South Coast Food and Wine Experience

UCI Volleyball Thanks Chef Carlos Garcia & The Silver Trumpet

Chef Carlos Garcia

Chef Carlos Garcia approaches his art with an infectious enthusiasm. Carlos says that he has found his professional niche after spending his twenties exploring all of the major sectors of the culinary world and, as he put it, having way too good of a time during that process.

Despite all of his early success, something was still missing for Carlos. With a desire to combine his experience in the hospitality industry with that of an intimate dining restaurant he took the job as executive chef at The Silver Trumpet Restaurant.

Designing menus crafted from the freshest free-range and organic ingredients, he Carlos Garcia’s finely prepared contemporary California cuisine is served in a sophisticated dining room surrounded by tranquil lake views and a related modern bar with expanded patio overlooking The Segerstrom Centre for the Arts. Each season, his dynamic menu is re-imagined around the freshest locally grown and raised bounty and paired with an expertly chosen selection of wines from around the world.

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The Silver Trumpet

Your distinctive lakeside dining experience begins with serene lake side views in the lush, formal dining room, a refreshingly casual, yet elegant setting accented with impeccable service and local Costa Mesa entertainment.

Guided by a passion for culinary excellence, The Silver Trumpet’s extraordinary team of culinary artisans craft menus from free-range and organic market-fresh ingredients. Experience the bold flavours of fresh seasonal ingredients from California’s finest purveyors, farmers, and artisans. Savour delicious meals paired with exquisite fine wine at The Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar.

The Silver Trumpet believes in sustainable agricultural practices and environmentally responsible options for providing people with abundant and wholesome food. At Silver Trumpet, we use only the freshest, finest and healthiest produce from our symphony of local farmers and producers.

The Silver Trumpet describes its wine selection as playful and approachable. Boutique and rare finds. Classic French Burgundies and new world discoveries. The Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar has cruised the world to offer our guests an accessible wine-by-the-glass program along with an extensive half bottle list. We’re interested in not only the taste of the wine, but where its grapes are grown and how its made.

Please show your support for UCI Volleyball and our sponsors by visiting The Silver Trumpet at

The Silver Trumpet
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626