Newport Beach - Dining
With a host of exciting restaurants, Newport Beach is one of the hottest culinary
destinations in Southern California. This beachside community has quickly become a leader in the restaurant
industry, satisfying a wide variety of international dining tastes.
You just haven't eaten out until you've eaten out in Newport Beach.
There are a number of reasons for this. The seafood restaurants,
of course, benefit hugely from their proximity to the ocean.
For well over a century, the city has been home to an active fishing fleet whose
haul from the ocean has had to meet the exacting demands of local restauranteurs and satisfy
the discriminating tastes of diners who know what outstanding fresh fish tastes like.
Unless you catch and prepare it yourself, you'd be hard pressed to find fish and other
seafood as delectably fresh as what you'll find in Newport Beach's many outstanding eateries.
The ocean plays another role, too -that of a backdrop.
Along the waterfront, as you would expect, the restaurants
look out at the ocean and the harbor.
But the dramatic, swiftly ascending landscape of Newport Beach enables many restaurants
that are not right on the water to provide their guests with commanding, panoramic
views of Newport Beach's beautiful, accessible seascape.
The Taste of Newport.
In addition to Newport Beach's top rated restaurants and dining splendors,
the destination is home to the culinary event, The Taste of Newport.
The Taste of Newport, hosted by Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce,
offers a three-day festival featuring over 34 of the area's finest restaurants.
Visitors will enjoy delicious culinary treats prepared by accomplished chefs,
serving the most magnificent samples of their best menu delicacies.
To accompany the fine assortment of foods, several of California's wineries
will also be present to share their most exquisite wines and champagne.
The Annual Taste of Newport is held in September:
Friday's from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.,
Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sundays, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
General admission is $10-15 (which includes all entertainment),
children 12 and under admitted free on Saturday and Sunday.