Show 120, May 2, 2015: Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan, Leatherby’s Café Rouge

Ross PangilinanFor over five years Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan (Pan-gil-lee-nan) has energetically overseen the high-end Leatherby’s Café Rouge at the striking Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. It’s part of the prominent Patina Restaurant Group. Unusually it’s only available for dining on performance nights. Fortunately it’s not a stripped-down pre-theater, “get ‘em out fast” approach. It’s leisurely fine-dining that’s part of the full show experience.

Currently the creative pre-theater menus are the continuation of their Broadway-themed menus. They take inspiration from the music and characters of the running shows. Pangilinan and team transport patrons into the world of highly acclaimed theatrical performances through carefully crafted three-course menus that pay tribute to each cherished tale.

June showcases a Broadway jukebox musical, Motown, with dishes such as Motown Sound featuring Smoked and Grilled Pork Porterhouse, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Roasted Vegetables, and Rosemary Jus.

The changing Broadway show-themed menus are $45 per guest for 3 courses or $64 inclusive of menu and wine pairings.

Leatherby’s is also available for distinctive private dining functions for lunch or evening when there is not a performance.

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