Off the Menu OC

Covering the dining scene in and around the OC

Dining on Bone Marrow at Brasserie Pascal with 12-year-old food blogger Sydney Casillas

Whenever someone asks me to name my favorite OC restaurants, Brasserie Pascal in Newport Beach is always on my list. Chef Pascal Olhats has been a fixture on the local … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Culinary Battle at OC Fair – Chef Pascal Olhats (Brasserie Pascal) vrs Chef Paul Cao (Burnt Truck)

I’m a fan of OC’s celebrity chef Pascal Olhats (Brasserie Pascal, Pascal’s Epicerie, etc), and I love food truck cuisine, so when I learned that Chef Pascal was scheduled to … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bask in Bastille Day Menus at Three OC Restaurants

Happy Bastille Day! This week, three local French restaurants celebrate their homeland’s holiday by offering Bastille Day specials. But what exactly is Bastille Day? ¬†Americans have the Fourth of July, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Foie Gras is gone. What’s next? Escargot!

I wanted one final fix of foie gras, so I stopped in at Brasserie Pascal in Newport Beach on Saturday night, a few hours before California’s foie gras ban was … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Farewell to Foie – Two OC Spots offer an Ultimate Foie Gras Fix before Culinary Prohibition kicks in July 1

California’s ban on the sale of Foie Gras goes into effect July 1, which means time is running out for discriminating diners to enjoy this decadent delicacy before Culinary Prohibition … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment