Irvine’s hidden gem, Bacchus Bar & Bistro, is confirmed for OC Weekly’s Decadence on August 15 at Hotel Irvine from 7-10pm.
I’ve dined at Bacchus numerous times and really enjoyed it. The lobster grilled cheese is a must-try if you haven’t tried it yet.
Nestled in the corner of Shady Canyon’s local shopping center, Bacchus almost appears intentionally unseen to imitate its homey and comfortable ambiance.
For the countless customers who have experienced the Bacchus charm, they all rave about their extensive wine selection, unique food creations, and live entertainment Thursday through Saturday.
Bacchus is known for its relaxing vibe and wants customers to feel like they are drinking their favorite glass of wine at home with friends.
However, leave the cooking to renowned chef, Charity Smith.
Smith outdoes herself with decadent masterpieces like the lobster and Spanish chorizo fondue or the heavenly lamb burger on an egg bun topped with goat cheese, roasted tomato, and lemon tahini yogurt.
If it is possible to have any room left, try the customer favorite butterscotch pot de crème. OC Weekly, Riviera, and The Daily Pilot are a few who recognize Smith’s raw talent.
Bacchus went through a major remodel in early 2014, transforming a once retail-driven concept into a destination that offers more than just a Wine Spectator Award-Winning selection of 350 wines.
Bacchus also prides itself on a lovingly selected array of six craft beers along with 20 micro brews.
If choosing the right wine isn’t your forte, join in on a Wednesday night when Bacchus throws their monthly wine-tastings.
I’ve gone before for the live music and loved the vibe.
Have you been to Bacchus?