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OC Restaurant Week Reimagined with Exciting New Features

Published: 10/01/2015

In its 8th year, OC Restaurant Week adds more than 30 new restaurants, allows select restaurants to offer Luxe Pairing Dinner experiences, features Girl Scouts Cookie desserts, and kicks off with Launch Party at Irvine Marriott

2016 OC Restaurant Week to be held March 6-12, 2016

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., October 2015 - Orange County Restaurant Week will celebrate its eighth year as the region's most anticipated and fastest growing culinary event, with the 2016 Orange County Restaurant Week held from Sunday, March 6th through Saturday, March 12th. This year's list of participants sees the addition of more than 30 new restaurants and includes a wide variety of options, from casual and family friendly establishments, to upscale and fine dining, which now allows for a select group of menus priced at a $80 price point!

During the weeklong event, more than 100 participating restaurants 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 will, no doubt, 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 or $20, and dinner for $20, $30, $40 or $50. This year, a limited number of restaurants will offer a special $80 "luxe" menu featuring a menu with wine or cocktail pairings. Guests will have the opportunity to search the list of more than 100 participating restaurants by name, location and price point at http://www.OCRestaurantWeek.com.

The 2016 participating restaurants include (full updated list can be found online at http://www.OCRestaurantWeek.com):

  • 25 Degrees  - Huntington Beach
  • 320 Main - Seal Beach
  • Andrei's Restaurant - Irvine
  • AnQi Bistro- Costa Mesa
  • Beachcomber Café - Newport Beach
  • Blue C Sushi - Newport Beach
  • Bluefin - Newport Beach
  • Bluewater Grill Restaurant - Newport Beach & Tustin
  • Brio Tuscan Grille - Irvine
  • Bruno's Italian Kitchen - Brea
  • C4 Deli: The Cure for the Common - Santa Ana
  • Caffe Primo - Anaheim
  • Catal - Anaheim
  • Cedar Creek Inn - Brea & San Juan Capistrano
  • Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen  - Brea
  • Chambers Bar & Bistro - Anaheim
  • Chapter One: the modern local - San Juan Capistrano
  • CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach & Irvine
  • Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine
  • Dory Deli - Newport Beach
  • D'Vine ~ A Mediterranean Experience - Brea
  • EATS Kitchen & Bar - Irvine
  • Eureka - Huntington Beach & Irvine
  • Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant - Brea & Buena Park
  • Fig & Olive - Newport Beach
  • Fire and Ice - Anaheim
  • Five Crowns - Corona Del Mar
  • Fly N Fish Oyster Bar & Grill - Newport Beach
  • GG's Bistro - Laguna Beach
  • Harborside Restaurant - Newport Beach
  • Haven Gastropub - Orange
  • Holstein's Shakes and Buns - Costa Mesa
  • Hopscotch Tavern - Fullerton
  • HornBlower Cruise - Newport Beach
  • IL DOLCE - Irvine
  • Issara Thai Cuisine - Huntington Beach
  • Kutsi Cocina bar and lounge - Santa Ana
  • La Vida Cantina - Costa Mesa
  • Lillie's Q - Brea
  • LUCCA - Irvine
  • Lumberyard - Laguna Beach
  • Luna Rosa - Tustin
  • Maro Wood Grill - Laguna Beach
  • McCormick & Schmick's - Irvine
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Buena Park
  • Mission Grill  - San Juan Capistrano
  • Modo Mio rustic italian kitchen - Newport Beach
  • Morton's The Steak - Costa Mesa
  • Mozambique  - Laguna Beach
  • Newport Landing - Newport Beach
  • Newport Rib Company - Costa Mesa
  • Nirvana Grille & Catering - Laguna Beach
  • O fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine
  • Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - Laguna Beach
  • O'Neill's Bar & Grill - Mission Viejo
  • Orange Hill Restaurant - Orange
  • Primecut Café - Tustin
  • Provenance - Newport Beach
  • Provisions Market - Orange
  • Rance's Pizza - Costa Mesa
  • Red O - Newport Beach
  • Royal Khyber - Santa Ana
  • Royal Thai Cuisine - Laguna Beach & Newport Beach
  • Rusty Pelican - Newport Beach
  • Ruth's Chris - Irvine
  • SeaLegs Wine Bar - Huntington Beach
  • SeaSalt Woodfire Grill - Huntington Beach
  • Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa
  • Selanne Steak Tavern  - Laguna Beach
  • Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar - Costa Mesa
  • Skyloft - Laguna Beach
  • Slapfish - Huntington Beach, Newport Beach
  • Slater's 50/50 - Huntington Beach and Anaheim
  • Social Costa Mesa - Costa Mesa
  • SOL Cocina - Newport Beach
  • solita - Huntington Beach
  • Spaghettini - Seal Beach
  • Splashes - Laguna Beach
  • Starfish - Laguna Beach
  • Steakhouse 55 - Anaheim
  • Stonehill Tavern - Dana Point
  • Sundried Tomato American Bistros & Catering - San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano
  • Sushi Roku - Newport Beach
  • SWSH Shabu - Irvine
  • Tapas Restaurant - Newport Beach
  • TAPS Fish House & Brewery - Brea & Irvine
  • The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa
  • The Catch - Anaheim
  • the crow bar and kitchen - Corona Del Mar
  • The Dock - Newport Beach
  • The Hub Kitchen & Taps 
  • The Melting Pot - Irvine
  • The Quiet Woman - Corona Del Mar
  • THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon  - Anaheim
  • The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar - Newport Beach & Tustin
  • Tommy Bahama Bar & Grill - Laguna Beach
  • Tommy Bahama Island Grille - Newport Beach
  • Tortilla Republic  - Laguna Beach
  • True Food Kitchen - Newport Beach
  • true seasons organic kitchen  - Anaheim
  • Twenty Eight - Irvine
  • Urbana - Anaheim
  • Villa Roma - Laguna Hills
  • Vitaly - Costa Mesa
  • VUE - Dana Point
  • Ways & Means Oyster House - Huntington Beach
  • Wild Goose - Costa Mesa
  • Zimzala - Huntington Beach
  • Zipangu - Costa Mesa


"As we enter into our eighth year for Orange County's largest culinary celebration, OC Restaurant Week, we continue to partner with the very best talent found in our rich culinary landscape," explained Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Association. "This year, we go one step further in connecting OC diners and restaurants by introducing an exciting new element to the pricing structure with an $80 prix-fixe pairing ‘Luxe' dinner menu offering!"

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE DESSERTS
During OC Restaurant Week, select restaurants will offer delicious desserts inspired by and featuring Girl Scout Cookies! Some of the OC Restaurant Week participating restaurants will host local Girl Scouts for a Preview Tasting, where girls will get the chance to taste the sweet treats and meet with the restaurant's chef - all important as many of them strive to earn culinary and business badges.

OC RESTAURANT WEEK LAUNCH PARTY
This year's festivities will kick off with an official "FIRST BITES" Launch Party on Saturday, March 5th at Irvine Marriott.  Guests attending the launch party will have the unique opportunity to experience an array of "first bites" prepared by a variety of OC Restaurant Week participating restaurants. Tickets for the event are $75 and will be available for purchase on http://www.OCRestaurantWeek.com. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

"Partnering with the OC Restaurant Association for OC Restaurant Week is a great opportunity for Destination Irvine to garner exposure for Irvine's global cuisine on a broader scale," said Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing for Destination Irvine. "The partnership also allows us to support Orange County's culinary scene, which is a big part of why people visit the destination."

Media interested in covering the event may contact Moxxe PR via mona@moxxepr.com.

ABOUT OC RESTAURANT WEEK
The 2016 Orange County Restaurant Week will be held Sunday, March 6th through Saturday, March 12th with more than 100 restaurants participating in the weeklong event. Restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus within the following price categories: lunch for $10, $15 or $20, and dinner for $20, $30, $40 or $50, with a limited number of $80 "Luxe" menus. Participants involved are listed online at http://www.orangecountyrestaurantweek.com.

For general information, or to learn about participation or sponsorship opportunities during Orange County Restaurant Week, please visit www.OrangeCountyRestaurantWeek.com. To learn about or join the Orange County Restaurant Association, visit www.OCRestaurantAssociation.org.

 

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