Tuesday, May 23rd
5:30 – 7 p.m.
19100 Von Karman Avenue (Atrium Building)
A celebration of life on France’s Cotes d’Azur—fashion, film, and wine. All the wines are French, all come from the South (Cotes d’Azur and classic Cotes du Rhone area) including the star of the show, Chateauneuf and Cabirau “Serge & Nicholas,” which has garnered 95pts from Robert Parker twice.
· Château des Bertrands “Elegance” Rose, Côtes de Provence (most stylish Rose in this category)
· Domaine Paul Autard Côtes du Rhône Rouge
· Jean Deydier “Clefs d’Or” Châteauneuf-du-Pape
· Cabirau “Serge & Nicholas,” Côtes de Roussillon
BISTANGO: The restaurant enjoys an enduring and loyal following especially among OC’s business community. It even earned the Register’s best “power lunch destination” designation. Its diverse and eclectic menu of contemporary American cuisine has proven popular among locals and critics, alike. In addition to its 400-bottle wine list, which has been heralded by Wine Spectator, Bistango offers an extensive list of classic and specialty cocktails and craft beers. Its outdoor patio, Bistango Gardens is distinguished by mature trees, plants and flowers that lend natural intimacy and an enormous circular fountain that serves as its centerpiece. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner weekdays and dinner-only Saturdays. Live entertainment can be enjoyed each evening in its lounge where couples often dance the night away.