Chef Ross Pangilinan held residence at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts for seven years as executive chef of Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge before opening his own restaurant, Mix Mix Kitchen Bar, in 2016. His second restaurant, TERRACE by Mix Mix, opens today.
Drawing inspiration from Italian, French and modern Filipino cuisines, Pangilinan offers an eclectic, yet refined menu designed for South Coast Plaza’s global audience. The restaurant offers a three-course prix-fixe lunch for $15 on weekdays; a nightly full-service dinner featuring seasonal preparations of housemade pastas and small plates of fish, meats, and vegetables; as well as a weekend ‘Bottomless Bubbles’ brunch. The menus at TERRACE also include a few mainstays from Mix Mix Kitchen Bar, which was named the 2017 Restaurant of the Year by Orange Coast Magazine. In addition to its eclectic menu of global cuisine, TERRACE offers a globally inspired, value-driven wine list with over 20 wines by the glass as well as a rotating selection of local and international beers.
“I’m grateful to return to South Coast Plaza. During my seven years at Leatherby’s, I built relationships with guests who’ve continued to support me along my culinary journey,” comments Chef Ross Pangilinan, who recently received a nomination for ‘Rising Star Chef of the Year’ in the 2018 Golden Foodie Awards. “South Coast Plaza gives me the unique opportunity to share my cuisine with a wide audience of locals and well-traveled guests from around the world.”
True to its name, TERRACE by Mix Mix offers diners a covered 80-seat terrace beautifully designed with communal, banquette, and lounge seating. Inside offers a small wine bar, additional seating, and an open kitchen with a mosaic-tiled pizza oven at its center.
TERRACE by Mix Mix is located at the end of South Coast Plaza’s Bridge of Gardens across from Hamamori (3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa). The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. For menus, store hours, and more information, please visit www.terracebymixmix.com or connect with TERRACE at @terracebymixmix.