When I think of Anaheim, the first thing that comes to mind is Mickey Mouse and tourist eateries, so imagine my surprise when I experienced the most delish Italian cuisine at White House!
It’s a 1909 historical national landmark that was once nestled quietly among an enormous orange grove in the early 20th century. In 1987, Italian immigrant Bruno Serato moved to Orange County, Ca. and took over the ownership of the fine dining restaurant. The place doesn’t stray too far from it’s original house design, and follows Serato’s philosophy that each patron dining here is a guest in his home. Given that, it comes as no surprise that celebs and famous chefs like Wolfgang Puck frequent this swanky spot.
Their food rocked. Plain and simple. I started with a leafy green salad served in a delicate (and tasty) rice paper bowl, drizzled generously with a fresh passion fruit vinaigrette. Yum. My main course was their signature grilled salmon, served atop a bed of white truffle chocolate potato puree (that’s some crazy shit) and a side of buttery asparagus… unbelievable. Despite being on a cleanse, I felt like Dr. Junger would be proud of my ‘one time cheat’ meal. My dish was also known as the ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’, luckily for them, it was much better than the real thing.
Everyone loved their dishes, wine and couldn’t stop raving about their choices. Their food isn’t the only thing that sets them apart of many fine dining restaurants, they are also very involved in philanthropic efforts. Every time you dine at White House, one hungry kid is also served.
It’s too good to be true. Eat here, you won’t regret it. I can’t wait to go back and try everything else on their menu!