Tuesday Chef’s Night with Mark Medina

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Sawdust Art Festival

Chef Mark Medina will be our Chef Guest on Tuesday, August 18

As Pastry Chef of Tamarind of London, Mark Medina has single-handedly transformed the high-end Indian restaurant’s dessert menu.

Chef Medina Tamarind-26Medina’s culinary career started as a side job while working in the I.T., banking and finance industries. His passion for food and culinary arts drove him to start a small catering company, which gave him a creative outlet to cook and further fuel his passion for fine food. Medina eventually left the corporate world behind to pursue culinary arts full-time. A graduate of The School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu Program with honors, Medina has worked in various cuisines from farm-to-table restaurants to four-star hotels serving high profile and celebrity events.

At Tamarind of London, Medina’s mouth-watering menu items put a spin on traditional Indian desserts, turning them into exquisite delights. Medina’s philosophy is simple: create desserts that utilize the freshest and finest ingredients available pulling from traditional recipes and incorporating modern techniques to create a fresh, up-to-date dessert experience.

The Sawdust Arts Festival welcomes you to our Chef Night next Tuesday evening, August 18 at 5:30 p.m.


Tamarind of London Overview

Tamarind of London is the sister to Tamarind restaurant in Great Britain, which has received the Michelin star for each of the past 13 years. The restaurant is guided by a philosophy that seeks to blend cultural authenticity with mainstream accessibility.

Located in beautiful Newport Beach, California, Tamarind of London sets the standard for an elevated Indian dining experience for locals and visitors alike.

Tamarind of London pays homage to India’s flavorful traditional favorites while artfully integrating California’s robust selection of seasonal, fresh and sustainable ingredients in every dish.

In 2013, Tamarind of London was declared “Best Indian Food” in Southern California by the Los Angeles Times’ Pulitzer Prize-awarded restaurant critic, Jonathan Gold.

The menu is diverse, much like the Indian culinary scene and offers a wide range of items suitable for every occasion, mood, appetite and palate. The combination of a generous happy hour, large airy patio with fire pits, innovative cocktails, and energetic bar scene has established Tamarind of London as a local hotspot.


Tamarind of London

7862 East Pacific Coast Hwy

Newport Coast, CA   92657