The Laguna Beach-based Andersen family has extended its hospitality talent to Dana Point with the opening of their new restaurant, Two Left Forks, on March 3rd, 2016.
The redesigned restaurant and menu concept is located at 34212 Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point. Parking is readily available in the restaurant’s lot, with valet available on weekends. Hours will be 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. nightly, with a capricious happy hour menu from 4:00 – 5:30 daily that features high-level wines by the glass at happy hour pricing.
Two Left Forks is a new culinary adventure for Dana Point, offering “upscale uniqueness with a friendly, value-driven vibe.” The restaurant offers traditional, classic cuisine with a progressive California twist. Executive Chef Rob Hines will be offering a modernized take on sophisticated dishes, each of which will meld beautifully with crafty cocktails and an ever-changing and surprising “Most Wanted List” of wines by the glass.
The name, Two Left Forks, harkens to classic cuisine roots as General Manager Stefan Andersen explains, “When you find two left forks next to your plate, you know your dining experience is going to be a step above the one-fork experience!”
Says Georgia Andersen, the restaurant’s Operator & Owner, “We wanted to bring a new sophistication in culinary to Dana Point while, at the same time, offering real value and a fun experience here.
“We’ve designed this entire concept around being the go-to neighborhood restaurant destination that welcomes you with familiar warmth,” she continues. “You’re part of the family here at Two Left Forks.”
A Pampering Menu That Pampers Your Wallet, Too
Most welcoming, though, is Chef Rob’s pampering menu of creative culinary. On the introductory side, the Two Forks menu features “Bites” such as Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese Croquettes and Bone-In Short Rib, while the “Shares” offers decadent items such as the TLF Short Rib Poutine and a Jumbo Lump Crab Stack.
Main Entrées feature hearty Seafood Paella, Pistachio-Crusted Colorado Rack of Lamb and organic options in Shetland Isles Salmon, Local Halibut and Creek Stone New York Strip, to name a few. Innovative entrée salads and daily made soups join specifically designed vegetarian alternatives on the Two Left Forks menu as well.