Valentine’s Day in Orange County, CA

For an extra-special Valentine’s Day in Orange County, enjoy a six-course "feast for the senses" dinner served in a private poolside cabana.
For an extra-special Valentine’s Day in Orange County, enjoy a six-course "feast for the senses" dinner served in a private poolside cabana at The Resort at Pelican Hill.

 

 

Prix-fixe dinners abound on Valentine’s Day, but several restaurants in Orange CountyCalifornia, are upping the ante to provide guests an extra-special evening. From complimentary glasses of sparkling wine at Pizzeria Ortica to a six-course “feast for the senses” dinner served in a private poolside cabana at The Resort at Pelican Hill, you’ll find amorous options for any budget on our Orange County culinary events calendar.

 

See what else is going on in the Orange County with restaurant news, reviews and the wine tastings calendar, and check out Gayot’s guide to Valentine’s Day for more sexy suggestions.

David Myers’ New Restaurant in Orange County

Stephan Samson, Sophie Gayot, David Myers
Stephan Samson, Sophie Gayot, David Myers

by Sophie Gayot

David Myers surprised us all with his latest venture. We were anticipating the opening of Comme Ca in Costa Mesa.

Instead, we got Pizzeria Ortica which he opened last night with chef Stephan Samson, who was formerly at Valentino. Expect simple Italian fare with thin-crust pizzas, pasta and much more.

Florent Marneau of Marché Moderne, who I went to visit after, told me that “We are glad to see David coming here”—meaning that the Orange County culinary scene is climbing one step higher.

Myers has more projects in the works: Ortica in front of Sona, a catering service, and providing upscale bread to restaurants. And Comme Ca in OC will open soon.

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