After more than 23 years, a Laguna culinary institution has closed its doors. Sorrento Grille is no more.
But fear not, hungry diners, the dynamic duo of executive Chef Ryan Adams and Chef de Cuisine Mitch Gillan will fire up the ovens again any day now with a brand new concept called Three Seventy Common Kitchen+ Drink.
Adams, who has worked at Sorrento for the past two years, was offered the opportunity to buy the place and took it. He then asked his sous-chef Gillan to stay on as chef de cuisine in his new venture.
Adams is a graduate of culinary school in San Francisco and worked in several restaurants there, then in Maui, Chicago and New York.
He finally returned to Orange County, where he grew up, to open the Citrus City Grill in Old Towne Orange. Next was a stint as opening chef and sous-chef at French 75 and then 10 years as the corporate chef for Culinary Adventures before he ended up at Sorrento Grille, 370 Glenneyre St.