OCfoodies's Blog – July 2011 Archive (20)

3rd Annual Green Feast to be held September 10th

From all over Southern and Central California, organic farmers, ranchers, wine makers and renowned chefs will contribute their expertise and their foods, to serve up The Ecology Center’s third annual Green Feast on Saturday, September 10, 2011. Over two hundred supporters of The Ecology Center will sample hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a five-course meal served on tables set up end…

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National Cheesecake Day July 30th!

Records of cheesecake date as far back as 770 BC, when…

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Jason Quinn Opening a New Restaurant Called "Playground" Later This Summer!

Jason Quinn of the famed Lime Truck in Orange County is on Season 2 of Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. The new season starts Sunday, August 14th and ends in October. In addition, Quinn opens his high-end burger restaurant in downtown Santa Ana this…

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LUCCA Introduces New Summer Treats For the Sweet Tooth!

In an effort to combat the summer heat, LUCCA Executive Chef/Co-Owner Cathy Pavlos introduces new lunch and dinner dessert menus that offer something to please every sweet tooth. The desserts, created by Chef Pavlos and Pastry Chef Jennifer Geffroy, are all made in-house from scratch, with the exception of sorbets and ice creams, which are made for LUCCA locally in Irvine by…

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Cooking Class at Canalleto Ristorante on August 27th at 12:00pm!

Focusing on Veneto, a region of Italy, Chef Alfonso Sanna will demonstrate how to make an appetizer, entrée, and dessert all for $29.00!

Cooking Class menu:

* Tuna Carpaccio -Thinly sliced raw ahi tuna, micro arugula, fried capers, fresh fennel and radicchio drizzled with lemon dressing and balsamic reduction

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“Agost” Wine Dinner at Canaletto Ristorante on August 23rd at 6:30pm!

Join Chef Alfonso Sanna as he showcases his culinary creativity in this delicious, multi-course menu paired with the extraordinary wines of Southern Italy!

5 courses with pairings for $65.00

 

Antipastini e Stuzzichini

Smoked salmon crostini

Asparagus wrapped in goat cheese and prosciutto

Salami…

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Yes it really is National Coffee Milkshake Day...



Who doesn’t love a nice cold coffee drink while hanging out with friends during those deliciously warm summer evenings? Here are some of the most decadent coffee milkshake recipes we found for Coffee Milkshake Day (July 26)! Enjoy!

 

Coffee Milkshake

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup strong coffee, cooled to room temp

6 big scoops coffee ice…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 23, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

S'more Day recipes



Its summer time and you know what that means, it’s time for S’Mores! This year on National S’Mores Day (August 10) try one of these absolutely sinful S’Mores recipes for dessert after a BBQ or at your beach bon fire.

 

Original S’Mores

INGREDIENTS:

1 large marshmallow

1 graham cracker

1 (1.5 ounce) bar chocolate candy…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 23, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day!



Cold and frothy Root Beer Floats are a great treat on a hot summers day so this National Root Beer Float day try out one of these unique recipes. There’s even some just for the grown ups.

 

Gourmet Root Beer Float

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 pint vanilla ice cream

1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle root beer

1/2 cup whipped…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 23, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

It's Rasberry Cake Day - How will you celebrate?

Its National Raspberry Cake Day(July 31)! And we’re not talking about the kind that your big brother does on your belly, we’re talking about cake that will razzle your dazzle.  

 

Deep Chocolate Raspberry Cake

INGREDIENTS:

6 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate

6 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

7 eggs,…

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It's National Hot Fudge Sundae Day!

Its National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! To help you celebrate we have scoured the universe for the most delicious hot fudge sundae recipes we could find and have gathered them all here for your hot fudge sundae enjoyment.

 

Raspberry Hot Fudge Sundae

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 cups frozen raspberries (without syrup)

1 quart vanilla ice…

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Buena Park High Food Truck Fest July 30th 5-10pm!

The best gourmet food trucks from LA and OC will come together at Buena Park High School, 8833 Academy Drive, Buena Park, CA on July 30th from 5-10pm. A percent of the proceeds will be donated to the school!

Food Truck Line Up Includes:



Grilled…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 20, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Haven Gastropub Toasts Belgian Independence with Six Belgian Beers on July 21st!

In honor of Belgian Independence Day on July 21st, Haven Gastropub is featuring six Belgian beers on tap, including a special release Spiced Saison from Ommegang in honor of this holiday! Guests may experience the beers from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., during an all-day toast to the great brewers of Belgium and the proud history they represent. The day’s activities will also feature…

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Maggiano's Little Italy Adult Cooking Class!

Join us for our Summer Picnic Cooking Class. You will learn to…

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Fête Bordelaise at Lucca Cafe!

La Fête Nationale is the term the French use to refer to Bastille Day. Every July 14th, they celebrate the storming of the Bastille that took place on that historic day in 1789! And because it's celebrated around the world, we have adopted it as the theme for this weekend's Sunday Supper on Sunday, July 10th, four days before Bastille Day, when we will tour the Bordeaux region of…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 7, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Stubrik's $8 Steak Special is BACK!!!

Starting Wednesday, July 6th, Stubrik's will once again be offering its very popular $8 Steak Special!  Every Wednesday during the months of…

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Summer Sips in the RA!

Cool down and splash into summer with RA's new Summer Sips! Three smooth, refreshing cocktails guaranteed to tame the summer heat - available for a limited time for $8 each. The three Summer Sips include the "Orange Dreamsicle" (reminiscent of a favorite childhood treat), the "Coconut Mojito" (a tropical beach vacation in a glass) and the "Key Lime Martini" (cool summertime…

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OC Fair Express Kicking Off With Food Truck Fare on July 14!

The Orange County Transportation Authority is bringing back the OC Fair Express and kicking off the service by joining the Food Truck Fare at the OC Fair & Event Center. Multiple food trucks will gather between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 at the OC Fair & Event Center to jump start the OC Fair festivities. Those who attend will have an opportunity to win…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 6, 2011 at 4:08pm — No Comments

The Cellar July Tasting Menu!

Available nightly the month of July - $34.95 per person

This is a great month for seasonal foods.  Our July tasting menu highlights fresh, sustainable and local ingredients from right here in Southern California.  The menu begins with a lovely light summer salad featuring sweet white peach and fresh strawberries.  July is the end of the growing season in California and…

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Added by OCfoodies on July 6, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Everything’s coming up CHOCOLATE at Chocolate: The Event!

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Added by OCfoodies on July 6, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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