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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Pacific Hideaway

Posted by Kelli on March 14, 2019 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world with Irish themed parades, green gear, shamrocks and, of course, whiskey and beer. This year, there is no better way to celebrate the holiday in Orange County than with the “Man’s Best Friend” special at Huntington Beach’s Pacific Hideaway.

The restaurant located in the Kimpton Shorebreak Resort will be offering a fun special on March 17 – a shot of Jameson and the traditional Irish Guinness for just $10.

Pacific Hideaway
500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714.965.4448
https://www.shorebreakhotel.com

Irish Beef Stew Recipe

Posted by Kelli on March 13, 2019 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

This beef stew has all of the classic trimmings of a good Irish stew — featuring meat, stock, plenty of root vegetables along with some Guinness extra stout, for its malty flavor and some Irish authenticity.

Use of beef chuck stew meat that is well marbled with fat is suggested, lean stew meat will end up dry.

Save some of your prep time by chopping the onions, carrots, and potatoes while the stock with beef is simmering.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ lbs well-marbled chuck beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 3 tsp of salt (more to taste)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 6 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups beef stock or broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup of Guinness extra stout
  • 1 cup of hearty red wine
  • 2 Tbsp tomato…
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Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Posted by Kelli on March 13, 2019 at 1:29pm 0 Comments

Once a year or so around St Patrick's Day, we tend to make corned beef and cabbage. Even though the dish isn’t really eaten in Ireland, or at least not with the enthusiasm for it that you have, we’ll celebrate the day the way we like, and raise a toast with a pint of Guinness as well.

The traditional way to cook corned beef and cabbage is to boil it, both the beef and the cabbage. But not everyone likes boiled foods, so here we give you two versions, a corned beef and cabbage in the oven with honey and mustard (blanched first to extract some of the excess salt), and a boiled version.

When buying corned beef you have a choice between “flat cut” and “point cut.” Either cut will work with these methods. The point cut will have more fat marbling throughout the meat, making it a more flavorful cut, but there will be more shrinkage…

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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Posted by Kelli on March 13, 2019 at 1:53pm 0 Comments

This soda bread recipe is a slightly fancied up Americanized version of the Irish classic, with a little butter, sugar, an egg, and some currants or raisins added to the base. You can bake it in a cast iron frying pan or an a regular baking sheet.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 4 ½ cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup currants or raisins
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk



Directions

Preheat oven to 425°F. Whisk together 4 cups of flour, the sugar, salt, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.

Using clean fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal,…

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Colcannon Potatoes Recipe

Posted by Kelli on March 13, 2019 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

A St. Patrick’s day favorite, colcannon is a traditional Irish potato recipe, featuring a mixture of creamy mashed potatoes and usually kale or cabbage.

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes (2 to 2 ½ lbs.), peeled and cut into large chunks
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 to 6 Tbsp unsalted butter (with more butter for serving)
  • 3 lightly packed cups of chopped kale, cabbage, chard, or other leafy green
  • 3 green onions (including the green onion greens), minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup milk or cream



Directions

Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Add 2 tablespoons of salt, and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender, 15…

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Celebrate National Ravioli Day at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse on March 20

Posted by Ajenda Public Relations on March 14, 2019 at 3:57pm 0 Comments

Wednesday, March 20th celebrates the arrival of spring, along with a much more delicious holiday - National Ravioli Day! Indulge in Davio’s Lemon Ricotta Ravioli for one day only in observance of the foodie holiday. The fresh, housemade ravioli is stuffed with lemon zest, ricotta, and parmesan, with an orange buerre blanc sauce. Visit Davio’s at the Irvine Towers to try this dish, available on National Ravioli Day only!

The Patio Marketplace Redefines Workplace Dining In Irvine

Posted by Kelli on March 14, 2019 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

The Patio Group will redefine dining in the workplace with The Patio Marketplace at two corporate settings in Irvine. Scheduled to open Monday, March 18th, The Patio Marketplace at 400 Spectrum will feature a versatile dining space and exhibition kitchen within a new 21-story tower in the heart of Irvine Spectrum. Following that, The Patio Marketplace at Intersect will bring a full-service restaurant with an outdoor two-story shipping container concept to Intersect, a four-building, 436,000-square-foot office campus situated in the heart of Irvine’s Airport Area.

“We are excited to lead the charge on the future of workplace dining in Orange County by aligning ourselves with the most reputable partners in the community. Industry leader Irvine Company has its finger on the pulse of Orange County and Hines is a firm that aligns perfectly with…

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The Taco Stand Comes to Orange County

Posted by Kelli on March 14, 2019 at 2:24pm 0 Comments

San Diego’s staple taqueria, The Taco Stand, has expanded to Orange County. Known for slinging authentic, Tijuana-style tacos, the Orange County location will be featuring the same popular menu items featured at its other locations.

Co-Owners Julian Hakim and Aram Baloyan are both originally from Tijuana, the two restaurateurs grew up eating at a dozen local taco stands on a weekly basis, enjoying fresh grilled carne asada with spicy salsas on homemade tortillas. Hakim says, “In Tijuana, tacos were always the go-to option when someone wanted a quick, but well-made meal.” After moving to San Diego, they quickly realized that finding the type of tacos they grew up enjoying was a challenge, which inspired the opening of their first San Diego location in 2013.

Hakim and Baloyan have maintained the same street taco stand vibe at all…

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Hotel Irvine's Backyard Brunches For Easter and Mother's Day

Posted by Kelli on March 14, 2019 at 11:00am 0 Comments

SoCal’s The Backyard at Hotel Irvine is known for celebrating with colorful and delicious fun for special holidays like Easter and Mother’s Day.

Easter Brunch in The Backyard

Sunday, April 21, with seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

This Easter the whole family will want to celebrate together at Hotel Irvine’s Easter Brunch in The Backyard. It’s going to be an egg-cellent time filled with two Easter egg hunts – one for kids and one for adults – a petting zoo, pictures with the Easter Bunny and live music. Brunch favorites at are created at the chef-crafted buffet, the KIDS’ CORNER will satisfy young appetites, and for the adults – bottomless mimosas.

$75 per adult, $35 per child ages five to 12. Children four and under free. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Advanced purchase recommended. More…

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Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2019

Posted by Kelli on March 13, 2019 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival has returned to the Disneyland Resort, happening now through April 23, with flavors and fare inspired by the Golden State. Guests of all ages can celebrate with unforgettable cuisine, beverages and entertainment at this culinary festival in Disney California Adventure Park. With experiences happening daily during the limited-time event, guests can find something tasty to try and fun to do as they explore the uniquely Disney festival.

The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival features tempting items for the whole family to enjoy, including unique food and beverage offerings at 14 different Festival Marketplaces. Each location’s menu is inspired by fresh, California-grown ingredients. Guests will also discover locally brewed craft beers, wine and spirits from all across the…

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