Macy’s recruited some serious culinary firepower when they launched a Signature Kitchen at South Coast Plaza in December. At one counter, you’ll find Cat Cora’s ‘Que, Marcus Samuelsson’s Marc Burger and Nancy Silverton’s La Brea Bakery.
“While each of us comes from a different orientation, our culinary styles have such synergy,” explains Cat Cora of CCQ. “At Signature Kitchen we’re showcasing our own unique interpretations of American classics.”
Cora, a CIA grad best known as an “Iron Chef,” Bon Appétit executive chef and cookbook author, contributed CCQ: Cat Cora’s ’Que. “At CCQ, I’ve put a global spin on traditional Southern BBQ,” she says. Pulled pork and beef brisket are available with a tomato-based sauce spiked with Hoisin and green chilies. The CCQ Platter ($11.95) comes with barbecue, pit beans, slaw and a Madeleine, either cheddar & scallion or blue corn & jalapeno.
Marcus Samuelsson, chef-owner of Aquavit and Riingo in Manhattan, brings Marc Burger. Samuelsson makes several different hamburgers, including Cumin Infused Turkey Burgers ($7.95) and the Signature Big Burger ($10.95) – Prime beef topped with house-made Steak Sauce and a fried egg. No matter the meat, you’re welcome to Seasoned Garlic Cracked Pepper French Fries ($1.95)
Nancy Silverton’s La Brea Bakery showcases her signature breads on sandwiches. Silverton co-owns Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles and is a noted cookbook author. At the Signature Kitchen, her Chicken Salad Sandwich ($8.50) incorporates radicchio, Kalamata olives, roasted garlic and whole grain mustard vinaigrette ($8.50). The Turkey Proscuitto Panini ($9.95) features marinated bitter greens, fresh sage and Provolone cheese on country white sourdough. Each sandwich comes with a house-salad or soup of the day.
The Signature Kitchen opens daily at 11 AM.
March 6, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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January 28, 2009 at 5:36 PM
burger with fried egg – can’t go wrong with that. sounds like a good place, but kind of weird considering that macy’s was closing stores.