For it’s 8th year, OC Restraunt Week celebrates the amazing dining establishments throughout Orange County and is featuring 140 restaurants in 21 cities. From casual and family-friendly establishments to upscale and fine dining, there is a perfect place paired with the perfect meal that awaits. Participating restaurants during the week long event offer special three-course meals, many including a cocktail or signature item at no additional charge. Each restaurant has the freedom of showcasing it’s best offerings by their talented chefs while personalizing each menu to best represent their own interpretations and cooking styles. We attended a preview featuring several of the amazing culinary locations involved throughout the week long event and are sharing some of our top picks below!
Fig & Olive in Newport Beach had this amazing Paella del Mar. It is offered on their Prix Fixe Lunch menu for $20 and includes an appetizer and dessert.
CUCINA enoteca in Newport Beach & Irvine has this delicious Creamy Mascarpone Polenta with lamb shoulder, spinach, tomato, piquillo pepper on their Dinner Prix Fixe as a Second. For $30 you also get your choice of a Primo and a Dolci.
How does it work?
Restaurants taking part are offering prix-fixe menus at the following price points and types of meals being offered. Lunch for $10, $15 or $20, and Dinner for $20, $30, $40, $50 or $80. New to this year’s event is an $80 “luxe” menu offering a wine or cocktail pairing. Guests will have the opportunity to search the list of 140 participating restaurants by name, location and price point which can be found here www.ocrestaurantweek.com
Girl Scout Cookies
A fun and educational way OC Restaurant Week is giving back. Select restaurants will be offering desserts that are inspired by and feature Girl Scout Cookies. Several of the OC Restaurant Week restaurants will host local Girl Scouts for special Preview Tastings. Here the girls will get the chance to sample the sweets and meet with the restaurant’s chef. Providing an inspirational and important opportunity to the young girls as many are interested in the area of the culinary arts and are looking to earn their business badges.
This is a post written by Catheryn Cervantes. Catheryn is a SoCal Native who loves exploring our golden state with her ASD girl. Interior design is her creative outlet, and she loves traveling abroad with her family and friends. You can learn more about Catheryn on her blog at www.cleverlycatheryn.com