3333 S. Bristol Street, Costa Mesa). For more information, call (714) 979-7469 or visit www.ztejas.com.