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5 Events for Festive Foodies in Costa Mesa

Posted on December 13, 2019 | 4:10pm

The holidays are in full swing and that means family, friends and food! Costa Mesa is the perfect place for a culinary celebration. Our restaurants continue to earn accolades, including Orange County’s only two Michelin stars. The Los Angeles Times recently named Taco Maria as #3 in their 101 Best Restaurants of 2019! We’ve put together a list of five events for the festive food lovers this holiday season. Stay for more foodie fun with one of our holiday hotel deals!

Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge

Buche de noel with coffee buttercream and cranberry sorbet
Photo courtesy of Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge

The American Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts December 14-23. If you’re planning to attend, why not make it a celebration?

Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge, located within the center, is featuring an exclusive Nutcracker pre-fixe menu during the run of the show. Start with a roasted beet and apple salad with tarragon, Silton blue cheese, candied walnuts and a chardonnay vinaigrette. The entree is a pork loin with cranberry-orange chutney, baby fennel, shallots and horseradish potatoes. For dessert, enjoy their buche de noel with coffee buttercream and cranberry sorbet. Then, join Clara, toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies and more than 100 performers in this acclaimed production.

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar

Table with steak, wine, and salad at Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar

Celebrate the holidays without the cooking. Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar invites you to join them for a 5-course holiday menu December 24-25 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dine on a first course of cauliflower soup with toasted hazelnuts and calabrian chili oil, your choice of crispy pork belly or cured jumbo lump crab for the second course, followed by a persimmon beet salad with a wildflower honey vinaigrette. There are five choices for the entree course, including lamb loin, filet of beef, half chicken, mahi mahi or beef ravioli.  The final course is raspberry mousse with basil gelée, raspberry ice cream and candied pistachio. Holiday Dinner on the Avenue is $75 per person (tax and gratuity are not included and their regular menu will not be served). Silver Trumpet is conveniently located in the Avenue of the Arts, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.

Vaca

Paella at Vaca
Photo courtesy of Vaca

Between Segerstrom Center for the Arts and The Westin South Coast Plaza sits Vaca, Top Chef finalist Amar Santana’s Spanish-inspired restaurant. The menu changes seasonally, but they have a special menu for New Year’s Eve. Try the ensalada de langosta (poached lobster salad with avocado mousse), ostiones (oysters with a cava rose sorbet and caviar), paella de zetas con trufas (paella with truffles, bomba rice and a duck egg) and budino (coconut bodino with pineapple and rum caramel). Their regular menu is also available. We recommend sharing tapas like the canelon de pollo ahumado (smoked chicken cannelloni), vieiras a la plancha (seared scallops) and bikini sandwich. 

Water Grill 

Water Grill grand shellfish platter

Ring in the new decade at Water Grill, across the street from South Coast Plaza, in their private event room for New Year’s Eve from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The event includes complimentary serving from their raw bar, hors d’oeuvres, dessert bites and two drink tickets. There will also be a DJ, dancing, photo booth and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight during the balloon drop. The event is standing room only, with guaranteed seats available with a VIP package. General admission tickets are $125 per person.

Mesa Lounge

Friends eating and drinking at Mesa Lounge

See Mesa Lounge transformed into a Bali getaway with their Escape to 2020 New Year’s Eve event. The evening includes passed and stationed hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, gifts, a champagne toast at midnight and more. Pre-sale tickets are $100 until December 25, general admission tickets are $150.

Want more ideas? Check out our calendar for all of the festive events happening in Costa Mesa. Our holiday hotel packages continue through the new year, so you still have time to make it an Eatcation™!

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7 Places to Ring in the New Year in Costa Mesa

Posted on December 21, 2018 | 11:58am

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Still looking for some New Year’s Eve Plans? Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two, dancing or family-friendly countdowns, Costa Mesa has you covered! Check out these seven New Year’s Eve events in Costa Mesa perfect for welcoming 2019!

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6 Places to Dance the Night Away on New Year’s Eve in Costa Mesa

Posted on December 27, 2016 | 2:46pm

Costa Mesa is one of Orange County’s hottest cities for nightlife, with swanky cocktail lounges, laid-back bars featuring craft cocktails and nightclubs where you can dance the night away – and New Year’s Eve is no exception when it comes to finding a unforgettable place to celebrate.

If you’re celebrating with friends, or just looking for a festive atmosphere, join us in Costa Mesa.

 

AnQi by House of An
From 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Back by popular demand is AnQi’s extraordinary New Year’s Eve celebration! From 7-9 p.m., enjoy a five-course prix fixe dinner featuring courses from caviar to foie gras and prime beef with a Perrier Jouet champagne toast. At 10 p.m., the restaurant will transform into a swanky party with DJ, aerialists, dancers and figure skaters. Drinks will be flowing with an open premium bar and hosted Perrier Jouet champagne bar, as well as passed appetizers and caviar station. Bottle service available after 10 p.m. Reservations required. Dinner is $153; late night cocktail reception, $100; dinner & cocktail reception $200; pricing is per person plus tax and gratuity.
For reservations please call 714.557.5679 or email lindsayc@houseofan.com.

 

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Habana
Spend NYE at Habana with a special dinner menu and live music by the Lilly Hernandez band and Madcat, as well as rum tasting and a balloon drop to ring in the New Year. Visit Habana Costa Mesa at The LAB.

 

Mesa
From 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Plan to spend your evening at Mesa for their 2017 Gala for $75 per person. Enjoy the sounds of WeareTreo, hosted cocktails from 9-10:30 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. Get tickets at Ticketfly or contact Jenn@mesacostamesa.com for a table.

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While you’re planning your night out, check out the final days of the Stay and Shop package at one of 10 hotels in Costa Mesa, some of which are offering New Year’s Eve specials and a midnight toast.

 

TIME Nightclub 

Time Nightclub at The Triangle has been hailed as one of Orange County’s hippest places to be seen. Immerse yourself in the 7,000 square-foot dance party with heart-pumping tunes by DJ Steven Wright and spectacular light shows to celebrate the New Year in true OC Style. Get your tickets to TIMENYE or call 714.548.5062 for more information.

TIME NIGHTCLUB

Quattro Caffé
From 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Bring in the New Year with a masquerade party that includes a four-course Italian menu, live entertainment by Ivan Marcelo and Domenico Grillo, party favors, prizes, midnight champagne toast and more.
3-course pre-fixe $69 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity).
For reservations please call 714.754.7933

 

Water Grill
9:00 p.m. to close
New Year’s Eve celebration begins in the private dining room starting at 9 p.m. with a la carte menu, DJ and midnight champagne toast.
Reservations essential: 949.208.7060.

 

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Come for the evening or stay the night. Costa Mesa has everything you need to make lasting memories this holiday season, including luxurious overnight accommodations and delicious culinary experiences to ring in the New Year. See you in Costa Mesa!

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Top Places to Dine for Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Costa Mesa

Posted on December 21, 2016 | 11:36am

The holidays are a great time for family and friends, especially when you can wine and dine and enjoy an evening out at South Coast Plaza restaurants with exceptional food and better company, with prime steak and seafood selections, or choose authentic Indian cuisine or traditional American fare. Costa Mesa restaurants are here to make your holidays bright, starting Christmas Eve with celebrations all the way into 2017.

 

Families and kids-at-heart won’t want to miss the decadent dining at Leatherby’s Café Rouge that could only be envied more by our friend Buddy the Elf.

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Leatherby’s Café Rouge
Christmas Eve Brunch & Dinner December 24, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Dinner December 25, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
On Christmas Eve Leatherby’s Café Rouge will host a fabulous Elf Broadway brunch buffet with food and fun for the whole family. Highlights include smoked trout deviled eggs, whole roasted ham, buttermilk pancakes with blueberry syrup, frittata, “spaghetti” cupcakes, hot cocoa with marshmallows and crushed peppermint. A candy station and hot chocolate bar as well as, arts and crafts hosted by Kidseum. The Elf Broadway brunch buffet is $45 for adults, and $22 for children 12 and under. For reservations please call 714.429.7640.

 

Silver Trumpet Restaurant
Christmas Eve Dinner, Saturday, December 24 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Christmas Dinner Sunday, December 25 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Four-course prix fixe menu for $50 per person
Include premium wine pairings for an additional $25 per person
Make your reservation today for a delicious and thoughtful holiday menu.
Make your Silver Trumpet reservations online!

 

CHRISTMAS DAY, DECEMBER 25
Mastro’s Steakhouse
From 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy an unparalleled dining experience at Mastro’s Steakhouse this Christmas. The full à la carte dinner menu featuring the highest quality steaks and seafood will be available. À la Carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 714.546.7405.

Masters dining room

Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine
From 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
This holiday enjoy Royal Khyber’s full à la Carte dinner menu featuring authentic Indian cuisine. Using the finest Indian seasonings and spices, dishes can be made mild, moderate or hot. Vegetarian options are available as well. À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 714.436.1010.

 

Morton’s The Steakhouse
From 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Spend Christmas Day enjoying a memorable meal with family and friends with selections from Morton’s The Steakhouse à la carte menu. Dine on generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees, as well as an extensive wine list. A succulent steak and lobster tail served with drawn butter will also be available for only $55. À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 714.444.4834.

 

Le Chateau Garden Bistro 

Settle in to this warm and intimate setting with a special three-course prix fixe menu for $28.99 per person. Enjoy Le Chateau’s continental cuisine, as well as the finest service. Transport yourself to the French countryside this Christmas at Le Chateau, located inside the Ayres Hotel and Suites Costa MesaCall 714.549.0300.

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE, December 31

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AnQi Bistro by House of An
From 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Back by popular demand is AnQi’s extraordinary New Year’s Eve celebration! From 7-9 p.m. enjoy a five-course, prix fixe dinner featuring courses from caviar to foie gras and prime beef with a Perrier Jouet champagne toast. At 10 p.m., the restaurant will transform into a swanky party with a DJ, aerialists, dancers and figure skaters. Drinks will be flowing with an open premium bar and hosted Perrier Jouet champagne bar, as well as passed appetizers and caviar station. Bottle service available after 10 PM. Reservations required. Dinner is $153; late-night cocktail reception, $100; dinner & cocktail reception $200; pricing is per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations please call 714.557.5679 or email lindsayc@houseofan.com.

 

The Capital Grille
From 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Capital Grille Costa Mesa will offer its full dinner menu filled with fresh seafood, dry-aged steaks and acclaimed wines. Guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 714.432.1140.

 

Darya Fine Persian Cuisine
From 9:00 p.m. to midnight
Ring in 2016 with a fabulous night of food, dancing and entertainment starting at 9 p.m. A three-course menu will be served featuring Darya’s most popular dishes. Reservations are required. $89.00 per person for the prix fixe dinner; à la carte menu prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity).
For reservations please call 714.557.6600.

 

Golden Truffle
Chef Alan Greeley’s bold approach to food is so remarkable it merges all the senses with the magic of the moment. Enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner for $78 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Reservations are a must, so please call 949.645.9858.

 

Habana   

Spend NYE at Habana with a special dinner menu and live music by the Lilly Hernandez band and Madcat, as well as, rum tasting and a balloon drop to ring in the New Year. Visit Habana for more information and to make reservations.

Habana Costa Mesa

 

Leatherby’s Café Rouge
From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a pre-theater dinner at Leatherby’s this New Year’s Eve. The full à la carte menu will be served along with a special Elf Broadway three-course prix fixe menu. The course meal features a gem Caesar salad, chestnut ravioli with roasted pumpkin, beef short rib and chocolate cranberry trifle for dessert.
The Elf Broadway dinner is $50 for a three-course prix fixe or $72 with wine pairings; à la carte menu prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity).
For reservations please call 714.429.7640.

 

Mastro’s Steakhouse
From 4:00 p.m. to midnight
Ring in 2017 with an unparalleled dining experience at Mastro’s. The full à la carte dinner menu featuring the highest quality steaks, seafood and libations will be available. À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 714.546.7405.

Masters Seafood Tower

Quattro Caffé
From 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Bring in the New Year with a masquerade party that includes a four-course Italian menu, live entertainment by Ivan Marcelo and Domenico Grillo, party favors, prizes, a midnight champagne toast and more. The three-course prix fixe dinner is $69 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 714.754.7933.

 

Seasons 52
From 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Seasons 52 will be serving its full seasonally inspired calorie-aware à la carte menu for New Year’s Eve and Day. Guests who choose to ring in 2017 there will enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 714.437.5252.

 

Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar
Open until 1 a.m., with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
If you’re looking for a casual, yet classy way to ring in the New Year, Silver Trumpet does it in style. Visit Silver Trumpet at 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, or call 714.442.8593 for information.

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Vaca
From 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Ring in 2017 with Top Chef Amar Santana’s authentic Spanish New Year’s Eve specials: American wagyu tataki with bone marrow flan ($13), uni spoon with caviar ($12 each), wood-grilled Alaskan king crab ($32), Maine lobster paella ($60) AND wood-grilled Chilean sea bass ($42). Vaca’s full menu of charcuterie, tapas, paella, dry-aged steaks, Spanish wines and handcrafted cocktails will also be available until 11 p.m. The bar will remain open until 2 a.m. Reservations highly recommended. À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 714.463.6060.

 

Water Grill
9:00 p.m. to close
The New Year’s Eve celebration begins in the private dining room starting at 9 p.m. with an à la carte menu, DJ and midnight champagne toast. Reservations essential: 949.208.7060.

 

Antonello Ristorante
From 5:00 p.m. to midnight
Ring in the New Year at Antonello Ristorante with authentic Italian cuisine, music and other festivities. A limited à la carte menu will be available along with Antonello’s extensive world-renowned wine list. À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 714.751.7153.

 

Morton’s The Steakhouse
From 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Dinner
Say goodbye to 2016 while enjoying Morton’s full à la carte menu of classic appetizers, award-winning wines, a wide variety of USDA prime aged steak, fresh seafood options and decadent desserts. À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity). For reservations please call 714.444.4834.

 

Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine
From 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy Royal Khyber’s full a la carte dinner menu, with vegetarian options available. À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity).
For reservations please call 714.436.1010.

 

While you’re planning your holiday outing, why not take advantage of the final days of the Stay and Shop package at one of 10 hotels in Costa Mesa. Not only are some of these hotels offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining specials, we’ve got you covered for a variety of dining experiences throughout our city. Happy holidays, and we’ll see you in Costa Mesa!

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