Executive Chef John Sedlar Returns to Manhattan Beach on April 7

22 years ago the famed restaurant, Saint Estèphe, closed its doors. For those of you that are too young to know about Saint Estèphe, it was a popular restaurant that introduced Angelenos to what became known as Modern Southwest Cuisine. This creative style of cooking quickly caught notice by local and national food critics.

The unique flavors at Saint Estèphe were developed by John Sedlar who, at that time, was an up-and-coming chef with roots in the South Bay.

Executive Chef John Sedlar

Executive Chef John Sedlar

Chef John Sedlar returns to Manhattan Beach for one night only. On Monday April 7, he takes over the Strand House as part of the restaurant’s on-going Culinary Masters Series. That evening, he will recreate some of the dishes that he developed at Saint Estèphe.

The night will begin with a 30-minute reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring a selection of tray-passed hors d’oeuvres paired with wine from Mumm Napa. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The price of the dinner is $100 per person and is an additional $50 for the wine pairings, excluding tax and a 20% service charge. The Strand House Culinary Masters Series has limited seating available so early reservations are highly recommended. To RSVP, please call 310-545-7470 or for more information, visit their website.

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