Did you purchase your tickets for the LAUNCH PARTY yet? This is a fabulous celebration to kick off the 12th year of this annual event known as “Orange County Restaurant Week”. Come meet and mingle with many of your favorite local chefs. The festivities will be held on Saturday, March 7th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the beautiful Marriott Irvine Spectrum.  (And yes there are VIP tickets available for early entry to the event at 1:00pm.) This event will sell out…so tick, tock….let’s go!

 Guests attending this cocktail party will have the unique opportunity to experience an array of bites prepared by some of the most innovative OC Restaurant Week participants, as well as wine, cocktails, wine and beer. Soundtrack for this event will be carefully curated by DJ Mark Moreno. The Launch Party will also have a LIVE broadcast of The Fork Report with Neil Saavedra. Neil is a big supporter of the restaurants and chefs we know and love!

See all the participating restaurants, beverages, and to purchase your tickets online go to:  http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com/launch-party.html . VIP tickets are limited and are selling for $100. The General Admission tickets are selling for $75 each. This event will sell out.

Cocktail attire is a must! This event is for guests 21 and over only (no children or babies). Restaurants and drinks are subject to change.  A portion of ticket sales will benefit Bracken’s Kitchen and Golden Rule Charity. Valet parking is available. Ride sharing, Uber or Lyft are strongly encouraged.

Enjoy The Cuisine of:

AnQi by House of AN
Back Bay Bistro
Cambalache Argentine & Italian Cuisine / Villa Roma
Chelas Mexican Grill
Paul Martin’s American Grill
Taco Rosa
Little Onion Mexican Restaurant
Melissa’s Produce
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse – Irvine
Great Maple
Hendrix Restaurant and Bar
Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
Nirvana Grille
Piccolino Ristorante
Puesto – Los Olivos
Ritters Steam Kettle Cooking – HB
Sol Agave
Texas de Brazil
The Yellow Chilli
URBANA Mexican Gastronomy
Prego Mediterranean- The District
Cucina Enoteca
TOAST Kitchen & Bakery

Enjoy a Spice Bar:
Featuring Melissa’s Produce- Freshest Produce in Town!

Enjoy Sweet Desserts by:
Chambord Dessert Bar- Sweet treats with Chambord in every bite

Enjoy Cocktails by:
Ketel One Vodka
Hornitos Tequila
Roku Gin
Maker’s Mark

Enjoy Wine by:
Wine Bar by Celebrity Cruises
Rancho Capistrano Winery – Orange County’s largest winery!
McClain Cellars
Navarro Vineyards & Winery

With Water by:
Acqua Panna

Sneak Peek-OC Restaurant Week Which Begins March 8th thru 14th, 2020

More than 150 restaurants present customized meals and special menus throughout Orange County.  During this weeklong event, participating restaurants in Orange County will offer special three-course menus, many with a cocktail or signature item at no additional charge. Each restaurant will have the freedom and flexibility to showcase its best offerings by talented chefs who personalize each menu to reflect their individual culinary style.

Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus within the following price categories: lunch for $10, $15, $20 or $25, and dinner for $20, $30, $40, $50. Once again, guests will be offered a “luxe experience” with a select group of menus priced at a $80 price point. Guests will have the opportunity to search the list of participating restaurants by name, location and price point at http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com/participating-restaurants.html

In our fast-paced world, it’s so important to take time to connect with family and friends face-to-face, and what better way to do so than over a meal? OC Restaurant Week has come to represent time set aside to experience the simple things in life – great food and conversation,” explained Pamela Waitt, President of the OC Restaurant Association. “I am so proud to see how OC Restaurant Week has grown in the past 12 years to become Orange County’s most treasured culinary event. It feels good to support so many talented chefs and businesses in our community.”

Many participating restaurants will be showcasing a special OC Restaurant Week cocktail for $12 (in honor of 12 years of OC Restaurant Week), featuring Chambord, Ketel One, Maker’s Mark and Hornitos. A full list of participating restaurants can be found at http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com/cocktails-of-restaurant-week.html 

BURGER WEEK… Coming This Summer!

Mark your calendars for the brand new Burger Week, from July 12 – 18, 2020. Explore Orange County and Long Beach one burger at a time. This will be a tasty week of this inaugural event.  Participating restaurants and chefs have created seriously delicious Burger Week menus with a variety of selections, sides and beverages. Everything from classic cheeseburgers to veggie burgers and beyond (get it?). There is something for everyone.  Burger Week menus will be priced at $10, $15 and $20 and $25. You can view menus and restaurants by area at the web site:  http://www.burgerweek.com/ .

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