Al Fresco Dining at Fashion Island~ Newport Beach

There are endless possibilities for dining at Fashion Island, and as the weather turns to perfect, most of us prefer to be outside.  It is so Southern California!  Some days I am yearning for a cup of coffee and a muffin on the patio, while other days I am on the hunt for a beer and appetizers with friends. And yes, there are even times when I am looking to eat out with my dog Riley in tow.  Let’s explore some of the best outdoor venues, and...

The “Table for Ten” Event Was A Sight To Behold—And A Touching Experience

The Illumination Foundation Partnered With Wells Fargo and Other Sponsors To Help Break the Cycle of Homelessness In Orange County at this special evening of culinary enchantment. Executive Chef Josef Lageder and Dieter Hissin, General Manager were the hosts for this fun-filled evening. They and their team welcomed more than 250 guests to the Balboa Bay Resort, and this property is the perfect backdrop to an elegant evening. With bay front...

Cucina Enoteca

Recent Restaurant Visit Cucina Enoteca Irvine Spectrum

What a treat to enjoy the “newly refreshed” Irvine Spectrum. If you have not had a chance to get over there, please do so. It has really come alive with culinary options and lounge areas for relaxing---with a “let’s pretend we’re at a resort” kind of vibe.

Cucina Enoteca restaurant joins Paul Marin’s American Bistro, and Javier’s on the quad. And the three make it a tough decision---as each offers a very different ambience. But that is a good thing. All...