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Pascal Olhats

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    January 31, 2014

    10 Essential Newport Beach Restaurants

    ​Last week, Newport Beach's Restaurant Week concluded. But this week, my list of restaurant essentials continues, this time for the city that includes Corona Del Mar, Balboa Island, and the parts of Newport Beach that still feel like Irvine. Some of the listed restaurants participated in last week ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    On The Line: Gregory Moro Of Nieuport 17, Part Two

    "The food's been the same way for 40 years. Our regulars are 80 years old, and have been coming here for 40 years. So now we're really trying to aim for the next demographic, 30 to 60, and bring that next generation of regulars back here." Greg Moro's first job around food was at Claro's Italian Ma ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Pascal Olhats Closes Pascal at Hutton Centre

    Pascal Olhats' seminal restaurant Traditions is all but a distant memory, and now the satellite location of Pascal at Hutton Centre has closed as well. I noticed it was dark and gutted this past weekend and shot an email to the man himself. Chef Olhats not only answered me within mere minutes v ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    On the Line: Pascal Olhats, Part Two

    "Food and cooking are entertaining. People listen when I tell them a story about food."Currently, Pascal is mentoring a number of chefs: At French 75 in Laguna Beach, his chef is Greg Moore, and at Savannah Chop House it's Chris Tzorin. They plan to brand ourselves as the 'Master Chef and Young Chef ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    On the Line: Pascal Olhats, Part One

    "I think it's time that Orange County made its mark in the country by being a restaurant scene. It's going to take some time. . . It's simmering, but we need to make it boil."It's unfair to associate Pascal Olhats with only one establishment, since he's spent the last 20-something years parlaying hi ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    No. 37: Chocolate Soufflé at Bistro Bleu

    Just as at any place offering soufflé, you should order it at least a half-hour in advance at Bistro Blue. But at $6 (as of this writing), this soufflé automatically distinguishes itself as the most reasonably priced in the county. Thank owner-chef David Kesler for that. This ex-chef from The Ce ... More >>

  • Food

    August 9, 2012

    Juliette Kitchen and Bar: A New Tradition

    Former Filling Station owners John Hughes and Hyun-Sook (Juliette) Chung take over where Pascal Olhats left off

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    July 20, 2012

    Game On: Culinary Competitions And $2 Fridays At OC Fair!

    Our friends at the Fair packed so much action in this year's edition, it's almost meatier than La Super Costilla! We can't possibly cover everything....or can we? Whether you're the competitive type or more of a spectator, food-related activities are going on all around. And after all the blood, swe ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Taste Of OC This Weekend At Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    As I wrote back in February, The Taste of OC returns after what was apparently a 16-year hiatus. The event will be held this weekend at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, starting at noon on Saturday. Expect to see a few people we've featured here on this blog, including Louis Jocson of Red Table, Greg ... More >>

  • Food

    May 31, 2012

    Bistro Bleu Comes Out of the Bleu

    David Kesler offers inexpensive French cuisine out of an Anaheim strip mall

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    May 24, 2012

    Brasserie Pascal Bids a Foie Farewell

    Get Pascal Olhats' legendary foie gras dinner (but skip the dessert) before it's banned

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    February 10, 2012

    Ten Great Romantic Restaurants In Orange County

    Courtesy of AnQi​If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then romance is up to the couple. I am enamored by a room with a view, yet also appreciate when he brings me my favorite doughnut. We already anticipate the "Who cares?", and you know what? We welcome it. Get all that (sexual) frustration o ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Restaurant Roll Call For January 2012

    ​January isn't generally the kindest months for those in the restaurant business. But a few of the restaurant closures that we saw these past 31 days was still a big surprise. Valhalla Table, the sausage sandwich shop by the Karnaga sisters of Layer Cake Bakery, closed up shop at The Camp after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Pascal Olhats To Offer Food He Serves His Busboys

    Photo by Jonathan Ho​Have you ever wondered what chefs like Pascal Olhats feed themselves and their kitchen crew before service? Me neither. But now that I've brought it up, I bet you are. Starting tomorrow, Pascal Olhats, French chef extraordinaire, who has a half dozen eateries in OC, will ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Anti-Foie Gras Activists to Picket Brasserie Pascal Tonight

    ​The man above is Orange County's master of French food, Pascal Olhats (and the man who shot the photo is Jonathan Ho). Foie gras is a staple of French cuisine, and his Valentine's Day menu for Brasserie Pascal advertised a foie gras terrine and a Cornish game hen with a foie gras demi-glaze sauce ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    On the Line: Britta Kvinge Pulliam

    Photo by Todd Barnes​Orange County--fleeting, impermanent, forever-discarding Orange County--is severely lacking in longstanding food personalities who aren't afraid to open new places while keeping a signature style. There's the Goodells, Pascal Olhats, Chef Abe and...who else? Definitely on that ... More >>

  • Food

    August 12, 2010

    The Feast Days of Summer

    And Winter and Fall and Spring! Where to eat, drink and be merry during the most important holidays

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    July 15, 2010

    #62. Roasted Beef Marrow Bones at Brasserie Pascal

    Edwin Goei We continue to countdown our 100 favorite dishes at local restaurants. We'll be sharing these with you every weekday until our annual Best Of Issue comes out. Enjoy! #62. Roasted Beef Marrow Bones at Brasserie Pascal You could trace back the popularity of roasted beef marrow bone ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    On the Line: Marque Hernandez of "The Worst Cooks In America"

    Courtesy of Food Network​Normally our On the Line feature runs on Tuesdays and features a professional chef whose cooking has captivated the hearts of Orange Countians. We ask a series of not-very-serious questions and publish the results.Well, for this extra edition of On the Line, which we're pu ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Edwin's Top Five Dishes of 2009

    John Gilhooley​You've read Gustavo and Dave pick out their Top 5 Dishes of '09. Now it's my turn! At first I thought this would be an easy task, but it is not. To pick out just five dishes out of the hundreds I've sampled this year is like asking a toddler to choose only one toy -- he'd rath ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Pascal Olhats Celebrates Release of Beaujolais Nouveau

    Jonathan Ho​I am not a Frenchman, but I know one. He's Pascal Olhats, the owner/chef of Brasserie Pascal and others. And Frenchmen, especially chefs like Olhats who know wine, are celebrating this Thursday's release of the 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau. Since I'm not oenophile, I had to rely on W ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009
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    September 10, 2009
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    August 6, 2009

    Julie & Julia & Pascal

    Courtesy Sony Pictures​ Another Pascal-related post?  Can you say movie tie-in?  All this week (ending Saturday) in conjuction with the opening of "Julie & Julia," that French chef of OC's French chefs, Pascal Olhats, is offering a few of Julia Child's favorite F ... More >>

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    July 13, 2009

    Pascal Olhats Celebrates Bastille Day on Tuesday at Brasserie Pascal

    Tomorrow is Bastille Day, or as you Franco-philes and French transplants call it, Fête Nationale.  To celebrate, your fellow countryman Pascal Olhats is throwing a bash coinciding with the official grand opening of his Brasserie Pascal at Newport Beach's Fashion Island. Here are the details that ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
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    July 1, 2009

    Lazy Dog Cafe to Open in Irvine Marketplace

    http://www.lazydogcafe.com/From the ashes of failure, sprouts new life. First French 75 in Newport Beach's Fashion Island was spared an uncertain future when Pascal Olhats of Tradition and Cafe Jardin came to the rescue. It's now revived and more French than ever as Brasserie Pascal. And today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    This Week In Food

    This week in Stick a Fork In It:There was breaking news a-plenty, from Jamie "You Callin' Me Chubby?" Oliver bringing his anti-obesity crusade to the US to Pascal Olhats' imminent arrival at French 75 at Fashion Island to the dismal revelation that only two local bars made it on to Esquire's "Best B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Wild & Crazy Taco Night This Thursday

    The 16th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night will be held this Thursday. 1550 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM VIP Party 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM $60 - advance registration onlyVIP Party $150 - advance registration only There's limited availability, No tickets sold at the door For those wh ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

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    July 27, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

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    July 20, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

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    June 8, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Orange County's best damn dining guide

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    June 1, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The best damn dining guide in Orange County

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    May 25, 2006

    Grub Guide

    The best damn dining guide in Orange County

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    May 18, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Orange County's best damn dining guide

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    March 31, 2005
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    September 2, 2004
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    February 19, 2004

    Sexing Up Their Zaggat

    Chanteclair gets new facade, keep their great food

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    December 20, 2001

    Retreat

    Cafe Pascal supports the war effort

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