Taste of Beauty: Cross-Cultural, Plant-Based Fine Dining in Fountain Valley

May 31, 2024

Taste of Beauty in Fountain Valley offers an exceptional fine dining experience focused on cross-cultural, plant-based cuisine. This restaurant has become a favorite among diners by transforming fresh, seasonal ingredients into visually stunning and delicious dishes. The Spring/Summer 2024 menu, Earthscapes, showcases their culinary innovation and artistic presentation.

The Earthscapes menu is an 8-course tasting experience that highlights the flavors of the earth. Available in both vegetarian and vegan options, this menu reflects a deep connection to nature and the culinary traditions of different cultures. Here are some standout dishes:

The Desert:

Inspired by the Gobi Desert, this dish features fried elm mushrooms seasoned with herbs and cumin, crispy chili peppers, and Mexican squash. Presented on Gobi stones with a smoky effect from dry ice, it offers a visually and gastronomically memorable experience.

The Ocean:

This dish pays homage to the ocean with sea grapes, sea asparagus, and coral moss, arranged on a shell-shaped dish with smooth okra puree. It highlights the rich umami flavors of kelp broth and konjac.

The Garden:

An edible garden showcasing hawthorn flowers filled with plant-based foie gras, baba ganoush "soil" with fresh herbs and micro-greens, and a green pepper flower filled with mushrooms and vegan cheese. Each component is meticulously crafted for a visual and sensory feast.

The Rainforest:

This dish captures the essence of a tropical rainforest with a banana leaf box filled with Japanese risotto, enriched with black truffle, mushrooms, and asparagus. Cooked to creamy perfection with white wine, vegan butter, and vegan parmesan, it is a truly indulgent experience.

Dining at Taste of Beauty is an immersive experience where each dish is a canvas and every meal a masterpiece. The restaurant's commitment to fresh, seasonal ingredients and the blend of traditional methods with modern flair ensures a sensory delight in every plate.

Visit for more information and reservations.

Open Wednesday to Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. 

18420 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley. (714) 587-9113

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