Executive Chef Angel Fabian
When you’re the Executive Chef of a beloved restaurant located in a marina, you can bet seafood is always on your mind... Executive Chef Angel Fabian has been keeping seafood front and center at Dana Point’s Harbor Grill for 28 years! His menu includes everything from delectable raw oysters to mesquite grilled seafood served with inventive sauces, all made in house, and often featuring fresh herbs from the restaurant’s on-site herb garden.
Chef Fabian grew up in a seafood loving family. “Every Friday night was ‘seafood night‘ at home; a great family tradition carried on by mother. My favorite was her Seafood Stew which I now make for my own family. I like to make it with fresh mexican shrimp, baby octopus, black mussels, tilapia, a mixture of vegetables and quajillo chilies”.
With those delicious childhood memories as his guide, it’s no wonder customers rave about Chef Fabian’s dishes at the Harbor Grill!
Chef Fabian has traveled extensively in South America, bringing back culinary discoveries to the Harbor Grill’s menu. When asked what he’s enjoying cooing these days, he told us, “one of my favorite dishes on our menu is Grilled Scallops with Angel Hair pasta and Serrano Chile Sauce. I like to use large Canadian Sea Scallops. These scallops are tender and sweet and I find grilling them on our mesquite grill truly enhances their flavor.”
Chef Fabian finds himself cooking seafood even when he’s enjoying a rare day off... “I am a huge fan of fresh Salmon,” he tells us. “I enjoy cooking healthy and fresh for myself and my family. Salmon is so versatile and is delicious simply baked or on my home grill. I enjoy entertaining friends and family and again seafood is always primary for all occasions. I make seafood of all kinds, from sushi to ceviche and love experimenting with new recipes.”
As you know, we’re celebrating our 75th Anniversary this year - and we’d like to extend a congratulations to the Harbor Grill, just upon their 30 year anniversary! They’ve been using Santa Monica Seafood products since the day they first opened...
According to Chef Fabian, “we can always count on reliable high quality seafood and great customer care. It’s always great to be invited to one of their off-site functions, its a great opportunity to meet other chefs in the industry. Our Sales Representative, Gennaro Cigliano is sure to stop in on a regular basis and introduce new products he feels would benefit The Harbor Grill.”
We pride ourselves on long-term, personal relationships like these. We’re glad to count the team at the Harbor Grill among our roster of long-term customers (and friends)!
34499 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629