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CAVA has announced the opening of its second Orange County restaurant - located near The Shops at Mission Viejo. The restaurant will officially open on Thursday, March 28th at 10:45 AM and will build on the brand’s momentum in Orange County following the open of its first location in Irvine in November 2016.
CAVA will host a “Community Day” on Wednesday, March 27th, providing free lunch between the hours of 11am-1pm and dinner from 5pm-7pm. Along with the free meals CAVA will take donations to benefit local non-profit partner Kid Healthy whose mission is to address health and wellness by engaging school children and families from the most underserved communities of Orange County through culturally appropriate health and wellness programs that measurably improve nutrition and fitness…Continue
Newport Dunes’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns Saturday, March 31. Hundreds of children will gather to search for more than six thousand eggs containing goodies ranging from candy and toys to golden eggs containing cash prizes. One lucky kid will pick up an egg enclosed with a token for a new bicycle. The Easter Bunny himself will lead the hunt and be available for family photos.
Easter Sunday, April 1 at Newport Dunes begins with the renowned Sunrise Easter Service delivered by Mariners Church Pastor Tim Lukei at Pavilion E at 7 a.m.
The service is followed by a gourmet Easter Brunch at Back Bay Bistro from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter Sunday Brunch offers signature breakfast dishes and highlights a build-your-own omelet station, a carving station featuring honey glazed ham and…Continue
Five Crowns is thrilled to unveil a new spring menu available starting today. Featuring the season’s freshest flavors to compliment the restaurant’s classic dishes, the colorful menu welcomes several new small plates such as the Smoked Octopus with meyer lemon yogurt, spring peas and pickled red onions, main dishes like the Coffee Rubbed Shortrib with broccolini, tomato petals, grilled leeks, horseradish gremolata and bordelaise and desserts such as the Cheesecake with carrot cake crumbles, walnut ice cream and carrot chips.
SPRING MENU HIGHLIGHTS:
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Burger Boss is now hiring for its new location in Newport Beach. Located just a sandal-toss from the blue Pacific, Burger Boss is set to open its doors in early April. This will be the fifth Orange County location for the five-year-old company, which opened its first restaurant near UC Riverside in 2011.
From the very beginning Burger Boss’s goal has been to bring back the great American burger, which ceased to exist when large chains began mass producing them choosing quantity over quality. Farha then came up with the idea of putting the guest in charge of building their own burger.
The ordering process begins at the large touch screen kiosk near the entry where guests visually build their burger on a flat screen monitor and place their order when finished.
A Reimagined Chef Demo is here and it’s called the Secret Chef Society. The Secret Chef Society will be held at the Fisher & Paykel Experience Center in Costa Mesa and promises to prime the palates of Orange County foodies and chefs alike.
Guests only know a few facts prior to each event: That a great local chef will show everyone how to make incredible appetizers, they’ll sip nice wines and enjoy a fun filled culinary experience. Every guest will receive a key upon entrance and some will have special keys but that is all we can say about that.
The Secret Chef Society will have an intimate audience at the Fisher & Paykel Experience Center
695 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. “We are so excited to showcase our new Experience Center and premium product lines with the Southern…Continue
Celebrate Easter with family and friends at Five Crowns with either Easter brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or Easter dinner from 4-8 p.m. Both brunch and dinner prix-fixe menus highlight succulent starters such as Lobster Bisque with crème fraîche and Pride of the Crowns salad with bacon, toasted walnuts, gruyere and herbs de Provence dressing. Mouthwatering mains feature Crab Benedict with poached eggs, béarnaise and truffled potatoes on the brunch menu and Seared Salmon with leek soubise, zucchini, artichokes, dill and garlic chips on the dinner menu. Please your sweet tooth and choose from decadent dessert options including Meyer Lemon Beignets during brunch and Crème Brûlée with champagne berries at dinner.
Taco Rosa has added a new Power Lunch menu to its restaurants in Newport Beach & Irvine. The new $10 specials feature a mix of inventive dishes including Tacos de Chile Relleno and time-honored Mexican classics like Fajitas de Pollo. “After the success of Orange County Restaurant Week, we decided to add $10 Power Lunch specials to our lunch menu. Differentiating our lunch menu from our dinner menu allows us to speed up service and better feed the desires of our customers during lunch,” comments chef/owner Ivan Calderon. "Our Power Lunch menu offers guests with our best selection of ‘home run' dishes in the ideal lunch portion at a value price point.”…Continue
Sushi Roku Newport Beach hosts its inaugural ‘Wagyu Week’, happening Monday, March 19 through Sunday, March 25 featuring a tasting menu that pairs three Wagyu appetizers with three distinct Japanese spirits. The Wagyu Week tasting menu show-cases Bungo beef, considered the highest-quality Japanese grade beef, originating from the Oita prefecture in the Kyushu region of Japan.
The Wagyu Week tasting menu will be offered at Sushi Roku Newport Beach, as well as sister restaurant ROKU Sunset in West Hollywood, and will be priced at $85 (exclusive of tax & gratuity). The menu features the following three appetizer flights and beverage pairings thoughtfully chosen by Sushi Roku GM & Sake Sommelier, Eiji Mori:
Bungo Wagyu Skewer paired with Ginza no Suzume Kohaku Shochu: this…Continue
Pita Jungle in Newport Beach has launched their new Seasonal Kitchen Crafts menu featuring eight dishes that will be offered through the end of the May. For this limited time menu, the local restaurant group is bringing back some fan-favorites classics in addition to introducing some new items.
Seasonal Kitchen Crafts menu:
Beluga Lentil Soup
Curried Spinach Potato Pizza
Wood-Fired Philly Steak Lavash Wrap
Shrimp Tikka Masala
Red Quinoa-Taboule Salad with Avocado Hummus
Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice-Cream
Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens is pleased to host an evening of amazing food and great company. Taking place during Roger’s Gardens’ annual Spring Celebration and benefitting The Ecology Center, the Local Artisan Dinner will feature an exclusive, multicourse menu and beverage pairing highlighting the season’s freshest flavors.
Under the stars and amongst the olive trees, meet and mingle with the real stars of the evening, the local food and drink artisans who made the special dinner possible. In attendance will be Evan Marks of The Ecology Center, Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms, Sherry Mandrell of the Tehachapi Grain Project, Peter Schaner of Schaner Family Farms, Meredith Bell of Autonomy Farms, Brian and Robin Christenson of Blinking Owl Distillery, Sara Lezama and Kyle Titterud of…Continue