Orange Coast Magazine

Taste of O.C. | Priscilla Mayfield on food

 

Provisions Market in Old Towne Orange―More From the Haven Team

Not to mention, an in-store Portola Coffee Lab café

Since 2009, Haven Gastropub has been the anchor of the south Glassell Street spoke of Old Towne Orange’s beloved traffic circle. Now, the Haven Collective, which also owns Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa, is putting down roots a few blocks away on the plaza’s north side. New Provisions Market, a bottle shop and tap room that will also have wine, charcuterie, cheese, and small plates, is opening any day now. (Provisions will be posting the very latest opening info on its Facebook page.) And, in maybe the best O.C. brand-layering yet, Portola Coffee Lab is installing an in-store café, due to open this summer.

I got a peek inside at a media preview this week. As workers filled shelves with bottled craft beers, chef Greg Daniels served bites of items he’ll offer as small plates, including habanero-seasoned deviled eggs with magenta, beet-stained exteriors that seem sure to become a signature—they were scarfed as fast as presented. A few cheeses from the more than 60 the store plans to stock were featured, including Di Stefano burrata (made in Pomona) on a slice of baguette with new-season olive oil, saba (a tangy syrup made from reduced grape must), and edible flowers. OC Baking, not far away also in Orange, is supplying the market’s bread, including loaves for takeaway to accompany cheese and charcuterie.

“This is a real passion project,” Daniels says, looking forward to the preserving he’ll be able to do for the market.  He’s having Weck jars—choice of the hardcore preserver—customized for his own small-batch pickles and relishes, that will be added to the variety of artisanal preserves Provisions is stocking. “Sometimes it might be just twelve jars using something great we find at the farmers market,” he says. “We’ll be able to do that.” Clearly, even chefs are susceptible to the preserving bug. Both Haven Gastropub and Taco Asylum are known for Daniels’ house-made condiments—the addition of Provisions gives his product line plenty of room to expand. I predict we’ll be seeing some interesting things in those Weck jars.

Provisions Market, 143 N. Glassell St., Orange, 714-997-2337

 

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Joan posted on 05/23/2013 05:46 PM
    I must check this place out! Thanks for the great article!
  2. Priscilla posted on 06/05/2013 12:08 PM
    Thanks, Joan! You'd like Provisions. And, opened today!
showing all comments

OC Guides

Guides

OC Guides
  • Best of 2014: Nutty Brûlée

    No one can resist breaking into the sugary crust of crème brûlée, and this one packs an extra surprise with its abundance of silky-smooth chocolate-hazelnut custard below—thanks to the addition of Nutella. This sinful dessert is incredibly rich and best shared with a friend. $8
    704 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, 949‑673‑7173, theslidingdoorcafe.com

    Read More
  • Best of 2014: Honey Bee Chicken

    You’ll fall in lust with the chicken pieces at BBQ Chicken at Diamond Jamboree in Irvine. Fried in olive oil for a crunchy exterior, they’re tossed in a sweet honey sauce making them all the more delicious. $11 to $21

    Read More
  • Best of 2014: New York Pizza

    Seal Beach’s A Slice of New York makes pizza the way it’s supposed to be—with a thin, chewy crust that oozes cheese and can be enjoyed the New Yawker way: folded in half.
    142 Main St., 562-493-4430, asliceofnewyorkpizza.net

    Read More
  • Best of 2014: Bird-Watching

    When the throngs of beachgoers are too much, spend a day with the birds. Here, with the wind whipping off the ocean and herons, egrets, ducks, and more soaring above, you'll get a chance to be the amateur ornithologist you never knew you wanted to be. Free
    3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, 714-846-1114, bolsachica.org

    Read More
  • Best of 2014: Green Cleaners

    Sold from her website and a refitted retro travel trailer, these earth-safe cleaning products are Marilyn Nowak of Coto de Caza's propriety formulas. Products for laundry, surfaces such as glass and wood - even an ecological drain cleaner - all have dispenser bottles and bulk refills $8 to $48
    Resuming in September at Great Park Farmer's Market, Sand Canyon Avenue and Marine Way, Irvine, 949-292-1648, lilgreenwagon.com

    Read More
 
 
wine blog
 

stuff we love

Charitable Events Calendar