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Five Crowns :: The Chef’s Supper Adventure

Five Crowns :: The Chef’s Supper Adventure


Change is good. In fact, Five Crowns in Corona del Mar has proven that change is FABULOUS!


I was a special guest of Executive Chef Greg Harrison, and given the privilege of experiencing his brand new, Friday night, Chef’s Supper dining adventure at Five Crowns. Our group enjoyed course after course of one-of-a-kind selections including a thoughtfully paired wine & cocktail selections. Let’s get this straight from the get go, this Five Crowns is nothing like the Five Crowns you remember.


The Kids Are Alright

I immediately knew it was going to be a fantastic night when I sat down, met my fellow diners and The Smiths were being piped through the air. Without missing a beat, the musical British Invasion continued with Morrissey, Depeche Mode, New Order and Radiohead. Flawless. Absolutely flawless. Very nice touch Five Crowns, very nice! I was loving life. Now in retrospect, it was the most perfect sneak peek of what the night had in store for us. I was about to be seated at a rockstar dinner fit for only the best trendsetters.

“The Chef’s Supper will capitalize on skills Harrison learned while working with some of the most recognizable names in the restaurant industry.  He gained experience in Japanese precision and ultimate freshness at his last assignment at Morimoto Napa.  Prior to that, he soaked up training from the Mina Group at Michael Mina’s Aqua at the St. Regis Monarch Bay Resort, and at NobHill Tavern and SEABLUE Restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. During his time in Vegas, Harrison also served as executive sous chef at Fiamma Trattoria & Bar at the MGM Grand under the direction of James Beard Award-winning Chef Fabio Trabocchi and Chef Michael White, who has been awarded three stars by the New York Times.  Harrison began his career at Roy’s Kahana in Maui, Hawaii, after earning a Certificate of Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena.”

“I’d like to be, under the sea, in an Octopus’ Garden with you.” – The Beatles


Charred Octopus on a Hot Rock with Sea Salt

Vadalia Foam :: Mole Chip :: Cauliflower Trio :: Raw Purple :: Heirloom Salsa :: Sea Beans

NV, Billecart Salmon Champagne, Brut Reserve, France



Seafood Platter

Sea Urchin | Santa Barbara Uni :: Blue Point Oysters :: Cucum Gelee | Kelp :: Black Caviar :: Au Jus Mignonette

NV, Billecart Salmon Champagne, Brut Reserve, France




“Just can’t get enough.” – Depeche Mode

Catch of the Day | Snapper

Scallions :: Julienne Ginger :: Jalapeno Curls :: Romesco Sauce :: Pole Beans

2011, Laurenz & Sophie, Gruner Veltliner, Austria




“You really got me going.” – The Kinks

Crispy Jidori Chicken + Belgian Rum Waffles with Corn Bread and Maple Butter

2009, Patz & Hall, Jenkins Ranch, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast


Five Crowns Chef's Supper Greg Harrison

Watermelon Towers

an Amazing :: Delicious :: Mind-blowing treat




“Talkin’ bout my generation.” – The Who

Whole Spare Ribs + Bone Marrow + Baked Beans with Greens and Tempura Pickles

Crostini Black Garlic :: Mustard Sauerkraut :: BBQ Sauce :::: Seedless Grapes :: Lemon Vin Parm

2009, Frank Family, Zinfandel, Napa Valley

Five Crowns Chef's Supper Greg Harrison


“Oh, L’Amour” – Erasure

Donuts + S’mores

Beignets  :: Dolce Sauce :: Powder Sugar :: Skewers

Brownies :: Mallow Fluff :: Mint

2012, Koire Roger’s Brown Russian, Corona del Mar





BAM! That my friends, oughta wake up the Orange County Yacht Club! 

I told you this was special. I warned you it was different. I knew it would rock your socks. And now you can experience this amazing dining adventure as well! This exclusive one-of-a-kind “Chef’s Supper” experience from Executive Chef, Greg Harrison is offered by reservation on Friday nights for a party of 8 – 10 friends.  Reservations are required for the experience priced at $100 per person (plus tax and tip, eight persons minimum in your party) and can be made by calling (949) 760-0331. Oh, and tell them the girls of The Trend Tribe sent you!

MORE Photos: 2012 Event || Five Crowns Chef’s Supper

Five Crowns and SideDoor are located at 3801 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA, 92625.


– Nicole

A NJ transplant living in SoCal, Nicole Standley, digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley

Disclosure: On occasion, contributors of The Trend Tribe receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not influence the contributor’s point of view or the outcome of the review. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the reviewers experience. The opinions are their own. Photos credits: Nicole Standley and Five Crowns.
nicole (106 Posts)

Founder + Editor-In-Chief, Nicole is a NJ transplant living in SoCal, who digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley


  1. I went to Five Crowns for a family dinner about six years ago and it was nothing like you described here in your post. The chicken and waffles look delish!

  2. I love the teeth on the snapper!

  3. The teeth on that snapper freak me out! haha. Looks interestingly delish(everything but the teethy snapper that is)!

  4. The food looks incredible, but what I really love are the song titles as the names of dishes…. cool.


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