Restaurant Roundup:

French 75 gives choices for Easter 3-course brunch

March 20, 2008

The French 75 bistro at Fashion Island plans to celebrate Easter Sunday with an extensive, three-course brunch menu.

The restaurant at 327 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach still had reservations available Wednesday afternoon for seatings between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. The menu features appetizers, entrees and desserts with a fixed price of $32.

Customers may choose among French onion soup, spicy tuna tartare, shrimp dijon and other appetizers; grilled steak salad, crab cake benedict, prime short rib hash, Prince Edward Island mussels and other entrees; and Belgian chocolate souffle, chocolate hazelnut-filled crepes and other desserts.


Call the restaurant at (949) 640-2700 for more information.

Santa Cruz winemaker at Wine Lab Newport

Thérèse Martin, a winemaker from the Santa Cruz Mountains, is expected to appear this evening at Wine Lab Newport and debut her latest wine.

Martin, the co-owner of the Martin Ranch Winery, will host a wine-tasting at the wine bar at 2901 West Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach. On the $20 menu are five wines, including a J. D. Hurley Sauvignon Blanc that will make its debut today.

The tasting will last from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Call Wine Lab Newport at (949) 515-8466 for more information.

— Michael Miller

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