Third Annual Summer Event-Pacific Wine & Food Classic

 

This is a “must attend” Newport Beach summer event and is on everyone’s calendar for August. This is serious “on the Bay summer fun”! Did someone say Food, Cocktails, Beer and our favorite local chefs tempting us with their favorite bites? Well, I’m all in for that. This fancy-pants event will be held Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, 18th, 2019.

This summer “classic event” is in its third year and right out of the gate, Year #1  it was...

Exploring On A Pedego Electric Bike – Crystal Cove & Pelican Hill

Now that the weather is better, let's get out there and ride!!!   This is one of my favorite bike routes, and on this adventure, we ride approximately 12 miles total. It has the charm of Corona del Mar, a nature trail with look-out points along the bluffs, amazing coastal views of the Pacific, and a few impressive spots to grab a quick drink,  or bite to eat. Best of all, riders are able to stay off most of the busy streets, by following this handy Bike Route as your guide.

We...

Bike Route #3 – Exploring Back Bay/Nature Preserve on Pedego Electric Bikes

This is a fun electric bike tour among natural surroundings and tranquil waterways.  We take a trail set amidst the natural beauty of an estuary----with a serene bay, meandering pathways and birdlife.  On this route, we ride a total of approximately 8 miles.  I will also note a few places to grab a quick drink, a bite to eat, and even spots to return another time for kayak and paddle board rentals.  As usual, we try to traverse routes that keep us away from most of the busy streets....

Discovering OC’s Ultimate Private Event Venue!

{This was a hosted event.}
Tucked away in a quiet business park in Lake Forest, on Bake Parkway, is a fabulously elegant setting for all kinds of events and social happenings! From corporate meetings, to team-building, private parties, showers and testing of secret recipes--- this is a special spot indeed. The Wine Artist is also the perfect address for personalized cooking classes, private wine seminars & pairings, custom wine labeling events, iconic birthday...

Join Us for Dinner and Premier Viewing Of The 2018 Newport Beach Boat Parade!

This is a rare opportunity to attend a holiday event at the American Legion which is typically open to “members only”. In the spirit of the holidays, please join us on one of nights when the award-winning annual Christmas Boat Parade will be showcased in the spectacular Newport Harbor. The festivities kick off Wednesday December 19th and running through Sunday December 23rd, 2018. We are already sold out for Saturday night! There will be over 200...

It’s A Lobster Party On The Bay In Newport!

Join us for the 10th Annual Beach Party and Lobsterfest on Sunday, August 5th from 3-8pm! I do look forward to this fun beach party each year and it is an afternoon of incredible fun. This is a celebration of summer on the bay in Newport Beach.

Close your eyes and imagine this….Live music, Maine Lobster, New York Strip Steak, all the sides and a no host bar! What? You have to be there!!!

The 10th Annual LOBSTERFEST AT NEWPORT Dunes in Newport Beach is...

Oktoberfest…Cooking In The Kitchen With Chef Josef Lageder

 

We had the pleasure of having Chef Josef to our home to cook an authentic Oktoberfest meal. Of course we had a group of friends here as we all attentively observed his tips and tricks. Beers from around the globe were flowing and laughter ensued. The menu included: Classic Wiener Schnitzel, a refreshing Cucumber Salad and Buttered Scallion Green Peas Rice. But of course Chef Josef can’t do anything just “simple”. He always steps up his game and in this case he expanded...

Sports Bar Standouts In Newport Beach

Fall is here, and the sports frenzy is in full swing. October is the only month when we can enjoy pre-season, regular season and play-off games for baseball, basketball, football and hockey. Sports fans are in sheer heaven. I set out to find the “stand out” sports bars right here in Newport Beach. Keep in mind that this is based on my opinion, and does not cover every single bar with a television set. However, I have sought out what I consider to be the “best of class”. ...

Recipe: Salmon Asian Marinade

Everyone asks for this recipe and can be used on other fish…Enjoy!

Ingredients: For Four Servings

-2 cloves of Garlic finely minced (I use cubed frozen Garlic from Trader Joes near veges)

-4-5 tablespoons of Sesame Oil (I get mine at Trader Joes)

-1/4 cup Olive Oil

-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

-2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce

-2 tablespoons of Rice Vinegar

-Juice from ½ of lemon

-1/2 Cup (or less) of Green Onions-finely chopped with minimal white...

A Welcome New Restaurant Opens In Laguna Beach, Meet “Oak”

The new Oak restaurant stakes its claim along the tawny Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. And what a treat it was to join them for a recent media visit. The restaurant is perched on the seond floor of a handsome modern building and overlooks the highway with lovely sunsets and ocean views below.

 

As Executive Chef Chris Tzorin describes the cuisine "It is comfort food with a modern twist". The black glazed plates with a matte finish are his canvas to create some...