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August 30, 2004
Alicia Robinson When that rumble in your belly means you want to wash down a piece of roasted gazelle with a glass of fine wine, there's a place in Newport Beach that can meet your culinary needs. One of the city's best-kept dining secrets, the husband-and-wife team that runs Bistro le Crillon is swimming against the tide of chain restaurant meals most Americans have grown accustomed to. "We don't do, here, corporate food," co-owner Diego Ostroski said.
NEWS
June 18, 2004
Greer Wylder Troquet, a sophisticated French bistro with multiple personalities, is rather hidden away from shoppers on the third floor of South Coast Plaza. It's casual, warm, upscale and chic. With its mall location, it caters to shoppers who come in dressed in just about any attire imaginable, even shorts. Jacket and tie not required. There's also the business-lunch crowd, who want premium foods in a hurry. Quick lunches can work by taking advantage of valet parking and the elevator.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2007
The new Sunday brunch at French 75 Bistro in Fashion Island now offers diners “free-flowing” champagne and a special, three-course prix-fixed menu that includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. Heirloom tomatoes and French onion soup are a few of the appetizers diners can choose from, while entrees include the more traditional breakfast fare of creme brulee French toast with bacon or ham. Dessert items include Belgian chocolate souffle or chocolate and hazelnut-filled crepes.
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By John Reger | November 5, 2008
The wait was 10 months, and I am happy to say that the remodeling of the Back Bay Bistro was definitely worth the wait. The transformation was part of the 50th anniversary of the Newport Dunes resort. The old Back Bay Café was a quaint place to have lunch or dinner during the spring and summer months, but wasn’t really considered a place that had to be visited. What is now called the Back Bay Bistro challenges that mindset. The restaurant could rival many of the upscale hot spots in the area.
LOCAL
January 10, 2007
In the heart of Newport Beach is Fashion Island, offering unique shopping and dining in a beautiful open-air atmosphere. Often referred to as the town center of Newport Beach, Fashion Island is the ultimate outdoor coastal shopping destination with an ocean view and nearly 200 stores. You?ll find Orange County?s only Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale?s, as well as numerous exclusive boutiques such as American Rag Cie, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Original Penguin, Charriol, Martin + Osa, and many others.
NEWS
January 25, 2001
Bistro 201 opened at the very peak of the highflying '80s. Real estate was king, and affluent developers were stumbling over each other on the way to the BMW dealer and boatyards. Up-and-coming restaurateur David Wilhelm, still relishing the success of his first effort, Laguna Beach's Kachina, opened Bistro 201 in the heart of the Irvine financial district, close to other trendy newcomers Bistango and Prego Ristorante. The restaurant was an instant success.
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By Jill Cowan | February 13, 2013
On their first date, they went to the pictures. "I couldn't put my arm around her," Robert Lynch said with a laugh. He and his date, Rosalie, turned around and saw her five brothers lined up behind them, arms crossed. This was back in Massachusetts, he said, before they moved to California, after his time in the Navy. He had seen a photo of her on a friend's piano, but it took a year before he rang her up because he was thinking about becoming a priest. The movie? "Gone with the Wind.
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NEWS
October 9, 2013
Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina hired a new general manager and plans to launch a new menu at the end of October, according to a news release. The Newport Beach restaurant named Eric Tabon, who lives in Huntington Beach, as general manager. Tabon has held management positions at restaurants including BlueFin and FitFoods4Life, both in Newport Beach, and Atlanta Lounge and Zero, both of which used to be in Huntington Beach. "Before embarking on my career in restaurant management, I worked in nearly every capacity of a restaurant from bartender to server," Tabon was quoted as saying in the release.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 18, 2013
TUSTIN - At 11 years old, Marissa Angelina Wendt has her own baking show. Viewers can learn how to make treats like unicorn poop cookies or vanilla bean cupcakes at the Irvine resident's SugarNomsTV channel on YouTube. "I have a sweet tooth, and I'm just really passionate about baking," Marissa said. This week, a video she posted to SugarNoms won her the title of Best Kid Chef from Orange County restaurateur Zov Karamardian who has eateries stretching from Newport Beach to Tustin and Irvine.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz | March 19, 2013
We were on our way to dine at a restaurant in the Quail Hill Shopping Center in Irvine, but when we arrived, we discovered it was packed, so we wandered around the center and came across a sweet little Thai place called Thai Bamboo Bistro. This casual restaurant has a pleasing décor. The ceiling has been lowered with the use of a floating bamboo lattice. There is attractive stone tile wainscoting around the room and soft lighting from small hanging fixtures. Attractive, tilted wood-framed mirrors line the wall on one side of the room.
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By Jill Cowan | February 13, 2013
On their first date, they went to the pictures. "I couldn't put my arm around her," Robert Lynch said with a laugh. He and his date, Rosalie, turned around and saw her five brothers lined up behind them, arms crossed. This was back in Massachusetts, he said, before they moved to California, after his time in the Navy. He had seen a photo of her on a friend's piano, but it took a year before he rang her up because he was thinking about becoming a priest. The movie? "Gone with the Wind.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | July 16, 2011
On Sunday, the Maddie James Foundation will celebrate the naming of the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center at Dana Point's Ocean Institute. The event will be catered by Newport Coast's Zov's Bistro. Maddie James, 5, died in March after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor only a couple months prior. A camper at the Ocean Institute, her parents, Kajsa James and Collie James, made it their mission to raise $1 million to name the new addition to the institute after their daughter, it being one of her favorite places . In less than three months, they raised the ambitious amount.
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By John Reger | September 24, 2009
When I think of Champagne French Bakery Cafe, I wonder why more of them aren’t around. It has the perfect recipe for a mega-chain: The food is basic but has a hook; it is inexpensive and seems to appeal to the masses. Three of them are in the Newport-Mesa area and five in Orange County, but really there could be three times that amount. Why there are two at South Coast Plaza is a mystery to me, but I figured I could ponder that right after I decided what pastry I was going to take home after dinner.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2007
The new Sunday brunch at French 75 Bistro in Fashion Island now offers diners “free-flowing” champagne and a special, three-course prix-fixed menu that includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. Heirloom tomatoes and French onion soup are a few of the appetizers diners can choose from, while entrees include the more traditional breakfast fare of creme brulee French toast with bacon or ham. Dessert items include Belgian chocolate souffle or chocolate and hazelnut-filled crepes.
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