Last Sunday I was invited to check out the newly opened OPM Restaurant in Huntington Beach. You may have seen my photos on Instagram. What an experience! When I first walked in I noticed the chic lounge area with a lovely and welcoming Bloody Mary bar. Wow!
What a great set up.
There was a DJ providing great tunes in the background, which added to the friendly and upbeat vibe of the restaurant.
Under the culinary direction of Executive Chef, Charles Cho, a large part of their menu is based on small plates and taps with seasonal selections that introduce new flavors. Dishes such as the Short Rib Croquette, Korean Tacos and Pork Belly Chilaquiles. Cho’s extensive international culinary experiences and creativity translate into his farm to table dishes.
Exploring the Sunday Brunch Menu
I ordered a Bloody Mary so I could check out the bar, because honestly, it looked fantastic. The drink is availabe with a choice of three types of vodka, and priced accordingly.
I had a great time making mine with an extra shot of hot sauce, some olives, caramelized bacon and a mini grilled cheese sandwich. It was really very good!
I had a hard time deciding what to order at OPM as so many dishes caught my eye. I finally decided on the Pork Belly Chilaquiles and I am glad I did. They are served with tortilla chips, pork belly, tomatillo sauce, cotija cheese, pineapple, cilantro and nicely fried eggs on the top. Very tasty and a dish I recommend.
A few of us also shared the Seafood Tower signature dish which was a decadent array of New Zealand oysters, crab legs, shrimp and oyster shooters, made with 12 year old Macallin Scotch. This array of delights was accompanied with warm butter and cocktail and mignonette sauces.
Wow. Just. Wow.
My friend Melanie had the Nutella French Toast and she let me have a bite. Made with Cornflake crusted brioche, Nutella, whipped cream and berries, and maple syrup, it was really good.
Someone also ordered the adorable Hello Kitty Pancake wish is great for kids or adults. It was so cute and while I did not taste it, I heard it was really good!
If you love Eggs Benedict, there are several kinds to choose from at OPM including the Prosciutto, Vegetarian and Crab Cake varieties.
Besides the Bloody Marys, OPM has a wide selection of craft cocktails and an extensive wine list with a welcoming energy that truly makes the meal a unique and unforgettable experience. The brunch had bottomless mimosas available, where they leave the champagne bottle at your table.
Their beautiful and tasty signature drink, the OPM 75, is a delightful tribute to the French 75.
Drinks are a bit pricy, but are good. Tip: Go hungry and plan to enjoy. Keep in mind that plates are meant for sharing so bring your friends.
8901 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Open Tuesday – Sunday/Closed on Mondays. Check the website for hours.
Do you Sunday Brunch?