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Craig Strong

Pasta Orange County

Ocean At Main Dungeness Crab Cavatelli (Food of the Week)

Craig Strong is the latest chef to downsize from fine dining. Don’t get me wrong. The longtime chef of STUDIO at Montage Laguna Beach has hardly turned his back on premium ingredients or flair,...
Pork Orange County

Studio Ibérico Pork (Dose of Vitamin P)

Stu-stu-Studio. I’m not sure whether Phil Collins has ever eaten at Studio, the luxurious seasonal restaurant at Montage Laguna Beach, but as he says in the song “Sussudio,” “I’ve got to get closer but...
Chef Orange County

Interview: chef Craig Strong (Studio at Montage Laguna Beach)

At Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach on June 3 at the Montage, we met Craig Strong, executive chef of the on-site Studio restaurant, which draws from resident gardens and celebrates the seasons. During...