Paul Martin’s Irvine

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Recently, Paul Martin’s American Bistro opened a new location at the Irvine Spectrum in Southern California. I was invited by the wonderful and kind, Lee Healy who does Marketing for the restaurant, along with several other Food Writers and Bloggers to attend the “Soft Open” and test out their “Taste of Paul Martin’s Happy Hour” menu. I arrived with 30 minutes to spare but what I found has since kept me coming back for more.

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Nick’s Laguna Beach

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…The sauce with a hint of Saffron (I think), the perfect texture and moist divinity of the short ribs, the eggs cooked and prepared with care – honestly, this is my new favorite breakfast. The meat falls off of the fork; the taste – explosive. Now the true test, my modified omelet with Serrano chiles. I press the tips of my fork in and and layer by layer, beautiful color is revealed: the egg whites, the deep green of the spinach, the beckoning green of the chile, the melted cream of the chèvre cheese. Yes, I have found an omelet worth eating every last bite of. The generous cut of applewood smoked bacon cooked to perfection and the bowl of berries and apple is a happy culinary marriage.

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