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OCRW – 10 Years!

Orange County Restaurant Week will celebrate its 10th Anniversary from Sunday, March 4th through Saturday, March 10th kicking off the event with the yearly Launch Party that will have a variety of restaurants and amazing cocktails! Every year this event is so much fun! See my photos throughout this article for past years’ festivities!  

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With a bunch of friends, including Pamela Waitt, President of the OC Restaurant Association – Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party

See Launch Party Details below:

When: March 3, 2018
Where: Marriott Irvine Spectrum 
7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine California 92618
Time: General Admission 2pm – 5pm VIP: 1pm – 5pm

Buy tickets for  the launch party here –> Launch party. 

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Preparing a sample – 2014 Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party
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Chef Chris Tzorin 2014 – Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Orange County Restaurant Week, many participating restaurants will be showcasing a special $10 cocktail featuring Chambord Liqueur, Don Julio Tequila, Baileys Irish Cream, Ketel One Vodka or Bulleit Whiskey. Visit http://www.OCRestaurantWeek.com for more details.

 

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With my buddy, Johanna – Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party
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Chambord Display 2017 – Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party

With more than 150 participants, each of the restaurants will be offering diners a wide variety of options, from casual and family friendly establishments, to upscale and fine dining, participating restaurants will offer special three-course menus, many with a cocktail or signature item at no additional charge. Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus within the following price categories: lunch for $10, $15 or $20, and dinner for $20, $30, $40, $50, and $80.

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Melissa’s Produce Fresh Berries – Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party
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Melissa’s Produce 2014 – Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party

See the full list of restaurants participating in OC Restaurant Week below!

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Me making Patron cocktails 2016 OCRW Launch Party
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2016 Paella from Fig & Olive – Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party

“Over the past decade, I’ve witnessed OC Restaurant Week become Orange County’s most treasured culinary event, showcasing the many talented chefs and innovative restaurants we are lucky to have in our backyard,” explained Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Association. “OC Restaurant Week has become a true culinary celebration that greatly impacts both restaurants and members of the community, which uses it as a week to come together and reconnect with family and friends.”

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2016 Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party

 

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Lobster Rolls from Slapfish 2014 OCRW Launch Party

2018 OC Restaurant Week is made possible by the Orange County Restaurant Association, Orange Coast Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Melissa’s Produce, The Fork Report, 95.5 KLOS, Fisher & Paykel, Ketel One Vodka, Chambord, Celebrity Cruises, Fashion Island, The Irvine Spectrum, Destination Irvine, Don Julio, Bulleit Whiskey, Marriott Irvine Spectrum, Bailey’s, OCWeekly and OCfoodies.

Every year the launch party is an amazing time!  I hope to see you there and please enjoy as many restaurants as possible during this delicious week of Orange County dining fun!

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2014 Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party
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Dani with Karla from Chela’s – 2017 Orange County Restaurant Week Launch Party

 

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