Sapphire offers a global menu with modernized comfort foods. This is one restaurant to take friends that are visiting in town. The restaurant is located on a historic corner across the street from the Pacific Ocean. The former Pottery Shack was a landmark within the city. Famous for "The Greeter" statue, named after Eiler Larsen, a Danish vagabond that stood on the same spot for years welcoming passers-by.
"Chef Azmin Ghahreman is a culinary citizen of the world. Born in Iran and educated in Geneva, Switzerland, he received his formal culinary training in French cuisine at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Chef Azmin has served as the executive chef at international 5-star resorts, has partnered with Crystal Cruises, and through the years, has created several of his own highly successful culinary-inspired businesses. While the cuisine at Sapphire Laguna is characterized by Ghahreman’s distinctive international style, its cornerstone is the freshest possible local ingredients."
1. The restaurant is located at 1200 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, California 92651. The location is walking distance from the beach, stores, hotels, and businesses. Street parking is available. Parking is often a pain in California; too much building. Beware of damaging your car door or tripping on the high curb if you park in front.
2. Make reservations online a week in advance or try your luck with the common table. Indoor and outdoor patio seating is available. As well all seating at the snug bar.
3. Sapphire offers brunch, lunch, and dinner. The following are my favorites.
Vietnamese Beef Carpaccio
Nice to see on a rainy winter day
October at the beach
One big pumpkin in October
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