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Third Annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic At Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

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

Come and celebrate summer at the third annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic presented by Pacific Sales at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, taking place on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 2–5 p.m. Recognized by The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association as one of the top ten food and wine festivals in the world, the two-day experience invites culinary enthusiasts and wine lovers to enjoy the soft sands and bay-front view while experiencing over 100 stations to savor the perfect summer weekend.

Bubble enthusiasts will enjoy a Lillet Spritz welcome cocktail and a visit to the Bubble Bar at the end of the sand featuring G.H. Mumm, Scharffenberger Cellars, Argyle Winery, Gloria Ferrar, Wilson Creek and Martini & Rossi. Head to the Wine Lounge by Dacor to browse the latest in luxury wine appliances and sample…

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Fleming's Newport Beach Debuts Multi-Sensory Immersive Dining Experience

Posted by Kelli on August 16, 2019 at 1:35pm 0 Comments

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering guests a whole new dining experience – awaken all five senses with a culinary journey. The next immersive wine dinner experience is scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Fleming’s located at Fashion Island. Guests are invited to the Taste of the Future Wine Event featuring a five-course California-inspired wine pairing menu.



This multi-sensory culinary voyage will engage touch, sight, sound and taste during each course. The private dining space will transform with virtual panoramic projections and natural sounds of evocative scenes of the ocean, farms and vineyards that inspired the menu selections. All five senses will be stimulated during a five-course menu each paired with a distinguished wine, curated by Chef Partner Kevin Monahan and National Wine…

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Inaugural ‘Haven Dinner Series’ Freaturing Southern Italian Cuisine

Posted by Kelli on August 14, 2019 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

Haven Craft Kitchen+Bar is hosting its inaugural Haven Dinner Series event, Executive Chef Craig Brady will treat guests to a Southern Italian menu, highlighting one of his favorite regional cuisines.

Chef Brady is introducing his Haven Dinner Series as a way to express his personal style and creativity to create an innovative, chef-driven menu using the season’s most vibrant ingredients and produce. The goal is to create an unparalleled dining experience with dishes that guests aren’t likely to find on the restaurant’s daily menu.

For the first Haven Dinner Series on August 23rd, Chef Brady will present a 5-course dinner based on his favorite flavors and techniques from Southern Italy. Guests can expect a few surprises along the way, including tableside preparations and courses created a la minute. To complete the dining experience,…

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Puesto Partners with Califia Farms to offer Frozen Oatmilk Horchata

Posted by Kelli on August 14, 2019 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

Puesto has joined with Califia Farms to offer a new Frozen Horchata made with Califia’s Oatmilk, which is made from whole-grain, gluten-free oats that are grown in North America. The Oatmilk Horchata is delicious, creamy, non-dairy drink that can be enjoyed all summer long.

Puesto will donate a dollar from each Frozen Horchata purchase Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, a fundraising endurance event featuring award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community fighting hunger outside the kitchen. Chef Cycle engages culinary talents to complete a 3-day, 300-mile ride to raise funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry. The 2020 ride has a goal of 275 chefs riding to help raise $2 million, which translates to 20 million meals for kids facing hunger.

Puesto’s new Frozen Horchata is available at all locations. Find Puesto’s full…

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RAMEN & TSUKEMEN 道TAO Announces Upcoming Grand Opening in Buena Park

Posted by Kelli on August 12, 2019 at 12:25pm 0 Comments

Japanese Chef Toshimasa Sano announces his first ramen restaurant will open in Buena Park on Tuesday, September 3.  After 10 years of training at Tsujita in Tokyo, Sano was inspired to open his own ramen shop, named “RAMEN & TSUKEMEN道 TAO,” and he is especially excited to introduce hi guests to ramen dishes with miso broth, Tsujita’s specialty. Sano’s menu includes four kinds of ramen noodles: White Miso Ramen, Red Miso Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen, and Tsukemen dipping noodles, along with two kinds of pork buns and steamed white rice as side dishes. Toppings include: Ajitama (soft-boiled eggs), Menma (marinated bamboo shoots), green onions, char-siu (roasted pork), nori and vegetables.



Tonkotsu ramen with its creamy, pork-based broth (originally from Fukuoka City in Southern Japan) has become a favorite among ramen lovers in the U.S., and…

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The Winery Restaurant To Host Event to Benefit the Arthritis Foundation

Posted by Kelli on August 9, 2019 at 1:42pm 0 Comments

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar presents “The Great Crush” fundraiser on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. benefitting the Arthritis Foundation in Newport Beach. The event will feature a wine tasting with more than 80 wines, including many unique finds from boutique wineries spanning the globe. Guests will also have the opportunity to partake in an early tasting during a Yacht Tour through the Newport Marina prior to the main event. The fundraiser will include a sampling of passed hors d’oeuvres by The Winery’s Executive Chef and Partner, Yvon Goetz, along with live and silent auctions.

"This is our ninth grand fundraising event, which we previously called ‘Sunday in the Vineyard’ and, after a brief hiatus, we are extremely excited to bring back this beloved event that has raised approximately $498,000 to date,” commented JC…

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Celebrate National Filet Mignon Day at Fleming's

Posted by Kelli on August 9, 2019 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

National Filet Mignon Day is Wednesday, August 13th and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is celebrating, guests can enjoy a three-course menu – starting at $55. the menu features an 8 oz Filet Mignon topped with one of three exclusive flavor sensations: Colossal King Crab Scampi, Seared Pork Belly or a Deconstructed Filet Wellington.

Fleming’s is also offering guests a whole new way to enjoy wine with dinner…personalized. Through the end of the month, guests are invited to sip through as many of the six distinguished wines as they’d like from the Duckhorn Portfolio as part of its new “Uncorked Wine Experience” for $28* per guest with dinner.

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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Back Bay Bistro

Posted by Kelli on August 2, 2019 at 1:44pm 0 Comments

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Back Bay Bistro are pleased to present Labor Day weekend full of events starting Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2. The whole family can make a splash at Newport Dunes Water Park and explore the Liquid Run inflatable obstacle course. Enjoy live music and entertainment with Boots on the Beach and Bands at the Bistro and indulge in a waterfront Luau feast and more.

All weekend long from 10 a.m.–6 p.m, Newport Dunes Water Park will be open for kids and adults alike to enjoy an array of water activities inside the secluded, tranquil bay. Offering new, comfort-fitting and quick-drying, Super Soft life vests for kids, the one-of-a-kind waterscape includes brand new kayaks and two-person pedal boats, stand up paddleboards and electric Duffy boats available for rent. The star summer attraction is the…

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Marugame Udon Opening At South Coast Plaza

Posted by Kelli on August 2, 2019 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

Marugame Udon will open Saturday, August 3, 2019 at South Coast Plaza. Marugame provides authentic made-to-order udon with noodles that are freshly kneaded, boiled and cooked in an open, exhibition kitchen. Guests will approach a counter to make their selections of broth and proteins to top hot or cold udon. Next, an extensive variety of tempura and musubi are offered. Finally diners are directed to a diverse array of complimentary toppings to customize the udon. The well-priced menu and quick service approach create an energetic, engaging experience.

Marugame Udon specializes in Japanese authentic Sanuki udon. Each Marugame is equipped with an original, Japanese-imported machine that mimics traditional methods to efficiently knead the flour daily. The recipe is created with special flour imported from Japan which contributes to the…

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Celebrate National Avocado Day At Puesto

Posted by Kelli on July 30, 2019 at 2:15pm 0 Comments

Tomorrow is National Avocado Day and Puesto is offering up a free guacamole to any guest who orders a pitcher of its perfect margaritas. This offer is available all day at both Orange County Puesto locations.

Puesto has three types of guacamole to choose from: Classic, Puesto Perfect and Nogada. Puesto Perfect has the unexpected addition of Parmigiano-Reggiano, while Nogada features the Classic topped with pomegranate arils, mango, chile de arbol and candied walnuts.

Puesto has SEVEN margarita varieties to choose from, starting with the Puesto Perfect (blue agave reposado, fresh squeezed lime juice, organic agave nectar) to the Cilantro (blue agave reposado, fresh cilantro, jalapeno and a touch of dry curacao) to the Fruit Cart (Don Julio Blanco, mango, pineapple, watermelon, cucumber, chamoy and Tajín).

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