November 2017 Blog Posts (22)

Seasonal Sweets Wth A Twist At Provenance

Executive Chef and Restaurateur Cathy Pavlos introduces new desserts and dessert cocktails that you can cozy up to this winter at Provenance. Considered a hidden gem, Provenance’s new desserts feature seasonal classics such as Apple Pie, Pumpkin and Gingerbread presented with a bold twist. Chef Cathy’s menu showcases fresh, flavorful ingredients, many of which are grown in…


Added by Kelli on November 30, 2017 at 6:33pm — No Comments

The Queen Mary’s All-New CHILL

Embark on an international journey this winter with the  all-new CHILL at the world-famous Queen Mary, open December 13, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Featuring the first-ever Ice Adventure Park in the U.S., CHILL will tempt your taste buds with international dining experiences and savory opportunities from six different regions around the globe. From German pretzels and…


Added by Kelli on November 30, 2017 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Farmhouse Unveils New Seasonal Menu

Farmhouse is thrilled to announce a new seasonal menu, featuring the freshest produce and festive flavors. The menu includes several new starters, main dishes and desserts as well as the highly curated cheese program. The full seasonal menu is also available in the Farmhouse bar, which features multiple new holiday inspired cocktails hand-crafted by Anthony Laborin, head of…


Added by Kelli on November 30, 2017 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Olea, a Wine Country-Inspired Restaurant, To Open November 30

Russ Bendel is introducing Olea, his third wine country-themed dining establishment in Orange County, set to Thursday, November 30. Named for a genus of trees that flourish in warm and tropical regions, Olea gives Bendel’s award-winning Napa and Sonoma wine country concepts at Vine, in San Clemente, and Ironwood, in Laguna Hills, a European accent with extensive wine…


Added by Kelli on November 28, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Structural Influence of Amino Acids in Proteins

Amino acids are substances made up of compounds that are organic in origin. The compounds have nitrogen, carbon and hydrogen elements that form functional and side-chain groups in every amino acid. Therefore, proteins are a complex structure of different amino acids linking together, essential in the biologic functioning of organisms. Understanding the diverse nature of the amino acid structure explains why proteins perform many functions.

Amino acids are a network of a carboxylic…


Added by Jennifel Ellis on November 28, 2017 at 2:11am — No Comments

Prego Re-Opens at The District at Tustin Legacy

After closing its Irvine location and leaving the space it had called home for more than 30 years, Prego restaurant will reopen on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd, at The District at Tustin Legacy. Now Prego Mediterranean, in its new home, will be able to build on the more than 3 decades of success it experienced in Orange County.…


Added by Kelli on November 22, 2017 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Hendrix Adds Dishes To Menu With Added Comfort For Winter Months

Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz has added new dishes inspired by the comfort of the winter months to the lunch and dinner menus at Hendrix Restaurant & Bar. 

Following are the new dishes now on Hendrix’s menus:

New Lunch & Dinner Small Plates

Lunch Hours |…


Added by Kelli on November 22, 2017 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Sneak Preview of The Country Club Helps Raise $35,000 For Type 1 Diabetes Research and Advocacy

"A Night For Anna," a fundraiser recently hosted by The Country Club had over 150 people attend. The event grossed over $35,000 with 100% of proceeds were donated to the JDRF Foundation for type one diabetes. Guests enjoyed a first look and taste of The Country Club's signature libations and chef's selection of full course hors d ‘Oeuvres.The Country Club is scheduled to open…


Added by Kelli on November 22, 2017 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Crystal Cove's 21st Annual Tree Lighting

Celebrate a Californian Christmas on the sand at The Beachcomber Café during Crystal Cove’s 21st Annual Tree Lighting December 2nd. Enjoy complimentary hot cider and freshly baked cookies, carrying on last year’s Holiday addition to the menu, the California Christmas Cocoa will be available for the entire month of December at the Beachcomber Café. The rich and creamy cocoa…


Added by Kelli on November 20, 2017 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Bistango Will Offer A Christmas Eve Prix-Fixe Menu

Bistango is celebrating Christmas Eve dinner with a prix-fixe menu for $64 Sunday, December 24, 2017 from 5-9 pm (live music 6-10 pm). In addition, the restaurant will offer its traditional dinner menu to choose from. Reservations may be made by calling 949-752-5222.




Added by Kelli on November 20, 2017 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Luna Grills New "Better Beet Bowl"

Keeping up with its bowl format menu offerings, Luna Grill is launching the new limited time "Better Beet Bowl”. Perfect for diners seeking a lighter, healthier meal, the Better Beet Bowl ($8.25) features Organic Spring Mix, Beets, Roasted Yellow Tomatoes, Basil, Feta, Almonds and Signature House Dressing. Earlier this year Luna Grill introduced the "El Greco Street Bowl"…


Added by Kelli on November 20, 2017 at 11:49am — No Comments

Back Bay Bistro Welcomes Daniel Jimenez As Executive Chef

Chef Jimenez joined Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort as a line cook in 1990, a few years later he was promoted to the role of chef where he helped implement the resort’s catering department and award-winning Sunday brunch which the resort is known for today. And now after years of dedication and hard work he has earned the prestigious title of Executive Chef.



Added by Kelli on November 20, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

6th Annual Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival

Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival is proud to announce that The English Beat will perform at the sixth annual event on Saturday, December 9 at the Anaheim Phoenix Club. The Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival has been dubbed OC’s favorite festival in the craft beer community offering a festive, intimate experience with one-of-a-kind holiday beers. Beer aficionados and admirers…


Added by Kelli on November 16, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Ruby’s Diner Celebrates 35 Years

Thursday, December 7 Ruby’s Diner will celebrate 35 years of serving America’s favorite burgers, fries and shakes. Ruby’s Diner invites guests to enjoy a classic RubyBurger and French fries for just $2.99 twice a year – once in July commemorating the birthday of the Diner’s namesake, Ruby Cavanaugh – then again in December celebrating the company’s anniversary.



Added by Kelli on November 16, 2017 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Ring in the Holiday Season at Five Crowns and SideDoor

Five Crowns and SideDoor would like to invite you to celebrate the holidays with world-class seasonal menu offerings, warm hospitality and a festive atmosphere throughout the holiday season. Reservations for Thanksgiving Day are currently available with…

Added by Kelli on November 16, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Gringo Bandito 2017 Private Reserve Available NOW!


Added by Kelli on November 14, 2017 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Escape to Wine Country with Fleming’s Napa Valley Wine Harvest

Now through Wednesday November 22, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar invites guests on a culinary journey through wine country with a fall harvest-inspired menu. The three-course experience begins with Roasted Golden Beets with recommended Schramsberg, Blanc de Blancs North Coast sparkling wine. Next, select an entrée pairing from San Francisco Bay…


Added by Lauren on November 9, 2017 at 12:43am — No Comments

FIFI’S BEST - November 30, 2017

Members of OC’s culinary community have recently lost one of their own and are coming together to host a benefit dinner in remembrance of one of its most prolific food writers and supporters of the local food scene, Fifi Chao. Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills will host this dinner, FIFI’S BEST, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 30th. The restaurant,…


Added by Kelli on November 8, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Moulin To Host A Beaujolais Nouveau Release Party

November 16th Moulin is hosting a wine release party to celebrate the arrival of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau. From 6:30pm - 9pm, party guests can enjoy Moulin’s classic Steak Frite dinner and enjoy the fresh & fruity harvest wine.

A French tradition, the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau has been celebrated since the 1970s. The wine is made entirely from Gamay…


Added by Kelli on November 7, 2017 at 7:18am — No Comments

Is San Diego Only For Beer Lovers

We just returned from a trip to San Diego. The weather was perfect as usual. There were plenty of fun places to eat. The city had an energetic vibe and there was great beer on every corner. Ok, maybe not every corner, but close. 

We left our trip wondering why beer dominates the San Diego foodie scene, while wine is rarely mentioned. Are there no great wineries in San Diego County? We did some searching and found this list of the …


Added by Gregg McPherson on November 5, 2017 at 1:44pm — No Comments

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