If you need to make up for a Valentine’s dinner gone bad or if you are just looking to experience a new restaurant, you could not ask for a better week to hit your calendar. Orange County Restaurant Week will run from February 23rd through March 1st. You are not only going to get some of the best restaurants from all over Orange County, but you are also going to get to taste the best that they have to offer at a price you are not going to see for quite some time.
The prix-fixe menus for the week are priced at $10, $15 and $20 per person for lunch and $20, $30 or $40 per person for dinner. If you have missed out on some of the finest restaurants in Orange County because of price, this is the week to put those worries behind and live it up with some fine dining while not breaking the bank.
Orange County Restaurant will allow you the chance to try out unique restaurants such as 370 Common in Laguna Beach. Chef Ryan Adams is at the forefront of using local and fresh ingredients to keep his menu fresh and always changing. During restaurant week you will get a chance to try calamari, risotto and Grandma B's Chocolate Cake. For more information visit 370 Common.
There are so many amazing restaurants in Orange County you could take a dart, throw it at the restaurant week list and pick a winner. One of the most unique restaurants that you could try is True Food Kitchen at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. The $30 three-course offers such healthy choices as Tuscan Kale soup, turkey lasagna and chia seed pudding to finish off your meal. For more information visit True Food Kitchen.
There will also be chef demos during Orange County Restaurant Week. Chef Yvon Goetz of The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will be preparing a dish from the restaurant week menu at the Sub-Zero & Wolf in Costa Mesa on January 21st. While you are enjoying your demonstration from Chef Yvon you will be able to enjoy bread by BREAD artisan bakery and cheese from Cabot. Chef Rayne Frey from Tabu Grill will prepare a dish from restaurant week at Sub-Zero & Wolf in Costa Mesa on February 5th. For tickets visit EventBee.
Orange County Restaurant Week has every city covered in Orange County, but don’t be afraid to venture out, you just never know which of these restaurants might turn out to be your new favorite.
For more information on Orange County Restaurant Week
The following restaurants are participating in Orange County Restaurant Week:
El Torito - All OC locations
Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour - Brea & Mission Viejo
Gypsy Den - Anaheim, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Brea, Huntington Beach & Tustin
Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria
Royal Thai Cuisine-Laguna Beach
Royal Thai Cuisine-Newport Beach
Sundried Tomato - San Clemente & San Juan Cap.