The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar opened its second location in Orange County last week, at 3131 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, overlooking the marina.
The restaurant aims to provide an experience similar to that at its flagship location, at The District in Tustin, which opened its doors in August 2007.
The menu focuses on contemporary California regional cuisine and offers wild game and prime steaks, as well as Pacific Rim flavorings, such as fresh line-caught opah, mong chong, ono and mahi-mahi flown in daily from Hawaii. Chef Yvon Goetz uses selections from the expansive wine list in many of his signature dishes.
A team of eight certified sommeliers will help guests select wine from a state-of-the-art, two-story, temperature-controlled glass wine cellar with a 6,000-bottle capacity.
The Winery has a second-story cigar patio overlooking the marina with plush sofas, large flat-screen televisions, a dual-sided fireplace and heaters.
For more information, visit http://www.thewineryrestaurant.net.
Tech space for rent
The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa has opened a state-of-the-art work space called Tangent, allowing guests to use smart technology to hold meetings and connect with colleagues around the world.
The private space is available for rent by the hour for small groups and offers wired and wireless Internet connectivity and access to computers, printers and advanced videoconferencing. Also available are a sofa, ergonomic chairs, a refrigerator, storage space and office supplies.
The price starts at $150 an hour and includes refreshments for up to five people.
The Westin South Coast Plaza is at 686 Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 540-2500 or visit http://www.westinsouthcoastplaza.com.
CUCINA opening at Fashion Island
CUCINA enoteca is set to open at Fashion Island in August.
The new 8,300-square-foot location is across from Nordstrom, according to a news release.
The concept is modern Italian kitchen meets rustic farmhouse, and guests will encounter the "restaurant to retail" environment found in other CUCINA enoteca locations, offering diners nearly everything for sale at the site, including the customized furniture, lighting and decor, the release said.
CUCINA enoteca Fashion Island will also feature a wine shop, where guests can purchase wines to go or enjoy with their meal.
Under the direction of executive chef Joe Magnanelli, the menu will combine the flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of California.
For more information, visit www.urbankitchengroup.com.