Cypress Bistro


Plate of Food

Welcome back to our classroom, Cypress Bistro, a student-run restaurant featuring dishes prepared by our World Cuisine advanced culinary students and served by our Restaurant Management class, both in the Hotel, Restaurant, and Culinary Arts Department at Cypress College. After a 2-year hiatus, we invite you to join us for our Grand Re-Opening. 

Location and Hours

Lunch is served on Thursdays with one seating time at 12. Please allow for a leisurely experience of at least 1 hour and 15 minutes. Each meal consists of a three-course feast for $20 (includes tax and beverages, some specialty beverages may include an additional charge). Gratuities are graciously accepted for student activities. To create an optimal learning environment, seating is limited this semester with parties no larger than four guests.  

For a limited time only, we will offer a takeout program. Now you can enjoy our food to go. Please order your meal in advance, no later than Tuesday, and pay when you pick-up on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

Cypress Bistro is on the NOCCCD Anaheim Campus, located at 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim, CA. For reservations and takeout orders, please email Chef Tracey Heine at theine@nocccd.edu. At this time, we are only able to accept cash payments. Follow Cypress Bistro on Instagram: @CypressBistro

 

March 3, 2022: Sicily

Table Set
Braided Sesame Semolina Bread.
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Butter.

Starter
Grilled Fennel & Citrus Salad
Green Olive. Ricotta Salata. Crispy Pancetta. Pistachio Vinaigrette.

Entree
Porcini Mushroom Braciola
Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta. Garlicky Broccoli Rabe. Marsala Reduction.

Dessert
Bittersweet Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
Strawberry Marsala Coulis. Lemon Basil Cannoli Cream.

March 10, 2022: Lebanon

Table Set
Fire-Roasted Naan, Whipped Garlic Dip

Starter
Fattoush
Compressed Cucumber. Crushed Pita Feta Mousse. Purple Beet Fluid Gel. Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette.

Entree
Grilled Chicken Shish Tawook
Israeli Pearl Couscous. Pickled Pearl Onion. Creamy Tzatziki Sauce.

Dessert
Brown Butter Tahini Blondie
Greek Yogurt Sorbet. Saffron Honey Caramel. Orange Blossom Crème Anglaise. Walnut Soil.

March 17, 2022 Bistro Closed – Midterms

N/A

March 24, 2022 Bistro Closed – Spring Break

N/A

March 31, 2022: Ethiopia

Table Set
Spicy Berbere Popcorn

Starter
Doro Wat Chicken Wings
Berbere Glaze. Pickled Red Chile. Ethiopian-Infused Aioli. Cured Egg Yolk.

Entrees
Ethiopian-Style Beef Stew, Peanut Stew with Caramelized Onions
House-made Cottage Cheese with Collard Greens.
Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk. Sourdough Crepe.

Dessert
Gooey Butter Cake
Ethiopian Coffee Sauce. Salty Whipped Cream. Chocolate Espresso Bean.

April 7, 2022: Sweden

Table Set
Rye Crispbread. Smoked Trout Dip

Starter
Caraway Cabbage Soup
Mustard Caviar. Buttermilk Espuma. Rye Crumb.

Entree
Juniper-Crusted Sous Vide Striploin
Pomme Puree. Charred Baby Beet. Swedish Pickle. Dill Oil. Aquavit Demi.

Dessert
Orange Cardamom Bread Pudding
Sour Cream Ice Cream. Vanilla Sauce. Lingonberry Jam.

April 14, 2022: Monaco

Table Set
Parmesan Focaccia. Herbs de Provence Oil.

Starter
Creamy Mushroom Bisque
Mushroom Medley. Crème Fraiche. Black Garlic Foam.

Entrees
Moules & Frites
Steamed Mussels. Tarragon Cream Sauce. Parsley Fries. Lemon Truffle Aioli.

Crispy Porchetta
White Bean Cassoulet. Sautéed Asparagus. Dijon Beurre Blanc.

Dessert
Lemon Crème Brûlée
Blackberry Cassis Compote. Fresh Lavender.

White Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake
Cantaloupe Sherbet. Cherry Coulis.


Take Out Menu

Table Set
Herbs de Provence Focaccia. Dipping Oil.

Starter
Creamy Mushroom Bisque
Mushroom Medley. Crème Fraiche. Black Garlic Foam.

Entree
Crispy Porchetta
White Bean Cassoulet. Sautéed Asparagus. Dijon Beurre Blanc.

Dessert
Lemon Crème Brulee
Blackberry Cassis Compote. Fresh Lavender.

April 21, 2022: Poland

Table Set
Dark Rye Roll. Salty Whipped Butter.

Starters
Golden Beet Soup
Toasted Caraway Seed. Sour Cream Drizzle. Egg Confetti.

Pelmeni Pork & Cabbage Potstickers
Creamy Horseradish Aioli. Soy-Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Entrees
Chicken Mushroom Roulade
Carrot Puree. Braised Black Kale. Wild Mushroom Gravy.

Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
Horseradish Pomme Puree. Blistered Tomato. Sour Cream Demi-Glace.

Dessert
Earl Grey Blondie
Salted Honey Ice Cream. Citrus Vodka Coulis. Blackberry Shortbread Crumble.

Carpathian Cream Cake
Black Currant Mousseline. Crème Fraiche Mousse. White Chocolate Bavarian.
Pink Peppercorn Puff Pastry. Black Currant Coulis.

 


Take Out Menu

Table Set
Dark Rye Roll. Salty Whipped Butter.

Starter
Golden Beet Soup
Toasted Caraway Seed. Sour Cream Drizzle. Egg Confetti.

Entree
Chicken Mushroom Roulade
Carrot Puree. Braised Black Kale. Wild Mushroom Gravy.

Dessert
Earl Grey Blondie
Salted Honey Ice Cream. Citrus Vodka Coulis. Blackberry Shortbread Crumble.

April 28, 2022: Peru (Student Showcase)

Table Set
Plantain Chips. Aji Verde White Bean Hummus.

Starters
Citrus Shrimp Ceviche
Crispy Ginger Rice. Kumquat Powder. Scallion Oil. Avocado Crema.

Chorizo Soup
Puffed Quinoa. Yuca. Queso Cream. Micro Cilantro.

Entrees
Peruvian-Style Braised Short Ribs
Yakisake Glaze. Sautéed Broccolini. Purple Potatoes. Shiso Chimichurri Vinaigrette. Aji Amarillo Sauce.

Brasa Chicken Roulade
Aji Panca. Caramelized Onions. Sweet Corn Puree. Queso Fresco. Tiny Arugula.

Dessert
Dulce De Leche Sponge Cake Roll
Strawberry Hibiscus Coulis. Lucuma Chantilly Cream. Apricot-Glazed Berries. Salted Dulce De Leche.

Key Lime Cheesecake
Guava Coulis. Key Lime Curd. Caramel Meringue. Sweet Corn Ice Cream.

 


Take Out Menu

Table Set
Plantain Chips. Aji Verde White Bean Hummus.

Starter
Chorizo Soup
Puffed Quinoa. Yuca. Queso Cream. Micro Cilantro.

Entree
Peruvian-Style Braised Short Ribs
Yakisake Glaze. Sautéed Broccolini. Purple Potatoes. Shiso Chimichurri Vinaigrette. Aji Amarillo Sauce.

Dessert
Dulce De Leche Sponge Cake Roll
Strawberry Hibiscus Coulis. Lucuma Chantilly Cream. Apricot-Glazed Berries. Salted Dulce De Leche.

May 5, 2022: Palestine (Student Showcase)

Table Set
Za’atar Pita Chips. Whipped Labneh Dip.

Starters
Olive Wood-Smoked Falafel Bites
Roasted Garlic Yogurt. Pickled Grapes. Spicy Pomegranate BBQ Sauce.

Fire-Roasted Baby Eggplant
Tomato Coulis. Crumbled Feta. Herb Confetti. Lemon Tahini. Green Oil.

Entrees
Chicken Drumstick Confit
Crispy Freekeh Cake. Sautéed Green Beans. Toasted Almonds. Lemon Parsley Sauce.

Kalamata Olive-Crusted Rack of Lamb
Harissa Carrots. Fondant Potatoes. Mint Basil Pesto. 

Dessert
Deconstructed Baklava
Cardamom Ice Cream. Pistachio Orange Blossom Cluster. Phyllo Crisp. Pistachio Cream. Black Garlic Caramel.

Chèvre Cheesecake
Dark Chocolate Shortbread Crust. Fig Marmalade. Red Fruit Gastrique. Toffee Sprinkle.

 


Take Out Menu

Table Set
Za’atar Pita Chips. Whipped Labneh Dip.

Starter
Fire-Roasted Baby Eggplant
Tomato Coulis. Crumbled Feta. Herb Confetti. Lemon Tahini. Green Oil.

Entree
Chicken Drumstick Confit
Crispy Freekeh Cake. Sautéed Green Beans. Toasted Almonds. Lemon Parsley Sauce.

Dessert
Chèvre Cheesecake
Dark Chocolate Shortbread Crust. Fig Marmalade. Red Fruit Gastrique. Toffee Sprinkle.

May 12, 2022: Cuba (Student Showcase)

Table Set
Truffle Yuca Fries. Mustard Aioli.

Starters
Cuban Sandwich Egg Roll
Duck Confit. Crumbled Bacon. Swiss Cheese. Spiralized Vegetable Slaw. Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce.

Cauliflower Crudo
Mango Carrot Puree. Sliced Radish. Cured Onions. Chicharron Crumble. Black Salt. Cilantro Oil.

Entrees
Szechuan Citrus Breast
Saffron Arancini. Baby Bok Choy. Crumbled Tostones. Avocado Cream.

Sous Vide Pork Belly
Spicy Tamarind Glaze. Sautéed Haricot Vert. Black Bean Purée. Pineapple Beurre Blanc.

Dessert
Sweet Plantains Foster
Cinnamon Ice Cream. Salted Chicharron Peanut Brittle. Banana Meringue. Strawberry Hibiscus Sauce. Spiced Rum Caramel.

Brûléed Rice Pudding Cake
Mango Coulis. Pineapple Curd. Whipped Coconut Cream. Toasted Coconut. Cuban Coffee Ganache.

 


Take Out Menu

Table Set
Truffle Yuca Fries. Mustard Aioli.

Starter
Cuban Sandwich Egg Roll
Duck Confit. Crumbled Bacon. Swiss Cheese. Spiralized Vegetable Slaw. Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce.

Entree
Szechuan Citrus Breast
Saffron Arancini. Baby Bok Choy. Crumbled Tostones. Avocado Cream.

Dessert
Brûléed Rice Pudding Cake
Mango Coulis. Pineapple Curd. Whipped Coconut Cream. Toasted Coconut. Cuban Coffee Ganache.

May 19, 2022: Portugal (Student Showcase)

Table Set
Peri-Peri Chicharrones. Gochujang Sauce.

Starters
Creamy White Bean Soup
Crispy Kale. Chorizo Crumb. Green Oil.

Portuguese Crostini Trio
Romesco Pork. Smoked Almonds. Curried Cauliflower. Queso Fresco. Peri-Peri Sardines. Fried Capers.

Entrees
Olive Oil-Poached Barramundi
English Pea Risotto. Squid Ink Tuille. Artichoke Beurre Blanc.

Espresso Beef Strip Loin
Potato Purèe. Roasted Heirloom Carrot. Espresso Red Wine Demi.

Dessert
Pear Flan
Almond & Cacao Nib Crumb. Clementine Fluid Gel. Port Wine Caramel.

White Chocolate Chestnut Blondie
Apricot Ice Cream. Cinnamon Crumble. Pink Pepper Créme Anglaise.

 


Take Out Menu

Table Set
Peri-Peri Chicharrones. Gochujang Sauce.

Starter
Creamy White Bean Soup
Crispy Kale. Chorizo Crumb. Green Oil.

Entree
Espresso Beef Strip Loin
Potato Purèe. Roasted Heirloom Carrot. Espresso Red Wine Demi.

Dessert
Pear Flan
Almond & Cacao Nib Crumb. Clementine Fluid Gel. Port Wine Caramel.