New Spring Menu At Laguna Beach’s Driftwood Kitchen

Chef Rainer Schwarz is introducing a new menu with noted Ocean-to-Table focus at his acclaimed waterfront eatery, adding to his menu of ocean-inspired offerings featuring fresh, vibrant Spring ingredients. Among the new items is the DK Seafood Tower, a seafood lover’s dream, filled with Maine Lobster Tail, King crab leg, poached jumbo Mexican shrimp, oysters on the half shell, Spanish octopus ceviche, and tuna tartare. Chef Rainer’s new menu features the following dishes:


Quinoa Salad
avocado, grilled sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, feta cheese, lime-mint vinaigrette

Roasted Baby Beet Salad
red and white belgian endive, caramelized onion vinaigrette, roasted pine nut & toasted, goat cheese crostini

Small Plates

House Cured Steelhead Salmon
cucumber and dill creme fraiche, brioche toast points, peruvian peppadews

Duck Confit & Goat Cheese Ravioli
beurre blanc, sauteed mushrooms, toasted pistachios

Large Plates

Whole Roasted Dover Sole
"sauce grenoble", potato onion brandade

Seared Diver Scallops
pan seared scallops, fregola pasta, cauliflower, moroccan salsa, morcona almonds

Pan Seared Thai Snapper
roasted eggplant chutney, tomato jam, grilled yellow squash, blistered baby heirloom tomato

Blackfoot Buffalo Ribeye
ancho chili glaze, creamy parsnip puree, green beans and sweet garlic parsnip chips

Grilled Center Cut Swordfish
roasted carrot, okinawa purple potato, green zucchini curry, fried onion, coconut cream, pickled red jalapeño, micro cilantro salad

DK Seafood Tower
maine lobster tail, king crab leg, poached jumbo mexican shrimp, oysters on the half shell, spanish octopus ceviche, tuna tartare (Petite/Large)

Chef Rainer's menu still includes Driftwood Kitchen’s signature Yellowfin Tuna Tartare Tacos, Grilled Spanish Octopus, and Whole Fried Texas Redfish, which can feed up to 4 guests and must be ordered in advance.

Driftwood Kitchen is located at 619 Sleepy Hollow Lane in Laguna Beach and is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. For more information, visit

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