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Off the Menu: The Wizard of Food

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Valentine’s Day is on the minds of diners, but we found a menu you’ll love well into February. Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan of Leatherby’s Café Rouge at Segerstrom Center for the Arts loves to create themed menus for the...

Off the Menu Special: Valentine’s Dining in Newport Beach

Valentine’s Day is the busiest day of the year for most restaurants, and also the day filled with the most pressure. Expectation are high for diners, who are looking for that perfect romantic evening, and for restaurateurs, who do everything they can do deliver on that...

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Off the Menu: Golden Foodies – Ruby’s Dinette – Wine & Food Fest

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy This weekend is the Third annual Golden Foodie Awards at the Fairmont in Newport Beach, presented by the OC Restaurant Association to honor the best culinary creations in a variety of categories. We went down the list of...

Off the Menu Special: Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival – May 31

We were introduced to Celebrity Cruises earlier this year at the kickoff party for OC Restaurant Week at Newport Lexus, and learned that 10 of the cruise line’s restaurants have received Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence,” which we consider an impressive feat. And so, we’re...

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Off the Menu: Passport to Culinary Journeys at Moulin and Babette’s

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale We’re always ready to take an exotic culinary journey, so we were thrilled when two new restaurants opened that offered gastronomic trips to France and The East Hamptons. Moulin Pascal’s Epicerie on Bristol Street closed earlier...

Off the Menu: Newport Beach Restaurant Week is Here

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale Newport Beach Restaurant Week starts Jan. 19 and runs through Feb. 1, and as in previous years, decisions must be made as to where to dine. We perused every Restaurant Week menu on the DineNB.com website to see which prix fixe menus...

Off the Menu: Laguna’s Royal Hawaiian Returns to Glory

Between Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Playhouse, myriad arts festivals and Laguna Art Museum, there’s plenty to see and do this month. We’ve already experienced Pageant of the Masters, which we agreed is one of the best we’ve seen (and we go every year). “I loved how this year’s...