2012 OC Restaurant Week Begins This Sunday, February 26

The Orange County Restaurant Association’s annual culinary event, Orange County Restaurant Week, begins this Sunday, February 26th through Saturday, March 3rd, with 100 participating restaurants from across the county, ranging from upscale and fine dining, to casual and family friendly establishments. During the weeklong event, the eateries will offer special multi-course menus within three price categories for each meal period: lunch for $10, $15 or $20, and dinner for $20, $30 or $40. Each restaurant will have the freedom and flexibility to showcase its best offerings by talented chefs who will, no doubt, personalize each menu to reflect their culinary style. Guests will have the opportunity to search restaurants by location and price point, as well as make reservations online at www.OrangeCountyRestaurantWeek.com.

“This week is a great opportunity for OC foodies to try new restaurants in Orange County. We have many talented Chefs who demonstrate so much skill, creativity and passion during Orange County Restaurant Week, and without them, this grand culinary celebration wouldn’t continue to grow in excitement every year,” commented Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Association, who noted that the event is now in its fourth year, with this as the sixth Restaurant Week event hosted for the entire county. “We’re showcasing these top Chefs at the county’s best restaurants as the county’s crème de la crème by shining a spotlight on them on our official website with a special ‘Meet The Chef’ Q&A alongside their special menus.”

At 100 participating restaurants throughout the county (found online with menus, address and other details at www.OrangeCountyRestaurantWeek.com). A map with all Restaurant Week locations can be found at www.blockbeacon.com/orangecountyrestaurantweek.

In addition to the many restaurants involved with making this event a tremendous success, 2012 Orange County Restaurant Week presenting sponsors include Newport Beach Lexus, Orange Coast Magazine, OCMetro, Socal PBS, Playlist 92.7, Moxxe PR, LA Times, Cox Media, Dining with Dills, and Yelp. Additional sponsors include OCStandard.com, Edible Orange County, Your Restaurant Connection, Dining Out, Rage Magazine, GreersOC.com, OCWeekly, AnaheimOC.org, TravelZoo, OpenTable, Block Beacon, Cathy Thomas Cooks, Temecula Wine Growers Association, Infinity Menu and OCfoodies. For general information, or to learn about participation or sponsorship opportunities during Orange County Restaurant Week, please visit www.OrangeCountyRestaurantWeek.com.

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