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Join TAPS Fish House & Brewery for a Far Niente Wine Dinner

Posted by lauren modry on January 17, 2019 at 11:40pm 0 Comments

TAPS Fish House & Brewery, in conjunction with Pavilions, invites you to its first wine dinner of the New Year on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Join event host, Far Niente’s Western Regional Manager, Mark Pighini, for a spectacular evening highlighting the premium wines from Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards.  

The four-course pairing menu begins with an amuse bouche of Shigoku oyster on the half shell with 2015 Nickel & Nickel Stiling Chardonnay, followed by Crispy Fried Halibut Cheeks with 2017 Far Niente Chardonnay. Next, enjoy Duck Cassoulet with 2016 En Route Pinot Noir and Snake River Farms Pittsburgh Style Wagyu Deckle Steak with 2016 Bella Union Napa Cabernet.  Dinner concludes with Calvados Apple Custard paired with 2012 Dolce Late Harvest. Dinner…

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Tipsy Tea Time with Ron Barceló

Posted by Kelli on January 17, 2019 at 7:38pm 0 Comments

Ron Barceló combines cocktail hour with tea time to create the Bomb Tea.
The warm elixir uses Barceló Onyx infused tea, hot water, and cinnamon syrup for an explosion of flavors that’ll soothe the chilliest of hearts.

Ingredients
1.5 oz of Ron Barceló Onyx infused tea
2 oz hot water
3/4 oz cinnamon syrup
Garnish: Lemon Wedge

Method
Steep your tea of choice in 1.2 oz of Ron Barceló Onyx for 4 days prior to consuming
When ready, add 2oz of hot water

BRUXIE® Takes Creative & Craveable Fried Chicken Global

Posted by Kelli on January 17, 2019 at 7:32pm 0 Comments

What started out as a single 400-square-foot location 8 years ago in Old Towne Orange is now one of the most successful, innovative concepts. Bruxie found itself on the forefront of the Fried Chicken frenzy by appealing to adventurous eaters and gaining buzz as the creator of The Original Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich. Now, as fried chicken concepts grow in popularity, Bruxie has separated itself from others as a chef-driven concept and has gained the momentum to take advantage of unique opportunities to grow both domestically and internationally. Its most recent international franchisees include The Bistro Group in the Phillipines and Salt ‘N’ Blues, PVT. LTD. in Northern India, making the brand poised for world-wide expansion.

With its headquarters based in Orange County, California, where its original location still ranks as among the…

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LA Mixologists Launch New Mezcal El Silencio Cocktails at Broken Spanish & Mezcalero

Posted by Kelli on January 17, 2019 at 7:17pm 0 Comments

You can find Mezcal El Silencio all over Los Angeles, Broken Spanish and Mezcalero are showcasing some particularly delicious, new signature cocktails in the New Year. Broken Spanish mixologists, Chris Chernock and Tish Taylor, are now serving up four of their specialty Silencio drinks, including El Zocalo, Cazuela, Blood Meridien and Frio Todo. While Nathan McCullough, Mezcalero’s very own Beverage Director, is sharing the Burnt Offering and Oaxacan the Garden, featuring unique add-ins like burnt croissant and nopales.

Mezcal El Silencio revived the ancient art of mezcal, pioneering a unique approach and delivering the hand-crafted spirit to a new generation of creative drinkers and cultural innovators. Founded in Santa Monica in 2013, the company creates its mezcal in Oaxaca, Mexico, using the traditional process carried on by generations of…

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Hilton Anaheim Celebrates Hilton’s 100th at 2019 Annual Dux In Tux Fundraiser

Posted by Kelli on January 17, 2019 at 6:56pm 0 Comments

Hilton Anaheim is proud to continue its sponsorship of the 19th annual Dux In Tux fundraiser and gala, hosted by the Anaheim Ducks and presented by Honda. The event takes place on January 21, 2019 at Honda Center with proceeds benefiting the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.



2019 marks Hilton’s centennial celebration, touting its “100 Years of Hospitality”. In an effort to support the celebration, and more importantly continue the hotel’s support of the Dux In Tux event and drive fundraising for its local community, Hilton Anaheim’s Frederic Castan, executive chef, and Eric Alverdes, director of food & beverage, have expanded the Hilton presence this year and brought together a total of 6 executive chefs from some of Southern California’s most notable Hilton hotels. The participating chefs include: Chef Stefan Peroutka from Hotel Del Coronado…

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OC's Legendary Chefs Join Forces For At-Risk Youth

Posted by Kelli on January 17, 2019 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Some of The OC’s best known chef/restaurateurs are preparing to share some cooking knowledge about the culinary arts to young students enrolled in the Hospitality Academy program, an offshoot of the world-famous nonprofit, Caterina’s Club. Antonello Ristorante’s Antonio Cagnolo, Pascal Ohlats known for his eponymous eateries, Laurent Brazier Executive Chef of the White House Catering at Christ Cathedral, Pierre Sauvaget from the Bel Air Country Club, Jean-Pierre Dubray of Pelican Hill, Maurice Brazier Executive Chef at The Anaheim White House Catering, Eddie Meza, Executive Chef at The Anaheim White House, and David Lorenzo Executive Pastry Chef at The Anaheim White House will dispense their knowledge and experiences having run some of the region’s finest dining establishments before 60 at-risk youth who are seeking careers in the hospitality…

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Fun Facts about Disneyland Food You Didn't Know

Posted by OCfoodies on January 17, 2019 at 8:51am 0 Comments

Since 1955, Disneyland has been a place where kids have fun and adults connect with their inner child. What kids and adults alike will always do at Disneyland is EAT. Here are some fun facts you probably didn't know about dining at Disneyland.

  • Disneyland Resort continues to hire and help train some of the top chefs in the culinary industry. More than 50 chefs work in culinary management, and many are graduates of prestigious culinary schools. In addition, the resort employs nearly 200 restaurant and catering managers and nearly 9,000 food and beverage cast members overall.
  • With more than 155 food and beverage locations, the Disneyland Resort offers more than 15,000 different food items sold across the property.
  • More than 24 million meals are served annually across the Disneyland Resort. (Let that sink…
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Announcing the 2019 Orange County Restaurant Week Line Up!

Posted by OCfoodies on January 11, 2019 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Save the dates, Orange County Restaurant Week returns Sunday, March 3th through Saturday, March 9th. This year, nearly 150 restaurants will participate in OC Restaurant Week, offering diners a wide variety of options, from casual and family friendly establishments, to upscale and fine dining, with menus ranging from $10 to $80.

This year the event will feature the Cocktails of Restaurant Week and some Breakfast for Dinner options. 

During the week-long event, participating restaurants will offer special menus at discounted prices. Each restaurant will have the freedom and flexibility to showcase its best offerings by talented chefs who personalize each menu to reflect their individual culinary style.…

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Old Vine Café Will Re-Open as Old Vine Kitchen & Bar In The Camp in February 2019

Posted by Kelli on January 8, 2019 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

After celebrating eleven successful years, Old Vine Café is ready to begin a second chapter with a new location and updated name to reflect the expanded offerings. The beloved and award-winning restaurant Old Vine Café will re-open as Old Vine Kitchen & Bar in the former Ecco Pizzeria & Bar at The Camp in February 2019. The new space will maintain Old Vine’s intimate dining setting; however, new offerings include a full bar, a cozy ‘Living Room’ lounge area, and a larger enclosed outdoor patio perfect for enjoying brunch or hosting private parties and events. Additionally, Old Vine Kitchen & Bar will introduce new programming around cocktails, bar bites, and aperitivo.

For almost 12 years proprietor and chef Mark McDonald has led the helm at Old Vine Café, building a loyal customer community around food, wine, and travel through…

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The Counter Custom Burgers Announces New Mushroom-Blend Burger

Posted by Kelli on January 8, 2019 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

The Counter® is excited to kick off 2019 with two new seasonal menu offerings. The Mushroom-Blend Burger and Sweet Sriracha Brussels Sprouts will be available for a limited time only.

The Mushroom-Blend Burger features all-natural beef blended with mushrooms, melted Swiss, umami sauce, fresh lettuce, crisp red onions, topped with sautéed mushrooms and served on a toasted wheat bun.

The Sweet Sriracha Brussels Sprouts feature fried Brussels Sprouts tossed in a sweet Sriracha sauce and sea salt.

"We wanted to give our customers a delicious and fresh way to begin 2019," said Rachel Cohn, director of marketing for Kahala Brands™, parent company of The Counter. "The savory flavor of the Mushroom-Blend Burger mixed with the refreshing taste of the Sweet Sriracha Brussels Sprouts is not to be…

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