Show 553, November 25, 2023: The B8kery by Selanne and 10th Anniversary of Selanne Steak Tavern, Laguna Beach Part Two

Vince Terusa of Selanne Steak Tavern

The B8kery by SelanneLaguna Beach’s newest bakery is located just steps from sister restaurant Selanne Steak Tavern.

“The bakery beckons both locals and newcomers with its array of offerings that include decadent sweet treats and house-made breads created by Rebekah Eastman, who previously worked as pastry chef at Bourbon Steak, Chef Michael Mina’s restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point.” Rebekah also is the newly appointed Executive Pastry Chef for Selanne Steak Tavern. Rebekah Eastman continues as our guest with whisk at the ready and is again joined by Selanne Steak Tavern’s Executive Chef, Vincent Terusa. (who has been there since the opening 10 years ago.)

“This airy, inviting neighborhood shop with its cheerful white and pink interior, floor to ceiling windows, Sips & Sweets neon wall sign and charming decorative touches features a scrumptious array of pastries and breads. The B8kery by Selanne has a large glass case tempting visitors with Glazed Strawberry Bang Pies; Blueberry Streusel Muffins; Gluten Free Donut Muffins; Banana Nut Muffins; Berries and Cream and Almond Croissants; Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownies; cookies, cupcakes and more delectable confections. In addition, The B8kery features hot and cold coffees made with artisanal Caffe Luxxe of Southern California-famed coffee beans.”

Selanne Steak Tavern, located at 1464 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, opened in November 2013 (celebrating its 10th Anniversary) and is owned by Hockey Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne and local Orange County businessman Kevin Pratt. Housed in a reimagined 1934 historic home along the Pacific Coast, it is an upscale contemporary steak house with an upstairs dining room, downstairs tavern and bar area, a wine room for more intimate dining and two patios for alfresco dining.”

“The restaurant supports local farms and fisheries that practice sustainability and humane practices. Menus feature the finest of steaks and seafood served with a variety of accompaniments enhanced by herbs from the restaurant’s herb garden. Along with its carefully selected California-focused wine list, craft signature cocktails are created from quality farmers’ market produce, homemade mixers and top-notch shelf spirits.”

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