Costa Mesa, CA (January 2013) – In conjunction with its second anniversary, Executive Chef/Partner Greg Daniels is introducing new offerings to his menu at taco asylum with the addition of new non-traditional gourmet tacos, soups, sides and entrees. The public is invited to be among the first to sample the new menu offerings at a two-year anniversary taco social hour on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 7–11 p.m. Those interested in attending may purchase tickets online at http://tacoasylum.brownpapertickets.com/ for $25 per guest, which includes unlimited tacos and selected craft beers on tap. VIP tickets are available for $35 and will allow early entry at 6 p.m. for those wanting to be among the first to taste the new offerings. Attendees must be over 21 years of age to drink.
“Since opening, we have introduced several tacos as limited-time specials, and the response generated led us to introduce new items, many that go beyond tacos,” commented Chef Daniels. “Our tacos have gained a loyal following over the past two years from those looking for an interesting and unique flavor experience, so we wanted to launch the new menu by giving our fans an opportunity to be the first to sample. Expect taco featuring rabbit, smoked beef tongue and lobster, and dinner entrees such as flatiron steak and Skuna Bay salmon.”
Chef Daniels’ menu focuses on a variety of cuisines, and utilizes seasonal, local, responsibly sourced ingredients. There are vegetarian options and all meats are humanely and naturally raised. Those unfamiliar with the concept should note that the “rice” features Israeli cous-cous with cilantro and lime, while his “beans” is a cold lentil salad with carrots, shallots, fennel, and garlic, in a red wine vinaigrette topped with chevre goat cheese.
The restaurant also offers more than 30 canned craft beers, six rotating draught options, select bottled large-format beers, Sofia Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine, all-natural non-alcoholic beverages and fresh-made aguas frescas. A Happy Hour is offered every Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. with $3 off all craft beers on tap, $2 off all canned craft beers, and $1 off all tacos.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily at The CAMP in Costa Mesa. For more information, address, and full menu, visit www.tacoasylum.com.
about taco asylum
Specializing in non-traditional gourmet tacos, taco asylum pulls from a wide array of global cuisines, showcasing interesting ingredients ranging from Mediterranean-style grilled octopus to East Indian-style curried paneer. Le Cordon Bleu trained Executive Chef Greg Daniels has carefully thought out and uniquely constructed a menu of taco offerings, each with a distinct flavor profile, ingredients, and accompaniments. Its unique marinades and sauces are made in-house and from-scratch, using only the freshest ingredients, sustainable meats and seafood, and products from local farms and vendors wherever possible. In addition, Chef Daniels’ Ghost Chili, Red Savina, and Cayenne housemade hot sauces are available for purchase ($9.75 for a 5 oz. bottle).
To elevate and complement the overall dining experience, Beverage Director Wil Dee has put together a unique beer selection comprised of only craft beer, with six styles on tap and more than 30 canned beers, as well as select Belgian large-format options. Guests may also enjoy a unique selection of all-natural bottled sodas, many of which are handcrafted in small batches – all priced at $3.50. Aguas frescas made daily in-house are $2.50. Mimosas made with Sofia Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine and fresh-squeezed orange juice are offered for $6 every Sunday.
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., taco asylum is located at The CAMP (2937 S. Bristol St, B102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626), between Native Foods and SEED People’s Market. Happy Hour specials of $3 draught beers, $2 off canned beers and $1 off all tacos are offered Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. All food and non-alcoholic items are conveniently designed for carryout.