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Morsels: Bouquet Bar

When Bouquet Bar founders, David Yusuf and Alex Amidi, decided to expand their successful event planning business, the couple knew that their next endeavor must include glamourous gifting.  For Yusuf and Amidi esthetic is of utmost importance. Their
Posted: February 2, 2017, 8:30 pm
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Chick'n & waffles wow

The best chefs are the ones with big ideas – innovative thinkers who infuse their menus with a spirit of creativity, start trends rather than chase them, and reject commonplace dishes. It’s not the easiest route to travel, but it sure is a fun
Posted: February 2, 2017, 8:30 pm
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Epicure Updates

In early 2016, when chef Ryan Garlitos opened Irenia, the Orange County native had no clue that Philippine cuisine would be the next big thing to hit California. Garlitos, who was formerly Taco Maria’s sous chef, just wanted to branch out. His
Posted: February 2, 2017, 8:30 pm
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Paradise in a glass

Watertable’s beverage director, Roxana Pavel, spends her days experimenting. Her “laboratory” consists of beakers filled with tinctures and reductions, rare spices and seasonal fruits. On my recent visit, Pavel’s short blond hair sashayed as
Posted: February 2, 2017, 8:30 pm
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Epicure Updates

As a lecturer at UC Irvine, Randy Thais breaks down Shakespeare and elaborate sonnets for his students. In the evenings, the Southern California native spends his time clarifying other things – cocktails and spirits, to be precise – for patrons
Posted: December 30, 2016, 9:30 pm
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Beach Bod

While the rest of the country battles freezing temperatures, in Orange County, we are blessed with sublimely mild January weather. Let our East Coast brethren hunker down in puffy jackets and snow boots. Southern Californians know we need to be
Posted: December 29, 2016, 5:32 am
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The raw truth

Why don’t you order steak tartare more often? Does it intimidate you? Do you find uncooked beef strange or even dangerous? Or is it simply that so few restaurants do it well, and fewer still do it spectacularly, leaving you feeling like, “Why
Posted: December 29, 2016, 5:19 am
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Pho at Another Kind Cafe

Pho is complicated. It’s easy to under-flavor and just as easy to over-flavor – requiring a chef with a delicate touch. The subtle tastes of star anise, cinnamon and ginger are often drowned in a sea of fish sauce. But here’s the cool part:
Posted: November 29, 2016, 6:30 pm
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Liquid Assets - Herbal Essence

Trevor Roseman, the Montage Laguna Beach’s head bartender, flicks his lighter. His blue eyes focus on the flame as it grazes the tips of a fresh rosemary sprig. The herb’s needles make contact, its natural oils collide with the fire: Crackle!
Posted: November 29, 2016, 6:30 pm
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Toffee talk with Newport Beach confection entrepreneuer Betsy Thagard

When Betsy Thagard’s children started college, the bubbly brunette had no plans of becoming a bored empty nester. Instead the Newport Beach mom harnessed her culinary passion and launched her own business, B. toffee. Thagard’s buttery confection
Posted: November 29, 2016, 6:30 pm
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