Finally made it into Recess Room in Fountain Valley. They have their liquor license, and they're doing some pretty great things there.
The blue crab beignets were light and full of crab. Not at all greasy, nor were they too bready. I would order this again in a heartbeat.
Asparagus salad with burrata, prosciutto, and pomegranate could have used a touch more salt but was also very good.
"Doritos" were fried chicken skins with a white miso corn porridge. Very crispy skins with great flavor. The corn porridge was a little sweet for my taste, but still very good.
We ended with the double decker tacos, which had tiger shrimp, pepperjack, cotija, cilantro lime slaw, avocado crema, diablo sauce. A lot going on, but it worked really well. This and the beignets were my favorites for the night. The diablo sauce packed a nice, spicy punch.
We'll definitely be back. The service we had was great. I can't wait to try the pig head!
The cocktails we tried were also interesting and well executed.
The Recess Room
18380 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708