In honor of the Chuck Jones Centennial, Five Crowns in Corona del Mar, California, a member of the Lawry’s family of restaurants, and executive chef Greg Harrison will offer restaurant guests a special dessert featuring champagne and carrot cake for $15, plus tax and tip. Jones is the legendary artist who brought to life such famous cartoon characters as Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepé le Pew, Marc Anthony, Dr. Suess’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and many others. Jones was a long time patron of Five Crowns and even befriended the restaurant’s guest ambassador, Tommy Martin. One-hundred percent of all proceeds from the dessert, which will be offered until October 21, will be donated to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa and its mission to reignite the creative spirit through art classes, exhibition, lectures, film festivals, and more.
Jones, whose credits include four Academy Award-winning short films, directed over 300 films in his lifetime, including “Rabbit Seasoning?” “Robin Hood Daffy,” and “Feed the Kitty.” In 1992, his “What’s Opera, Doc?” was the first short animated film to be inducted into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
“We are thrilled to commemorate Chuck Jones with this wonderful and unique dessert, which was inspired by Bugs Bunny, of course,” Harrison says. “Jones gave us a lifetime of memories through his beloved cartoons. By creating this dish for him, we celebrate his legacy and his infectiously fun approach to life.”
Five Crowns, a historic landmark with English flair recently renovated in Corona del Mar, features the best organic ingredients carefully selected from local farmers markets for a thoughtfully prepared menu. SideDoor is the charming English-style gastro-pub adjacent to Five Crowns.