Ravioli Gwen Stefani… this ravioli is bananas..B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
To the outsider, Anaheim is known for Angels and mouse ears. But, after a recent visit to Disney country, I found another thing the California city should be regularly associated with (it is already). The Anaheim White House Restaurant is an amazing, elegant dining experience in the heart of Orange County.
Located in a 1909 historical landmark, the restaurant offers a variety of spectacular dining rooms fit for kings (all named after presidents- hence the name), and elaborate, sublime food to match the décor. Right from the get go, it’s an appetizing time at the White House. You’re greeted by a kind host, well-intentioned staff, and set at a table that sets the right tone right away with napkins are folded into a small tuxedo jacket with a bowtie info card.
Bruno Serato, proprietor of the restaurant since 1987, is a wonderful host and provides a menu of unique Northern Italian cuisine. I could go on and tell you about the amazing dishes (two standouts: the Rotolo di Calamari – a calamari steak rolled and stuffed with crab and the to-die-for Ravioli Arragosta aka Ravioli Gwen Stefani which is lobster and basil filled with a sauce of Japanese ginger and citrus) but I’d rather focus on Serato. Watch below as I interview him about his establishment, food in general, and his amazing charity work. For every meal served, Serato, who has been featured in People Magazine and CBS Evening News – among other outlets, donates one to a needy child. The latter focuses on the not-for-profit Motel Children in which he helps feeds the motel kids of the Anaheim Boys and Girls Clubs.