OC Food Diva’s “Best Of” Newport Beach Restaurant Week 2017

Newport Beach Restaurant Week is back for its 11th consecutive year, presented by Dine Newport Beach and the Newport Beach Restaurant Association. It officially started Monday, January 16 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017. Participating restaurants will offer special, two- or three-course prix fixe menus priced between $10 to $25 for lunch and $20 to $50 for dinner.

Here’s a look at the Newport Beach Restaurant Week preview event at Marina Park. It is a great location for residents of Newport Beach to reserve for events. The floor-to-ceiling windows are actually sliding doors which can be opened for spectacular views of Newport Bay.

Tackle Box presented up Buffalo Cauliflower.

The Ritz presented Spanish Octopus with romesco, fingerlings, and shaved asparagus.

Cucina Enoteca presented Braised Pork Cheek with creamy polenta, pickled trumpet mushrooms, grilled onion, and pig ear crackling.

Star Bar + Kitchen presented Caprese Sliders with mozzarella, habanero-pesto, basil, and tomato…

And Chicken “Gourmet” Balls with white herb sauce…

And Beef Blend “Gourmet” Balls with marinara topped with mozzarella.

Lighthouse Café presented Salmon Burger Sliders with lemon caper mayo, tomato, and mixed greens…

And Banana Bread Pudding with bruléed bananas, whipped cream, and salted caramel…

And Chocolate Ganache Tart with orange and hazelnut.

Sessions West Coast Deli presented Mushroom Chorizo Torta with roasted corn, goat cheese guacamole, and guajillo slaw.

For a complete listing of participating restaurant, please click here.

Here are my must-dine restaurants during Newport Beach Restaurant Week(s):

FIG & OLIVE - $25 Prix Fixe Lunch (My choices: Quinoa Salad, Paella Del Mar, and Chocolate Pot de Crème) and $40 Prix Fixe Dinner (My choices: Salmon Crudo, Fig & Olive Tajine, and Chocolate Pot de Crème)

Five Crowns Restaurant - $50 Prix Fixe Dinner (My choices: Lobster Bisque, Prime Ribs of Beef, and C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge Sundae)

Hopdoddy Burger Bar - $10 Burger and Beer (My choices: PrimeTime and Left Coast Brewing Co. Trestles IPA) and $20 Burger, Beer, Fries, and Shake (My choices: PrimeTime, Left Coast Brewing Co. Trestles IPA, Parmesan Truffle Fries, and Red Velvet Cake Shake)

Stag Bar + Kitchen - $10-$15 Prix Fixe Lunch (My choices: Meatball Sub with Stag Balls or Abe Forman “The Sausage King of Chicago” Pizza) and $20 Prix Fixe Dinner (My choices: Abe Froman Pizza and Juice Cleanse cocktail)

Take advantage of these great deals in Newport Beach and Corona del Mar while they last! Make your reservations today!


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