Blind Pig Kitchen & Bar Celebrates 10 Years of Unforgettable Flavors

August 16, 2023

Step into a world where culinary innovation meets speakeasy charm as The Blind Pig Kitchen & Bar, Orange County's revered gem, raises its glass to a remarkable 10 years of culinary excellence and unforgettable dining experiences.

Located in the heart of Rancho Santa Margarita, this beloved restaurant has been a beacon of new-American cuisine and unmatched libations, captivating the palates and hearts of patrons since its inception. As the anniversary month unfolds, The Blind Pig takes a nostalgic journey back in time, rekindling the magic of the past decade.

In celebration of this milestone, The Blind Pig is shaking things up by reintroducing thirteen of its most iconic cocktails. These libations, once the talk of the town, have been lovingly curated from the annals of history, reigniting the sense of wonder and excitement that only The Blind Pig can evoke. 

These cherished concoctions, handpicked by both dedicated patrons and the talented staff, form a symphony of flavors that resonate with the spirit of the restaurant. Among the resurrected favorites, you'll find The Gentleman, a harmonious blend of peanut bourbon, rye, strawberry rosé, and bitters, as well as the enchanting Rescuing Princess Peach, a delightful fusion of vodka, dry sherry, almond, mint, and lime. With these cocktails, The Blind Pig transports you to a bygone era, where each sip tells a story and each flavor is a cherished memory.

Beyond the spirited libations, The Blind Pig's menu reflects Executive Chef Karl Pfleider's Filipino/Asian and Hispanic heritage, intertwined with a modern twist. From tender ribeyes to mouthwatering cheeseburgers, and a tantalizing array of seafood dishes, every plate is an embodiment of passion and skill. 

As you explore the menu, you'll encounter Filipino classics like the Jidori Chicken Adobo, lovingly glazed with a soy demi-glace, and the Sisig, crowned with a sunny side up egg for a contemporary twist. Chef Karl's artistry extends to international favorites, offering a unique spin on traditional dishes. The Mushroom Saltado, a vegetarian interpretation of a Peruvian staple, and the Cold Soba & Beef Tataki, a Japanese noodle masterpiece adorned with furikake flakes, exemplify the restaurant's dedication to culinary innovation.

Rancho Santa Margarita ‘Greatest Hits’ 10-Year Anniversary Cocktail Menu

  • #SOBASIC – tea vodka / elderflower / honey / lemon
  • Rescuing Princess Peach – vodka / dry sherry / almond / mint / lime
  • Chip Off the Ol’ Block – gin / liqueur / kina / pico de gallo / lime / celery bitters
  • Caught in the Rain – coconut cachaca / raw sugar / pineapple / lime
  • #FIRSTWORLDPROBLEMS – tequila / roasted bell pepper agave / pineapple / lime / serrano
  • Bebe Yoda – tequila / poblano liqueur / tomatillo-jalapeno vermouth syrup
  • The Statesman – rye / amaro / vanilla / lemon / mint / bitters
  • You Sank My Battleship! – bourbon / amaretto / sunflower seed / citrus / bitters
  • Pin the Tail on the Mule – scotch / honey / ginger / citrus
  • The Gentleman – peanut bourbon / rye / strawberry rose / bitters
  • What the Cuss – rye / vermouth / amaro / orange bitters
  • Dave’s Not Here, Man – rye / amaro blend / bitters blend
  • Mezcal of Duty – mezcal / amaro / bitter liqueur / smoke and salt bitters

31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita

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