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Bravo Barolo!

OC’s finest restaurants showcase the best in Nebbiolo wines

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Barolo is a wine lover’s wine—one of Italy’s greats. Hailing from the Piedmont region of northern Italy, Barolo is made from Nebbiolo grapes and aged for at least 38 months, 18 of which must be in wood. Read More »

Poké Bowl

from Chef Candido Aranda of The Cliff Restaurant

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This poke recipe from Chef Candido Aranda of The Cliff Restaurant features ahi tuna topped with a salty and sweet sauce that's perked up with fresh ginger. Read More »

Ceviche

from Chef Anna Montoya of Central Restaurant

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Amarillo pepper purée, corn, and corn nuts are featured in this ceviche recipe from Chef Anna Montoya of Central Restaurant. Read More »

Pollo con Limone

from Chef Francois Lieutaud of Mona Lisa Restaurant

Try this recipe from Chef Francois Lieutaud of Mona Lisa Restaurant for sautéed chicken with lemon and a creamy mushroom sauce. Read More »

Head for the Hills

Temecula makes an ideal getaway

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Just an hour from Orange County, the Spanish colonial town of Temecula makes the perfect weekend getaway or day trip. Visitors both young and old will find something to love in this quaint village surrounded by rolling hills dotted with wineries. Read More »

Chef Showcase: Chefs Sarmiento and Trujillo of CUCINA enoteca

Chef Tony Trujillo of CUCINA enoteca Irvine

Chef de Cuisine Cesar Sarmiento CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach Originally hailing from Bogota, Colombia, Chef Cesar Sarmiento started his illustrious career as a line cook at Gordon Ramsey’s Cielo in Boca Raton, Florida. Falling in love with the “lexicon of the kitchen,” Sarmiento soon enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Miami. After graduation, he spent several years cooking ... Read More »

Chef Showcase: Bruno Serato of Anaheim White House

Chef Bruno Serato of Anaheim White House

Starting his career with nothing more than a dream, Chef/Owner Bruno Serato built Anaheim White House on a decades-long foundation in the industry. It started with his family’s restaurant in Verona, Italy, and continued to Old World restaurants in California, most notably La Vie en Rose in Brea. Eventually, he decided to strike out on his own, staking his claim ... Read More »