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LA Times – Chef Reyes

New chefs at Church & State, WP24, Scarpetta and more
By Jenn Harris

January 15, 2013

The Surf and Sand Laguna beach resort has hired Michael Reyes as new executive chef of the restaurant Splashes. Reyes has worked at the French Laundry in Yountville, the Sidecar in San Luis Obispo and Gotham Bar in New York. Some of Reyes’ new dinner menu highlights include the ballotine of Jidori chicken with ricotta gnocchi, carrot and apricot kefte with quinoa tabouleh and diver scallops with melted fennel and leeks and a caviar and Riesling emulsion. Splashes at Surf & Sand at 1555 S. Coast Highway, (949) 376-2779, www.surfandsandresort.com/splashes.