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  • Festival pops its first cork

    "Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
  • The Crowd: A bureau for the boys and girls

    The Crowd: A bureau for the boys and girls
    It is one of the longest-standing children's charities in Southern California. The Children's Bureau, which was founded in Los Angeles a century ago, celebrated with its Orange County contingent June 14 on the upper Newport Bay with an annual summer...
  • Ensenada brings Newport to Newporters

    Ensenada brings Newport to Newporters
    ENSENADA, MEXICO — Before lunch began, Commodore Chuck Iverson sat in the back corner of a restaurant, reviewing the guest list. It seemed a generic Newport Beach scene: place settings arranged on white tablecloths. Ocean view. Members of the...
  • Talking Shop: Baguettes and bliss at La Cuisine

    Talking Shop: Baguettes and bliss at La Cuisine
    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...
  • The Crowd: From Hollywood to the real hunger games

    She was a rising star in the glamorous Hollywood era of the 1950s and '60s. Today, she is a major star supporting Share Our Selves (SOS), the Costa Mesa-based community resource assisting the most vulnerable populations in affluent Orange County. Her...
  • Race for the Cure to leave Newport

    The next Race for the Cure could be the last in Newport Beach. Officials with the Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen told the Newport Beach City Council this week that they are frustrated with the city's misguided priorities and plan to move...
  • The Crowd: A farewell march for Philharmonic leader

    The Crowd: A farewell march for Philharmonic leader
    The Balboa Bay Resort welcomed the Philharmonic Society of Orange County May 2 for its 60th anniversary celebration dinner. The gala evening honored president of the society and artistic director Dean Corey for his 21 years of service to the Philharmonic....
  • The Crowd: Bringing back the refined continental table

     The Crowd: Bringing back the refined continental table
    In a time when white, starched dining table linens have largely been replaced by plastic place mats, the Les Amis d Escoffier Society of Southern California gathered earlier this month at the Island Hotel, Newport Beach, to remind the world that grand...
  • Business uses wine barrels as building blocks

    Business uses wine barrels as building blocks
    While John Heilman uses wine barrels to build furniture and other household items, he admits he isn't much of an aficionado. "I've never been a wine drinker," he said. "When I do buy it, I like my bottles under 10 bucks." The Costa Mesa resident was...
  • New mayor greets residents

    New mayor greets residents
    For newly selected Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill, the upcoming year will be marked by an emphasis on celebrating the city and the services it provides. So, he thought, what better way to begin spreading this message than through the wine-and-cheese...
  • The Crowd: Taking a SPIN for a good cause

    The Crowd: Taking a SPIN for a good cause
    "2013 marked our 25th anniversary, and this year's gala was, fittingly, the most successful we have ever had," commented Jean Wegener, executive director of Serving People In Need (SPIN). More than 380 generous patrons joined forces Nov. 1 in the...
  • Biz News: Winery adds another O.C. location

    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...