Award-winning restaurant expands evening hours on Thursdays

and offers exclusive wine dinners June 29th and July 13th

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WHAT: Situated in the mission style courtyard of the Bowers Museum, Tangata will be open 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. every Thursday from July 11th through September 12th.  Along with Bowers Museum’s new Thursday Nite Out summer evening hours, Tangata presents a summer menu of tapas and seasonal dinners, plus happy hour in the Bowers courtyard, and chef-prepared picnic baskets. Dine al fresco and enjoy weekly performances by local musicians such as 3rd Degree Band and Trio 4, as well as a lecture on the Japanese Gardens of North America with Dr. Kendall Brown, Professor of Art History at CSU Long Beach on the final night of the series, September 12th.

For weekend visitors, Tangata will host two pre fixe wine dinners on June 29th and July 13th, inspired by the 15thcentury Italian Renaissance summer exhibit at Bowers Museum, Gems of the Medici. These exhibits will be open on June 29th and July 13th as part of the Bowers After-Hours summer program with a lecture about the Medici exhibit by Time Adams on June 29th and a performance by Natur Early Music Ensemble on July 13th.


Tangata Picnic Boxes

(Includes two sandwiches and two salads)


  Brie and Turkey

Triple cream French brie with oven roasted turkey breast

Crisp arugula, sliced granny smith apples on a crusty French roll

Horseradish Roast Beef Sandwich

Slow roasted roast beef sliced thin with sliced red onions

Creamy horseradish sauce Swiss cheese and crisp arugula served on a Ciabatta roll

Roasted Vegetable Wrap

Fire roasted seasonal vegetables basil pesto

Wrapped in a sun dried tomato tortilla

Portobello Sandwich

Roasted Portobello mushroom with fire roasted red bell peppers

A blue cheese spread and arugula on a Kaiser roll


Balsamic Mixed Green

Baby field greens, shaved red onion, and sweet balsamic vinaigrette

Classic Caesar Salad

Crisp romaine lettuce, creamy Caesar dressing, garlic croutons

and fresh cracked black pepper

Grape and Feta Salad

Red seedless grapes, baby spinach, Greek feta

Shaved red onions and lemon oregano vinaigrette

Cobb Salad

Crisp romaine lettuce, hardboiled egg, apple wood smoked bacon

Bleu cheese, red onion, tomatoes and bleu cheese dressing

Tangata Tapas

Watermelon and Feta Salad $8

Summer ripened watermelon with Greek feta cheese

Fresh tarragon and grapefruit supreme

Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad $9

Juicy heirloom tomatoes with Kalamata olives

Fresh basil and Pearlini mozzarella and spicy arugula

Bleu Cheese Stuffed Dates $7

Bleu cheese stuffed dates wrapped with bacon

Finished with truffle honey

Ahi Tuna Poke $10

Ahi tuna “poke” with a ponzu dashi sauce

Scallions and bonito flake

Pan Seared Hanger Steak $11

Pan seared hanger steak with a chimmichurri sauce Fleur de Sel

and grilled focaccia crouton

Grilled Spanish Chorizo $10

Grilled Bilbao Spanish chorizo with a piqillo pepper coulis

and toy box heirloom tomatoes

Summer Sorbet Trio $6

A trio of chef’s selection of seasonal sorbets


Tangata Two Course Jazz Night

First course

Summer Garden Salad

Scarborough farms baby beets, sweet mesculin greens

Fresh picked parsley, sweet cherry tomatoes, tossed in white balsamic vinaigrette

Watermelon Gazpacho

Sweet summer watermelon gazpacho with pickled red onions, balsamic reduction

And a grilled Ciabbatta crouton

Second course

Grilled Hanger Steak

Grilled hanger steak with fresh herb chimmichurri sauce

and herb roasted heirloom potatoes

Grilled Tiger Shrimp

Grilled tiger shrimp with an Israel cous cous salad

Kalamata olives and pickled red onions tossed in lemon herb vinaigrette

Wild Mushroom Ravioli

Wild mushroom ravioli with sautéed Bloomberg spinach

Shaved parmesan cheese in a white truffle nage





First course

Heirloom tomato and buffalo mozzarella panzanella, unfiltered olive oil, fresh torn basil,

Balsamic reduction and cured olives

Pinot Grigio, Da Vincci, Alto Adige, Italy


Florentine steak, white beans, roasted Weiser Farms marble potatoes, braised Tuscan kale,

parsley butter emulsion

Marchesi Di Barolo, Barbera Del Monferrato


Summer strawberry tart, green pistachio gelato, toasted pine nuts

Beviamo, Muscato D’Asti, Italy


First course

Veal carpaccio with farmers market soft herbs, wild arugula,

compressed summer melon and parsley pesto

Pinot Grigio, Venica, “Jesera” Friuli, Italy 


Pan seared diver scallops, aged parmesan polenta,

garlic melted toy box tomatoes, grilled broccolini

Santadi, Vermentino, Villa Solais, Italy


Classic tiramisu with espresso soaked lady fingers, cocoa and sweet Mascarpone cream

Double Espresso


COST: Thursday Nite Out

  • Tangata Picnic Boxes include two sandwiches and two salads for $45 and $50 with wine pairings
  • Tangata Two Course Jazz Night pre fixe menu is $25 per person

Medici Wine Dinners

  • Each three course dinner will be $35, and $50 with wine pairings; for all Bowers Museum members each three course dinner will be $33, and $48 with wine pairings


Recommended; please call 714.550.0906


WHEN: Thursday Nite Out

  • Tangata Tapas menu and happyhour offerings available 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Tangata Two Course Jazz Night menu and Tangata Picnic Baskets available 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. every Thursday from July 11th through September 12th

Medici Wine Dinners

  • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., June 29th and July 13th


WHERE:         Tangata At Bowers Museum

2002 N. Main St.

Santa Ana, CA 92706




ABOUT PATINA RESTAURANT GROUP: Patina Restaurant Group (www.patinagroup.com), a bi-coastal boutique company, is a leader in the premium segment of the restaurant industry with over fifty establishments.  On the West Coast its portfolio includes the renowned Los Angeles Times’ four-starred and Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, Café Pinot at the Maguire Gardens, Catal and Ray’s & Stark Bar, honored by Esquire magazine as one of the “Best New Restaurants 2011.”  Additional West Coast establishments include three restaurants in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District®, Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Pinot Brasserie in Las Vegas, and catering and food service in museums and cultural centers throughout California.  On the East Coast, its portfolio features New York City’s world-famous Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, The Sea Grill, The Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera, La Fonda Del Sol and and Lincoln, also honored by Esquire magazine as a 2011 Best New Restaurants and named “The Best New Restaurant in America” by GQ Magazine.


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