It’s time for another installation of OC Restaurant Week Spotlight. If you missed the first restaurant, Pizzeria Ortica, check it out here.
The next restaurant I wanted to feature was one I recently discovered this past winter – Tommy Bahama’s Island Grille.
Tommy Bahama’s is best known for their Hawaiian shirts, but they also have a great restaurant as well. There are two locations in Orange County – one in Laguna Beach and one in Newport Beach and both locations are participating in this year’s restaurant week. Each location is also offering slight variations to their prixe fixe menus, so why not have lunch in Newport and dinner in Laguna?
After looking at the menus for both locations, I realized they are offering a deal that really can’t be beat. For lunch you get an appetizer (get the coconut shrimp), an entree and a dessert for only $15! The lunch items at both locations are pretty fantastic too, ranging from an organic chicken salad to fish tacos and a brie chicken sandwich.
If you can’t make it to Tommy Bahama’s for lunch, then be sure to check out their prixe fixe dinner menu for only $30 (also a great deal). Choose from an appetizer, an entree (both locations have their famous pork ribs on the menu for dinner) and a decadent dessert. I personally favor the pina colada cake.
A single entree at Tommy Bahama’s Island Grille can run anywhere from $13-$30, so this is definitely a deal you do not want to pass up.
*OC Restaurant Week runs from February 26th-March 3rd. Check out all the participating restaurants at OCRestaurantWeek.com*
Orange County Restaurant Week is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Tons of OC restaurants offer delicious lunch and dinner prixe fixe menus at reasonable prices. Plus, it’s a great excuse to try a new restaurant or cuisine you wouldn’t normally try.
Since OC Restaurant Week doesn’t kick off until February 26th (it runs until March 3rd), I decided to do a little “OC Restaurant Week” spotlight series, where I will feature some of the restaurants that are participating at the end of the month. First up, Pizzeria Ortica.
Pizzeria Ortica is David Myers’ (Comme Ca, Sona) restaurant in the South Coast Metro area across the street from South Coast Plaza. This restaurant definitely won me over last summer, and I’m excited they are participating in OC Restaurant Week! The pizzas are top-notch and there’s really something special about their balsamic french fries. While the food is delicious, it’s not exactly the cheapest one on the block, which is why OC Restaurant week is the perfect way to try some of Pizzeria Ortica’s delicious menu items.
Pizzeria Ortica's Balsamic Fries
One reason I’m excited that Pizzeria Ortica is participating in restaurant week is that their prixe fixe menu features some of their other dishes such as the Short Ribs, Cod, and Burrata Ravioli instead of just their pizzas. It’s the perfect opportunity to try some new dishes at Pizzeria Ortica at a fraction of the price!
You can check out the Pizzeria Ortica lunch and dinner prixe fixe menus here. And be sure to check back here often to learn more about other restaurants that will be participating in OC Restaurant Week!