Chef Cody Storts, formerly of Grits Fullerton, has joined the team at Tempo Urban Kitchen as Executive Chef. Tempo Urban Kitchen, started nearly 2 years ago by Lascari’s and Cibo Fresh President Jorge Cueva, focuses on American-inspired Mexican food, inclusive of the melting pot of influences modern America draws from.
Cueva recently opened his second location in Anaheim Hills, with plans to expand to Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico, and Tokyo, Japan in the coming year. Storts will helm the expansion in the kitchen, with his first item of business being the launch of Tempo’s brunch menu this weekend.
Known for his creative brunch plates, Storts menu reflects the unhinged style he’s known for, but in an entirely new arena. Here’s some highlights of the menu:
carnitas, guajillo & roasted tomato sauce, tortillas, sunny egg, lime crema, pico
BOLAS DE PANQUEQUE
pancake balls, seasonal fruit, Abeulita pastry creme, maple, powdered sugar
“CHICKEN & WAFFLES”
fried cornish game hen, buttermilk pancake balls, jalapenos, cilantro, red onion, maple, Thai sauce
TRES LECHES BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST
fresh seasonal berries, dulce de leche
PORK BELLY BENEDICT
biscuits, pork belly cubes, poached eggs, roasted poblano coulis, hollandaise, avocado
SALMON & JOHNNY CAKE
crumbled goat cheese, arugula, lime crema, escabeche
sofrito, guacamole, creme fraiche, tomatillo pico, sunny eggs, tortillas
LAMB ALBONDIGAS & EGGS
poached eggs, lamb/pork/turkey meatballs, rice pilaf, duck broth, mirepoix
short rib, goat cheese, havarti cheese, corndog batter, mole verde, chorizo beans, pico
French style, guacamole, guajillo & roasted tomato sauce, queso fresco, cilantro chimichurri
CHILI VERDE RANCHEROS
carnitas, salsa verde, sunny eggs, chorizo beans, tortillas, pico
gluten free fish ceviche verde (cilantro, serrano, chipotle, avocado) & shrimp ceviche (spiced citrus red sauce)
ASADA BRUNCH TORTA
avocado puree, garlic aioili, jalapeno honey cilantro slaw, pico, sunny egg
PIZZA BAKED BRIE
pear serrano chutney, candied pecans, seasonal fruit & berries, mint, honey
carnitas machaca, mole verde, chorizo beans, sofrito, cheddar, havarti, salsa verde
… Plus, a couple standard breakfast plates, flatbreads, tacos, fresh salads and more! Brunch will launch first in Anaheim Hills before heading to Brea, and diners can also look forward to Storts to mixing up the already-eclectic dinner menu as well.
Tempo Urban Kitchen will also host a Mexican Kermes Wednesday, Nov. 16, at #TUKAnaheim, featuring unlimited tacos, tequila and mescal tastings. Reservations can be made at 714-312-5973.
Tempo Urban Kitchen
731 Canyon Creek Road
Anaheim Hills, CA 92808
1060 Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92821