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Babette’s from New York to open first West Coast location at Crystal Cove Shopping Center late fall

The popular East Hampton-based restaurant will offer an organic, farm-fresh menu of market salads, seafood and vegan-friendly fare

(Newport Beach, CA – August 2013) Babette’s, one of East Hampton’s most popular neighborhood eateries, is set to open late fall at Crystal Cove Shopping Center.

Specializing in farm-picked produce and organic, sustainably-sourced meats and seafood, Babette’s will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar service. The menu will feature healthful selections such as multigrain flatbread pizzas, sesame-crusted tofu or smoked tempeh, a Tunisian salad of pomegranate seared salmon or papadum-crusted tofu over a bed of cous cous, haricot verts, arugula and mint in a tandoori dressing. Additionally, handheld favorites will include organic Moroccan-spiced turkey burgers or falafel to grass-fed organic beef burgers and lentil vegetable walnut burgers.

“Babette’s has a reputation for working closely with local farms to bring its customers the freshest ingredients possible and they’re also known for creating a sense of community within their restaurant by making their customers feel comfortable,” said Stacie Ellis, senior director of marketing for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “They will be a great fit here with the diverse mix of boutiques and restaurants at Crystal Cove Shopping Center.”

Breakfast fare features a dozen omelettes, from the Great White, with 5 organic egg whites, sauteed onion and tato, to The Don, with sundried tomato, smoked mozzarella and pesto. Other house specialties include: the Tuscan Quinoa Bowl with kale, butternut squash, tomato, two sunny-side up eggs and quinoa; Eggs Romano with poached eggs, crisp polenta, broccoli rabe and a roasted tomato broth; the Smoked Salmon Benedict, with potato corn cakes, smoked salmon, poached eggs and a champagne hollandaise.

Guests will be also more than welcome to stop by Babette’s just for a cup of coffee and fresh pastries. Or sit down in what will be Babette’s garden-like courtyard for a refreshing beverage, from fresh-pressed fruit or vegetable juice to handcrafted cocktails such as Babette’s acclaimed Bloody Mary.

Babette’s will be located next to Starbucks at Crystal Cove Shopping Center, 7962 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, babettesrestaurant.com