5 Creative Culinary Experiences in Orange County

Allison Mitchell | August 19, 2019 | Food & Drink


Restaurant Adia's pop-up dinners feature dishes like roasted beets with brie ash, oro blanco, pickled heirloom carrots, brown butter croutons and apple kurozu hazelnut vinaigrette.

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at Napa Rose
Round up your little ones and enjoy award-winning fare at Disneyland's Napa Rose. Princesses will entertain as you indulge in a gourmet buffet accompanied by upscale cocktails for the adults. Thurs.-Mon., 8am-noon, $125 per person, disneyland.com

The Mayor's Table Pacific Pub + Kitchen Chef's Counter
Executive chef-partner Riley Huddleston and executive chef Janine Falvo take guests on a seven- to 12-course culinary journey, where the menu is a surprise each night. Think duck eggs with asparagus and caviar paired with Lido House's custom Piper-Heidsieck Champagne blend. Every other Thursday, 7pm, $80 per person, lidohousehotel.com

Restaurant Adia's Pop-Up Dinners
Come hungry—chefs Karlo Evaristo and Jared Ventura are serving 17- to 21-course dinners full of Filipino and Sicilian flavors for an intimate group of up to eight at rotating locations. Beverage Director Brad Fry will quench your thirst with artfully paired libations. $185 per person, exploretock.com/adia

OMG Omakase by Gino
Chef Gino Choi is flying fish in daily from Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market for an exquisite chef's-choice tasting menu with two seatings for up to 10 gourmands per night. 5:30pm & 8:30pm, $105 per person, instagram.com/omakasebygino

Sushi Roku's Vegan Omakase
Four courses of vegan fare await at this Fashion Island favorite, where highlights include grilled avocado with ponzu, four-piece vegan nigiri and avocado chocolate mousse to finish. $40 per person, sushiroku.com

Photography by: karlo evaristo