img_4244The 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 heaven. The hotel has a modern, colorful décor and with so many different options, there is something special for my ever-changing mood.

 

 

 

Be A Kid Again With S’Mores on the Patio!

From now thru 26th from 3:00-5:00pm, enjoy “playing with fire” and making S’mores on the patio at EATS Kitchen & Bar! This is complimentary for locals and hotel guests. Might I suggest then rolling right into Happy Hour— which is amazing!

Ringing In The New Year…
The culinary team has created four delicious ways to “Ring in the New Year” in style, right here at Hotel Irvine. This includes: an à la carte New Year’s Eve dining experience at EATS Kitchen & Bar, a lavish New Year’s Eve Uncorked Party at Red Bar and Lounge, an “after-party” Brunch in The Backyard as well as a “morning after” Brunch at EATS Kitchen & Bar. Here is a quick run-down on the fun and a special hotel package to boot!

New Year’s Eve at EATS Kitchen & Bar Saturday, December 31, from 5:00 to 9:30pm
EATS Kitchen & Bar will be serving an à la carte menu including Starters such as Dungeness Crab Salad and Duck Paté with foie gras mousse. Entrées include New Year’s Eve Burger with parmesan truffle fries, Grilled Maine Lobster with artichoke shrimp risotto and Snake River Farms Wagyu Zabuton Steak with bordelaise sauce. Perhaps a Baked Alaska to end the evening? A live acoustic guitarist will be playing on the cozy patio, and complimentary party favors will be provided for the last seating. Reservations recommended online, or by calling 949.225.6780.

New Year’s Eve Uncorked at Red Bar and Lounge Saturday, December 31, from 9:00pm to 2:00am
Red Bar and Lounge will be ringing in 2017 with a lavish New Year’s Eve party complete with Champagne, cocktails, party favors, a late-night menu and music by DJ Shammy Dee. Guests can be cozy just you two, or call up friends and reserve a booth with bottle service for up to 10 guests. Listen up… as reservations are required to attend. The $25 ticket includes: champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Advanced ticket purchase required online. Booth reservations start at $250. Email info@redbarandlounge.com to reserve a booth and for additional pricing information.

New Year’s Day After-Party “Backyard Brunch” Sunday, January 1, from Noon and 2:00pm
A fresh New Year deserves a fresh first meal. Hotel guests and locals are invited to “The Backyard Brunch” at Hotel Irvine for an indulgent New Year’s Day Brunch. Guests will be surrounded by delicious food stations including a Farmers Market Vegetable and Antipasto Station, a Shrimp and Oyster Station and Carving Stations, as well as a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, breakfast favorites like made-to-order pancakes with huckleberry compote, desserts such as build-your-own crèpes and more. Plus live music! It will be a New Year’s Day to remember. Pricing: $65 per adult and $15 per child ages five to 12. Tickets can be purchased online or call 949.225.6780.

The “Morning After Brunch” at EATS Kitchen & Bar Sunday, January 1, from 11:30am to 2:00pm
A wonderful way to celebrate a new year, is with a classic Sunday Brunch. Some of the dining favorites include: Shrimp and Grits, Chilaquiles con Pollo, the Morning After Burger or Steak and Tots. The party continues with $8 bottomless mimosas, $14 build-your-own Bloody Mary’s. And yes, guests can watch the first NFL games of 2017 on the gastropub’s big screen TVs. Score! Reservations are recommended online or by calling 949.225.6780.

New Year’s Eve Elevator Ride “Stay And Play” Package Saturday, December 31, 2016
All those party goer’s can save the drive home and take the elevator all the way up to their comfy guest room. Hotel Irvine is throwing in a $25 breakfast credit to Marketplace to get late-night partiers back on -track in the morning. Rates start at $139, based on double occupancy. Pricing excludes applicable taxes. For reservations call 888.230.4452, or book online at www.hotelirvine.com/packages .

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614
888-230-4452
www.HotelIrvine.com

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 heaven. The hotel has a modern, colorful décor and with so many different options, there is something special for my ever-changing mood.

 

 

 

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