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Executive Chef Scott Brandon’s menu highlights the comfort foods with an emphasis on fresh, local flavors

Costa Mesa, September 2014 – Executive Chef Scott Brandon is offering up a side of comfort on his already celebrated menu of American favorites at Fireside Tavern. The eatery, located within the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa (3131 Bristol Street), features dishes highlighting the flavors of fall with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

For Breakfast, guests can look forward to Irish Steel-Cut Oatmeal with maple, brown sugar, dried fruit, and hand-churned butter; and a Tavern Skillet Scramble with organic eggs, Nueske bacon, Tillamook cheddar, avocado, roasted tomatoes and skillet potatoes.

Chef Brandon’s Lunch menu warm Parkerhouse Rolls, Royal Red Rock Shrimp Hush Puppies, and Grilled Flatbread with Spanish chorizo and smoked mozzarella. It is only topped by the Fireside dinner menu, which features a Grilled Loch Duart Salmon with chilled heirloom tomato gazpacho; 10 oz. Grilled Prime Top Sirloin with bone marrow butter; and Grilled Colorado Lamb Chop with harissa marinade and a roasted vegetable & red quinoa risotto with mint gremolata.

“My menu puts a unique spin on hearty comfort foods by showcasing fresh, vibrant ingredients,” explains Chef Brandon. “The abundance of fresh, seasonal produce used to complement our carefully sourced, humanely raised meats and sustainable seafood gives a fresh approach to otherwise heavy dishes.”

In addition to the new seasonal lineup of tempting breakfast, lunch and dinner items, Fireside Tavern offers a menu of rich desserts including Strawberry Rhubarb Pie in a Jar served a la mode; a decadent Ice Box Cake topped with housemade whipped cream and a Scharffen Berger ganache; and Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies served alongside a chilled glass of “adult” chocolate milk.

Fireside is located in the Crowne Plaza at 3131 Bristol Street, off the San Diego (405) Freeway, in Costa Mesa. The restaurant is open daily for a breakfast buffet from 6 to 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. There are two Happy Hours, from 3 to 7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. until midnight. More information about Fireside can be found at www.firesidetavern.com or by calling (714) 557-3000.

About Fireside Tavern

Fireside is an American gastropub helmed by Executive Chef Scott Brandon. The Costa Mesa eatery offers a contemporary menu of upscale tavern fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a focus on artisanal cuisine, a menu of American favorites features carefully sourced meat, seafood and cheeses. The bar boasts an array of American wine, craft beers on draft, and handcrafted signature cocktails. The inviting interior features warm woods, rustic colors and fire-tone accents. In the dining room, guests will enjoy lounge and bar seating, and plush booths. The outdoor patio, with a fire feature, beckons locals and visitors alike to mingle over modern tavern fare and libations.

About Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza in Costa Mesa is an upscale boutique hotel located in the heart of Orange County and surrounded by Fortune 500 Companies, world class shopping at South Coast Plaza, hundreds of restaurants, the arts, movie theaters, golf courses and beautiful beaches. Renovated in 2010, the hotel has 224 rooms, including six suites, as well as Fireside Tavern. The Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County is independently owned by Westport Capital Partners and Urban Common LLC and operated by Brighton Management, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

About Brighton Management

Brighton Management is a privately owned and operated real estate company focusing primarily on hotel development and management since its inception in 1994. With now 31 hotels under management, Brighton is one of the most influential hotel management companies in the industry. In addition to hotels, Brighton also manages nine other residential/commercial properties throughout California. Hospitality partners include names such as, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide®, Marriott International®, Hilton Worldwide®, InterContinental Hotels Group®, Wyndham Worldwide®, Choice Hotels International®. Additional information about Brighton Management may be found at www.brightonmgt.com.

About Sentinel Restaurant and Hospitality Group

Sentinel Restaurant and Hospitality Group was formed in 2011 as a partnership between restaurant industry veterans Colby Durnin, John Nye and Rainer Schwarz. SRHG was created as an in-house operation of Sentinel Development for the management of restaurants and hospitality venues. The partnership of this proven team brings more than 60 years combined culinary and operational experience to SRHG, including opening 75 restaurants combined. The partners currently manage multiple restaurants grossing more than $15 million per year.

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