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Mariner's Menu

Mariner's Menu

March 8, 2013 | Barry Nash

seafood traditions

Chef Justin Lachine and Johanna Lachine. Photo by: E-Ching Lee

Chef Justin Lachine and Johanna Lachine.
Photo by: E-Ching Lee

Justin Lachine began his culinary career at 16. Since then, he has explored many different aspects of cooking, from baking to serving fine French cuisine. After graduating from Johnson and Wales University in 2002, he traveled to Maui where he worked at Roy Yamaguchi’s Kahana Bar and Grill. In 2005, he helped launch Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Virginia Beach, where he served as executive chef.

Justin takes great pride in every dish he serves. Inspired by Patrick O’Connell of the Inn at Little Washington, he knows the importance of both taste and presentation.

Justin and his wife, Johanna, met eight years ago while working at the same restaurant, and discovered they not only loved cooking together…they loved being together. They were married two years later in Virginia Beach. In 2009, they moved to the Outer Banks, where they settled in Manteo. For the last three years, they have enjoyed catering weddings and other events from Corolla to Roanoke Island. They are now excited to live their dream of operating their own restaurant.

Café Lachine is a member of Outer Banks Catch (, a local seafood educational organization dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of the Outer Banks commercial fishing industry.  The Outer Banks Catch brand is your assurance you are getting seafood direct from local fishermen. You will find fresh, local seafood at retailers and restaurants that proudly display the Outer Banks Catch logo in their windows and on their menus.

Contributed by Barry Nash

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