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Season’s Eatings

By Riley Greenough

Photo courtesy of “B” Bar at Anaheim White House

07.06.18

Sizzling summer dishes to sink your teeth into

1. The recently opened “B” Bar at Anaheim White House is cooking up delicious dishes every day of the week. On Tapas Tuesday sink your teeth into special offerings like the Langostino lobster ravioli with fresh basil and Japanese ginger drizzled with a citrus sauce, or the freshly sliced scallop carpaccio served with crispy watermelon salad, Peruvian rocoto sauce and extra virgin olive oil. Then, stop by on Wine Wednesday and treat yourself to the foie gras apple creme brulee paired with a glass of Vina Mayor Gran Reserva. Cheers! Anaheim, 714.772.1381

2. For the best seats, sips and bites in the house look no further than the exclusive Foundation Room at House of Blues Anaheim. Pre-concert step into the elevated lounge and private bar to sample brand-new dishes and summer-inspired cocktails. Take a bite of the honey-glazed pork belly with braised apples, pearl onions and micro celery while imbibing the grapefruit pisco sour handcrafted with La Caravedo Pisco Porton, grapefruit syrup, fresh lemon and grapefruit, egg white froth, Peychaud’s bitters, grapefruit twist and rose petals. Anaheim, 714.520.2304

3. Spend the perfect summer night munching on a gourmet picnic packed by the chefs at Bistango Restaurant while live jazz music accompanies the setting sun. Every Thursday evening, Bistango proudly presents the En Plein Air Summer Jazz Series in partnership with the Saddleback College Jazz Studies department. Indulge in the pan-roasted New Zealand lamb chops served with garlic mashed potatoes while celebrating the talents of Saddleback College’s premier jazz musicians. End the night with a glass of Flora Springs chardonnay and a slice of white chocolate cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust and chocolate-vanilla sauce drizzle. 5:30-8:30pm, Thursdays, Irvine, 949.752.5222

4. Head to the picturesque Newport Beach Dunes Waterfront Resort for the culinary experience of the summer—the Pacific Wine and Food Classic. Sample sips from more than 100 wine, beer and cocktail connoisseurs while you munch on dishes from more than 60 of the region’s top chefs. Stroll through the Summer Wine Garden for beautifully chilled vinos to pair with bites from local favorites like SideDoor and Haute Cuisine. VIP tickets score you early admission and access to a waterfront VIP courtyard with exclusive food and beverage offerings. August 18-19, 1-5pm, tickets $99-$115, VIP tickets $139-$149, Newport Beach, 949.287.EAT1

5. Experience the season’s freshest flavors with Five Crowns’ vibrant new summer menu. Our advice? Try the beet and tomato salad with fried burrata, cherry tomatoes, basil and aged balsamic before diving into the roasted sea bass with cucumber gazpacho sauce, crushed castelvetrano olives, tomato and croutons, all carefully crafted by executive chef Alejandra Padilla. Whether you sample the summer dishes or the restaurant’s classics, finish the night off with peach blueberry cobbler featuring a vanilla biscuit and sweet corn ice cream for dessert. Corona del Mar, 949.717.4322