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Sunday, April 30, 2006

SOS Wild and Crazy Taco Night Review and Photos

Here are some photos from SOS' 13th Annual Wild and Crazy Taco Night held April 27 at their facility in Costa Mesa. Joy was there too and helped with the majority of the captions. Proceeds from this charitable event went towards helping the homeless in Orange County.

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Peruvian white bean chicken tostada


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Joy's notes: "Yucatan green chile chicken taco prepared by Alan Greeley of The Golden Truffle (This was my favorite!)"


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Wild boar and trotter tacos w/ Pozole de lengua y carne


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Dessert by The Atrium Hotel on display - Joy's notes: "Xango - pastry wrapped like a burrito around a creamy filling, covered in powdered sugar, with chocolate and fruit sauces on the plate"


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The Atrium Hotel's dessert for actual eating - (Yum! Very rich)

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Joy's notes: "Roasted achiote pork taco prepared by Carlito Jocson of the Yard House"


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The Jarritos stand


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Chris Garnier, Roy's at Fashion Island
Kalua-style kurobuta carnitas soft taco with heirloom tomato and mango slaw


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Cajun French "taco" crepes stuffed with chicken, shiitake mushrooms and goat cheese

Recipe in OC Register


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Stephane Beaucamp, Sutra & Kantina
Fried plantain chip with raw tuna


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Tom Small, TAPS Fish House & Brewery
Mano de Leon scallop tacos al pastor with cherimoya and guajillo chile salsa

Recipe in OC Register


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Sopes


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Louie Jocson, Karl Strauss Breweries
Drunken lobster


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Tacos loco -- sauerkraut taco with pork loin and a salad with great dressing


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Josef Lageder, of Balboa Bay Club (in the middle)


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Josef Lageder, Balboa Bay Club
Marinated tuna and salmon with srirachi aioli mango cilantro salsa


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Richard Mead, Sage Restaurant & Sage on the Coast
Grilled beef shortrib and green papaya taco
(this was really good)


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Bill Bracken, The Island Hotel
Bacon duck taco


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Dessert taco with fruit, coconut rice and white chocolate


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Scott Floyd, Salt Creek Grille
Duck confit taco with mango salsa


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Joy: Franco Barone, Antonello Ristorante -
Cinnamon flan with chocolate crepe and pastry crisps -- (loved this!)


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More Xango for dessert


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Joy's notes: "Alan Greeley (in hat) at the Golden Truffle station"

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2 comments:

Joy said...

I just wanted to thank you again, Christian, for turning me on to this event. It was AWESOME! Some of the offerings were a bit weird and/or not to my taste, but most of them ranged from "hm, that was good" to "Wow!" What an interesting selection, and a great way to meet so many chefs, too.

This is definitely one of the highest quality all-you-can-eat buffets I've been to. And I ate all that I could, that's for sure! I was hoping to go back and have seconds on some of my favorites, but after EIGHTEEN separate courses, I was stuffed. Plus, all-you-can-drink to boot: can't argue with that.

Great food for a great cause.

I'm definitely going back next year, and bringing all my friends!

ChristianZ said...

Yep, it was fun. Next time we can make sure the pictures are lighted better and that we get better notes but we still did pretty good.