With 18 Newport Beach and Costa Mesa restaurants participating, from Pizzeria Ortica to Brasserie Pascal to AnQi, there will be something for everybody at OC Restaurant Week.
Devotees love the ability to get three prix-fixe courses (and often a bonus) at bargain-basement prices, followed up next month with Happy Hour Week, which will feature all-day happy hour specials for a week.
The Daily Pilot interviewed Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Assn., to get all the details.
DP: What's new at this year's OC Restaurant Week?
PW: We have been fortunate enough to keep our list of participating restaurants growing with the addition of all newcomers to the county. As diners peruse the menus, they'll notice an added dose of innovation and creativity — many are a little more adventurous by creating menus that really attract! Also, restaurants are being encouraged to serve as food collection spots for the OC Rescue Mission for the duration of the week. This means that if even half of the restaurants serve as locations, we have approximately 60 food collection locations throughout the county!