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We have planted a mistake and challenge you to find it by October 30th.
Hint: Check out pages 12 – 27
Should you find it, you will be entered into a drawing for one of five $150 South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates.
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A Bounty of Novel Tastes and Special Dining Experiences Continue as South Coast Plaza Restaurants Celebrate 50th Anniversary in October

“From complimentary flourless chocolate espresso cake to three-course prix fixe menus, South Coast Plaza’s fine dining and fast-casual restaurants will continue to offer a delicious assortment of special menu items this month to highlight the 50th anniversary of the world-renowned retail center.
In March, South Coast Plaza rolled out an impressive array of celebratory cuisine options for diners and shoppers to indulge in special menus and culinary treats such as cocktails, desserts and cookies. The commemoration continues over the next few weeks with chefs creating special dishes for the milestone as varied as a choice of paella and braised lima beans to a signature cream puff and complimentary mini dessert trio.
Fifty years ago, on March 15, 1967, the Segerstrom family unveiled what would become an internationally acclaimed shopping destination on former lima bean fields in Costa Mesa.
South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary will be celebrated throughout 2017. Diners will find a variety of anniversary offerings throughout the month of October:


Antonello Ristorante: A favorite of South Coast Plaza developer and arts philanthropist Henry Segerstrom for decades, the time-honored Italian restaurant will feature Spaghetti alla Segerstrom — an Italian classic of pasta pomodoro discovered by Henry Segerstrom in a unique restaurant in Rome and faithfully replicated by restaurateur Antonio Cagnolo using the finest ingredients.  

The Capital Grille: Receive a complimentary mini dessert duo of flourless chocolate espresso cake and cheesecake for the table with purchase. Patrons must mention “SCP50” when making reservations by phone or OpenTable (enter into comments box). One per table.

Mezzet Mediterranean Cuisine: Partake in a $50 three-course menu that includes choices of appetizer, entrée and a glass of house wine.

Water Grill: Experience Chef Damon Gordon’s side dish of Segerstrom-braised lima beans with kale and bacon to commemorate South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary.

Vaca: Enjoy Chef Amar Santana’s $50 three-course prix fixe menu with the first course featuring two tapas, an entrée with a choice of paella shared family style for two, and a third course with one dessert. The anniversary menu is for a minimum of two guests, costs $50 per person and does not include tax or gratuity.



Champagne French Bakery Cafe: Coffee drinks will be stenciled with a fanciful “50” for guests during the month of October.

Godiva Chocolatier: A commemorative South Coast Plaza anniversary sleeve will wrap around an eight-piece assorted chocolate gold gift box.

Starbucks Reserve Coffee: The coffeehouse company has created a “Golden Carousel Blend” propriety coffee in honor of the 50th anniversary. The medium blend is 80 percent Veranda with 20 percent single-origin Ethiopia.  Whole beans may be custom ground.

Lawry’s Carvery: Enjoy a complimentary crème brûlée dessert with a $50 purchase or more. Please mention “SCP50.”

Via de France: Treat yourself to a signature cream puff with a medium coffee for $5 at a $6.75 value. Please mention “SCP50.”

Wahoo’s Fish Taco: Place an order for the popular Combo Number One (taco or enchilada, rice and beans) for $5 at a $6.45 value. Please mention “SCP50.”

zcafé: The soup of the month for October is the Segerstrom Family Lima Bean Soup made with their heirloom recipe and beans from the Segerstrom Ranch in Costa Mesa. The soup is available all month by the cup, bowl or as a side on sandwich combos or individual pizza combos and as part of a combo (bowl or soup and side Caesar or cafe salad.)



Renowned as a leading international shopping destination, South Coast Plaza is home to more than 250 prominent boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and the adjacent celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It is the West Coast’s premier shopping experience, with its proximity to beaches and John Wayne Airport, customized concierge services, and unparalleled collection of diverse retailers — from Gucci, Hermès, Cartier and Harry Winston to Roger Vivier, Dolce&Gabbana, The Webster, Dior, Dior Homme and more. Now celebrating its 50th year, South Coast Plaza is located in Orange County, California, in the city of Costa Mesa. Information: or 800.782.8888.

Contact: Debra Gunn Downing


Media contact:
Communications Dept.; 714-708-1543

The Red Barn: A Fire-and-Ash Wine Dinner to be held at Centennial Farm on Nov. 4

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2017) –Centennial Farm at OC Fair & Event Center is pleased to announce The Red Barn’s Fire-and-Ash Wine Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

The exclusive event will feature live-fire exhibition-style appetizers, sparkling wines provided by Orange County Wine Society (OCWS) and tours of the farm and garden starting at 6:30 p.m. The Millennium Barn doors open at 7:30 p.m.for a multi-course family-style wine dinner curated by OC Fair Culinary Supervisor Pam Wnuck. Executive Chef Jesse Lopez, of Spectra Food Services, and Chef Annie Morgan, of KOCI Radio’s Pots and Pans with Jack and Annie, will present a menu showcasing California’s bountiful produce and artisan meats cooked exclusively on an open fire in ash.

Wines from California producers Angeline Vineyards, Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery and Courtney Benham Wines have been curated by Irv Wnuck, COO of Seize the Vine.

French-American artist Guy Buffet, whose restaurant-themed art has been featured in Food Arts and Wine & Travel magazines, will be the evening’s honored guest.

Speakers include Dan Kohler, food scientist on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family”; Melissa Cortina, butcher and owner of Bavette Meat & Provisions; and Thom Curry, owner of Temecula Olive Oil Company. Several local farmers and artisans will also be featured, including Melissa’s Produce, OC Baking Company, M.O.F. Chef Stéphane Tréand of The Pastry School, and Orange County School of the Arts’ Culinary Arts & Hospitality Students.

Reservations for this unique dining experience are $125 per person (available on Ticketmaster), which includes dinner, wines, gratuity, tax and parking. Guests 21 and older are welcome. Support of The Red Barn dinner provides year-round educational opportunities through Centennial Farm, Heroes Hall and Imaginology, and helps fund our community give-back programs.

Check out the 2017 edition of the South Coast Metro 360!

The glossy, full-color magazine that covers Orange County’s  cultural, culinary and commercial center. Visit our website at or call Diane Pritchett  for a hard copy of the 2017 issue: 714.435.2109

Marketing Materials

There is an ample amount of marketing materials

  • South Coast Metro Directory – digital copy
  • South Coast Metro 360 magazine online here or contact Diane Pritchett: 714.435.2109 for a hardcopy
  • Fact Sheet of South Coast Metro facts and figures (located in SCM 360)
  • The South Coast Metro website

South Coast Plaza Gift Certificates
South Coast Plaza gift certificates make the perfect gift for any occasion. For more information contact Diane Pritchett: 714.435.2109.