On Father’s Day in The Backyard, it’s all about outdoor fun, food and select dad-inspired alcoholic tastings. There will be a variety of delish tacos and sliders, chilled seafood including a poke and ceviche bar and items like Whole Roasted Porchetta, Rotisserie Chicken and Hot Smoked BBQ Brisket straight from the grill. Sides and salads will satisfy the hungriest dad, and desserts like Chuck Wagon Dutch-Oven Apple Pie and Warm Chocolate Churros with Grand Marnier strawberries will have him dreaming of his next afternoon nap. Not leaving anyone out, the Kids’ Corner will feature Chicken and Waffles, with warm maple syrup, Tater Tots and Mini Beef Meatballs. On the drink side are a prosecco tasting station, Red Bar station offering prohibition barrel aged Old Fashioned cocktails, assorted cigars (one per person) and a Marketplace station with smoothies and freshly squeezed juices.
$65 per adult; $20 per child ages five to 12. Pricing includes tax and gratuities. Children four and under are free. Advanced ticket purchase recommended on Eventbrite. Call 877-494-2012 for more information.
Summer Frosé Brunch at EATS Kitchen & Bar
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June through September
It’s all cool and breezy at EATS Kitchen & Bar this summer. They’re mixing up the slushy, pink beverage everyone is going ga-ga for this summer – frosés – in flavors like Frosé Y’all with raspberries and orange liqueur, Strawberry Frosé with rhubarb and Bittersweet Frosé with crème de pamplemousse – at a reasonable $8 per glass or $30 a pitcher. And while sipping Frosés, Sparkling Sangria, a Build Your Own Bloody Mary or a Flight of Fruit Mimosas, more fun on the patio includes games such as Giant Jenga and Connect 4. When it’s time to eat, who doesn’t crave Orange Blossom French Toast made with challah bread soaked in orange blossom water laced batter, fried in butter and finished in the oven for a moist, custard-like center and topped with mascarpone, poached rhubarb and a sprinkling of pistachios. And wait, there’s Chicken and Waffle decadently and deliciously served with rosemary maple syrup and bacon butter.
New Shake, Burger & Roll Menu at EATS Kitchen & Bar
Thursdays during lunch and dinner, starting at 12 p.m.
Guests can shake it up every Thursday at EATS Kitchen & Bar with the new Shake, Burger & Roll menu featuring creative specialty burgers and summery decadent boozy milkshakes. There’s a Kimchi Burger with umami sauce and sriracha aioli, one that’s Fig and Goat, My Boy Blue with double smoked bacon and Pt. Reyes blue, and the Anti-Burger is a veggie patty with Swiss cheese, braised mushrooms and red peppers. A choice of EATS fries, tater tots or sweet potato fries comes with. And for those boozy milkshake options, there are Strawberry Pie with whipped cream vodka, Peanut Butter Bourbon composed of High West Silver Whiskey, Malted Chocolate made with Fernet Branca and Bananas Foster with Silver Rum.
$12 for specialty burger and fries, $10 for boozy milkshake, $18 for burger, fries and boozy milkshake combo.
Friday Funday at Red Bar and Lounge
Fridays June 22, July 6 and August 31 at 3 p.m.
In the summer it’s usually okay to start the weekend off early, and Red Bar & Lounge is a great place to do just that. To add to the escape, games on the Patio, Happy Hour prices until 7, and a DJ starts at 8.
Summer Game Nights at Red Bar and Lounge
Saturdays during the summer, starting at 3 p.m.
To cool down on Saturdays, Red Bar and Lounge is offering Boozy Summer Popsicles at the cool price of $8 per pop. Three delicious flavors: Blackberry Prosecco, Prickly Pear Mule with vodka and Bourbon and White Peach with lemon, maple and smoke. And, there’s healthy competition going on. Games like Giant Jenga, Connect 4 and more are played on the Patio along with raffles with prizes. Happy Hour runs until 7 p.m., and wines are 50% off.
Fireside Nights at EATS Kitchen & Bar
Friday and Saturday nights in July and August, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Locals and summer travelers will want to light up their summer Friday and Saturday nights at EATS Kitchen & Bar with live music on the outdoor patio. Alfresco dinners and after dinner desserts are sweetened by half off bottles of wine while talented local artists play live acoustic music – fireside.
On-going activities at Hotel Irvine:
Taco Tuesdays at EATS Kitchen & Bar and Red Bar and Lounge
Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
$3 street tacos at two different restaurants. That’s not double talk—that’s double tacos, every Tuesday at both EATS Kitchen & Bar and Red Bar and Lounge. Tacos choices include the ever-popular Al Pastor, Braised Short Rib and Grilled Chicken with accompanying fresh salsas of pineapple habanero, tomatillo salsa verde or tomato-fresno salsa, to be paired with $5 margaritas. It’s almost 2 much fun.
$1 Buck Shuck
Every Wednesday during dinnertime
It’s not necessary to shell out a lot of cash to get a fill of delicious oysters. At EATS Kitchen & Bar, they’re serving up shucks for only $1 each. The choice is from premium-quality varieties like Skookums, Fanny Bay, Chef’s Creek and Phantom Creek, all served with a bloody Mary granite, shallot mignonette, cocktail sauce, Tabasco and lemon wedges.
Minimum six per order.
The Macallan Whisky Lounge
Monday through Thursday during the summer, starting at 3 p.m.
Whisky lovers rejoice! This summer, Red Bar and Lounge is turning its outdoor patio into The Macallan Whisky Lounge where whisky lovers can sample three vintage single-malt Macallans paired with their choice of a cigar from the lounge’s selection. It’s time to take in the warm summer breeze and settle in for the afternoon or evening.
$35 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
Top of the Barrel at Red Bar and Lounge
Barrel-aged, pre-prohibition featured Old Fashioned cocktails with a modern twist at $13 each include Old Fashioned: Rebel Yell Bourbon with sugar, bitters and orange; Smoked Maple Old Fashioned: Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey; and Apple Pie Old Fashioned: Sazerac Rye Whiskey, apple liqueur, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, bitters and orange.
Farmers Market at Marketplace
Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hotel Irvine showcases seasonal fruits and vegetables plus a selection of artisan products – all brought to its Farmers Market at Marketplace. It’s a great way to support local vendors, stock up on fresh produce and purchase a variety of treats and gifts. And any time spend $50, get $5 towards next purchase.
Happy Hour at Red Bar and Lounge
Weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m.
What do coworkers, friends, business travelers and dates have in common? They all love happy hour at Red Bar and Lounge where they select food and drinks at half off – keeping the good times going no matter who they’re with.
Happy Hour at EATS Kitchen & Bar
Weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m.
This happy time brings bites starting at $3, $4 draft beers, $5 craft cocktails, $6 wines and a whole lot of fun. Bar seating only; no reservations.
17900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614
For hotel: 888-230-4452
For EATS Kitchen & Bar: 949-225-6780
For Red Bar and Lounge: 949-225-6757