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Off the Menu: CdM Restaurant Opens in Corona del Mar

After months of planning, remodeling and menu creation, Hollywood producer McG and restaurateur Jordan Otterbein (aka River Jetty Restaurant Group partners), known for their acclaimed A Restaurant, have announced the grand opening of their new dining concept, CdM, in – where else...

Off the Menu: Pascal’s Personal Chef Battle, Women Chefs in Newport

Chef Pascal Olhats, who currently runs Café Jardin in Corona del Mar as well as Pascal Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano (and once had several other restaurants in Newport Beach) has won many chef battles over the years, but his latest battle is against a tough opponent. This...

Tabel for Two

The Winery on The Water

Chef and restaurateur Yvon Goetz captures joie de vivre through his food at the restaurant’s new Mariner’s Mile location. By Allison Hata | Photos by Jody Tiongco Some may find it unusual that there’s a second Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar just 10 miles down the road from its...

Comfort Redefined

Pass the plates at A&O Kitchen and Bar, where the creative fare is meant to be shared with everyone at the table. By Kirsti Correa | Photos by Jody Tiongco When Balboa Bay Resort shed its guard tower a little more than a year ago, it served as a reminder to the community that...

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Side Dish

Off the Menu: Foods of Love for Lovers of Food

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” That quote from author and playwright George Bernard Shaw pretty much sums up our feelings about food. And since Valentine’s Day is approaching, love is in the air—along...

Off the Menu: Cucina Enoteca and Garden Fusion

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale The wait is over: CUCINA enoteca at Fashion Island is now officially open. The California-inspired Italian kitchen (how’s that for a morphing of cuisines) and wine shop is Tracy Borkum’s second restaurant in OC (she has ...

Dining News

Off the Menu Side Dish: New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Dining

Compiled by Laura Wise | NB Indy  21 OCEANFRONT 21 Oceanfront is ringing in the New Year with two different seating and menu options. The first seating is their full menu with regular reservations from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Second seating is a four-course dinner with a split of Moet...

Off the Menu: From Pasta to Mozart

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy One of the best things about enjoying a musical at Segerstrom Center or a play at South Coast Repertory is the opportunity to dine out at a nearby restaurant before the show. We love the musical-themed menus that Chef Ross...

Off the Menu: International Wining and Dining

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This week we’ve gone international thanks to our visits to Moulin Bistro, Benihana and LCA wine, which is providing European wines for the Uncorked food and wine experience at SOCO. Moulin Moulin has been a hit ever since...