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Dining For Japan


As a native of Yamagata, Japan, master chef Takashi Abe at Bluefin in Newport Coast is contributing a special all-you-can-eat fundraising brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds will benefit the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan through the American Red Cross Japanese Disaster Relief Fund.

At the buffet-style brunch, you can choose from three seatings at 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Bluefin is asking for a minimum $50 donation per person, and 100% of the donation is tax deductible. Choose from appetizers, sushi, rolls and grilled items, as well as soda, beer and sake.

Bluefin is in Crystal Cove Promenade at 7952 East Coast Highway in Newport Coast, For more information or to make a reservation, please call Bluefin at 949.715.7373.



Haven GastropubHaven4Japan is Haven Gastropub's in Old Towne Orange (a foodies favorite and beer connoisseurs dream destination) efforts to help aid the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The restaurant will be donating its profits on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. to a Mercy Corps relief fund set up for Japan. Even its staff will be volunteering and donating all tips.

Executive Chef Greg Daniels, and partners Wil Dee and Ace Patel raised nearly $11,000 during a similar effort for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Haven Gastropub is at 190 South Glassell Street in Old Towne Orange. 714.221.0680.

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