Dinner with the Chefs: A deliciously different experience debuts at Lido restaurant in Pismo Beach

Posted by The Dolphin Bay | January 23rd, 2014 / No Comments »

Check out this great article from Wendy Thies Sell of the Santa Maria Sun! Reserve your seats now for our March 19th, June 18th, or October 15th dinners by calling 805.773.3894.

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Get your Game Day Favorites at Lido!

Posted by The Dolphin Bay | December 27th, 2013 / No Comments »

Lido super bowl take out

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Lido Recipe: Carrot Fennel Soup

Posted by The Dolphin Bay | May 6th, 2013 / No Comments »

carrot soup

Carrot Fennel Soup

2 carrots peeled and chopped

½ yellow onion

1 bulb fennel

4 cloves garlic

2 bulbs ginger (4 tablespoons minced)

4 quarts vegetable stock

1 cup heavy cream

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup rice vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

Cilantro for garnish

Coat the bottom of a large pot with neutral cooking oil. Sweat* the first  5 ingredients for about 15 minutes.  Stir the vegetables often to prevent them from burning.  Next,  add vegetable stock and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the carrots are soft.  Puree the soup and then stir in the remaining four ingredients. Garnish with cilantro leaves if desired.  Serve hot or cold, and enjoy.



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Lido Recipe: Seared Day Boat Scallops

Posted by The Dolphin Bay | March 25th, 2013 / No Comments »

Lido Recipe Seared Day Boat Scallops

Seared Coriander Crusted Scallops with Cilantro and Radicchio Salad

Serves 4

1 Head of Radicchio, Shaved Thin
1 Bunch of Cilantro, Stems Removed
1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
12 Large Scallops
Salt and Pepper
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Toast coriander seeds in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring regularly, until uniformly browned. Grind coriander until fine, either with a mortar and pestle or a clean coffee grinder.  Sprinkle scallops generously with salt, pepper and coriander.  Heat a medium sauté pan on high for about two minutes, then add olive oil to coat the pan.  As soon as the olive oil starts to smoke, add the scallops and cook on high for 5 minutes. Turn scallops over in the pan and reduce the heat to medium, continue cooking for about 10 minutes.  Remove scallops from the pan and place on a paper towel lined plate. In a small bowl, toss cilantro and radicchio with bacon vinaigrette to taste. Arrange salad and scallops on a medium sized platter. Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve.

Pairs perfectly with Clesi ‘San Bernab’ Malvasia Bianca


Bacon Vinaigrette

2 Cups Raw Bacon, Diced
½ Cup Olive Oil
1 Whole Shallot, Diced
2 Green Onions, Diced
½ Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dijon Fine Mustard
Salt and Pepper

In a medium sauté pan, crisp bacon. Strain bacon grease into a small bowl and place bacon on a paper towel lined plate.  Mix olive oil in with bacon grease. In a metal bowl, whisk shallot, green onion, vinegar and mustard.  Continue to whisk vigorously and slowly pour in oil mixture until emulsified.  Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper.  Extra vinaigrette can be refrigerated for up to one week.

Recipe Courtesy of Executive Chef Jacob Moss
Wine Pairing Courtesy of Resident Sommelier Todd Brown

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Lido Recipe: Sipping Caramel

Posted by The Dolphin Bay | March 25th, 2013 / No Comments »

Lido Recipe Sipping Caramel

Sipping Caramel

Serves 6

 2 Cups Heavy Cream
1 Cup Whole Milk
¾ Cup Caramel Sauce
6 Ounces Whiskey
¾ Cup Unsweetened Cream, Whipped
Sea Salt

In a medium size, heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the cream, milk and caramel sauce. Using a high quality caramel sauce will enhance the flavor.  Warm over medium heat until steaming, but do not boil.  Divide mixture into 6 coffee mugs. Add 1 ounce of Whiskey in each cup, we suggest Whistle Pig Rye; a top shelf whiskey that is spicy yet smooth. Top with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream and a pinch of sea salt.  Enjoy!

Dessert Recipe Courtesy of Executive Chef Maegen Loring

Spirits Pairing Courtesy of Mixologist Collin Tharp

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