American Cuisine: JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery in Tustin, CA hosted a private food tasting event which included many bloggers and foodies. The event proved to be successful as the food was delicious and the company was very friendly. My husband and I made it a date night and we enjoyed a few of their handcrafted beers with our Chilean Sea Bass, Ceviche Tacos, Jalapeno Mac & Cheese, Buffalo Boneless Wings and Chicken and Avocado Egg Rolls. The food tasting was full of many great dishes. All of the dishes were served family style where several items were placed on each table to sample. Everyone in attendance tried a little bite of everything, walking from table to table grabbing a little of this and a lot of that. This made it easy to try many more dishes than expected.
We all shared Ceviche Tacos made with fresh avocado, marinated shrimp, cilantro, red cabbage and onions then pared with the handcrafted beer, "714 I.P.A.". The tacos are part of their small plate menu and were fresh and delicious. The menu has another delicious plate, their "Brussel Sprouts", sauteed in a light truffle oil and tossed with Parmesan cheese.
The Chilean Sea Bass marinated in a sweet, ginger soy and served with fresh, sauteed spinach and steamed rice was served next. The dish is savory and full of taste. The mix of ingredients screams have another bite and then another. It is a great fish plate that should be tried at least once.
One of the house specialties is their Jalapeno Mac and Cheese. The line-up of ingredients includes diced grilled chicken, tomatoes, bacon and Radiatore Pasta mixed in a creamy ale sauce. The sauce is made from their very own in-house beer, jack, cheddar, pepper jack cheeses and the famous jalapeno chili pepper. Hot, cheesy and yummy. Next, we tasted the Chicken & Avocado Egg Rolls, which you see in the picture above. They were filled with chicken breast, fresh avocado & sun-dried tomatoes all wrapped in a crispy, fried won ton. Our final stop was the Boneless Buffalo Wings; breaded chicken breasts fried nice and crispy then tossed in spicy wing sauce. Of course, we paired all of the above dishes with several homemade handcrafted beer samplers. It was one of our most delicious adventures in Orange County.
JT Schmid's is located in The District sits on the Old Tustin Marine Base. The restaurant has an open floor plan where one can sit and watch the brew master and chef work their magic. Host to indoor and outdoor seating, the restaurant has a warm, friendly brewery atmosphere. The perfect place suitable for corporate events, birthday parties, family meals, date night or simply a beer and watching the game. With a casual dress and dining experience, this restaurant is host to a wide variety of great cuisine and delicious house beers. Ready for a few rounds and some incredible eats, grab your friends and give JT Schmid's a try for lunch or dinner. You won't be disappointed!