The seven course gourmet dinner served members of the Academy of Culinary Professionals last evening at UptownWhittier's Seta Restaurant was no surprise to this Writer who has long known and appreciated the culinary exploits of Owner Chef Hugo Molina
At Seta the layout and ambiance of the restaurant are a perfect match to the exciting cuisine. It includes two bar lounges, a contemporary designed dining room as well as a private dining and conference room.
First course was Sauteed Calamari followed by Stuffed Piquillo Peppers and then Shrimp a La Diabla.
Next came the salad of Caesar Romaine Hearts followed by Stuffed Medjol Dates.
The sixth course was memorable, Medallion of Muscovy duck breast with Chorizo corn bread and caramelized cherries.
Dessert was passionfruit cheese cake with bananas and cashew nut crust.
Wines includes Poppy 2013 Pinot Noir and Destinata Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay.
Gracious as always was Aricia, Hugo's wife whose talents through the years has included pastry chef, designer of the Seta interior, Sommelier of the Year award by the Southern California Restaurant Writers and Restaurant Manager. We must add that Hugo Molina was the Writers Chef of the Year some years ago.
Seta is located in Uptown Whittier at 13033 Philadelphia Street 90601, telephone 562 698-3355, web firstname.lastname@example.org.