The month-long Golden Dine Out has come to a close, more than 100,000 votes were counted, and the 2013 Golden Foodie Awards will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 29, during a sold out show at The Fairmont Newport Beach. The spectacular event shines a light and honors the talented culinary pros in Orange County.
Guests in attendance include Heather Dubrow and Vicki Gunvalson from The Real Housewives of Orange County, Wing Lam of Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Tim Ryan COO of the Anaheim Ducks and more. Everyone will be greeted on the red carpet with Patron and Chambord cocktails that lead to the outdoor garden full of 25 delicious food stations and other libations such as La Crema and Jackson Estates wines, and Ritual Brewing will unveil the Golden Foodie Ale created for the event. Enjoy live jazz by Nancy Sanchez, and magic by Kiyan before the show.
During the Awards ceremony in the Fairmont Newport Beach ballroom guests will indulge in a cornucopia of desserts as well as Kean Coffee, Patron XO, Chambord and Prosecco while enjoying the lively host and comedian Frances Dilorinzo.
As soon as the show is over, there will be an after party full of energetic tunes from DJ Cre-8 and extravagant libations including a Patron muddle bar and igloo with Patron-infused ice cream sandwiches.
The Votes are In! The Golden Dine-Out Nominees
The Nominees for the 2013 Golden Foodie Awards are:
Mexican - Where do you get the best Mexican food?
Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen
Vegetarian - Where do you go to get your favorite vegetarian cuisine?
True Food Kitchen
Pizza - An all time favorite. What restaurant or chef makes the best pizza?
Fuoco Pizzeria Napoletana
Beer - What restaurant or bar offers the best beer line up?
American Cuisine - Whether it’s Classic or New American Cuisine, who makes the best?
Savannah Chop House
Cocktail - What eatery, bar or restaurant offers the BEST in libations?
Italian - What restaurant or chef serves the most scrumptious Italian food?
Anaheim White House
French - What restaurant/chef makes the most divine French cuisine?
Steak - Who makes the best?
Maro Wood Grill
Wine List - What establishment or restaurant offers the most superb vino selection?
The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar
Mixologist - Whether you call it; Bartender, Bar Chef, Cocktologist or Mixologist it really does not matter. All we want to know is, who is your favorite?
Indian Cuisine - Where do you go to get your favorite Indian Cuisine?
Tamarind of London
Burger - Possibly the most iconic dish in America. Who makes your favorite burger?
Mick's Karma Bar
Asian - The best Asian Cuisine in Orange County is ? Tell us your favorite.
Mediterranean - Tell us who you think makes the most delish Mediterranean food.
Kentro Greek Kitchen
Californian - It’s fresh and colorful! Who makes the best?
Superior Service Award - You know it when you receive it. What eatery consistently offers Superior Service?
Anaheim White House
Seafood - What restaurant/chef serves the most fantastic seafood?
House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer
Wildfish Seafood Grille
Sushi - Who has the best sushi in town? We need to know!
Riptide Rockin’ Sushi
Tacos - These tacos are so great, they have serious cravability. Where do you get them?
Most DELICIOUS Dessert - Sweet endings, who has the best?
Maro Wood Grill - Banana Bread Pudding
Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Beignets
LUCCA - S’mores in a Jar
Happy Hour - Where is your favorite place to get happy? What eatery offers the best Happy Hour menu?
Wildfish Seafood Grille
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
Best OC Food Writer - You just can’t get enough of reading this food writer’s articles.
The 2013 Golden Chef Award
Chef Yvon Goetz - The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
Chef Alan Greeley – The Golden Truffle
Chef Michael Rossi - The Ranch Restaurant in Anaheim’s
The 2013 Golden Pastry Chef Award
Chef Rachel Marie Klemek of Blackmarket Bakery
Chef David Rossi of The Ranch Restaurant
Chef Amelia Marneau of Marche Moderne
Best New Restaurant Award
Bruno’s Trattoria in Brea
SeaLegs Wine Bar in Huntington Beach
Arc Restaurant in Costa Mesa
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