Featured Blog Posts – October 2011 Archive (52)

Hunter Steakhouse Charity Night to Benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Hunter Steakhouse in Laguna Niguel will host a fundraiser benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. During lunch, dinner and happy hour, 15 percent of every bill will be donated to the Foundation to help grant wishes for children living in Orange County and the Inland Empire. Happy hour on that day will run from 2:30 p.m. to closing time. There will be…


Added by Lauren on October 27, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Nieuport 17 Features Guest Chef Rick Boufford in an All Duck Dinner

Join Nieuport 17 for a special all duck dinner with Guest Chef Rick Boufford of Black Sheep Bistro. Considered a delicacy to many, the restaurant will be hosting an ALL duck dinner on Thursday, November 10th from 7-11pm.


Duck Pâté served with Thinly Sliced Toasted Baguette

Second Course

Duck Confit on a bed of…


Added by Lauren on October 27, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Prego Hosts Its 8th Annual Masquerade Ball

For those interested in a classy Halloween soiree, Prego Ristorante will once again be hosting a Masquerade Ball from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, October 28th.  Guests will be able to purchase tickets in advance and enjoy two separate dance floors with entertainment by DJs
Roly, Charlie P, Rob Dutra, and Ty Dunn. A VIP lounge, two heated patios, valet parking and dinner…


Added by Lauren on October 27, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Le Pain Quotidien Introduces Bread Baking Classes at Fashion Island

Belgian bakery and café Le Pain Quotidien, which has opened its first location in Orange County at Fashion Island, will share the secrets to its organic breads during hands-on classes on the Basics of Bread Baking. The classes will be offered at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday, beginning Saturday, October 29th at the restaurant’s in-house bakery. Price per student is $55…


Added by Lauren on October 26, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments

RA Sushi Hosts a Halloween Bash

On Monday, Oct. 31, all 25 RA Sushi locations nationwide will celebrate Halloween with a ghoulin' good time at Boo Bash 2011. From 8 p.m. to close, guests will enjoy a variety of "Boo Bites" and "Potent Potions" as well as a mix of haunting beats throughout the night.

Boys and ghouls are encouraged to dress up and enter the Boo Bash Costume Contest. Those dressed to…


Added by Lauren on October 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

SOL COCINA: Mondays in November = Half-Off Wine by the Bottle!

Celebrate the fall harvest at SOL Mexican Cocina, where November has been dubbed wine month!  Every Monday night from 4:30 p.m. to close during the month of November, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy ½ off select bottles of wine with any food purchase. The promotion is intended to highlight the thoughtful wine list at SOL, which is known for having one of the most…


Added by Lauren on October 25, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Creepy Crawly Spider Cupcakes & Black Cat Cookies Just in Time for Halloween

Creepy Crawly Spider Cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 package (18 1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix

1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract

1 container (16 ounces) chocolate frosting

McCormick Black Food Color

Assorted decorations, such…


Added by Lauren on October 25, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Marie Callender’s Feasts Provide Everything You Need for the Perfect “Home-Cooked Holiday Meal”

It's that time of year when Marie Callender's gets in the holiday mood with yummy pies, holiday feasts and dine -in menu options!


Each Holiday Feast serves six to eight hungry people and features a complete dinner with all of the trimmings and, of course, a Marie Callender’s signature Pumpkin or Apple…


Added by Lauren on October 24, 2011 at 4:58pm — No Comments

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar Gets OpenTable’s 2011 Diner’s Choice Award for Notable Wine List

The diners have spoken and determined that The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar brings more than just a taste of Wine Country to the heart of Orange County. Having recently celebrated its fourth anniversary, The Winery Restaurant has been presented with OpenTable’s 2011 Diner’s Choice Award for Notable Wine List, a distinction which is presented to the top 50 restaurants…


Added by Lauren on October 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Bistro Le Crillon Launches a New Wild Game Menu

Fall has officially arrived and to celebrate, Bistro le Crillon has unveiled its traditional autumn Wild Game menu.  The acclaimed Newport Beach restaurant, which recently won the coveted “Best Award of Excellence for 2011” from Wine Spectator magazine, has offered a wild game menu for 12 years.

The menu, which will be available through February, features a starter of…


Added by Lauren on October 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bayside Restaurant to Feature Special Prix-Fixe Fall Lunch Menu

Enjoy a special two-course prix-fixe Fall lunch menu at Bayside Restaurant now through the end of November. The two-course lunch menu is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $18.50 per person plus tax and service.

For the starter course, guests can choose from the Autumn Salad with prosciutto, red onion, Maytag blue cheese crumbles, Anjou pear, organic grapes and…


Added by Lauren on October 21, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sapphire Laguna & Sapphire Pantry Thanksgiving Dinner Three Ways!

Whether your plans are to celebrate Thanksgiving at home, or on Sapphire Laguna’s critically-acclaimed patio, Chef Azmin has prepared a meal that your friends and family will be thankful for.  

Dine at Sapphire Laguna on Thanksgiving Day:

Celebrate a beautiful, Thanksgiving Day Meal set before the Pacific Ocean. The…


Added by Lauren on October 21, 2011 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Cafe Mimosa Wine Dinner Paired with Selections from the Loire Valley!

Join Cafe Mimosa for an evening of great food and wine!  Chef David Tatum has designed a special four course menu that has been paired with wine selections from the Loire Valley. 


Tuesday October 25th at 6:30pm



Amuse Bouche

Vouvray Brut Château Moncontour "Tête de Cuvée"





Added by Lauren on October 21, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Casey’s Cupcakes Sweet Victory Party!

Casey’s Cupcakes is throwing a sweet victory party on Tuesday, October 25 from 5-7p.m. at the Laguna Beach store to thank their fans for voting them “Best Cupcake” in OC Weekly’s “Reader’s Choice Awards.” The first 100 customers to arrive will receive a free cupcake.…


Added by Lauren on October 21, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

New Pick 2 for $10 Menu Treats Every Day like It's Friday!

Guests can treat themselves like it's Friday with the new Pick 2 for $10 menu at T.G.I.Friday's, making it easier for guests to satisfy their savory craving or sweet tooth without breaking the bank. With the return of old favorites and the introduction of new temptations, Friday's now offers more options to pick the perfect pair for a meal.

The Pick 2 for $10 allows…


Added by Lauren on October 19, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments

SOL Cocina Presents Mixologist-Led Cocktail Class & Dinner with Fortaleza Tequila!

Just in time for upcoming holiday celebrations, SOL Mexican Cocina presents a cocktail-creating seminar led by a mixologist from Fortaleza Tequila at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2011.  Guests will learn the secrets behind making two cocktails and an infusion, and leave with recipes for two drinks and two antojitos, guaranteed to impress.  During the evening, Executive…


Added by Lauren on October 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Nieuport 17: A Charmer in OC!

Nieuport 17 is an aviation-themed restaurant, named after a World War I airplane, is known as much for its service as its decor.  Nieuport 17 features a unique collection of museum-worthy artifacts, photos and paintings from aviation history, many of which are…


Added by Lauren on October 18, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"BITE ME" A Blackmarket Bakery Open House

Join Blackmarket Bakery for their Fall Open House on Saturday, October 22nd from 11AM-3PM! Come check out all their fall goodies like Honey Pumpkin Tarts, Pumpkin Cranberry Scones and Pumpkin Spice Bread Puddings!

Fun, FREE entertainment for the whole family includes:

• Pop up shops by Joy by Carle, Switch Room, LookCoy, Ceremony Records + Zines and more!

•… Continue

Added by Lauren on October 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

RA Sushi Mixes Up “The Perfect Pear” of Seasonal Cocktails!

Throughout the month of November, both RA Sushi locations in Orange County will be serving “The Perfect Pear” of seasonal cocktails. Infused with the crisp flavors of fall, the Pear Martini and Asian Pear Smash will be available for a limited time for $8 each at RA Sushi’s Huntington Beach and Tustin locations.

The Pear Martini tastes like a bite of fresh, ripe pear,… Continue

Added by Lauren on October 17, 2011 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Auberge Du Soleil Introduces A New Culinary Line of Executive Pastry Chef Paul Lemieux’s Handcrafted Delicacies!

Napa Valley’s iconic Michelin-starred Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil presents a trio of new culinary offerings to join its original signature market item, the Auberge Torte au Chocolat to its line of handmade sweets. Long known for its delicately prepared desserts, Auberge du Soleil now offers guests the opportunity to take home these gourmet specialties as a souvenir or…


Added by Lauren on October 13, 2011 at 6:25pm — No Comments

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