One Of The Oldest Restaurants In Europe “La Couronne”

La Couronne in Rouen, France- Auberge La Couronne in Rouen on the du Vieux Marche was established in 1345. A long roll of parchment dating from 1364 provides the authenticity of the deeds. It was a tavern providing food and drink to weary travelers and locals alike. It is regarded as being the oldest restaurant  … Read More

Special Event at Roger’s Garden- Thursday, March 23rd

Celebrate The Unveiling of Spring at Roger’s Gardens & Farmhouse Restaurant! Just walking the pathways at Roger’s Gardens is so inspiring to anyone who loves flowers, the bounty of floral displays, gardening and just cherishes the joys of spring. Special Event: Join the experts at Roger’s Gardens on Thursday, March 23 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.  … Read More

Wine Clubs. Four Tricks To Keep It All Straight…

As I nuzzle into a spot at a Tasting Room the fun begins almost immediately. I start trying new wines, chatting with the staff and continuing my learning about the precious vino. A little shopping in the wine inspired gift shop and I am a happy camper. If I am impressed and think the value  … Read More

Table For Ten- Chef’s Create Elegant Dinner for Charity

Sunday was the “11th Annual Table For Ten” event held at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott. A total of 340 guests raised over $300,000 for two worthy causes. The event benefits these two groups throughout the year— The Teen Project & the Vocational Visions organizations. “Table for 10” is an extraordinary culinary adventure, which showcased 35  … Read More

Try A NEW Restaurant and OC Restaurant Week Has The Perfect Recipe!

From now through this Saturday, March 11th, 2017 do step out and enjoy some of over 100 different restaurants who have created lunch and dinner prix fixe menus. From north county down to San Juan Capistrano, Orange County’s favorite restaurants are dishing up delicious food at fantastic prices until March 11th. So get out there  … Read More

Lighthouse Bayview Café- A Beacon of Great Cuisine On The Bay

Can it be one year already? I can remember standing here one year ago when the entire City Council and Recreation Department so proudly presented this new venue to residents and distinguished guests. They could hardly contain their excitement. And now we are all so pleased that everyone did stick with it, to make this  … Read More

Be A Hero…Creative Gift Ideas For A Valentine

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And this year with the 14th of February on a Tuesday, it is quickly becoming a week-long celebration—from the weekend prior, to Valentine’s and all the way through to the following weekend! Opening a beautifully wrapped present is always joyful. And in talking with many locals we found  … Read More

NEWPORT BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK IS ALMOST HERE!!!

Actually it will be two weeks long. Kicking off Monday, January 16 and continuing through Sunday, January 29, this program offers 14 days of exciting culinary offerings. From fast-casual hotspots, to elevated, upscale fine dining experiences. All participating restaurants will offer special, two-or three-course, prix fixe menus priced between $10 and $25 for lunch and  … Read More

Dive In And Enjoy “Splashes” Cuisine & Happenings- Laguna Beach

This may be hard to believe, but think about it—- there are only a small handful of restaurants along the pristine Orange County beach front. And very few that can boast being just steps from a “toes in the sand” experience. I recently had the pleasure to visit just such a coveted spot. At first  … Read More

Holiday Happenings at Hipster Hotel Irvine

The minute I waltz through the front door of Hotel Irvine (my local spot), I have a smile on my face. Whether I am here for a business meeting, meeting friends in the cool Red Bar and Lounge, or just hanging out on the patio by the fire-pit surrounded by lush greenery—-I am just in  … Read More