April 2012 Blog Posts (39)

The Winery Offers Mother’s Day Brunch with Chef-Created Children’s Menu

This Mother’s Day, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar Executive Chef Yvon Goetz has created two Brunch menus to satisfy both adults and children! On Sunday, May 13th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Winery is…


Added by OCfoodies on April 30, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Talenti Gelato Unveils Five New Gelato Flavors!

With summer just weeks away, Talenti Gelato is introducing five new flavors to its line of all-natural gelatos: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Banana Chocolate Swirl, Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip-Stracciatella and Simply Strawberry. All new flavors will be available at major retail stores nationwide.

Talenti's newest gelato flavors are not…


Added by OCfoodies on April 30, 2012 at 6:01pm — No Comments

LUCCA's Celebrating Mom's with the "Mother of all Brunches"

This Mother’s Day, LUCCA will feature “the Mother of all brunches” with an extravagant brunch buffet and with its usual special deal for children under 12 by allowing them to pay according to their age! The popular Mother’s Day brunch buffet, offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, will feature a full buffet with a wide variety of…


Added by OCfoodies on April 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Nieuport 17 to Host Joseph Phelps Wine Dinner May 2

First course

2010 Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc Paired with Fennel, Sunchoke and Apple Salad

Second course

2008 Freestone Pinot Noir Paired with a Smoked Salmon and Artisan Cheese Plate

Third course

2008 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon and 2008 Insignia, paired with your choice…


Added by Cameron Irons on April 28, 2012 at 7:54am — No Comments

Maggiano's Invites Guests To 'Eat, Drink, Listen And Like' For A Cause

Maggiano's Little Italy kicks off the ninth annual "Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish"campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish, a nonprofit organization which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. During the program, Maggiano's 44 U.S. restaurants will feature a number of delicious giving opportunities designed to raise enough funds to grant at…


Added by OCfoodies on April 27, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Celebrate Mother's Day at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Say Thank You with a Special Brunch and $25 Dining Card

364 days a year, moms balance jobs, kids, households and more. This Mother's Day Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering a $34.95 per person meal. Families can enjoy three courses of classic brunch dishes and Fleming's favorites. In addition, an eye-opening brunch…


Added by OCfoodies on April 27, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments


The iconic restaurant located in Laguna Beach that has been serving their famous ala moana ribs and signature lapu lapu cocktail since 1947 is officially closed. Their last dinner service was Saturday, April 21st.

In the past year much positive momentum was gained with the addition of Chef James Harris, who had given the menu a makeover that refreshed locals’ favorites…


Added by OCfoodies on April 26, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

Eat Out and Cash In with MOGL!

Added by OCfoodies on April 26, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

This may be the BEST Deal in Orange County! $20 at Prime Cut Cafe


Available Monday - Thursday

(Choose one item from each course)





Added by OCfoodies on April 25, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Montage Laguna Beach will host Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation

On June 3rd, 2012, Montage Laguna Beach will host Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation®, one of America’s leading culinary benefits, in hopes of eliminating childhood hunger across the nation.

Eight celebrity chefs will share their passion and skills in preparing fresh farm-to-table delicacies to further Share Our Strength’s dream of ending childhood hunger by…


Added by OCfoodies on April 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

"Motel Kids" Benefactor To Be Honored By Congresswoman

Restaurateur and humanitarian Bruno Serato will be recognized by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for his work feeding local "motel kids," so named because they are the children of working poor who are relegated to living in cheap motels. Since 2005, Serato has served more than 325,000 free pasta dinners to this segment of the population and he has earned international recognition for his work, including being named a Top 10 CNN Hero last year. Sanchez also will take the opportunity to offer a…


Added by OCfoodies on April 24, 2012 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Chef Azmin of Sapphire Laguna Spotlight on Local Vendors and Healthy Eating

Chef Azmin Ghahreman, together with Sapphire Culinary Group and Sapphire at School, is holding its Sapphire Food Fare on April 28 at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano. Sapphire Food Fare is a farmers market and culinary experience. It’s a collection of fine foods and produce for sale including: farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, artisanal breads,…


Added by Lauren on April 24, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

New Seattle’s Best Coffee Cafe Opens in Lake Forest

Seattle’s Best Coffee franchisee, Rick Gitchen, has announced that his new Seattle’s Best Coffee cafe, located in the Lake Forest Town Center, on the corner of Lake Forest Drive and Muirlands, is now open!

The cafe is now open for business and a grand opening celebration will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The first 150 guests to visit the cafe during the…


Added by lauren modry on April 24, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments


Nello Cucina, the critically acclaimed Italian restaurant situated on the first floor of South Coast Plaza's Crystal Court, will be toasting moms on Mother's Day by offering complimentary Champagne first rounds for those 21 and over as part of its grand brunch celebration (unlimited refills are offered for only $4).  The extravagant buffet offered on Sunday, May 13 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. will include a carving station featuring roasted top sirloin, made-to-order omelet bar, seasonal fresh…


Added by Frank Groff, Inc. on April 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Quattro Toasts Moms With Pre-Mother's Day Champagne Culinary Tastings

If you want to toast your mom in grand fashion in time for Mother’s Day, Quattro Caffé at South Coast Plaza is holding “Discover the Art of Champagne,” a culinary/champagne tasting to be held Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests will sample unique Cuvées (represents the highest quality) from 4 of the top Champagne houses in the world. Each tasting…


Added by OCfoodies on April 20, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

Mozambique Peri Peri New Fast Casual Concept in Newport Beach

I n this economy it’s always good to find a great value and Mozambique Peri Peri, the new fast…

Added by OCfoodies on April 20, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

Celebrate Earth Day at True Food Kitchen

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, and the weather will be a fabulous 75 degrees… This Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., True Food Kitchen is supporting Earth Day by rewarding guests who bike, run or walk to the restaurant, with 25% off their meal. Guests with a hybrid or electric car will also receive this discount upon showing proof of vehicle registration.

The goal of Earth Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of the earth’s environment by uniting us in a single cause…


Added by OCfoodies on April 20, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

SOL Cocina Celebrates Administrative Professionals Week APRIL 23 – 27 With Weekday Lunch Specials

SOL Cocina will carry on a tradition that began in the 1950s as it offers its guests a complimentary House Margarita or Naked Guacamole during Administrative Professionals Week, Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27. Guests dining at the restaurant’s Newport Beach location (251 E. Pacific Coast Highway), may take advantage of the special during lunch hours from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the week with the purchase of any food item off Chef Deborah Schneider’s lunch menu (one…


Added by OCfoodies on April 19, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Hilton Anaheim Decrees Orange County Moms to Be “Queen Mums” for Mother’s Day

 Mothers may just think they’ve crossed the Pond to merry olde England when they arrive at Hilton Anaheim for a truly unique Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch, Sunday, May 13, served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. that promises to be as entertaining as it is scrumptious.  For reservations, visit the dining section of the Hilton Anaheim website to book your reservation via OpenTable.com cost is $49 per guest with…


Added by Dan Pittman on April 18, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Great Park Artisan Food & Arts Festival April 28

Enjoy an all-day celebration of artisan food, sustainable gardening and creative art at the Great Park’s first ever Artisan Food & Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Local chefs and artisans will be on hand to demonstrate delicious fresh dishes…


Added by OCfoodies on April 17, 2012 at 11:14pm — No Comments

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