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holiday nibbles and sips

nibbles Lemon Pie from Descanso Restaurant Yields 7 servings Ingredients Lemon Pie: 2-1/2 lbs cream cheese 32 oz heavy cream 14 oz condensed milk 1 gelatin sheet 1 c lemon juice pinch of salt 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract Cookie Crumble Topping: 1/2 box Maria Cookies (1/2lb) 1/2 lb butter (melted) Toppings: raspberry jam edible flowers fresh berries Method For the ... Read More »

Grateful Table

A community serving those who serve By Andy Hume This past October, Orange County residents came out to support local restaurant workers at the 2019 Grateful Table® event put on by the California Restaurant Association. Sharing one table, 10 chefs and 160 food-loving locals bore witness to the season’s greatest meal at the OC Fair & Event Center and raised ... Read More »

Table For Ten: Good Food for a Good Cause

By Andy Hume Next spring, one of Orange County’s preeminent culinary events, Table for Ten, will bring together some of Southern California’s best chefs to benefit the longtime, life-changing organization, Make-A-Wish of Orange County & the Inland Empire. Mark your calendars for March 8, 2020, when more than 35 top chefs and a number of exclusive wineries and product sponsors ... Read More »

Food with Heart Restaurants Giving Back

By Andy Hume Perhaps it’s the daily connection to individuals and regular interaction with the community that keeps so many hospitality workers involved in philanthropy. Serving people a nourishing meal can point out just how many are lacking them or those who may need nourishment in other aspects of their lives. In Food with Heart, we highlight two local institutions ... Read More »

20 Places We Love for Date Night in the OC and Long Beach

1. Raya Any date involving a menu from famed Chef Richard Sandoval is sure to shine. Combine that with a dining room complete with floor-to-ceiling windows that grace diners with exquisite seaside views, possible whale sightings, and a lovely spectacle of the nearby Catalina Island, and romance is basically guaranteed. Sandoval’s menu at Raya is in line with the kind ... Read More »