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Friday, August 27, 2010

Haven Gastropub Showcases Full Bar Offerings With New Specialty Cocktails

Fresh fruit, herbs and quality spirits utilized to create original specialty cocktails

Orange, CA (August 2010) – On the heels of launching a new summer menu and all-food Happy Hour specials, Haven Gastropub introduces intriguing cocktails with a bar-chef mentality. Made with top-shelf spirits and the purity of fresh fruit and herbs, Haven Gastropub, known for its expansive craft beer selection and boutique wines, aims to showcase its unique bar offerings.

Following are the new specialty cocktails created by Haven Gastropub bartenders, and Partners Wil Dee and Executive Chef Greg Daniels:

Blood Orange Manhattan
“on the rocks”
Bulleit bourbon
blood orange bitters

Lemon Basil Gimlet
Hendrick’s gin
fresh basil

Haven Bloody Mary
Hanger One vodka
Haven’s kitchen-made bloody mary mix

Old Grove gin by Ballast Point
ginger beer
fresh strawberries

B & B Mojito
Highwest silver whiskey
fresh blueberries + basil

Moscow Mule
Russian Standard Platinum vodka
ginger beer

Hibiscus Martini
Hanger One vodka
Crism Organic Hibiscus liqueur

Cherry Thyme
Michter’s straight rye whiskey
Haven’s kitchen-made maraschino cherries
fresh thyme

Oxley gin
fresh blueberries + strawberries + serrano chile

The Saint (pictured above)
Ketel One vodka
St. Germain elderflower liqueur
fresh pineapple

Herbal Orange
Pitú Cachaça brazilian rum
Aperol Aperitivo
fresh orange + basil
tarragon simple syrup

Haven Gastropub’s food and beer/wine menus can be found online at

Located in the heart of Historic Old Towne Orange, Haven Gastropub is a unique concept where “pub meets gourmet eats.” Having opened in September 2009, Haven has already earned local, regional and national recognition, recently named “Best New Gastropub” by Draft Magazine, which touted it as one of three new restaurants across the country that have “breathed new life into the old gastropub concept.” Gastropub, a British term blending gastronomy and pub, sprouted in the 1990s and has seen a revival as the idea behind the concept was to provide a place where friends and family could gather in a warm comfortable setting and enjoy good conversation with quality food and spirited libations. Haven boasts 14 beers on draft and more than 60 bottled craft beers. In addition, Haven serves more than 50 specialty single-malt whiskeys, scotches and bourbons; and a worldly wine list, with nearly 50 wines by the glass. Almost every dish on the menu has a beer or wine pairing suggestion.

The menu, created by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Executive Chef/Partner Greg Daniels, offers a blend of old world European fare with a modern American twist. Under the tutelage of Pascal Olhats of Tradition by Pascal, and then on to Napa Rose with Andrew Sutton, Chef Daniels learned what it means to feed people great food. The result is a refreshing combination of treasured dishes from across the pond fused with familiar stateside staples from the Pulled-Pork Sandwich served on a barbeque sauce-infused roll and pan-seared Hangar Steak with herbed compound butter, to Mac n’ Cheese with black truffles and hearty Chicken n’ Waffles served with housemade hot sauce and bärenjäger maple syrup.

Each menu item is made using farm-to-table fresh ingredients with dishes prepared entirely from scratch, including the award-winning Haven Burger, piled high with roasted red bell peppers, wild arugula, pickled red onions and St. Agur blue cheese; and housemade Salt & Vinegar Chips of red wine vinegar and sea salt and truffle fries served with garlic aïoli dipping sauce or housemade ketchup, also Haven’s own. The affordably priced menu ($5-$20), will also entice with a full selection of delectable desserts, including noteworthy ice creams flavors, including candied bacon, salted caramel and tobacco-infused.

Paired to elevate and complement the overall dining experience, handcrafted microbrews including Belgian varieties are offered alongside a distinct selection of boutique wines, scotches, whiskeys and bourbons. No less than fourteen handcrafted beers flow on regularly rotating taps, including offerings from such breweries as Mikkeller, Brewdog, Stone, Russian River, and The Bruery.

Haven Gastropub is located at 190 South Glassell Street in Old Towne Orange. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily. Happy Hour menu offered 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. daily. Walk-ins welcome. For more information or to make reservations, call 714.221.0680 or visit (on Facebook,

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