Breakdown: Tempura Squash Blossoms from 608 Dahlia

Special seasonal dinners accompany intimate evenings at the Sherman Gardens spot in time for their end-of-summer event on Sept. 9.
Photograph by Emily J. Davis

Jessica Roy, chef-owner of 608 Dahlia in Corona del Mar, has launched special seasonal dinners—intimate evenings at the Sherman Gardens spot. “We are also looking forward to showcasing our wine-based, garden-infused cocktails,” Roy says. “They are super flavorful, boutique, and handcrafted.” The end-of-summer event is Sept. 9, but these summer squash blossoms are also available at lunch ($18). 

1. The squash blossoms come from Valdivia Farms in Carlsbad. 

2. The stuffing is a mix of three cheeses—goat cheese, buffalo mozzarella, and ricotta—whipped with fresh herbs from Sherman Gardens

3. Charred white corn from Irvine’s Manassero Farms and fresh tarragon sauce are also in the dish.

4. Toasted breadcrumbs, pepitas, and blossoms—also from Sherman Gardens—accent the plate.

608 Dahlia, Inside Sherman Library & Gardens
2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar

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