January 2012 Blog Posts (45)

Kimera Restaurant to Host a Special Red Carpet Party to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County

Kimera Restaurant and Lounge will host a special Red Carpet Party on Sunday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the Oscars. The event will feature a red carpet entrance, a full buffet dinner, cocktails, ample viewing of the awards ceremony and a silent auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County. There will also be a special appearance by Peggy Tanous,…


Added by Lauren on January 31, 2012 at 11:23pm — No Comments

UCI Extension and The Hotel Hanford to Hold February Mourvèdres Wine Event

The Hotel Hanford, Costa Mesa’s newest and most upscale boutique hotel, announced today that it will be hosting its “This Year’s New Black: Mourverde” event on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the hotel’s stylish Wine Salon. The event is the second monthly series titled “The Noble Vine Series,” and is part of the hotel’s partnership with UCI Extension…


Added by Lauren on January 30, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Experience Love at First Bite at True Food Kitchen

The special Valentine’s Day dinner offers a variety of True Food Kitchen’s most popular dishes that will leave you satisfied without weighing you down. The meal starts with a choice of appetizer, followed by a choice of entrée and ends with a dessert assortment.

The three-course dinner will be served on Tuesday, February 14, and is priced at $25 per…


Added by Lauren on January 30, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Will a 3-Martini Lunch Make You More Creative at Work?

Nieuport 17 is one of those places in OC where the "Three Martini" lunch was the norm for many years. While many of our customers continued the tradition in years past it definitely was not like the old days

Well , its making a comeback. Maybe it's the green shoots of recovery after the many years of recession, but we are seeing a an uptick in lunchtime…


Added by Cameron Irons on January 30, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen Celebrates Valentine's Day With Mi Amor Menu

Cha Cha’s offers a lively, yet romantic ambiance for couples looking to enjoy a special evening in the tradition of Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the holiday and the love that surrounds it, Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen has designed a special ‘Mi Amor’ menu available throughout the week and both weekends surrounding February 14th. The special menu will feature an abundance of Cha…


Added by Lauren on January 28, 2012 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Be the MVP of Party Hosts this Super Bowl Sunday at Sapphire

The All-American holiday and second-biggest event for food consumption (after Thanksgiving) is finally here…Super Bowl Sunday on February 5! Here’s a tip for football fans hosting this year’s party: take advantage of Sapphire Pantry’s Super Bowl party platters.

Score a touchdown with your friends with tasty game day snacks like Cajun BBq wings, mini Kobe cheeseburgers,…


Added by Lauren on January 28, 2012 at 6:42pm — No Comments

DIY Network and Food Network Magazine Reunite for One-Hour “Worst Kitchen in America” Special on Tuesday, January 31 at 9 p.m.

Who has the worst kitchen in America? DIY Network, the go-to destination for home improvement television, and Food Network Magazine, the best-selling epicurean title on the newsstand, teamed up for the second year to find out. This past summer more than 15,500 photos and videos were submitted by home cooks explaining why their kitchen was cramping their style and in need of a complete overhaul. Charlotte, N.C., homeowner and US Airways flight attendant Alan Young’s congested and…


Added by OCfoodies on January 27, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Rock'n Fish Laguna Beach offers new Brunch Menu!

ROCK’N FISH is opening for brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays and serving up an extensive menu selection with entrees under $15.

The brunch menu offers a variety of Free Range Egg dishes, including Chef Roberto’s Huevos Ranchero with a choice of eggs topped with melted Pepperjack and sour cream on a crisp flour tortilla with black beans, Spanish rice, guajillo sauce, chiles and onions; a…


Added by OCfoodies on January 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

LUCCA Offers Valentine’s Day “Opposites Attract” Dinner Tasting Menu

At LUCCA there’s only one way to the heart – through the stomach. Husband-and-wife team Elliott and Cathy Pavlos have built LUCCA with lots of heart, which means great attention to its seasonal menu, reminiscent of a Euro bistro, complete with an exquisite wine bar. This year, they showcase their offerings through a truly heartwarming Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Tasting Menu…


Added by Lauren on January 26, 2012 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Super Bowl Sunday at Prego Ristorante

Prego Ristorante is offering those who crave quality dining and impeccable service to join them this year as they show the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5 on six flatscreen televisions in the restaurant’s expansive bar/lounge.

This year, Prego is offering an all-you-can-eat menu of Chef’s Bar Bites, along with two pints of Evans Beer on tap, for $20 per guest…


Added by Lauren on January 26, 2012 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Sapphire Laguna Celebrates True Love and Fine Food this Valentine's Day

Sapphire Laguna is putting love and passion on the menu this Valentine’s Day. Featuring a three-course menu, beginning with a tasting of seafood, followed by a choice of entrée and dessert; Chef Azmin Ghahreman’s globally inspired menu will excite taste buds and spark romance. 

“Valentine’s Day is yet another opportunity for our culinary team to get creative with the…


Added by Lauren on January 26, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

"Aviation" Pop up Chef Series continues at Nieuport 17 in Tustin

Tustin, CA - Nieuport 17 Restaurant has created an innovative pop up restaurant which features a different menu created by a different chef at every opening.

Chefs if you want to participate heres the deal. You commit to bringing at least 25 guests. You design the menu, pick the wines or cocktails, provide the shopping list, and manage the preparation along with Chef Marco. Then enjoy the evening hosting your guests along with our regular followers who join in. We pay all the…


Added by Cameron Irons on January 26, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

True Food Kitchen Revamps Brunch Menu

True Food Kitchen is serving up a revamped Weekend Brunch menu with new additions to help diners eat healthier in 2012. Greek yogurt, fresh fruits, granola, whole grains, coconut milk, and gluten-free bites are some of the many reasons why brunching at True Food Kitchen is both delicious and nutritious.

New Brunch Menu Items provide a healthy dose of nutrition…


Added by Lauren on January 25, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Forget the Salt Shaker and Enjoy Better Health

Savory Spice Shop, a purveyor of fine spices, offers salt-free spice blends for a heart healthy twist on spicing up their favorite dishes. 

“Spices are full of healing powers and health benefits, but the best part is they add flavors and depth to our favorite foods,” says Laura Shute, spice expert and co-owner of the Savory Spice Shop in Corona Del Mar and the Savory Spice Stop at the OC Mart MIX in Costa Mesa. “Too often we grab for the salt, when there are so many other healthy and…


Added by OCfoodies on January 22, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments


P.F. Chang’s is ringing in the Year of the Dragon with a special gift for guests. In honor of the 15-day Chinese celebration, guests who visit any P.F. Chang’s in the United States from January 23 through February 6, 2012 will receive a red envelope containing an unknown reward. On the guests’ next visit, a P.F. Chang’s manager or server will open the envelope and reveal its contents.*…


Added by OCfoodies on January 22, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Cold Stone Creamery Introduces ‘Hot for Cookie’ Warm Dessert

Cold Stone Creamery will offer a limited time addition, Hot for Cookie™, to their Hot Stone™ Warm and Delicious™ plated dessert line beginning January 18. This  treat is made with a warm medley of a baked Chocolate Chip Cookie and rich Cookie Dough topped with French Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Topping and Shaved Chocolate. Typical of Cold Stone, this product…


Added by OCfoodies on January 22, 2012 at 12:44am — No Comments

Chuao Chocolatier Sweetens the Deal This Valentine’s Day; Offers Trip for Two to San Diego

Chuao Chocolatier, based in San Diego, launched a Facebook campaign offering people a chance to win a free trip for two to San Diego, Calif., valued at more than $1,500. The grand prize winner and a guest will fly to San Diego, stay in the luxurious La Jolla Shores beachfront hotel for two nights, dine at THE SHORES restaurant and be treated to a private wine and chocolate tasting with Chuao Chocolatier’s Master Chef and Founder Michael Antonorsi. Enter at…


Added by OCfoodies on January 22, 2012 at 12:31am — No Comments

SOL Mexican Cocina Clase Azul Super Premium Tequila Dinner

SOL Mexican Cocina presents an excellent alternative to the usual Oscar Sunday festivities with an award-worthy super premium tequila dinner featuring the legendary Clase Azul Tequila at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Perfect for the novice tequila drinker and the connoisseur, alike, this dinner will introduce guests to learn the intricacies in flavor, aroma and…


Added by Lauren on January 21, 2012 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Valentines Celebration at French 75

French 75 is an OpenTable's choice as the Number 1 most romantic restaurant in LA and Orange County. Chef Gregory Moro has prepared an amazing menu that is sure to please. A red rose is included with dinner. Reserve your table now for Valentines.

February 10th thru 12th, 3-Course menu, $60 per person

February 14th, 4-Course menu, $95 per person…


Added by Lauren on January 21, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Starfish Celebrates Asian New Year

To celebrate the Asian lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon, Starfish has created a pan-Asian inspired menu of traditional treats to celebrate this most important of Asian holiday.

Guests can enjoy four days of special drink and food offerings beginning Monday, January 23rd. Chef Yuan has made a special a la carte Dragon Menu to celebrate the honored traditions of…


Added by Lauren on January 21, 2012 at 10:40pm — No Comments

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