First Look at Poppy & Seed in the Voice of OC

May 21
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Chef Gardens and a First Look at Poppy & Seed

Many thanks to Anne Marie Panoringan from Voice of OC for letting Ashley talk about gardens and the emergence of more chef’s gardens at home and at restaurants.

“Featuring a collection of garden beds coordinated by Santa Ana-based culinary gardening consultant Ashley Irene, Poppy’s offerings are naturally guided by the current season’s produce.”

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Voice of OC | Poppy & Seed First Look photo by Max Milla

ARTICLE EXCERPT

“Earlier this month Anaheim’s Packing District welcomed full-service dining establishment Poppy & Seed. Occupying the former Cultivation Kitchen space, its greenhouse structure is apropos for the style of cuisine chef Michael Reed presents to guests.

Featuring a collection of garden beds coordinated by Santa Ana-based culinary gardening consultant Ashley Irene (a.k.a. Heirloom Potager on social media), Poppy’s offerings are naturally guided by the current season’s produce. Omnivores are appeased by two and four-legged proteins, plus umami accents in a few compositions. I dined on opening night to explore the dinner selections.

Despite a bespoke garden setting, Poppy & Seed doesn’t expect guests to gravitate toward meatless options. Instead the kitchen prefers to have diners partaking in a shareable feast where vegetable-forward tapas sometimes incorporate meaty components.”

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