Chef and owner of the beloved Old Vine Café, Mark McDonald, has made internationally influenced cuisine a hallmark at his Costa Mesa eatery. On the heels of his return leading two culinary tours of South and North Italy, McDonald will be sharing his expertise in regional Italian cooking this July.
Since opening nine years ago, Old Vine Café remains a favorite contemporary dining destination in Orange County. At the wine-driven concept located at THE CAMP retail and entertainment center, diners will find a seasonally driven menu and an extensive and thoughtfully curated wine list in an elegantly casual atmosphere.
On Sunday, July 10th McDonald along with Chef John Nocita of the Italian Culinary Institute will be presenting a workshop called, The Real Italy, which will explore the truths and myths of regional Italian cooking. Guests will be treated to live cooking demonstrations and a multi-course feast of Italian delicacies paired with wines at the Surfas Culinary District in Costa Mesa. Seating is limited for this unique opportunity to learn from two knowledgeable chefs while enjoying freshly prepared Italian dishes. Those interested can reserve their spot by calling Old Vine Cafe. The cost of the workshop is $150 per person and includes tax and gratuity.
Luxe Tip: What guests love about Old Vine Cafe is that it offers a great breakfast and brunch, seven days a week that’s casual, yet perfect for foodies (and their patio is dog friendly!). But at night it becomes the perfect destination for a date night as the intimate restaurant becomes cozy and offers several different tasting menus.
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Address: 2937 Bristol St., Suite A-102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 545-1411
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