Off the Menu OC

Covering the dining scene in and around the OC

Best Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

What’s the best wine to serve with Thanksgiving dinner? Many wine experts will simply say it’s whatever wine you like to drink, but matching wine with food can enhance the … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Comes to Town Sept. 20 & 21

In September of 2012, the annual Taste of Newport ended its 24 year run in Fashion Island. Now, another food and wine festival aims to take its place. The inaugural … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

150 Wineries Come to Pasadena for Tasting Event on March 9

Tickets are still available for what is shaping up to be one of the most significant So Cal wine tasting events of the year: Family Winemakers 2014 Tasting event at … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating California Wine Month

California Wine Month is quickly drawing to a close, but it’s not too late to celebrate the occasion by either buying and enjoying wine from the Golden State, or attending … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Trip to Italy at Pelican Hill’s Third Annual “Festa dell’ Autunno” Sept 20-22

Autumn is almost here, and with its arrival comes Pelican Hill Resort’s third annual “Festa dell’Autunno,” September 20-22 in Newport Beach. The Italian themed celebration is fitting for Pelican Hill, … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

3rd Annual L.A. Food & Wine Festival Hits Town August 22-25

 The food and wine event of the year is about to hit Southern California! The 3rd annual LA Food & Wine Festival is a four-day culinary celebration that features more … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

10th annual Newport Beach Wine Festival

We’ve re-launched the Off the Menu OC blog with a new look, just in time to write about the 10th annual Newport Beach Wine Festival, held at Balboa Bay Resort … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment