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Keeping the Spirits Alive

The Cooper Spirits Co. aims to revitalize the brand and honor its founder. By Tanya A. Yacina   Well-known for his creativity and business aptitude, Robert J. Cooper co-founded The Cooper Spirits Co. and created the world’s first artisanal French liqueur, St-Germain elderflower liqueur. He passed away just over five years ago...

Sensational Shellfish

Whether freshly shucked, baked or served as a shooter or with mignonette, oysters are the stars of many elevated dishes. By Darice Sebring   Whether you like your oysters baked, fresh, fried, grilled or topped with something completely delectable, there is no doubt that some of the best gourmet oyster dishes can...

Taste the Garden

Enjoy an endless array of fresh food at Sherman Library & Garden’s new restaurant, Cultivar. By Ashley Ryan   Dining at Sherman Library & Gardens is like stepping into a movie. The small, outdoor patio, strung with whimsical lights, is just steps away from the Central Garden’s bubbling fountain, which is surrounded...

Eclectic Eats

Mutt's, a sister restaurant of Mutt Lynch's, offers an assortment of American favorites and a family-friendly atmosphere. By Sharon Stello   With fun dish names, an expansive patio and sports games on multiple TVs, Mutt’s offers a community gathering place for residents of nearby neighborhoods and beyond. The sister restaurant to Mutt Lynch’s,...

A Treat Best Served Cold

Cool off with frozen delights that make for refreshing summertime snacks. By Ben McBee   When the heat returns to Newport Beach, it’s time to chill and enjoy a frozen treat. After a dip in the salty ocean, indulging your sweet tooth just feels different—in the best kind of way. At these...

Culinary Comfort

By hand-selecting a Newport Beach-based restaurant to move into an iconic space in Old Towne Orange, the Fraser family has given the owners of Bosscat Kitchen & Libations an opportunity that they never would have expected: one with historical significance. By Ashley Ryan   The culinary scene in Orange County is typically...

A Culinary Celebration

Newport Beach Restaurant Week kicks off April 19 for two weeks of epicurean excitement. By Sharon Stello   With special dishes, prix fixe menus and exclusive offers available at more than 50 local establishments, Newport Beach Restaurant Week (which actually lasts for two weeks) promises plenty of reasons to celebrate from April...

Perfect Pairings

Fleming’s presents a Hess wine dinner option through mid-June. By Sharon Stello   Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has partnered with The Hess Collection to offer a tantalizing, four-course wine dinner option on its menu through June 17 at all locations including the Fashion Island restaurant. Fleming’s previously hosted wine dinners on...

Dishing on Favorites

    Local chefs share which recipes they enjoy preparing in their personal kitchens. By Ashley Ryan   The notion of dining out has been ever-evolving during the last year, with locals unsure of which restaurants are open for outdoor dining, which are offering takeout only and which are closed completely. On top of...

Home Cooking

Online classes and demonstrations help to sharpen your culinary skills in the comfort of your own kitchen. By Ben McBee   We’ve all been there: It’s a Tuesday night, nothing sounds good for dinner and all that’s left in the fridge are the same boring leftovers. Normally, that sort of situation would...