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For the past few years, gluten has been a subject that is both popular and notorious. There are those who hold disbelief towards the health benefits that come as a result of going gluten-free, and this amount of suspicion can be attributed to the fact that gluten-free seems to be a trend that everyone is jumping on board with. There is some truth to this; many people will jump on this novelty bandwagon without even knowing what it entails and what the real health benefits are. They will end up replacing gluten packaged and junk foods with gluten-free packaged and junk foods – but junk is still junk whether it has gluten in it or not and eating it will not lead to weight loss. These are the same people who will follow any trend that is hot at a given…Continue
Eureka!’s Eat Drink American concept is about showcasing local unique ingredients that can be found in our backyard. This new exciting beverage menu featuring 10 unique cocktails focusing on flavors of the summer months with vibrant, refreshing drinks that excite the palate and the eye.
Here are the cocktails making a splash this summer:
Eureka! Milk Punch: bourbon / spiced Rum / white Rum / herbsaint / brandy / bitters / clove / coriander /cinnamon/ green tea / clarified milk / pineapple / lemon 12
Satisfaction: bourbon / St. George Bruto Americano / BroVo Amaro 12
Tan Lines: vodka / Chareau Aloe / lemon / mint / watermelon / sparkling wine 10
Before It Was Cool : tequila /…
The 9th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach will be held at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina on Sunday, August 6, 2017, from 3 to 8 p.m. Live Whole Maine Lobster flown in fresh on the morning of the event is prepared on-site alongside a buffet that includes NY Strip Steak, corn-on-the-cob, red potatoes, salads, fresh baked sourdough rolls, and dessert.
In addition to serving a whole Maine Lobster dinner and all its complements, the Lobsterfest at Newport Beach features a full bar with craft beer and premium wine, live music for fun and dancing from "West Coast Party Crashers", and special activities on-site for youngsters provided by Camp James.
Now in its ninth year, the Lobsterfest at Newport Beach has evolved into a regional event attracting local Orange…Continue
Bayside Restaurant is conducting a contest to find the most creative, visually interesting and unusual selfie in time for National Selfie Day on Wednesday, June 21. Bayside Restaurant is encouraging participants to submit no more than 3 selfies by using the hashtag #BaysideRestaurant and tagging the restaurant on its Facebook and/or Instagram pages. The winner, who will be selected by a panel of established photographers and techies, will receive a $100 gift card to dine at Bayside.
All submissions must be made no later than noon on June 21. For more information; 949-721-1222 or visit…Continue
Blistered Shishito Peppers…$7
cotija cheese, shaved radish, habanero horseradish crème sauce, micro cilantro
Nueske’s Bacon Sliders…$8
chimichurri, chipotle aioli, pickled red onions, fried steam buns
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail…$12
shrimp, charred cocktail sauce, cucumber, avocado, black volcanic sea salt, crispy garlic
Oysters on the Half Shell…$6
meyer lemon chimichurri
Oysters Las Brisas…$7
charred corn, roasted poblano peppers, mascarpone, chorizo, toasted panko
marinated chicken oyster, crispy chicken skin, charred tomato…
Sapphire Laguna Executive Chef Azmin Ghahreman has introduced a new menu for weekday lunch hours Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In keeping with locally sourced, globally influenced dishes, the Laguna Beach restaurant’s new lunch menu features dishes in which comfort cuisine meets exotic innovation. Among his global dishes that utilize the best seasonal ingredients and responsibly raised and sourced meat, poultry, and seafood, are a Crispy Barramundi Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries, a Pesto Salmon Salad with a refreshing Basil-Citronade dressing, and a Ground Lamb & Hummus Pita Plate.
Following is the complete lunch menu now being offered at Sapphire Laguna:
KOBE BEEF HAVARTI CHEESEBURGER
Caramelized Onion, Arugula, Tomato,…
Wednesday, June 21 2017 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Bistango (19100 Von Karman Avenue (Atrium Building)) enjoy a wine tasting with wines produced by the Catena family, considered to be one of South America finest vintners. Among the wines featured will be the Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena, which has earned critical raves and is the 4th highest scoring wine in the world. A native son of Mendoza, Pablo Piccolo will fly in for the occasion. The noted winemaker was virtually raised among the vineyards of Argentina, cultivating his appreciation and knowledge of the local winemaking culture from a young age. Capping his illustrious career has been his 6-year stint at Bodega Catena Zapata. His experience as U.S. Export Manager for this world-class luxury wine producer has made him one of the…Continue
Let Bad to the Bone BBQ man the grill this Father’s Day. The popular barbecue restaurant will open early with a signature dish exclusively for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18. This Father's Day, Bad to the Bone BBQ will celebrate dads with burnt ends, priced at $15.95. Flavorful pieces of USDA “Prime” brisket cut from the moist end, the burnt ends are seared, seasoned and double-smoked over hickory to seal in the natural juices and tossed with Bad to the Bone’s signature BBQ sauce. The restaurant will also open an hour early, at 10 a.m., providing ample time to honor fathers.
The full menu and more information are available at…
South Coast Plaza restaurants offer brunch as well as lunch and dinner with specialties for Father's Day.
Sunday June 18, 2017 - Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; à la carte 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Known for is seasonally inspired health-conscious menu, Season’s 52 new brunch menu features chef creations such as smoked salmon flatbread, s52 eggs Benedict with poached lobster, brick oven brioche French toast with whiskey-smoked brown sugar pecans, braised short rib hash, vegetable frittata, shakshuka and a special Greek yogurt mousse marmalade parfait mini created in honor of the South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary. Red wine sangria, prosecco Bellinis, mimosas and Sriracha Bloody Marys may be…Continue
Antonello Ristorante is introducing Southern California’s biggest steak – a 50 oz. cut of USDA Choice beef, announced chef/owner Antonio Cagnolo. Referred to by Italians as "doca," the cut is long, flat and prized for its flavor. Antonello will present it rolled and prepared to guests’ desired temperature along with a selection of sauces to further enhance the beef’s natural flavor. Cost is $79.95 and is meant to be shared.
Steak has always been central to Italian cuisine and Antonello has long offered various traditional cuts like filet mignon, New York strip and ribeye. The Non Plus Ultra – is a stellar cut of beef and is prepared so that it’s juicy and tender. The presentation is unique, the beef is rolled and then slice it against the grain and so the spiral effect remains…Continue