South Coast Plaza is pleased to announce that TERRACE by Mix Mix will open this fall at South Coast Plaza. Located on level 3 of the Crate and Barrel/Macy’s Home Store Wing, TERRACE by Mix Mix will focus on well-priced, market-driven small plates. The cuisine will showcase Chef Ross Pangilinan’s eclectic style, influenced by French, Italian, and modern Filipino flavors. A wine list providing sips by the glass and bottle as well as rotating craft beers. The restaurant will showcase full-service dining in a beautifully designed covered terrace off the west end of Bridge of Gardens. A small wine bar, additional seating, an open kitchen and a counter offering a weekday lunch quick-service menu will be inside.
Pangilinan opened his first restaurant, Mix Mix Kitchen Bar, in downtown Santa Ana in 2016. The name “Mix Mix” is inspired by the English translation of the Filipino dessert Halo-Halo and is also a play on Pangilinan’s culinary style and Filipino-American identity. The restaurant has been an unqualified success since opening, garnering accolades as best new restaurant from Orange Coast Magazine and earning the chef critical praise.
Pangilinan’s culinary journey began upon graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena. He traveled to France to work in the Michelin-starred Les Trois Marches in Versailles. Back in the U.S., he was hired as sous chef to open the critically acclaimed, fine dining Sinatra restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas. Returning to Southern California, Pangilinan worked as sous chef at the Patina flagship and became a protégé of founder chef Joachim Splichal. The Patina Group recognized his talent and named him executive chef at Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge, which is part of South Coast Plaza’s fine dining collection.