SideDoor

Entrance to Sidedoor Gastropub in Corona del MarSideDoor is Orange County’s award winning gastropub where the focus is on seasonal small plates portioned for sharing, cheese and charcuterie, and a selection of world-class spirits offered in a lively, authentic English pub atmosphere. The chef on duty at the charcuterie station prepares cheeses and cured meats from around the world as well as the popular house specialty, Avocado Mash. Other menu items include daily soups and salads, Prime Rib sandwiches au jus, traditional pub favorites like fish and chips, toasted pressed sandwiches and house-made desserts. Chicken and Waffles at Sidedoor in Corona del MarA variety of delicious small plates provide high quality dining at good value. The friendly, knowledgeable staff is happy to suggest the perfect drink pairing from a constantly updated list of wines and craft beers and our expert mixologist creates unique and memorable signature cocktails.

 

Front of SideDoor Gastropub in Corona del MatSideDoor shares the historic Corona del Mar replica of Ye Olde Bell, England’s oldest inn, with Five Crowns, a fine dining destination since 1965. They are owned and operated by Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc.

In their October Best Of OC issue, OC Weekly’s editors selected SideDoor “Best Pub” in Orange County.  SideDoor was named the 2011 “Restaurant of the Year” by Orange Coast Magazine.

Potato Gnocchi

from Executive Chef Greg Harrison of the Five Crowns in Corona del Mar
Yields 6 portions

Large pot with 1 gallon boiling water
1 lb. russet potatoes
8 oz. all-purpose flour
¼ lb. rinsed and trimmed mushrooms
1 egg
Salt
Butter
1/3 c. vegetable or chicken stock

Boil potatoes (skin on) until fork tender.
Strain and peel potatoes with a towel.
Cool potatoes to room temperature.
Press potatoes through a ricer or break up with a potato masher.
Refill your pot with a gallon of water, add salt and bring water to a boil.
In a large bowl, mix the potatoes with oz. of flour and the whole egg.
Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated.
Use the remaining oz. to dust and clean dry work surface. Using a kitchen knife, portion the dough into 6 inch long strips and roll with your hands until as big around as a nickel.
Lay 3 rolled pieces next to each other and cut into
½ inch dumplings with a kitchen knife.

Zov’s Bistro & Bakery

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Zov's variety of DessertsFounded in 1987 by Chef Zov Karamardian, legendary Zov’s Bistro & Bakery in Tustin, CA has become a culinary institution. Serving her unique cuisine that blends contemporary cuisine with Eastern Mediterranean influences, in an upscale chic environment.

Zov's Dessert CaseFamily support has constantly been Zov’s foundation and inspiration throughout her culinary career. Zov, in addition to her husband, Gary, her son Armen, and her daughter Taleene, have created a rare family business recipe that has taken the comforting creations of the family kitchen blended with Chef Zov’s culinary artistry.

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The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar

Wine Pour at the Winery Restaurant and Wine BarExpect to stumble into wine country in the heart of Orange County. Hip, vibrant and sophisticated, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar showcases the best of the wine country with unique and refreshing food and wine offerings at three locations in Southern California – Newport Beach, Tustin, and La Jolla.

Executive Chef & Partner, Yvon Goetz, directs a culinary team that delivers a cutting-edge menu featuring contemporary California regional cuisine. Using the freshest ingredients and products available, the menu features line-caught fish flown in daily. The Winery’s Tustin and La Jolla locations even feature strikingly designed kitchens that enable diners to watch the Chefs in action!

William Lewis, JC Clow and Yvon Goetz of the Winery Restaurants and Wine BarEach location of The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar also features The Cellar, a large-scale temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art wine cellar that can be toured by guests who wish to get the full Winery Experience!

Each dining room offers a combination of comfortable booth and table seating custom-designed to create the most comfortable experience. In addition, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar offers private dining rooms, which can also be utilized as Chef’s tasting rooms, as well as spaces for corporate meetings and presentations. Each restaurant is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment with video screens.

Wine Bar at the La Jolla location of the Winery Restauurant and Wine BarThe bar area at each location has been noted for its stunning design, complete with plush bar stools that make Happy Hour a must try!

Each restaurant has been noted for its Vineyard Patio, often the setting for Wine Maker Dinners, Beer & Cigar Dinners, and other special events. Each features waterproof awnings and fireplaces that ensure an open-air dining experience year-round.

Pork Belly Lollipops and Tomahawk Steak at the Winery Restaurant and Wine BarThe Winery Restaurant is also one of the few to feature a designated cigar patio at its Tustin and Newport Beach locations. Referred to as the Havana, this separate humidor patio, with plush seating, offers an array of premium cigars for the cigar aficionado.

Offering the best in service and a variety of settings under one roof, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion, from intimate dinners and private celebrations, to holiday gatherings, elegant events, and corporate receptions and meetings.