Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar is located inside the Avenue of the Arts Hotel, a rather hidden venue behind the OC Performing Arts Center. It’s a great location for a pre or post theater meal or drink… but only if you were aware it’s there!
The OCRW $20.00 Lunch menu was:
- Appetizer: Roasted Meatballs, Artichoke Heart Salad, or Lobster Bisque
- Entree: Roasted Chicken Salad, Cajun Flat Iron steak, or Grilled Swordfish
- Dessert: Deconstructed Passionfruit Tart or Charred Vanilla Cake
The Swordfish was excellent. A generous portion of fish on top of a mild couscous. The couscous was the pearl sized one, so it was not gritty but fluffy, almost pasta like. I really enjoyed this dish.
Dessert was also very good, but we preferred the Tart over the Cake.
The Tart was truly deconstructed. Berries, passion-fruit curd, charred marshmallow, and tart dough pieces were strewed over the plate. Mix and match the ingredients to have a wonderful medley of flavor to end the meal.
Linda thought the vanilla cake was a mix between a shortcake and cornbread. It was a dense cake, and needed the lemon ricotta ice cream to provide the necessary flavor and balance. It would have gone better if someone suggested coffee to compliment the dessert.