Orange County Restaurant Week 2015 – March 1-7th
Mark your calendars for the Orange County Restaurant Week 2015, which is expected to go big this year from March 1-7th. The Orange County Restaurant Association indicated that all the openings for participating restaurants are full. Visit the Orange County Restaurant Week Website for a full listing of participating restaurants.
Orange County Restaurant Week mark’s it’s 7th year and it growing quickly in participation. For the restaurants, it is a great opportunity to showcase their best items. For LA, IE and OC Foodies, it is a chance try full course meals from some of Orange County’s best restaurant at a discount. During Orange County restaurant week 2015, I look forward to trying out new restaurants and older restaurants that I have yet to visit. It is a great time to see if the restaurants put their best foot forward.
The Orange County Restaurant Week menus will be available during lunch and dinner at many restaurants. The lunch menu is priced at $10, $15, or $20. Dinner menu is priced at $20, $30, $40, or $50 for each prix fixe menu. Typically the OC restaurants at the higher end of the cost scale are offering more sophisticated dishes.
Last week I attended a preview of a couple participating restaurants at the Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom, which included Blue C Sushi, Fig & Olive, Maro Wood Grill, Slapfish, Casey’s Cupcakes. Included below are some of the dishes they will be featuring.
Blue C Sushi – Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice and Tuna Nigiri
Maro Wood Grill – Chicken, beef, mushroom ,and spinach empanadas
Slapfish – Butter poached lobster rolls
Fig and Olive – Dishes included, octopus carpaccio, sugar cookie with mascarpone cheese and dark cherries, Tuna TarTare
Casey’s Cupcake – Heavenly Cupcake, it was heaven in the mouth with notes of vanilla bean riding high on the palate.
Visit the Orange County Restaurant Week Website for more details. Keep an eye out for my top picks from Orange County Restaurant Week in late February.