Be sure to make dinner and/or lunch reservations this week in Orange County. Restaurant Week is happening now through Saturday. You can learn more about it here. In celebration, we attended its Kick Off Party at Prego Ristorante in Irvine.
We enjoyed seemingly endless appetizer platters, Coppola Wine, Agave Tequila and Sobieski Wodka (Polish Vodka). I had not been to Prego in years. The service and food was as good as I remember. We didn’t fall in love with the Kick Off Party appetizers, but our subsequent Three Course Meal for $30 was fantastic.
All were on stand by ready to serve food and drinks — Love that!
I enjoyed the Coppola Wine, while my guest had the Wodka.
As soon as one appetizer platter ran out, Prego staff brought out another.
Jill-FM Radio (92.7) DJ was playing great tunes for the crowd.
Important people were being interviewed — I don’t know who. It was a Sunday and I don’t get paid to know, hahaha. The dining room is beautiful at Prego and the bar is larger than it used to be. The dessert cart is also pictured below.
After the party, we took pleasure in Prego’s Three Course Meal, which includes a Glass of Wine. It’s an amazing deal for $30. And I was thrilled to see Carpaccio Cipriani as an option for the First Course. I was sold on that alone.
For the Second Course I had Risotto Mare with Arborio Rice, Shrimp, Scallops, Manila Clams and Black Mussels, and my friend had Costata Di Bue, a Mesquite Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Potatoes and Sauteed Vegetables. Both meals were excellent, especially the Rib Eye and the Sauce that tops it. Unfortunately the photo didn’t do it justice, thus it’s not posted.
And dessert includes a choice between Tiramisu and Torta Di Limone. We got one of each.
We love Orange County Restaurant Week FOOD and prices — As previously mentioned, it’s the best time to dine out in the OC. Eat now before it ends.
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