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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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Del Taco is introduces its new Mix2 Menu. An unbeatable value, Del Taco’s Mix2 Menu allows guests to mix and match two fresh, quality menu items from a selection of fan-favorites for just $4 and $5.** “In a landscape that’s saturated with limited item five- and six-dollar offers, Del Taco is drawing on its legacy as the value leader in the fast food space to deliver unmatched flavor per dollar,” said Barry Westrum, Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Not only are we offering a combination of craveable items for an unbeatable price, but these are products that really show how we’re changing the game in the fast food category – by freshly grilling our chicken for our tacos and burritos, and hand-grating cheddar cheese for our quesadillas in restaurant every day!”
The Mix2 Menu lets guests mix and match two of the…Continue
Slater’s 50/50 is starting fresh in 2019 with a move towards ‘rebel gastropub’ positioning and expanding menu options beyond their signature burger, bacon, and beer offerings. Throughout the new year, Slater’s 50/50 will focus on changing consumers’ perceptions of the brand, and showcase a more holistic culinary prowess that masterfully combines everyday ingredients in an inconceivable, unexpected, and uniquely ‘slaterized’ way. The first step in the repositioning is introducing menu items that are not typically found in a classic burger and bacon restaurant, like health-conscious, creative, protein-oriented offerings that appeal keto and paleo dieters.
To mark the transition to a ‘rebel gastropub’ concept, Slater’s 50/50 is going against the grain with the introduction of bun-less burger bowls and expanded veggie items. The diet-friendly…Continue
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort celebrated the end of 2018 with the spirit of giving by contributing $32,000 to local charities and non-profit organizations in Orange County. Newport Dunes values the work of its many charitable partner organizations including Pacific Marine Mammal Center which provides for the rescue, rehab, release and research of marine mammals in local waters, Newport Bay Conservancy which focuses on the conservation and restoration of Upper Newport Bay, and Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center of Orange County, which is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned native wildlife.
Moulin will be doubling its number of stores in 2019, Proprietor Laurent Vrignaud’s growing Moulin brand expands with his French antique store set to open in Newport Beach early January and the brand’s third bistro location in San Clemente set to open in March.
Moulin’s third bistro will open at the historic Casino San Clemente (120 W Avenida Pico). Built in 1937, this seaside landmark has long been a gathering place for celebration and revelry, serving as a beacon for San Clemente, drawing in Hollywood starlets and travelers from around the world. Within walking distance to San Clemente’s popular North Beach, much of Moulin’s menu will be available to-go, modeled after cafes along coastal France.…Continue
Red Wine Poached Pear
Butter Lettuce, Wild Arugula, Saint Agur, Cinnamon Candied Almonds, Fig Vincotto
Pink Lady Apples, Pomegranate Seeds, Citrus Segments, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Foie Gras Au Torchon
Vanilla Bean Pain Perdue, Quince Marmalade, Whole Grain Mustard Blueberries
Fingerling Potato Confit, Bilbao Chorizo, Olive Tapenade
Dock Made Gravlax Carpaccio
Asparagus, Caper Greek Yogurt, Salmon Roe, Toasted Points…
Ring in the New Year at Grasslands Meat Market’s Happy New Year Hoedown on Monday, December 31 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bring along your friends and family to experience a country music celebration featuring a gourmet dinner buffet with elevated barbecue offerings like Grilled Lobster Tails and Smoked Beef Tenderloin, an array of seasonal sides, and mouthwatering desserts like Godiva Chocolate Mousse. Then dust off your cowboy boots and get ready to dance the night away to a lineup of three country rock bands, including Sparky & The Ancient Mariner, Gypsy Sound Collective and Christie Huff.
Happy New Year Hoedown Buffet Menu
Grilled Lobster Tails
Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Wild…
The kitchen crew at Ocean at Main are now offering a winning Brunch Menu on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Diners will enjoy all their favorites prepared with Chef Craig Strong's Coastal Cuisine influence and plated with panache – along with unexpected pizza variations baked in the restaurant’s traditional brick oven. It’s all being served in this warm, laid-back beachy eatery with its beautiful Pacific breezy ambiance masterminded by Laguna-based Laurie Alter of Tuvalu Home.
Chipotle Chicken Chilaquiles with two eggs, queso fresco, avocado sauce and Chef Strong’s salsa fuerte
Ribeye Steak and Eggs with fingerling breakfast potatoes
Scarlet’s Favorite Five Spice Pancakes with maple syrup