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Haven Gastropub+Brewery to open in early December

November 3, 2011 |  6:00 am

Chef Greg DanielsExecutive chef Greg Daniels, beverage director Wil Dee and brewmaster David Larsen are opening the second location of Haven Gastropub+Brewery in Old Town Pasadena (the other location is in Orange). 

The restaurant will have an on-site brewery that will feature small-batch seasonal offerings. The trio are anticipating an imperial stout, Bavarian-style hefeweizen and IPA. In addition, Haven Gastropub+Brewery will carry 100 different bottled beers from local, national and international breweries, 52 beers and wines on tap, including four cask ales. The bar will have an extensive selection, including uncommon spirits such as Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Michter’s Straight Rye, and Carpano Antica Formula used in pre-prohibition-style cocktails.

The menu will showcase farmers markets specials, house-made charcuterie and freshly baked flatbreads. Included will be such dishes as a goose pastrami sandwich  with cole slaw, Russian dressing and housemade mustard on rye bread with seasonal pickled vegetables; grilled octopus with caramelized fennel and hearts of palm, yellow tomato confit, and citrus aioli; and a duo of quail, featuring pan-roasted quail and house-made quail sausage, with hen of the woods mushrooms, butternut squash puree and Black Mission fig jam.

Haven Gastropub+Brewery will serve lunch, dinner and a late-night menu consecutively from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.

Haven Gastropub+Brewery, 42 De Lacey Ave., Pasadena, www.havengastropub.com.


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Photo: Executive Chef Greg Daniels. Credit: James Hall