Old Meets New as Five Crowns in Corona del Mar Celebrates 50 Years of Delicious Food

Duo of Salmon, Seared Scottish Salmon and Potato Horseradish Crusted Salmon. Photo by Edward Simon for The Los Angeles Beat.

Duo of Salmon, Seared Scottish Salmon and Potato Horseradish Crusted Salmon. Photo by Edward Simon for The Los Angeles Beat.

Delectable dishes abounded as the Five Crowns in Newport Beach/Corona del Mar celebrates their first 50 years and a start on the second 50 years. The building still exudes the Old World elegance that Lawry’s is famous for and the service is prompt and attentive. Of course, with the Five Crowns being part of the Lawry’s family, meat is the word and they have kept their traditional Prime Rib, Yorkshire Pudding and many other dishes that they are known and loved for. In addition, however, the chefs at the Five Crowns have created some new dishes to showcase the best they have to offer, as well as several new cocktails created by the bartenders at the Five Crowns and their Side Door pub. In addition, they have also been working on one of Orange County’s best wine cellars to come up with some excellent pairings for old and new dishes.

Enjoy the photo essay of some new items that Corporate Executive Chef and Vice President Ryan O’Melveny Wilson treated us to while explaining his concept for new dishes like a Crab and Avocado Mash with Lime Dressing appetizer, as well as “throwback” dishes like Filet Neptune that are updated versions of old classics. In this great weather we are having, take a drive to the beach and plan on capping a nice day on the South Coast with a visit to the Five Crowns. The Five Crowns is located at 3801 E. Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For info or reservations call 949-760-0331 or go to the Five Crowns website.

Photo essay after the jump.

Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco, the best Bun bo Hue in Vietnam or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.
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