The Resort At Pelican Hill Presents Springtime Splendors

Newport Beach's only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Resort also introduces Whiskey Tasting at Pelican Grill, Weekday Wine Dinners at Andrea Ristorante and a Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Coliseum Pool & Grill. “From Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day brunches to March Madness, The Masters Menu and graduation celebrations, the spring season ahead brings endless opportunities to dine together in Pelican Hill’s gorgeous oceanview setting,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “We also look forward to continuing the Great Room Social Hour art and fashion events, as well as our signature series of etiquette programs for children and weddings.”

Pelican Hill’s featured epicurean events and entertainment for March through June 2016 include:

Traditional Easter Brunch
Sunday, March 27
Let the little ones delight in an Easter egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny, face painting and balloon shaping on the picturesque Rotunda Lawn, all amid vast Pacific Ocean panoramas. In Mar Vista’s grand ballroom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray presents traditional brunch favorites, accented with California and Tuscan flavors.
$125* per adult, $60* per child ages 5-12 and complimentary for children under age 5

Children’s Resort Etiquette Classes
Sundays, April 24, June 26, September 25 and November 20 from 2:30–5:30 p.m.
Children ages 7-12 are cordially invited to expand their understanding of social, travel and dining etiquette with a fun and educational class. Led by Kathleen Cover, Founder and President of The Etiquette School of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, certified by the prestigious American School of Protocol, each three-hour course offers a positive, relaxed and approachable setting.
$175 per child per class; limited to 12 children per class; reservations required.

Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch
Sunday, May 8
Moms are great at putting everyone one else ahead of themselves, but today it’s all about her. Celebrate your family’s leading lady and enjoy a lovely chef-crafted brunch with spectacular ocean views in Mar Vista’s Grand Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll have fun activities for the kids, and mothers will receive a very special gift with our compliments!
$125* per adult, $60* per child ages 5-12 and complimentary for children under age 5

Mother’s Day Weekend Tea Moderno
Friday, May 6 – Sunday, May 8
Celebrate Mother’s Day in the ocean-view Great Room Social Lounge, and treat her to a modern twist on the time-honored tradition of gathering for English Afternoon Tea. Sip contemporary blends featuring classic selections and emerging tea markets, while noshing savory and sweet Italian-inspired small bites. Tea-based cocktails and sparkling wines available à la carte.
$60* per adult and $30* per child under age 12

Wedding Etiquette Soirées
Sundays, May 22 & October 23 from 3–5:30 p.m.
For brides, grooms and their parents, as well as anyone who wishes to polish their dining and social etiquette, this fun and interactive program features wedding etiquette traditions, favorable first impressions, gracious hosting, written correspondence, domestic and continental fine dining and a special spa etiquette talk and tour. Enjoy Prosecco and hors d'oeuvres, followed by dinner and dessert, including tips for wedding cake cutting as a couple. Each soirée is led by Kathleen Cover, Founder and President of The Etiquette School of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, certified by the prestigious American School of Protocol.
$195 per person per class; individuals welcome to attend; reservations required.

The Resort’s restaurants present the following seasonal epicurean experiences this spring:

March Madness Team Specials
Starting March 15
Pelican Grill and Coliseum Pool & Grill bring the all the action of the NCAA Basketball championship tournament to you on nine-foot TV screens. At Coliseum Pool, cheer your team to victory on flat-screen TVs in your own private cabana. Resort chefs create daily specials inspired by the college teams competing.

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Bites & Flights
At Pelican Grill on March 17, sample a selection of Irish beer in featured tasting flights, plus a special Lounge menu featuring the cuisine of Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Day Specials
Celebrate the luck of the Irish at Coliseum Pool & Grill on March 17 with special dishes, such as corned beef hash for breakfast, Potato & Leek Soup for lunch, Guinness Pie for dinner and desserts featuring the flavors of Bailey’s Irish Cream coffee.

Easter at Andrea
Sunday, March 27
Andrea Ristorante proudly presents a traditional Easter feast with a prix fixe tasting menu from Chef Marco. Enjoy his award-winning Northern Italian cuisine, along with fine wines from regions throughout Italy. Bring the whole family, and join us any time from noon to 10 p.m.
$120* per adult and $60* per child for lunch

Easter at Pelican Grill
Sunday, March 27
Chef Luke always has a few tricks up his sleeve, and he’s creating a special selection of á la carte dishes for Easter at Pelican Grill. Join us for lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, or stop by later for Easter dinner specials and a featured lounge menu available from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Easter Brunch at Coliseum Pool & Grill
Sunday, March 27
Bring the entire family down to Coliseum Pool & Grill on Easter Sunday, as Chef Micah creates an extraordinary brunch buffet. All of your favorites will be on display for brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and then we’ll feature á la carte Easter dinner specials into the night.
$65* per adult and $30* per child ages 5-12 for brunch buffet and complimentary for children under age 5

Easter Treats
Join Pastry Chef Jeff at the Caffé & Market, as he presents traditional and modern Easter treats. Surprise your loved ones with artistic chocolates, colorful macaroons, fruity tarts, classic cookies, delectable confections, exquisite European pastries, mouthwatering sorbets and seasonal gelatos. Custom cakes and desserts may be ordered in advance upon request.

Chef Luke’s Masters Menu
April 4-10
The Masters is arguably the most coveted golf tournament in the world, and Chef Luke is creating a special menu of Southern favorites to perfectly complement the action. Available exclusively during the tournament, specialties include Chicken & Waffles, Fried Pork Belly and Vidalia Onion Soup, along with an assortment of seasonal Southern cocktails.

Cinco de Mayo at the Coliseum
May 5, 2016
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in al fresco style at Coliseum Pool & Grill. We’ll feature an á la carte $10 margarita bar to go along with authentically delicious all-you-can-eat tacos and churros for $25.

Mother’s Day at Andrea
Sunday, May 8
In celebration of mamas near and far, Chef Marco is creating a magnificent prix fixe lunch and dinner tasting menu featuring only the freshest, most flavorful local ingredients of the season. Bring the whole family, and treat your mom to a Mother’s Day meal she’ll never forget.
$120* per person

Mother’s Day at Pelican Grill
Sunday, May 8
Give mom the gift of quintessential California cuisine at Pelican Grill from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Your whole family will be treated to an entertaining dining experience, as you watch Chef Luke and his culinary team create an exceptional three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day menu right in front of your eyes in their open kitchen. For al fresco dining with unbeatable ocean views, request a terrace table.
$115* per adult, $55* per child ages 5-12

Mother’s Day at Coliseum Pool & Grill
Sunday, May 8
This Mother’s Day, indulge in scenic poolside dining while you take in panoramic ocean views at Coliseum Pool & Grill. Chef Micah will be creating an extraordinary breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. to noon and then á la carte lunch and dinner specials from noon to 10 p.m. We’ll also have a beverage menu specifically created with Mom in mind!
$65* per adult and $30* per child ages 5-12 for breakfast buffet and complimentary for children under age 5

Memorial Day Barbecue
Sunday, May 29
Celebrate under the California sun with a poolside barbecue buffet from 1 to 9 p.m. at Coliseum Pool & Grill.
$65* per adult and $30* per child under age 12

Graduation Celebrations
May through June
Pelican Hill is celebrating graduation season the best way we know how—with impeccable coastal style. Give your graduates the hearty congratulations they deserve by creating a custom-designed menu just for them at Andrea, Pelican Grill or Coliseum Pool & Grill. After all, one delicious achievement deserves another!

Father’s Day Brunch Buffet
Sunday, June 19
Coliseum Pool & Grill invites Dad to take a break from this grill this year and spend more time around the table with the whole family. Chef Micah is specially preparing a brunch buffet from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by creative à la carte dinner specials in the evening, all of it enjoyed among exceptional views of the Coliseum Pool and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
$65* per adult and $30* per child under age 12

Father’s Day Brunch at Pelican Grill
Sunday, June 19
Get the whole family together at Pelican Grill for a spread foodies of all ages can enjoy—especially Dad. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., we’ll be grilling up traditional favorites along with an á la carte brunch menu, created by Chef Luke specifically for the occasion. Maybe Dad will even have time to sneak in a round of golf after lunch.

Andrea Weekday Wine Dinners
Join Andrea Chef Marco Criscuolo as he takes diners on an exceptional three-course prix fixe tour through Italy’s most famous regions. On Mondays through Wednesdays, he’ll create courses highlighting a specific Italian region and pair it perfectly with a complementary wine.
$99* per person including wine pairings

Spring Asparagus Seasonal Menu
With beautiful spring asparagus in season at the Irvine Ranch®, Andrea offers an á la carte tasting menu showcasing this exceptional vegetable at its peak freshness. Savor locally sourced ingredients in traditional Northern Italian dishes, such as handmade tagliolini with bay scallops, green asparagus and black summer truffle, or green asparagus soup with soft-poached quail egg, parmesan cheese crisp, Taggiasca olive dust and pepperoncino oil.

Pelican Grill Whiskey Tasting
We scoured the globe in search of the perfect barrels, and curated an extensive collection of fine Scotch, bourbon, rye and other international whiskeys. Sample our premium selections from all corners of the world, starting at $28* for each three-tasting flight. Available daily in the Pelican Grill Lounge.

Pelican Grill Burger & Brew
Nothing goes with major sporting events like a great burger and an ice cold beer. And in the Pelican Grill Lounge, we’re offering the best of all worlds. For $20*, you can enjoy a Kobe-style beef burger with bacon, avocado, sautéed onions and your choice of cheese, paired with a craft beer of your choosing. Come by to feed your game face during the NHL playoffs (starting April 13), NBA playoffs (starting April 16), Indy 500 (May 29), U.S. Open (June 13-19), and the European soccer playoffs (June 10 – July 10). May not be combined with another offer.

Ongoing dining and entertainment offerings this spring include:

Great Room Social Hour
Join us for music, table games, beverage specials and small bites, plus Fashion Trunk Shows and Boutique Art Exhibits on select dates. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass for just $5 from 5 to 7 p.m. every day.

Boutique Art Exhibits
Thursdays, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9 from 5–7 p.m.
Dawson Cole Fine Art joins us in the Great Room Social Lounge for a boutique art exhibit featuring sculptures, paintings and sketches, as well as informative discussions. Enjoy live music and complimentary menu tastings from Pelican Hill chefs.

Great Room Social Hour Trunk Show
Thursdays, March 24, April 28, May 26 and June 30 from 5–7 p.m.
Fashion Island brings the best of the season to the Great Room Social Lounge with monthly pop-up trunk shows. Personal shopping professionals present seasonal fashion trends from luxury designers.

Tea Moderno
Friday–Sunday from 2–4 p.m.
The Great Room Social Lounge puts a modern twist on the time-honored tradition of gathering for English Afternoon Tea. Sip contemporary blends featuring classic selections and emerging tea markets, while noshing savory and sweet Italian-inspired small bites. Tea-based cocktails and sparkling wines available à la carte.
$55* per adult, $35* per child ages 4-16 and complimentary bomboloncini and hot cocoa for children under age 4.

The Art of Pasta Making
Learn how to make traditional Italian egg-based pasta dough, as well as lobster tortelli and handmade spaghetti alla chitarra in the Andrea Ristorante pasta kitchen. Join our in-house pastaia, Julia, on Thursdays at 11 a.m. for one hour of hands-on instruction and a delicious two-course lunch…made by you!
$120 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Maximum of 3 people per class. Advance reservations required.

Andrea Menu Espresso
Andrea, locally and nationally celebrated as one of the finest Italian restaurants, invites you to stop by Wednesdays through Sundays for a quick lunch. For just $35* per person, enjoy our two-course menu espresso (express menu) served in 45 minutes or less.

Pelican Grill Express Lunch
Savor the best of Pelican Grill’s quintessential coastal California cuisine for lunch Mondays through Thursdays with a three-course prix-fixe menu served in 45 minutes or less. Choose from a seasonal selection to start, followed by a Napa-inspired main course and a delectable dessert to finish.
$35* per person

Bloody Mary Bar at Coliseum Pool & Grill
On Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., build your own Bloody Mary at Coliseum Pool & Grill. Select your level of spicy with an assortment of hot sauces, then garnish your beverage with flavored salts and favorite toppings, like bacon, jalapenos, pickles and bell peppers.
$18* per person

Please refer to Pelican Hill’s online event calendar for current and complete details. All events and activities are subject to change without notice. For reservations and more information, please visit or call (855) 467-6800.

*Prices exclude tax and service charge.

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