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Clay Oven Indian Restaurant Debuts New Lunch Menu

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Dining News, Featured, Mediterranean | 0 comments

  The talented Executive Chef Geeta Bansal of Clay Oven Indian Restaurant debuts a new lunch menu with most items under the price of $12.95. The popular dining destination offers fresh and healthy contemporary Indian fare. Chef Bansal has traveled the globe meeting with world-famous chefs to collect secrets that make her food so highly sought after by local residents. The new lunch menu will include Tandoori Chicken, Tilapia Curry, Lamb Kofta Vindaloo and Chicken Masala. Each dish comes with freshly baked naan, rice and vegetables. Guests can finish their dining experience by enjoying fruit creme brûlée and Pistachio Kulfi. “I’m delighted to announce my new rotating lunch menu and look forward to sharing my modernized version of Indian cuisine, which makes great use of sustainable, seasonal, local produce as well as the highest quality lamb, fish, beef and...

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2015 Orange County Mother’s Day Dining Guide

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Dining News, Events, Featured, Holidays | 2 comments

  Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch at one of these popular Orange County dining destinations. Stax Cookie Bar 4187 Campus Drive #M174 Irvine, CA 92612 (949) 861-2055 Make your own Sweet Stax Sandwiches at home with the family. Come to Stax this weekend 5/8 – 5/10 and take home a dozen fresh baked cookies along with two pints of ice cream for just $15.99 Show mom love – Stop by Stax on Sunday May 10th where all moms will receive a complimentary cookie of their choice. Clay Oven Cuisine of India 15435 Jeffrey Rd #116 Irvine, CA 92618 949.552.2851 11am-2pm Join Clay Oven on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10 and treat Mom to a three-course prix fixe brunch fit for a queen. Brunch begins at 11:00 a.m. and is priced at $40.00, excluding tax and gratuity....

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Are You Ready to Pig Out?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

  Don’t be left behind in the mud puddle and get your tickets today for the killer foodie event, PigOut 3.0. This Saturday, August 24th, the hottest restaurants in Orange County will come together to share their culinary pork masterpieces with guests attending the event. It’s not just food to feast on during the event, but also chef demonstrations by The Prince and Pantry, Chef Bev Lazo of Coolinary Trends and Electric City Butcher. The pigtastic food will be offered by the following restaurants: Broadway by Amar Santana A Restaurant Pizzeria Mozza Mesa Little Sparrow Cafe Haven Gastropub Old Vine Café Fireside Tavern Clay Oven 320 Main Ways & Means C4 Deli Chapter One: The Modern Local Bosscat Kitchen and Libations The Attic on Broadway Craft cocktails and libations offered by the following bars: Broadway by Amar Santana Napa...

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Orange County Mother’s Day Dining Guide

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Best of OC, Events, Featured, Holidays | 0 comments

  Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch or dinner at one of these top dining destinations in Orange County. Reservations are highly recommended for all of the restaurants featured in our Mother’s Day Dining Guide. Hilton Anaheim Queen for a Day Mother’s Day Brunch 777 W Convention Way Anaheim, CA 92802 (714) 750-4321 Prego Ristorante 18420 Von Karman Ave. Irvine, CA 92612 949-553-1333 Tuscan-Style Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet $36.95 for adults * $17.95 for children 7-12 * free for 6 years & younger (excluding tax & gratuity) Served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Made-to-Order Omelet Bar Seasonal Insalate Bar Antipasti Freshly Made Pastas Carni Calde Prime Rib Carving Station Italian Pastries Ways & Means 513 E Chapman Ave Orange, CA 92866 (714) 516-1800 In celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11th, Chefs de Cuisine Benjamin...

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Orange County 2013 Thanksgiving Dining Guide

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Best of OC, Dining News, Events, Featured | 0 comments

  Thanksgiving is just weeks away, and now is the perfect time to start planning your special holiday meal. There’s no need to dirty your kitchen this year with all of the excellent dining options in Orange County. We have your ultimate Thanksgiving dining guide to help find the perfect place to dine out with your family or serve a delicious pre-made meal this Thanksgiving. (Reservations are recommended) PdM Kitchen 5781 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 949-336-6292 Facebook.com/PdMKitchen PdM Kitchen in Irvine will be open for Thanksgiving breakfast from 8am to 1pm. The menu includes a Country Breakfast, with eggs served on rosemary potatoes, a Fried Egg Sandwich with Niman Ranch Bacon, Grilled Tomatoes and Gruyere, and other selections. Pinot Provence 686 Anton Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.444.5900 Make your reservations for an unforgettable Thanksgiving meal at Pinot Provence...

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Evening of Food and Philanthropy Fundraiser

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

  Chef and Owner of Clay Oven in Irvine, Geeta Bansal, will be a part of the Food and Philanthropy Fundraiser: A Celebration of Life & the Fight Against Breast Cancer benefiting Hoag Hospital Foundation on Sunday, October 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bloomingdale’s in Fashion Island. Top chefs from around Orange County including Amar Santana of Broadway by Amar Santana, Greg Daniels of Haven Gastropub, Eric Samaniego of Little Sparrow, Pierre Albaladejo of Park Hyatt Aviara and James Hamamori of Hamamori will be a part of this special evening. Tickets are $100 each with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Hoag Hospital Foundation and specifically the Breast Center. “As a survivor I am delighted to be a part of this important fundraiser whose entire proceeds will benefit a cause that is dear to my heart and the Hoag Hospital...

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The 2013 Golden Foodie Award Winners

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

 The 2013 Golden Foodie award ceremony was held at the Fairmont Hotel last night in Newport Beach. All of the top culinary masterminds came together for this highly anticipated awards ceremony to honor the best in Orange County culinary excellence. All of the guest sipped on exquisite cocktails and delicious food while the award winners were announced. And the 2013 Golden Foodie Award Winners are… Best Mixologist: Dave Castillo, 320 Main Best Happy Hour: Wildfish Seafood Grille Best Cocktails: Hopscotch Tavern Best Wine List: The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar Best Steak: The Ranch Restaurant Best Beer List: Provisions Market Best Burger: Mick’s Karma Bar Best Pizza: Pizzeria Ortica Best Italian Food: Antonello’s Ristorante Best Tacos: Sol Cocina Best Mexican Food: Matador Cantina Best Sushi: Sushi Noguchi Best Asian Cuisine: AnQi by Crustacean Best American Food: The Ranch Restaurant...

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