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Orange County Culinary Events

Montage Laguna Beach hosts the annual Annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation

Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Orange County. GAYOT features a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Orange County. We've also got the latest Orange County Restaurant News and Wine Events.


April 26
Oak Grill, the flagship restaurant at the recently rebranded Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, is hosting a Veuve Clicquot Champagne dinner. Attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in a five-course meal carefully constructed to pair with offerings from the celebrated French Champagne house. Select courses include scallop crudo with citrus gelée and black sesame coral; Serrano-wrapped veal filet with cauliflower purée; and a duo of slow-roasted pork belly and butter-poached lobster tail accompanied by Parmesan grits. Cost is $125 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., and dinner is slated to start at 7 p.m. Visit the restaurant’s website for more information. Oak Grill, Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-760-4920.
May 20
Taste of the Nation returns to Montage Laguna Beach. The annual fundraiser, held in support of the non-profit Share Our Strength, will feature local and celebrity chefs curating bites ready to be paired with fine wines and craft cocktails. Select chefs include Craig Strong from Studio; Amar Santana from Broadway by Amar Santana and Vaca; Joe Sasto from Cal Mare in Los Angeles; Brian Huskey from Tackle Box; and Eric Samaniego from Michael’s on Naples Ristorante in Long Beach. The event will also feature live and silent auctions, and VIPs will have the opportunity to mingle with the chefs following the main event. Tickets are $250, and VIP tickets are $275. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength and their mission to eradicate childhood hunger nationwide. Visit the event website for more information. Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651, no phone.


Three-Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink hosts a special Sunday Social dinner specifically designed to be reminiscent of a classic Sunday family supper. From 4 p.m.-9 p.m., restaurant owner and executive chef Ryan Adams jettisons the restaurant's normal menu and prepares one rotating, multi-course dinner based on seasonality, fresh ingredients and the concept of comfort food. Prices vary. For a look at the weekly changing menu, please visit Three Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink, 370 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, CA 92651, 949-494-8686.

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