Stop into Hotel Irvine to experience EATS Kitchen & Bar's newest menu items, which will absolutely delight your taste buds. With vibrant décor and a circular bar centerpiece, EATS Kitchen & Bar is an ideal spot to enjoy Chef Jeff Moore's creative twists on comfort food while you sip on craft beers, interesting wines and signature handcrafted cocktails. EATS features lots of indoor and outdoor space, including a cozy fire pit, making lounging a must. Diners can share small plates; have a perfectly made EATS Burger with smoked bacon and Tillamook cheddar; enjoy house specialties such as Garganelli Bolognese, seasonal specials and more.

I celebrated the first day of May by experiencing a handful of appetizers, entrees and desserts from EATS Kitchen & Bar's new menu, and not one dish disappointed - some faves include the Fried Deviled Eggs, Truffle Mac & Cheese, King Salmon and Chocolate Mud Pie (need I say more). You'll be dining on unique, gourmet dishes and at surprisingly affordable price point, seeing as the service is top notch and you really feel incredibly taken care of. See each drool worthy dish I tasted by scrolling down, and also check out these new happenings:

Tequila/Mezcal Tasting Dinner at EATS Kitchen & Bar

Saturday, May 25, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Only 40 tequila/mezcal lovers can attend this very special Five-Course Dinner at EATS Kitchen & Bar. It promises to be an unforgettable spirited dinner, created by Chef Jeff Moore and paired with tequila and mezcal selections chosen by drinks maven and general manager Andrzej Lewczyk.

$90 per person, excludes tax and gratuity. Limited to 40 attendees. Reservations required at 949-225-6780.

New Fireside Party at EATS Kitchen & Bar Patio

Every Friday and Saturday between April and June from 7 to 10 p.m.

What could be better than meeting up with friends fireside on the patio at EATS Kitchen & Bar on a Friday or Saturday evening to relax and kick back with live music and amazing $5 specials on food and drinks? Yes, only $5 for bite-sized snacks, beers on tap, house wines and well drinks.

Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Available on patio only.

New Friday Date Night at EATS Kitchen & Bar

Fridays, April through June, dinner only

An excellent way for dates to share TGIF is to celebrate at EATS Kitchen & Bar. The Special Date Night Dinner Deal includes a mouth-watering shared appetizer, two delicious main courses and one yummy dessert – chosen from the regular EATS menu. Also, to start the weekend off with a toast or two, the evening comes with a bottle of house wine. Salut!

$90 per couple, excludes tax and gratuity. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance and are available by calling 949-225-6780.

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Blackberry Mule

BLACKBERRY MULE 

blackberry-infused platinum wheatley vodka / ginger / lemon

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Appetizer Dishes

CAPRESE 

burrata cheese / compari tomatoes / basil / pine nut granola  

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Caprese

TRUFFLE MAC & CHEESE 

house cheese blend / parmesan bread crumbs

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Truffle Mac & Cheese

GRILLED CASTROVILLE ARTICHOKE 

lemon aioli 

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Grilled Artichokes

FRIED DEVILED EGGS 

italian chorizo / manchego cheese / oregano 

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Deviled Eggs
Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Entree Dishes

GARGANELLI BOLOGNESE 

beef & veal ragu / ricotta / parmesan cheese

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Bolognese
Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Bite of Bolognese

KING SALMON 

smoked bacon / king oyster mushroom / farmers market vegetables / leek butter sauce

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine King Salmon

CAST IRON NEW YORK STEAK 
roasted red potatoes / oven dried cherry tomatoes / bloomsdale spinach / california chili bearnaise

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine New York Steak
Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Desserts

WARM CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE 

vanilla ice cream / hot fudge / house-made marshmallow

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie

SEASONAL BREAD PUDDING

chef's creation

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Bread Pudding

CHOCOLATE MUD PIE

nutella sauce / hazelnut crumble / chocolate whipped cream

Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Mud Pie
Eats Kitchen Hotel Irvine Mud Pie Dish

Photos taken by Amanda N. Hammond