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Business Preparedness Academy Grads
New in South Coast Metro 10-12-17
On October 10, 2017, participants completed the Business Preparedness Academy Training Experience. Each attendee received a certificate of participation for completing the training. Thank you to National University for hosting this training experience and Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue for providing training on how to be better prepared for emergencies at work and teaching disaster rescue skills. Special thanks to Brenda Emrick, Costa Mesa Fire Department and her team for this training.
- Child Psychology
- Computer Game Design
- Computer Programming
- Concept Designing
- Entertainment Art
- Forensic Psychology
- Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine
- Special Education
A Bounty of Novel Tastes and Special Dining Experiences Continue as South Coast Plaza Restaurants Celebrate 50th Anniversary in 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.
FAST CASUAL AND QUICK BITES
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.)
ABOUT SOUTH COAST PLAZA
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: southcoastplaza.com or 800.782.8888.
Contact: Debra Gunn Downing
Hilton Orange County / Costa Mesa
2017 Fall/Winter Group Promotion
Let’s Play! Community Musicians Say “Yes!” to Invitation by
Pacific Symphony to Rehearse and Perform Chamber Music with Orchestra Musicians on Samueli Theater’s Concert Stage
Pacific Symphony’s perennially popular program, “OC Can You Play With Us?,” has been inviting amateur musicians from across Orange County to perform onstage with orchestra members for almost seven years now. What began as a one-time endeavor in 2011 to expose the community’s musicians to professional music education and performance has continued to grow and morph with each passing year. In 2014, the Symphony expanded the program to include a chamber music edition that would allow for a more intimate learning and playing experience. Just as popular as the original program, which engaged avocational musicians in a side-by-side performance with the full orchestra, the chamber edition provides the unique opportunity of playing a variety of selected repertoire in one of five chamber ensembles led by Symphony conductors and musicians.
“This program highlights the various sections of the orchestra in chamber ensembles, where the philosophy is ‘the more the merrier!’ ” says Kelli Frager, the Symphony’s community arts engagement manager. “This allows us to connect with avocational musicians who enjoy getting together in a non-competitive environment to embrace the fun of making music with others who do the same. We make a place for everyone, and they get the chance to play under the guidance of a Symphony musician or conductor, as well as continue the network of community musicians in Orange County and beyond.”
The culminating event for “OC Can You Play With Us?,” which is similar to an open rehearsal, takes place on Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m., in the Samueli Theater (located at the rear of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall). Friends and interested observers are invited to attend the workshop-style final event for free (general admission), but tickets are required and can be reserved through the Symphony’s box office at (714) 755-5799, online at PacificSymphony.org/tickets/concert/OCCYP_CE_2017-18 or at the door. Find music tips and interact with the musicians on the “OC Can You Play With Us?” Facebook page at: Facebook.com/OCCanYouPlayWithUs.
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.
SCR Kicks Off Theatre for Young Audiences Season with Ella Enchanted: The Musical
Tickets start at $23 for children ages 4-12; $29 for adults. For complete information, visit www.scr.org
Related information for Ella Enchanted: The Musical
Tickets: May be purchased online at www.scr.org, by phone at (714) 708-5555or by visiting the box office at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. Ticket prices start at $22 for children ages 4-12; $27 for adults. Low-priced preview performances run Oct. 27-Nov.3. Performances run Oct. 27-Nov. 12.
Performance Dates and Times:
- Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m., is an American Sign Language-interpreted performance.
Fall/Holiday Menus Have Arrived!
Executive Chef Hector Zamora has released his latest collection of Dinner entrees and appetizers complete with fresh autumnal flavor profiles and a nod to the upcoming holiday season!
RACK OF LAMB
grass-fed australian lamb, green lentil ragout, confit heirloom
tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, red wine reduction
herb-marinated branzino, pea puree, braised
kale, sumac onions, citrus gremolata
MESQUITE-GRILLED WILD SALMON
roasted squash puree, baby bok choy, fig marmalade, brodetto
NATURAL GRASS-FED BEEF SHORT RIB
boneless short rib, celery root puree, cipollini
onions, charred baby carrots, bordelaise
BONE-IN FREE RANGE CHICKEN BREAST
herbs de provence, roasted brussels
sprouts, marble potatoes, chicken jus
parmesan risotto, grilled artichokes, peas, vanilla bean sauce
mushroom duxel, watercress salad, olive oil, crushed macadamia nuts
ground veal, pork, beef, house-made sauce, shaved parmesan
Gift Card Promotion: Between November 1st and December 31st, receive 10% back on Antonello Specialty Restaurant Group gift card purchases for every $100 spent! For purchases of $500 or more, customers also receive a free bottle of Hello Kitty Sweet Pink wine. For purchases of $1000 or more, customers will receive a numbered, limited edition collectors bottle of Hello Kitty Sparkling Rose! Gift cards are available for purchase at both Antonello Ristorante and Quattro Caffe.
South Coast Plaza Anniversary Events
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 southcoastmetro.com or call Diane Pritchett for a hard copy of the 2017 issue: 714.435.2109