Orange County Restaurant Week logoOrange County Restaurant Week is now celebrating its’ 12th year and I am super stoked that I am a part of this amazing community!  Orange County Restaurant Week gives the opportunity to our fabulous restaurants throughout the county to showcase their favorite dishes and it gives customers a chance to purchase prix fixe menus and try a flavor of each restaurant.

There is a wide price range of menus ranging from $10-$25 for lunch and from $20-$80 for dinner, which makes this event affordable for everyone! Some of these menus even include cocktail and wine options!  This event will take place from March 8-14 and the Launch Party will happen on Saturday, March 7th to kick off the event!

To kick off the OC Restaurant Week, join the Launch Party on the red carpet at The Marriott Irvine Spectrum on March 7th from 1:00pm – 5:00 pm, with the first additional hour form 1:00pm-2:00pm admitting VIP tickets only. 

At the launch party, you will be able to sample some of OC’s top restaurants and restaurant launch party foodies will be the first to try the soon to be famous wet and spicy taco from Chela’s Mexican Grill! This crispy potato taco is topped with Chile Verde, Sour cream, Queso Fresco, Grated Cheese, Avocado and Mexican relish with Habanero, Red onion and Serrano and will be available starting March 8th for purchase!  Buy your tickets for the Orange County Restaurant Week launch party here –> Launch Party Tickets 

This year OCRW is piloting a new addition to their already awesome week of fabulous foodie favorites. They are adding spicy menus as an addition to the choices already offered throughout Orange County for Restaurant Week!  My husband will definitely partake in this option…I on the other hand am a total gringo when it comes to anything spicy.

Restaurants that will be present at the Orange County Restaurant Week launch party on Saturday, March 7 include restaurants below. To read about different menu offerings available for OC Restaurant Week and to make your reservations, please visit their website here –>  ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK

AnQi by House of AN
Back Bay Bistro
Bracken’s Kitchen (learn more about Bracken’s Kitchen)
Cafe Sevilla Costa Mesa
Cambalache Argentine & Italian Cuisine / Villa Roma
Chelas Mexican Grill
Cucina Enoteca
Daily Grill
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse – Irvine
Descanso
FIG & OLIVE
Great Maple
Heirloom
Hendrix Restaurant and Bar
Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
Kabuki – HB & Irvine Spectrum
Melissa’s Produce
Paul Martin’s American Grill
Piccolino Ristorante
Prego Mediterranean
Puesto los olivos
Ritters Steam Kettle Cooking – HB
Texas de Brazil
The Yellow Chilli
TOAST Kitchen & Bakery
Tommy Bahama Restaurant Newport Beach
URBANA Mexican Gastronomy 

In going back through loads of my photos, I have come to realize that this will be my 9th OC Restaurant Week launch party I will be attending!  I have compiled a bunch of different photos throughout the years to share with all of you from this special event!  Hope to see you there!