| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...
| Jul 3, 2014
Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La Cuisine Culinary Arts in South Coast Plaza.
"Here we are," the executive chef announced during a break last...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The general manager of the Balboa Bay Club and Resort has accepted a similar position at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
Dieter Hissin took over daily operations at the Irvine Co. hotel Jan. 2. The Fashion Island property is being updated throughout....
| May 10, 2013
| 6:23 PM
If you can think of no other gift for your mom on Mother's Day, there's always an easy fallback: Treat her to a meal after all the ones she has cooked for you. Here are some local restaurants offering holiday packages this weekend:
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The Fig & Olive restaurant chain drips with foodie cred.
The eateries, which started in Manhattan, feature fancy olive oils and celebrity sightings. An average diner's check easily breaches $50. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is the antithesis of...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:57 PM
Browsing cookbooks is a fun and useful way to find new recipes and ideas. But in addition to learning new ways to cook, cookbooks also are being published as combination memoirs and blogs. The Newport Beach Public Library has found them to be a popular...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 8:55 PM
The acclaimed London-based restaurant Tamarind opens its doors Monday for dinner to the public, a restaurant spokesman said this week.
The Indian cuisine restaurant in Newport Coast's Crystal Cove Promenade at 7862 E. Coast Hwy. will operate under the...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 8:07 PM
The holiday season is upon us and with it comes visits with family and friends, and plenty of tasty food to eat at each gathering. Here are some who-done-it morsels full of flavor, fun and mystery.
Hanna Denton has some big shoes to fill when she moves...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:51 PM
After 20 years in business, another grand dame of the Newport restaurant scene has passed on, and in Villa Nova's place, overlooking the bay, the highly regarded Winery from Tustin has opened its second location.
After a major remodel, the new...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:57 PM
After 13 years of countless wine pours and meals prepared by chefs-in-training and home cooks, Laguna Culinary Arts is about to say farewell to Laguna Beach.
Founder Nancy Milby, who along with executive chef Laurent Brazier created a wine and food...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:36 PM
From London's Mayfair area, Tamarind of London comes to Newport Beach with the tandoori-based cuisine of Northwest India, sporting an American accent.
Here, the elegant Michelin-starred dining establishment has relaxed into Orange County's more casual...