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

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

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

Temecula… There’s More Than Just Wine In The Valley!

It was a lovely sunny morning as a group of So Cal writers recently visited Temecula. The Mount Palomar Winery was established in 1969. This winery has deep roots in this valley, and responding to their kind invitation, the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) set up camp right there. Perched high atop  … Read More

ChefSchool… Where “Hand’s On” Makes All The Difference

Working with kids, teens and adults, Heidi Ristau and her team at ChefSchool offer an array of classes that offer important techniques, cooking skills and making the experience of cooking fun too. And what better way to do this than through a hand’s on experience? In a comfortable setting, students learn knife skill, how to  … Read More

Kitchen Gardens In Carlsbad Unveils A New Culinary Center

The Flower Fields is a special place in Carlsbad (located in north San Diego) perched on a hill overlooking the 5 freeway and the Pacific Ocean below. Resting on over 50 acres, this field of flowers is bursting with color. Next year guests will be able to visit and view the jaw-dropping wonderment from March  … Read More

Gobble Up This Year’s Delicious Dining Options in Newport Beach

As the calendar tick-tocks down to Thursday, November 24th Thanksgiving planning is in full-swing. Here we have gathered some interesting and flexible options to help friends and families who may want to step away from the oven and let someone else do the cooking. We have uncovered some excellent value menus, brunches, sit down dinners,  … Read More