TODAY – Monday March 28, Haven Gastropub in Old Towne Orange is hosting a fundraising event! They will donate 100% of profits to a relief fund set up through Mercy Corps to help families affected by the disaster in Japan.
If you haven’t been to Haven yet, this is your perfect opportunity to try out their great food and contribute to a worthwhile cause!
What is a Gastropub anyway? It’s a pub with a focus on great food.
In Haven’s case it’s a focus on elevated comfort food. Old familiars we all love with a fresh twist. Mac and Cheese – They have it, but here it’s a creamy dream with black truffle. Other favorites include a juicy Haven burger with earthy blue cheese, spicy arugula, and pickled onions or their Chicken and waffles with homemade hot sauce. Along with these old favorites Chef Greg Daniels has also served up some new classics like their cabernet crusted escolar with wine powder, chilled lobster salad, popcorn shoots, duck fat roasted fingerling or the bucatini carbonara with guanciale (basically bacon), arugula, black pepper, chile flakes, poached egg. The egg by the way is a wonderful lighter flavor that is a surprisingly good substitute for the traditional cream sauce.
The folks at Haven have also sought out unique beer, wine and cocktails to enjoy alone or to pair with their dishes.
Another huge draw, for me anyway, are their hours 11am – 2am! This means open late for GOOD FOOD! Their happy hour is also pretty fab.
Small note from my soapbox – The Haven Kitchen takes every reasonable step to ensure that their produce selections are either local or organic, and that the meat and seafood they purchase is sustainable and humanely raised.
Anyway, I urge you to stop in to Haven, eat, drink and most importantly – Help Japan.
Haven Gastropub is located at 190 South Glassell Street Old Towne Orange, CA 92866
Phone: 714 221 0680
Follow them on Facebook or Twitter (@havengastropub)