OC Restaurant Week happens just once ayear. With incredible prices and an array of sumptuous cuisine to sample, locals are guaranteed to find countless ways to sate their palates. There are more than 100 Orange County restaurants participating in the 2016 Restaurant Week, and from March 6 to March 12, diners will have access to special menu items, discounted prices and amazing libations. Here are a few other highlights, presented by Irvine Residential Living.
Go “Luxe” with Your Meals
This year’s Restaurant Week will feature a new “Luxe” option for those who are looking for an exquisite pairing experience. Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Irvine and the Stonehill Tavern are but two of the restaurants that are offering this option. For just $80, diners will get signature cocktails, entrees, side dishes, starter courses, dessert and more. This is the ideal way for true foodies to fully immerse themselves in the exquisite pairings that have been dreamed up by leading local chefs.
Go Restaurant Hopping
Restaurant Week isn’t just for people who want top-shelf cocktails and perfectly paired meals. This is also the absolute best time of the year to take part in themed events at popular OC establishments while saving a buck or two. There’ll be Family Night, Ladies’ Night and Guys’ Night celebrations with plenty of happy hour snacks, affordable appetizers, and even in-house entertainment. There are also $10 lunch menus all week long at places like EATS Kitchen & Bar, 25 Degrees, and Amorelia’s Mexican Cafe.
Get Tips on Pairing Wine or Beer with Meals
You don’t have to pay for perfectly paired meals. There are plenty of participating restaurants offering a unique Restaurant Week drink menu with specialty cocktails and brews. There are also several Restaurant Week menus that feature a special Chambord Cocktail. If you’re looking for unique and innovative drinks, stop by Urbana, the Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar, or Chapter One to sample some of their recommended food and cocktail pairings.
Hit Up the 2016 First Bites Restaurant Week Launch Party
Restaurant Week kicks off on March 5 at the Irvine Marriott. Dubbed “First Bites”, this launch party runs from 2pm to 5pm. It will feature many of the top foods and drinks from various participating restaurants. Tickets cost $110 and are on sale now.
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