Mar 1, 2010

Old Vine Cafe @ Costa Mesa & OC Restaurant Week

Sometimes I wonder why I don't weight a ton because I simply love food. If eating can be a hobby then it will be one of my favorite hobbies. Anyway, recent I found a new restaurant located inside the LAB near by South Coast Plaza. This place is rather cozy inside with an opening to the outside and service is good. I ordered a seafood salad with arugula. The portion is not huge but generous. It's very light and fresh.My friend ordered $20 3-course meal. There are several choices to the starter and main course. I forgot to take a picture of pulled pork panini sandwich. It was sooooo good. I would go back for another chance at choices of panini sandwiches.
The last course was cheese cake with raspberry drizzle. Normally cheesecake is not one of my favorites but this is rich but not overpowering and there is an even distribution of cheese cake layering and graham cracker base, which I like very much. I am hungry again just writing this post. This place is not your 3 star Michelin but it is good if you are looking for a nice cozy lunch with friends or family.

On a happy side note, OC Restaurant Week is here again from Feb. 28 - March 6, 2010. You can find a list of restaurants here. I am so looking forward to trying a few new places. ~smile.....

22 comments:

  1. I envy you SG... I know you love food and you love to eat, but you don't gain weight at all.

    Those food are so yummy... the salad looks so appetizing. xoxo

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  2. Everything looks amazing! Cheesecake is one of my favorites - I can never pass it up!

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  3. Everything looks yummy, especially that cheesecake. It also looks like the perfect portion.

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  4. yummms...I love it when they serve smaller portion yet everybite is delicious i'm sure!
    xo

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  5. That food looks so freaking delicious, I swear I can taste it. Yummy yummy! ;)

    I hope your weekend was fab! xoxo

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  6. Pulled pork paninis - mmm I'm in!

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  7. You always eat at the best places!

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  8. I want that seafood salad!

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  9. Oh my goodness. This food looks to die for!!! Now I'm starving. :) XOXO

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  10. yumm,it looks delicious!

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  11. The food looks so goood!! xD

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  12. This cheesecake looks so slim somehow! The seafood salad looks and sounds delish to me!!

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  13. Delicious looking! Thanks for the restaurant week tip. Hub and I will be trying out new places this week.

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  14. You are always making me want to come out to the O.C.

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  15. Yummy! Boston Restaurant Week is in 2 weeks- I cannot wait. I love trying new (more pricey) restaurants with special discounts.

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  16. bah! this all looks so delicious!!!!

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  17. Yay food porn! You always feature such great restaurants. Every dish you took a photo of looks delectable.

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  18. OH yea... loving the food porn. Everything looks divine, nice to see an update from you, unless my RSS feeds are not working well..?

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  19. ohmylanta this looks amazing! :)

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