Some six years ago owner/chef Mark McDonald opened the Old Vine Café hidden in The Camp in Costa Mesa. Unusually for a fine-dining establishment he serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Chef Mark also has a serious wine program.
It’s top quality cuisine and wine in a non-pretentious, casual atmosphere. Mark did a lot of cooking in Southern Italy and that’s reflected on the seasonally changing menu.
Chef Mark really wants his guests to enjoy, and sample, new wines. His “6 for $60” wine program encourages this.
He also leads annual escorted tours to Italy in association with The Italian Culinary Institute.