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International Fare at Our Restaurant in Costa Mesa

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Le Chateau Restaurant, our restaurant in Costa Mesa located in Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa, offers delectable cuisine with an international flare. This frees Executive Chef Mark L. Bolton to create mouth-watering dishes inspired by fare from around the globe. Each week, Chef Mark visits local farmer’s markets and researches around the clock to devise a weekly theme for his restaurant in Costa Mesa.  Whatever captures Chef Mark’s creativity and imagination will find its way to the table. And it could be anything!

“We are so lucky to live in Southern California where just about anything is available,” Chef Mark says, “ Whether it’s locally caught Mahi Mahi or Yellowtail, local lobster, or just putting a dish together around Irvine grown strawberries, anything is possible.”

Last week he took our restaurant in Costa Mesa to the south and Mardi Gras with a New Orleans theme complete with authentic Shrimp Jambalaya.  This week a Pacific Rim fusion will excite your taste buds. This appetizing combination pairs ingredients and techniques of Asian and West Coast cuisines. Be prepared to experience Japanese flavors with a twist of California style or perhaps a Chinese dish with a Southwestern dazzle.

All of these themes are bolstered by Le Chateau’s tried and true dishes, such as the BBQ Imperial Valley Iceberg Salad with Mexican White Gulf Shrimp, Bruschetta Tomatoes and imported Gorgonzola, the Special Chef Burger with sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms, Sonoma Goat Cheese, and Tumbleweed Onions, or the award-winning Monte Cristo Sandwich. There is something for everyone and a cuisine from somewhere thrilling at our restaurant in Costa Mesa.

So visit Le Chateau, our restaurant in Costa Mesa, and prepare your palate for sampling the globe!


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69 Responses to International Fare at Our Restaurant in Costa Mesa

  1. Tracy Says:

    Vegan Mexican Delight:

    Tamale Pie a la Veggies
    Mixed Baby Greens w/Lemon & Dill Dressing
    Sweet Potato Fingers w/cinnamon maple honey glaze
    Perrier w/just a splash of lime

    March 13, 2012
  2. Lorrie Says:

    The best meal I prepared for someone was a recipe I got off of William & Sonoma for a rosemary & lemon rack of lamb sprinkled with sage bits! It was absolutely delightful!

    March 13, 2012
  3. Lorna Bashara Says:

    I really enjoyed making an authentic chinese dinner for my friends. I had never attempted the wonton skins before this, and found it to be pretty easy. The most exciting part was when we fried up the noodles and they expand to this huge bowl of crispiness. All the delicious dishes and sauces were served on a low table with cushions, and eaten with chopsticks. Yum!

    March 13, 2012
  4. Karen Says:

    The most delicious meal I make is when I prepare spaghetti from scratch with my secret Italiam family Sunday Sauce and Meatballs. It takes hours to prepare and simmer, and it’s a meal that is loved and appreciated.

    March 13, 2012
  5. chip Says:

    the best most delicious themed meal I have created was for my beautiful fiance last september when I proposed to her. I created an entire french garden themed “restaurant” on the top deck of my parent’s house on balboa island and had a menu with all of her favorite foods (which me & my family had cooked earlier in the afternoon). the deck was decorated with hundreds of white twinkle lights and my brother was our “waiter” for the evening who spoke with a french accent. it was a magical evening and she said yes!! i hope we win your promotion!!

    March 13, 2012
  6. Rich Says:

    Chicken Marsala with linguini, fresh Italian bread with butter, tossed salad

    March 13, 2012
  7. ayreshotels Says:

    Wow! How very romantic! Thank you so very much for sharing. :)

    March 13, 2012
  8. Mo Roberson Says:

    Exciting to have multiple food themes, cant wait to experience Chef Mark’s cooking. Family had an amazing time at Mission Viejo with staff and amenities.

    March 13, 2012
  9. Wendy Says:

    For my daughter’s last birthday, I prepared an “Alice in Wonderland’ themed tea party meal…tea sandwiches, pound cake, scones with cream, cupcakes, iced tea and punch. It was delicious and a lot of fun to do!

    March 13, 2012
  10. julie blake Says:

    I made my friend Rozy some delicious chicken breasts with white wine, garlic, salt, onions with basmati rice, salad with miso dressing, fresh steamed organic carrots and broccoli. We had a wonderful time!

    March 13, 2012
  11. John W. Says:

    Fresh baked bread with chucks of garlic cloves inside. Sliced, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, topped with Italian salami encrusted with herb. Toasted to perfection and topped with melted Asiago parmesan cheese. Served with a nice cabernet sauvignon.

    March 13, 2012
  12. Stephanie Says:

    We grilled together, we made roast pork loin with a raspberry chipolte sauce. We grill fresh string beans with some grilled bread. we sat by our fire pit and enjoyed the sun setting over some Arizona palm trees.

    March 13, 2012
  13. Lauren Peterson Says:

    One of the best things about vacation is the food! I don’t have to worry about buying ingredients, cooking, or dishes. It’s all taken care of and I love it.

    March 13, 2012
  14. Denise Tallman Says:

    I love to throw a party. But the best most delicious involved having a bunch of fresh ingrediants lying all over my kitchen and then asking my chef friend who had attended to spontaneously whip up something unique. My kitchen was flaming from cognac, and we were all salivating. I had already made sides like fresh green beans in raspberry sauce. But Chef Bob’s cognac chicken was to die for! What a party!!!

    March 13, 2012
  15. Casey Infanzon Says:

    Being a college student, I eat a lot of cereal, but I love good food! Probably thanks to my mom constantly having the Food Network on :) A great meal outside on a summer night in SoCal, that sounds perfect *sigh*

    March 13, 2012
  16. shirley field Says:

    everyone loves my homemade tamales and enchiladas

    March 13, 2012
  17. Harvey Abernathey Says:

    I love to make salmon fillets on the BBQ grill. I place the salmon fillets into a pan made out of aluminum foil that I can create a tent over the top so it will hold the “juices”. Add some pats of butter, Soy Vey Veri Veri teriyaki sauce, a little white wine, with maybe some sun-dried tomatoes and grill over high heat until the inside of the fillet is tender. Ymm…

    March 13, 2012
  18. Cecilia Says:

    Theme ” What’s Your Favorite Meal” We have six children so what I decided for New Years Day, make each of them their favorite dishes. The trick was keeping it all hot, to be served at the same time.
    The menu: Barbequed Hot Dogs, Cream Cheese Filled Crepes, Fettuccine Alfredo with sun dried tomatoes with chicken, and Hot Pastrami Sandwiches. Two of our children wanted the crepes. But I made enough for everyone to have a sample of everything. It was fun, but I don’t know that I would do that again.

    March 13, 2012
  19. Ellen Says:

    Living in the Northwest my favorite entree to serve visiting guests is fresh salmon fillets placed on a oiled foil sheet covered with plenty sliced onions then cover the salmon fillets with a seasoned fresh dill, lemon juice, garlic and mayonnaise sauce. It can be grilled or baked in the oven. It’s simply fantastic.
    Serve with spinach salad, and your favorite vegetable and potato dish and you have a dish fit for a king.

    March 13, 2012
  20. Stacey Donaldson Says:

    The best themed meal I have ever prepared was Asian inspired. I invited several of my girlfriends over for sushi night, so that they could make their own sushi. I made seaweed salad, stuffed bean curd, edamame, and fried tofu for the sides. I also prepared the rice and cut up the sushi ingredients as well. We had such a good time, even my mother who had never tried sushi loved it. Making it ourselves gave us a chance to talk, laugh, and bond.

    Good times!

    March 13, 2012
  21. Terry Says:

    Baja fish tacos with a cilantro cabbage slaw coupled with a chipolte sauce….for my SO Cal surfing hubby-dessert was a caramel flan. Quite an accomplishment coming from a cold weather MN girl! North meets the south at it’s best!!!

    March 13, 2012
  22. Bill Says:

    My best themed meals are when as a family we watch a food network show and then try to recreate the entire meal as a family..great food and great family times.. !

    March 13, 2012
  23. shirlee Says:

    My specialty I only prepare for my favorite guests (like my new son-in-law) is homemade Manicotti with Italian sausage. Instead of packaged noodles you have to stuff I make homemade crepes and then fold over the ricotta filling. Manicotti melts in your mouth!

    March 13, 2012
  24. Kristi Says:

    I’ve made many meals over our nearly-25-year marriage, but probably the most anticipated and enjoyed would be Thanksgiving dinner. Generations unite as memories are made. As the turkey bakes, everyone pitches in to help prepare the rest of the meal: peeling, chopping, mashing, stirring. Savory smells permeate the air, and children scamper underfoot, hoping to snatch an olive or two to place on their stubby fingers. Finally, we gather together around the overladen table. Turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, Great-grandma’s signature ambrosia, and warm homemade rolls join the tray of carrots, celery, pickles, and whatever olives escaped the children. Later, we sample the variety of pies–apple, pumpkin, and pecan–and enjoy Grandma’s pumpkin squares. The abundance of food perfectly complements the abundance of love.

    March 13, 2012
  25. Amanda G.M. Says:

    The best themed meal I have prepared for someone was when I told my husband we were expecting our first child. For an appetizer, I cooked baby bread bites, for dinner, I prepared baby back ribs, baby steamed carrots, baby peas, and tater tots. And because I had a feeling he wouldn’t catch on to my themed meal, I made a plate that said “congrats- you’re going to be a daddy” with a bunt cake (for bun) and told him to get dessert out of the oven. He loved it!

    March 13, 2012
  26. Jody Tafoya Says:

    When I was a newly wed I prepared this very intricate planned out meal for my new hubby. I took fresh ground lamb and made lamb patties (like hamburger patties). When they were just about done I added a tablespoon of mint jelly on top, then a slice of melting american cheese. We also had green beans and Kraft macaroni & cheese. I dont think the dinner went that well, because we both were feeding it to our dog. Oh well, I tried.

    March 13, 2012
  27. David Maislen Says:

    I make a wonderful cesar salad and serve it with marinated skirt steak and old fashion New England popovers….I’m drooling just typing this!!!

    March 13, 2012
  28. Karen Terry Says:

    After returning from Italy, we had good friends over and I prepared a many course Italian feast starting with antipasto, italian wedding soup, fresh pasta with garlic oil and cheese, then steak floretine and lastly, cannoli with espresso and grappa. Just like in Italy, we sat and ate and talked for hours. It was wonderful.

    March 13, 2012
  29. Stephanie Vaughn Says:

    Unfortunately, I am not much of a cook. However, the one meal that I do love to cook and makes everyone happy is Thanksgiving Dinner. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, homemade bread, sweet potato casserole, and sweet tea!

    March 13, 2012
  30. Barbara Says:

    I made a Shrimp Fettucine Recipe that was given to me by my friend’s sister, who lives in New Orleans. I am not even a seafood lover but, this was muy yummy and definitely a “hit” with my guests. Since I don’t typically cook, or try recipes, this was a pleasant surprise, not only for my guests but, for me! It was not that difficult to make and all that was left to complete the meal was a salad, fresh french bread, and dessert, for which I’m known, and love to make.

    March 13, 2012
  31. Matt Cameron Says:

    Being lazy and mostly useless when it comes to cooking anything, professionally prepared dishes are that much better. Dinner outside in the summer at the beach? Sounds perfect.

    March 13, 2012
  32. Leti Says:

    I recently learned a new recipe which has my mouth watering as we speak. My boyfriend is from Nicaragua and for the first time I made a recipe from his home called Enchiladas although my family who is from Mexico call it tostadas. I first put the chicken breast to cook in water with half an onion and garlic, once cooked I removed all from pot: the chicken shredded and the onion and garlic are minced. In the same pot i removed the water and add a bit of grapeseed oil and saute the onion and garlic. Then I added the shredded chicken stired it a bit then added mustard. Aside I diced into tiny squares one red and one green bell pepper. I then opened the middle of the pot setting the chicken to the edges of the pot and in went the bellpepper. I then stirred it all up adding ketchup. Once cooked I got a tostada and spread ketchup added the chicken mix on top then aside I had cabbage drenched in distilled white vinager, added a tad bit on top, added queso fresco (mexican fresh crumbled cheese), and finally crema ( mexican sour cream). This is mouth watering and my boying felt at home and was amazed at how well i did for making it for the first time. Like we say in spanish after cooking a meal that came out delicious “Ya me puedo casar”(Now I can get married) =-) Thank you for letting me share.

    March 13, 2012
  33. ayreshotels Says:

    How cute! Just like that Full House episode from years ago! Thank you for sharing! :)

    March 13, 2012
  34. ayreshotels Says:

    I’m sure it’s delicious! Thank you for sharing.

    March 13, 2012
  35. ayreshotels Says:

    Thank you for sharing! My mouth is watering too. :)

    March 13, 2012
  36. Susie Perrett Says:

    I cannot compete in the meal category. After cooking for 40 years, I am ending up a pretty plane jane. We do like waffles with berries and cream; or sour dough pancake. I also appreciate eating a variety of delicious fare.

    March 13, 2012
  37. Tiffany Hardesty Says:

    Moroccan-spiced vegetarian chili with season ingredients from local farmers markets. Fantastic with garlic, ancho chiles, butternut and zucchini squash, tomatoes and garbanzo beans. Even better the day after served with basmatic brown rice.

    March 13, 2012
  38. Dedra Burden Says:

    One of my many deliicious themed meals was for my granddaughters “Kai Lan” themed 2nd birthday. The fare included Shrimp fried rice, terihaki chicken, egg rolls and chinese chicken salad.
    Egg rolls and fortune cookies, of course. ! 1/2 yrs later I still get compliments on how good the food was.

    March 13, 2012
  39. Irene Abbey Says:

    I think the most fun themed meal I ever made was a cupcake feast for our small group from church. Every course was prepared in cupcake papers: Tomato and vegetable gelatin with shrimp appetizer; golden carrot, pineapple & raisin congealed salad; meatloaf “cupcakes” with mashed potato or sweet potato “frosting” topped with a grape tomato; and Black Magic cupcakes with buttercream frosting and fresh raspberry garnish. This meal was definitely a hit, and it was an original idea, before meatloaf “cupcake” frozen entrees became available at trendy grocery stores. We love doing themed dinners, and it was hard to pick just one, but I think this was my favorite. Wish I could share pictures here. The meatloaf, especially, looked great.

    March 13, 2012
  40. SARAH H Says:

    I like to have “Italian Night”. I use simple, fresh ingredients to make vegetable lasagna, an antipasto salad, and have espresso and fresh fruit for dessert. While I’m cooking, I serve cheese and red wine so we can chat and enjoy each others company.

    March 13, 2012
  41. ayreshotels Says:

    I’m sure it’s delicious. Thank you for sharing!

    March 13, 2012
  42. ayreshotels Says:

    That sounds soooo delish!

    March 13, 2012
  43. Kelli Henrie Says:

    I’m learning from my very good Armenian friend how to cook middle eastern cuisine. I recently made dolmas which is stuffed grape leaves w/rice lamb/beef mixture; hummus which is made with tahini, garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic; chicken soup with onions, garlic, white peper and small amount of rice, once finished add a dollop of plain greek yogurt mixed with crushed garlic and mix in the soup to make it very creamy, add kuftka which is a meatball made with lamb and beef. My salad was tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, parsley with small amount of chopped lettuce and drizzle lemon juice, olive oil and sprinkle with crushed red pepper and toss. Flat bread served with every meal…..YUMMEEEEE!

    March 13, 2012
  44. Nicole Says:

    The best international meal I have prepared has been peanut chicken (Thai). My husband and kids love it! It’s so hard to please everyone, I am glad this dish did.

    March 13, 2012
  45. ayreshotels Says:

    Some of the best food I’ve eaten was Middle Eastern food. Thank you for sharing!

    March 13, 2012
  46. LESLIE AYERS Says:

    We like all things mexican. my favorit to serve would be my homemade enchiladas, tamales, tacos with lots of beans, rice and hot sauce.

    March 13, 2012
  47. AMI M Says:

    I love making Mexican food. My favorite is sweet pork in the crock pot with homemade refried beans, lime rice, cilantro ranch dressing and all the fixings!

    March 13, 2012
  48. Walton Smith Says:

    An Italian dinner serving pigs feet in a ragu with fennel; and of course the never too much fresh garlic. The gravy was served over spaghetti, along with a side wilted lettuce salad, and warm fresh sourdough. The traditional red and white tablecloth highlighted by subdued candle lighting which gently aids in filtering the compulsory bone sucking and finger licking. Viva Italia and cycling posters adorn the shadowed walls, and just the right soft accordion music to avoid speaking during dinner, washed down by vino in a stemless glass. Complimented with plenty of napkins, and grated hard cheese. This may not be a first date fare, but for the informed couple; buon appetito.

    March 14, 2012
  49. Heather Toller Says:

    I love making stroganoff for my family. It is my favorite comfort meal.

    March 14, 2012
  50. Denise de Castro Says:

    It’s hard to narrow it down to a favorite dish but my best is Chicken Scarpariello. It’s so easy to make, and pairs well with a chilled bottle of white wine.

    March 14, 2012
  51. Joyce White Says:

    I love making Thanksgiving dinner. The house smells good. Family and friends are there to celebrate and the Detroit Lions are playing football..trifecta

    March 14, 2012
  52. Nic Kulinski Says:

    I’ve spent hours and hours trying to make the best meal ever; whether is prime rib, lobster, root beer venison with Fois Gras, etc. But out of all the meals I’ve ever made for my family the kids still talk about only one: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crusted French Toast. It’s exactly what it sounds like, and it was a smashing success- GO FIGURE!!

    March 14, 2012
  53. ayreshotels Says:

    Great description! Thank you for sharing.

    March 14, 2012
  54. Marlie Says:

    I haven’t done a themed meal in a long time, but it’s a great idea. Many years ago, I made French crepes for my entire middle school class. I was up for hours in preparation the night before, but provided 2 crepes for each student.

    March 14, 2012
  55. Elaine Says:

    Mongolian beef with fresh green bean and jasmine rice! I use stir fry strip beef and marinate it in a special recipe for at least 2 days. Green beans are steamed in garlic and olive oil. Slow cook the beef and use the marinade it creates for a delicious sauce over the rice and green beans. Yummy!

    March 14, 2012
  56. JulieB Says:

    One of the best themed meals we’ve hosted was a large family party that was food from around the world. Each course represented a different culture and/or continent. It may not have been the most gourmet meal, but it was very fun and delicious!

    March 14, 2012
  57. Kristy Foster Says:

    The best themed meal that I have made was “Backyard Garden Fresh” When you hand grow your own fruits and veggies from saved seeds, all the love and nurturing that you put into them definitely comes through on the final meal. The pride you feel serving your family is immense, knowing that you cut no corners and sacrificed your time and hard labor to give your family the very best meal possible. Our meal consisted of: Salad with homegrown organic Black Seeded Simpson lettuce, organic Hass avocados from our trees, deeply veined crumbled bleu cheese, croutons made from homemade bread, that was made from my 5 year old organic sourdough starter and fresh cilantro dressing made with olive oil pureed with fresh clippings from my herb garden bed. The main course was eggplant parmigiana. Again, fresh organic eggplant from the garden battered with my backyard chickens eggs and crispy panko breading. It was topped with fresh buffalo mozzarella, freshly made marinara from my garden fresh organic heirloom tomatoes … and some nice shaved Parmigiano Regiano. And … of course some slices of that hot homemade sourdough bread that we used for the croutons!

    March 14, 2012
  58. Jared Bird Says:

    Southwestern meals are my favorite- we’ve had taco soup over tortilla chips with horchata to drink. Being from SoCal,, you’ve gotta go with this kind of cuisine.

    March 14, 2012
  59. Kats Says:

    Dessert, such as white chocolate cake served with some whimsical decorations to express the gratitude for this beautiful springtime.

    March 14, 2012
  60. erika Says:

    For my first valentines day with my husband I made him a Valentine breakfast. I made him heart shaped pancakes topped with heart shaped strawberry slices. I made scrambled eggs arranged in a heart and I cut the sausage into hearts also. For his drink, I made him strawberry mistakes topped with whipped cream and little strawberry slices shaped into hearts. I also placed some rose in a vase and presented his meal to him in bed….super romantic.

    March 14, 2012
  61. Jeanette Pool Says:

    Almost time to barbecue, play silly games, and enjoy being with family and friends. Today’s menu: fresh fish wrapped in foil brushed with olive oil and seasoned to perfection. Add some zucchini to the grill and strawberries with chocolate for desert. YUMMY

    March 14, 2012
  62. melissa banuelos Says:

    i love making pizza spaghetti and garlic bread for my family.they love it. i love seeing how much they like it on their little faces.

    March 14, 2012
  63. Jennifer Cozens Says:

    The most memorable themed meal I have crated would have to be my Pumpkin Patch Party. Everything we ate was either orange or pumpkin. We had everything from Pumpkin filled ravioli and Pumpkin Shrimp Bruschetta to Pumpkin Cupcakes and Pumpkin encrusted Pork. Every item was super creative and super yummy!

    March 15, 2012
  64. Ann Irwin Says:

    A friend of mine called to say he had lost his job this was after losing his Grandmother four months before. So I decided to make him a Grandma’s picnic I made all the dishes he had mentioned his Grandma was famous for her fried chicken, corn bread, green beam salad (even though I dislike green beans) and pineapple orange cake. I used his room mate’s key and set it all up as a picnic in the living room and left a card that talked about one door closing but all of the windows were open and he had an Angel watching over him. I never told him it was me that cooked and I swore his room mate to keep the secret. The next time he called me it was to tell me he had gotten a bit of money from his Grandmother and was opening his own business . He asked of I had left the picnic in his living room I denied it but he talked about it was the first time he cried since his Grandma’s passing and that he knew that she would have told him to pick himself up and make something happen so he did. This business took him to another state so we don’t see each other much but I believe an angel helped me cook that day and I now know that one meal can change someone’s outlook and life.

    March 15, 2012
  65. Debbie Hansen Says:

    I love preparing my famous taco and enchiladas for Cinco de Mayo. Its a recipe handed down from my mom and takes several hours to prepare. I usually serve it with homemade guacamole and freshly made corn chips and a big pitcher of margaritas. This meal is also the most often requested for birthdays and other family celebrations, too.

    March 15, 2012
  66. Marishka Says:

    How about salmon over linguini…tomatoes, onions, olive oil, parm cheese…do die for:)

    March 16, 2012
  67. janell darby Says:

    The most delicious meal I prepared was for a birthday party for my husband. His favorite cannelloni had been a family tradition that my father would make for him each year for his special day. Since my father had passed my husband had been unable to find it done exactly the same anywhere. I tracked down the old recipe in Leoni\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Cookbook. Hours of prep but the cannelloni with garden salad and beets a la Caruso, garlic bread, Chianti and tiramissu, the gathering shared a wonderful birthday and meal.

    March 16, 2012
  68. janell darby Says:

    The most delicious meal I prepared was for a birthday party for my husband. His favorite cannelloni had been a family tradition that my father would make for him each year for his special day. Since my father had passed my husband had been unable to find it done exactly the same anywhere. I tracked down the old recipe in Leoni\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Cookbook. Hours of prep but the cannelloni with garden salad and beets a la Caruso, garlic bread, Chianti and tiramissu, the gathering shared a wonderful birthday and meal.

    March 16, 2012
  69. Rita Greggio Says:

    My fave theme is Europena country cooking: Spanish tapas, French daube provencal, Italian roasted zucchini and eggplant. For dessert, some mediterranean figs baked with goat cheese, honey and almonds. International simple perfection!

    March 18, 2012


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