The holidays are upon us and a variety of Orange County restaurants, bars, shopping destinations, and businesses are offering specialties for the season.
Here's a recap of a few options:
The Ritz Prime Seafood
Celebrate Christmas Eve and/or New Year’s Eve with some glitz and glam at The Ritz Prime Seafood.
In addition to their full dinner menu, The Ritz will be offering a special 3-course Prix Fixe menu with wine pairings on both nights (December 24 and December 31).
Guests will begin with an amuse bouche [Read more]
Eureka! is welcoming the cheerful season with a decadent cocktail, the Gingerbread Man Old Fashioned.
The festive cocktail is $12 and will be available at Eureka! Irvine (University Town Center) and Eureka! Huntington Beach (Bella Terra) from Friday, December 4 – Sunday, January 3.
With Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, gingerbread syrup, BroVo Spirits Douglas Fir liqueur, and chocolate and herbal bitters, this festive beverage tastes like the holidays in a glass.
Additionally, the all-American restaurant is ringing [Read more]
American Tea Room, the premier retailer of exceptional teas and gifts in Beverly Hills since 2003, introduces its “American tea experience” to Southern California’s Newport Beach community with the opening of its third store at Fashion Island on Tuesday, December 8.
In addition to the Beverly Hills location, which is undergoing renovation and re-opening in 2016, American Tea Room recently unveiled its second shop in downtown Los Angeles’ hip Arts District.
The contemporary atmosphere, layout, and offerings [Read more]
Blood oranges are seen as a divergent citrus, grown primarily along the Sicilian coast and comprised of raspberry-like notes and red pigments known as anthocyanins, which are more commonly found in flowers and berries.
From puréed pulp to juice, FIG & OLIVE restaurant in Newport Beach pulls back the peel of this fruit to flavor many of its cocktails, entrées, and retail selections throughout the orange’s prime season, December through May, such as:
The Fig & Olive ($14) – organic cucumber [Read more]
In the spirit of giving, Orange County’s olive oil oasis, FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach, will be granting guests two complimentary items* in honor of Fashion Island’s Tree Lighting Ceremony beginning on Saturday, November 7th through Sunday, November 15th.
The offerings include:
one glass of house wine or Piscine
one entrée from the Kid’s Menu
*limited to one choice per entrée
CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach is celebrating ‘Movember’ with a five-course beer pairing dinner with LA-based Golden Road Brewing on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30pm.
The special dinner includes a mouthwatering menu by Chef Brent Omeste to complement Golden Road’s favorite selection of IPA and seasonal brews.
Guests can sip for a cause all night knowing a portion of the event proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation’s commitment to men’s health and funding programs for prostate and testicular cancer.
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Husband-and-wife team, Marín Howarth von Blöm and Chef Noah von Blöm, will expand their DirtySexyHappiness Hospitality Group as they introduce two new concepts this year.
The two new restaurants, Restaurant Marin and The Guild, are set to open in Winter 2015 at Costa Mesa’s South Coast Collection, adjacent to the restaurateurs’ acclaimed American Roast House, ARC.
Following is an overview of the three distinct DirtySexyHappiness concepts, Restaurant Marin, The Guild, and ARC.
Restaurant Marin | [Read more]