Barbuto chef and Cali cuisine O.G. Jonathan Waxman is coming back to his home state on October 1 to cook at The Strand House, part of the Manhattan Beach restaurant's continuing "Guest Chef" series. Waxman will cook a five-course dinner to pair with the soon-to-be-released 2009 vintage of exorbitantly priced Napa Valley wine Opus One, with winemaker Michael Silacci and exec chef Neal Fraser in attendance. See Waxman's full menu planned for the evening, below, and make reservations for what's expected to be a sell-out dinner, priced at $100 for five-courses, with an extra $50 for optional wine pairings, at 310-545-7470.
Raw vegetable salad with toasted macadamia nuts and olive oil
Local squid on the planche with aioli and field greens
Spot prawn, mint and jalapeno spaghetti
Platters with JW chicken and ribeye steak with double cooked fingerling potatoes
Chocolate budino with vanilla ice cream