10 ‘Cool’ Summer Dishes From Five Crowns That Will Get You Through This Heat Wave

Try it Now, Thank us Later

Written By: Nicole Hakim Five Crowns’ New Summer Menu

One of the greatest joys in life is going out with friends and family to enjoy a delicious meal. Though those tried-and-true restaurants are reliable, the same dishes can get boring. As the weather gets warmer (a lot warmer!), cool down inside Five Crowns in Corona del Mar, with their freshly-announced summer menu courtesy of Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla. From their appetizers and drinks to their sweet-tasting dessert, Five Crowns’ new summer menu has your taste buds covered, with flavors ranging from salty to sweet. It will have your mouth watering before the waiter places your plate on the table.

Five Crowns’ New Summer Menu

Starting Off Strong

Small Plates

Steak Tartare

What will you say you did this summer? Went to the beach? Took a little vacation? With appetizers at Five Crowns, you can tell everyone you ate raw meat! Try their Steak Tartare served on ciabatta bread with crispy shallots, arugula and truffle aioli.


Grilled Smoked Octopus

For those who desire seafood to begin their dining experience, Five Crowns’ Grilled Smoked Octopus is the perfect choice. Served with roasted fingerling potatoes and a chorizo vinaigrette, this will take your taste buds on an adventure.


Summer Weather? We’ll Drink to That!


Vacay All Day

Five Crowns brings the vacation experience to you with their Vacay All Day drink. Filled with Flor de Cana rum, Brinley coconut rum, lime, passion fruit and spiced honey, this drink guarantees, with each and every sip, that you will feel like you’re on an exotic island with the sound of waves crashing in the background.


Summer Sip

If you’re looking for a drink that embraces summer, look no more! Aptly named the Summer Sip, this cocktail is perfect for the season. It is made with Hendrick’s gin, sweet Alessio vermouth bianco, basil simple syrup, lemon juice and fennel to make sure your taste buds have a summer party of their own.  

On the Seafood Diet. See Food, Eat Food.

Main Dishes

Seared Salmon

In the summer season, it’s seafood’s time to shine. On the summer menu, you will find no shortage of delectable dishes from under the sea, including the seared salmon. Served with zucchini, eggplant, piquillos peppers, pine nuts and aged balsamic, Five Crowns brings their own twist to a classic favorite.


Squid Ink Pasta

Let’s face it—pasta is great in any season. Take a break from traditional marinara or alfredo sauce and dare to try the Squid Ink Pasta. The black linguini may look strange, but served with the lobster, charred corn, thai bird chili and white wine, you’ll easily order a second serving.  


Eat Your Veggies


Sweet Corn Succotash

Anything with corn is more often than not, the perfect choice when it comes to vegetables.

This side pairs with any meal to make it feel, and taste, like summer.



A cross between broccoli and Gai-Lan (Chinese broccoli), this thinner and sweeter broccoli makes a perfect side. This summer vegetable is a must-try while it’s in season!


Room For Dessert? Always.


Chocolate Blackout Cake

Chocolate cake may seem familiar, but you’ve never tried a chocolate cake like this one. This Five Crowns dessert is served with malted-vanilla buttercream, toffee-salted popcorn and coco nibs, making it a sweet and remarkable dessert that will heighten any chocolate cake standard you have.


Peach & Blueberry Cobbler

Savor the summer heat with something sweet and fruity. Five Crowns’ Peach & Blueberry Cobbler will satisfy your sweet tooth! Served with a vanilla biscuit and sweet corn ice cream, the cobbler is certainly something different, but makes for the perfect dessert—delicious, satisfying and most importantly, unique!

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