>Marche Moderne — for those who love to lunch

>It’s been a while since I’ve been to Marche, but in total I’ve been here more than five times and each time we’ve been enticed by the 3-course prix fixe menu at lunch for $20. There are two entrees to choose from and on a recent visit, it was between trout and beef short ribs. Appetizer was a light and refreshing salad accompanied by roasted asparagus and Lomo ham drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette. Dessert comprised of a slice of espresso trifle served with ice cream. We also ordered the Spanish octopus from the regular menu, but it wasn’t anything that exciting. There weren’t enough pieces of octopus and the chorizo was too salty. Don’t think we’ll order that again. Service was great and if you have the option, choose to sit on the patio, it makes for a far more pleasant dining experience.

Marche Moderne, at South Coast Plaza (right above Nordstrom on the 3rd floor), 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


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