Paul Fleming Plans a Paul Martin's American Bistro at Irvine Spectrum

Paul Fleming, the man behind Fleming's Steakhouse and the P.F. in P.F. Chang's, has plans to open the first OC location of Paul Martin's American Bistro. Though one wonders why he didn't just call it "Paul Fleming's American Bistro," his landlords, the Irvine Co., said yesterday in their press release the restaurant plans to debut in the fall at Irvine Spectrum Center.

The more than 8,000-square-foot space they've claimed will be dedicated to serving "locally grown, organic and seasonal foods," but who doesn't these days?

Among the dishes to look forward to, which are already being served at an El Segundo location: "cedar-planked salmon baked with shallots and bacon; sautéed Bloomsdale spinach and crimini-mushroom jus; brick chicken from Pitman Family Farms, with mashed potatoes and fresh herb jus; and a Bistro Burger, with fresh prime chuck from Myers Ranch all-natural herd."

With this news, Irvine Spectrum Center becomes the nexus of OC's newest restaurants. Cucina Enoteca, Capital and Wood Ranch BBQ are all also expected to open there in the near future.

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