In its 9th year, OC Restaurant Week features 100+
restaurants; $10-$80 meal price points; Girl Scouts Cookie desserts; Instagram
contest; and Launch Party at Irvine Marriott

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., January 2017 - Orange County Restaurant Week will celebrate its ninth year as the region's most celebrated culinary event, with the 2017 Orange County Restaurant Week held from Sunday, March 5th through Saturday, March 11thThis year's list of participants will include 100+ OC Restaurants that offer diners a wide variety of options, from casual and family friendly establishments, to upscale and fine dining, which will allow for a "luxe experience" with 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, $50, and $80.
 Once again this year, a limited number of restaurants will offer a special $80 "luxe" menu featuring dinner 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.orangecountyrestaurantweek.com/.

Girl Scouts of Orange County is again partnering with OC Restaurant Week, during which select restaurants will offer Girl Scout cookie-inspired desserts. This year celebrates the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts and introduces OC to a brand new cookie- Girl Scout S'moresTM. The 2017 Girl Scout cookie season runs January 29th through March 12th in OC.


2017 OC RESTAURANT WEEK PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS 

All participants can be found online at http://www.orangecountyrestaurantweek.com/.


17th Street Grill - Tustin

25 Degrees - Huntington Beach

320 Main - Seal Beach

370 Common - Laguna Beach

Amorelia Mexican Café - Costa Mesa

Anchor Hitch - Mission Viejo

Andrei's Restaurant - Irvine

Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana - Dana Point

AnQi - Costa Mesa

Back Bay Bistro - Newport Beach

Beachcomber Café - Newport Beach

Bluefin Restaurant - Newport Beach

Bluewater Grill - Newport Beach & Tustin

Brio Tuscan Grille - Irvine

Bruno's Italian Kitchen - Brea

C4 Deli: The Cure for the Common - Santa Ana

Café Jardin - Corona Del Mar

Café Tu Tu Tango - Orange

Canaletto Ristorante Veneto - Newport Beach

Cedar Creek Inn - Brea & San Juan Capistrano

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Brea

Chapter One: the modern local - Santa Ana

Chelas Mexican Grill - Laguna Niguel

Coastal Kitchen - Dana Point

CUCINA Enoteca - Irvine & Newport Beach

D'Vine ~ A Mediterranean Experience - Brea & Fullerton

Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine

Dory Deli - Newport Beach

EATS - Irvine

Eureka! - Huntington Beach & Irvine

FIG & OLIVE - Newport Beach

Five Crowns - Corona Del Mar

Fly N Fish Oyster Bar & Grill - Newport Beach

Gratitude Newport Beach - Newport Beach

Gyu-Kaku - Brea, Huntington Beach & Tustin

Hanare Sushi - Costa Mesa

Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom - Newport Beach

Harvest - Laguna Beach

Hornblower Cruises & Events - Newport Beach

Il Fornaio - Irvine

Ironwood, Cellar. Craft. Cook. - Laguna Hills

Irvine Improv - Irvine

Issara thai cuisine - Huntington Beach

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern - Brea & Dana Point

JT Schmid's - Tustin

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant - Brea, Huntington Beach & Irvine

King's Fish House - Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills & Orange

Kona Grill Restaurant - Irvine

La Vida Cantina - Costa Mesa

Lighthouse Bayview Café - Newport Beach

Lillie's Q - Brea

Lumberyard Restaurant - Laguna Beach

Luna Rossa - Tustin

Maro Wood Grill - Laguna Beach

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Buena Park

Mick's Karma Bar - Irvine

Mix Mix Kitchen Bar - Santa Ana

Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill - Tustin

Modo Mio Rustic Italian Kitchen - Newport Beach

Moulin Bistro - Laguna Beach & Newport Beach

Mozambique - Laguna Beach

Newport Landing Restaurant and Oyster Bar - Newport Beach

Newport Rib Company - Costa Mesa

Nirvana Grille & Bliss Bar - Laguna Beach

North Italia - Irvine

O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine & Laguna Beach

Oak Grill - Newport Beach

Orange Hill Restaurant - Orange

Pascal - San Juan Capistrano

Paul Martins - Irvine

Pizzeria Ortica - Costa Mesa

Prego Ristorante - Irvine

Provenance - Newport Beach

Puesto - Irvine

Rance's Chicago Pizza - Costa Mesa

Red O Restaurant - Newport Beach

ROYAL KHYBER - Santa Ana

Rusty Pelican - Newport Beach

Ruth's Chris Irvine - Irvine

SeaLegs Wine Bar - Huntington Beach

Seasalt - Huntington Beach

Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

Selanne Steak Tavern - Laguna Beach

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar - Costa Mesa

Slater's 50/50 - Anaheim Hills & Huntington Beach

SOCIAL COSTA MESA - Costa Mesa

SOL Agave - San Juan Capistrano

SOL Cocina - Newport Beach

solita - Huntington Beach

Splashes Restaurant - Laguna Beach

Square One Pizza Cafe - Irvine

Stag Bar + Kitchen - Newport Beach

Starfish Laguna - Laguna Beach

Steakhouse 55 - Anaheim

Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Clemente & San Juan Capistrano

Surah Korean BBQ & Sushi - Buena Park

Sushi Roku - Newport Beach

SWSH Shabu Shabu - Irvine

Tangata at Bowers Museum - Santa Ana

TAPS Fish House & Brewery - Brea & Irvine

The Bungalow Restaurant - Corona Del Mar

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

The Catch - Anaheim

The Hub Kitchen & Taps - Costa Mesa

The Melting Pot - Irvine

THE RANCH Restaurant - Anaheim

The Ritz Prime Seafood - Newport Beach

The Wild Artichoke - Yorba Linda

The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach & Tustin

TLT Food - Irvine Spectrum & Newport Beach

Tommy Bahama's Bar & Grill - Laguna Beach

Tommy Bahama's Island Grille - Newport Beach

Tortilla Republic - Laguna Beach

True Food Kitchen - Newport Beach

TWENTY EIGHT - Irvine

Umami Burger - Irvine

URBANA - Anaheim

Villa Roma Argentine & Italian Cuisine - Laguna Hills

Vitaly - Costa Mesa

VUE - Dana Point

Waterman's Harbor - Dana Point

Ways & Means Oyster House - Huntington Beach

Wild Goose Tavern - Costa Mesa

Wildfish Seafood Grille - Newport Beach

Yard House - Brea, Costa Mesa, Irvine & Newport Beach

Yves' Restaurant & Wine Bar - Anaheim

zcafe - Costa Mesa


"It's hard to believe we are entering our ninth year of OC Restaurant Week, which continues to showcase the county's leading culinary talent and serve as Orange County's largest culinary celebration," explained Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Association. "This year's event will, no doubt, be the most successful event yet, with many longtime favorites and
new restaurants participating side by side!"

OC RESTAURANT WEEK LAUNCH PARTY

This year's festivities will kick off with an official "FIRST BITES" Launch Party on Saturday, March 4th 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 will be available for purchase on http://www.orangecountyrestaurantweek.com/. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

Located in the center of Orange County, Irvine is a convenient gateway to a true Southern California vacation. Visitors can enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, golf, shopping, culture, diverse dining, activities and the city's close proximity to the area's popular beaches and attractions. For more information, please visit destinationirvine.com.

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


INSTAGRAM CONTEST

OC Diners are invited to tag their photos with #OCRW2017 between March 5th and March 11th to be entered to win two tickets to the OC Chef's Table event on Sunday, March 12, 2017 benefiting the Illumination Foundation. The event will be held at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, where the winner will receive a complimentary one-night stay following the event ($2,600
total prize value).

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS OF OC RESTAURANT WEEK

2017 OC Restaurant Week is made possible by the Orange County Restaurant Associatinon, Orange Coast Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Melissa's Produce, The Fork Report, 95.5 KLOS,
Fisher & Paykel, Ketel One Vodka, Chambord, Celebrity Cruises, Fashion Island, The Irvine Spectrum, Destination Irvine, Opentable, Yelp, and OCfoodies.

ABOUT OC RESTAURANT WEEK

The 2017 Orange County Restaurant Week will be held Sunday, March 5th through Saturday, March 11th 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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For more information, contact: 
Mona Shah-Anderson, Moxxe PR at +1 818 749 1931 or mona@moxxepr.com