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Explore the Newport Beach Culinary Scene During Dine NB Restaurant Week

If you’re anything like me, you have a list of restaurants you keep meaning to try, but just haven’t quite gotten around to. The good news? Newport Beach Restaurant Week gives you not just an excuse, but an excellent incentive by way of some great deals on prix fixe lunch and dinner menus to hit a few of the places that are on your list.

Previewing Dine Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Celebrating its 10th year, Newport Beach Restaurant Week is the longest running Restaurant Week event in Orange County. For two full weeks you are invited to enjoy great deals while sampling the menus of some of the areas most popular restaurants. The event begins Monday, January 18th and runs through Sunday, January 31st with lunches range from $10 to $25 and dinners ranging from $20 to $50.

Wednesday evening we were fortunate enough to be able to check out a few of the fabulous dishes prepared by several participating restaurants at this year’s restaurant week preview hosted at Balboa Bay Resort.

If the preview was any indication, there will be no shortage of fantastic meals to be had with dishes such as:

Butternut squash & chestnut soup Fig & Olive

Butternut squash & chestnut soup ~ Fig & Olive

Insalata di Fregola Fig & Olive

Insalata di Fregola ~ Fig & Olive

Braised beef of short rib with creamy polenta, gremolata, and carrots  Waterline

Braised beef of short rib with creamy polenta, gremolata, and carrots ~ Waterline

The wildly popular, Foie gras, huckleberry macaroon Waterline

The wildly popular, Foie gras, huckleberry macaroon ~ Waterline

Fluke sashimi with kumquat  Sushi Roku Newport Beach

Fluke sashimi with kumquat ~ Sushi Roku Newport Beach

Seared albacore sashimi with fried onions and garlic ponzu Sushi Roku in Newport Beach

Seared albacore sashimi with fried onions and garlic ponzu ~ Sushi Roku in Newport Beach

Mint marinated leg of lamb with tzatziki on pita Coliseum Pool & Grill

Mint marinated leg of lamb with tzatziki on pita ~ Coliseum Pool & Grill

New England style clam chowder Coliseum Pool & Grill

New England style clam chowder ~ Coliseum Pool & Grill

Sautéed squid taglitelli with creamy wine sauce, egg, bacon, chive and parmesan Waterline

Sautéed squid taglitelli with creamy wine sauce, egg, bacon, chive and parmesan ~ Waterline

Yuzu curd, almond dacquoise and meringue Waterline

Yuzu curd, almond dacquoise and meringue ~ Waterline

Grilled albacore steak sandwich, with Napa cabbage slaw, avocado wonton crisps, sweet chili mayo Lighthouse Café

Grilled albacore steak sandwich, with Napa cabbage slaw, avocado wonton crisps, sweet chili mayo ~ Lighthouse Café

Dine Newport Beach Restaurant Week

And of course most of the menus offer a desert selection!

With over 60 restaurants to choose from the biggest challenge will be deciding where to make reservations.

Dana Wilde grew up playing “sous chef” for her father as he churned out one amazing meal after the next for family and friends. She inherited her father’s life long passion for cooking and has spent the past two decades studying, reading, practicing, experimenting, and creating in the kitchen.


We attended a media preview as a guest of Dine Newport Beach

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