Nevertheless, we were so excited to hear that Rooster Cafe (where Hidden Kitchen was running out of) is adding a new restaurant into its rotation! I read this on the OC Register. HungryMomma is WAY excited! I love me some good sangria and tapas!
As for Rooster Café, Flynn's already found another restaurant concept to take the place of The Hidden Kitchen.
Maria Christenson, who opened Kitsch Bar with Flynn seven years ago and bartends there, will enter the restaurant world with Boqueria.
"La Boqueria in Spain is the market where people go daily and get their freshest produce. It's a whole market with freshly grown produce, meats and fish," she said. "You can sit down and eat tapas, which are what we'll be making – traditional Spanish dishes that are great for sharing."
With the cooking talents of Marvin Boden, who most recently worked as chef de cuisine at Splashes in the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, Christenson wants Boqueria to be a place where "friends and family get together to have a little sangria and tapas."
She said Boqueria, which opens on March 5, will serve from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, but could expand those hours if the restaurant becomes popular.