Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails in Irvine is serving up a Saturday brunch between 11am-2:30pm that includes classic brunch cocktails and twists on traditional breakfast dishes. As touched on in the previous blog post featuring the Top 5 Irvine Fine Dining Options, Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails is committed to sourcing and serving only the best local and organic ingredients and also donates 100% of the restaurant's net profits to the Andrei Foundation. The foundation supports many charities and organizations with a focus on eyesight-related causes, and currently is working with Guide Dogs for the Blind (Sponsoring guide dog teams), Makapo Aquatics (Supporting blind & visually impaired paddling teams in Newport Harbor) and Foundation Fighting Blindness (Funding research to treat and cure degenerative eye diseases).
The restaurant's commitment to healthy eating and the establishment of the Andrei Foundation is in memory of Andrei Olencioff who was diagnosed with a degenerative retinal eye disease in his 20s. Andrei had zest and passion, especially behind the bar and in the kitchen - due to his eye disease, he became much more aware of the impact nutrition and diet has on our health. He explored eating organic and locally sourced food which became a way of life, and that lifestyle has continued through Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails.
The restaurant serves Lunch and Dinner, and their recent Saturday brunch offering is a must! Taste everything from a Crème Brûlée French Toast and Pork Belly Frittata to Crab Benedict and Salmon Breakfast Toast. Brunch beverages include a mimosa cart, sweet tea cocktail, bloody mary and bottomless mimosas. Not in a cocktail mood? There's a variety of coffee drinks! Andrei's is also a great place to stop in to enjoy Happy Hour small plates as well as cocktails, beers, and wines; or after dinner drinks and dessert. See all of the menus here. If you're looking for something quick, grab a drink and salad, wrap, sandwich or rice & quinoa bowl from Dandelion Conscious Cafe & Catering (they also offer full catering for events). Happy Brunching!