Join us for our annual celebration of the Best New Restaurants in Orange County plus past winners, readers’ favorites, wine pairings, cocktails and more!

Thursday, May 4, 2023

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Grand Tasting Pavilion at South Coast Plaza
(exact address/location of the Grand Tasting Pavilion will be shared with ticket holders a week prior to event)


  • $75 (early bird price, limited tickets sold)
  • $95 each 

Ticket includes unlimited tastings (while supplies last) from our best new restaurants, past winners and classic favorites! Enjoy desserts, wine and more! Meet the San Simeon winemakers and enjoy wine pairings. Each guest will receive a keepsake wine glass to use at the event and customize with our on-site live engraver.

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Restaurants and eateries are subject to change without notice.

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• Event is 21 & over. Please drink responsibly.

• Parking: Complimentary self parking at South Coast Plaza. We highly recommend Uber or Lyft.

• Event space is an indoor/outdoor venue.

• No pets allowed.

• Attire is Business Casual

• For more information or sponsorships, please email:


Celebrating 55 years of quality, South Coast Plaza is the leading international shopping destination, home to more than 280 prominent boutiques and critically acclaimed restaurants, and is the center of a vibrant business, arts and residential district that includes the adjacent Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Orange County Museum of Art.

Golden Rule Charity is a national 501 c3 charitable organization dedicated to helping people in the hospitality industry in their time of need. Orange Coast has worked closely with the Golden Rule since 2016.

Meet the winemakers of San Simeon and dive into the best wine pairings with what our restaurants are serving. Enjoy the highest quality grapes from estate vineyards in two of the most prestigious regions along California’s Central Coast: Monterey and Paso Robles.

Quench your thirst with Mountain Valley Spring Water at our party! The pure, natural, premium and award-winning spring water sourced in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains, USA is very refreshing.

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