Three’s a Trend: Dining Out Becomes an Event with Tableside Presentations

Risotto with black truffles at Andrea. Photo credit: Courtesy of Pelican Hill

Three items at Pelican Hill Resort’s sophisticated restaurant have starring roles: risotto for two, elaborately prepared inside a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese; grilled branzino,
deboned tableside; and truffles, available to shave atop pasta nearly year-round. Newport Coast, 844-445-2183

Bourbon Steak
Michael Mina’s posh yearling at Monarch Beach Resort offers about 10 spectacular tableside options. Favorites include the martini cart, cast-iron broiled shellfish platter, hay-smoked ribeye tasting, and banana tarte tatin. Dana Point, 949-234-3900

Antonello Ristorante
Request the flambé menu at this venerated northern Italian spot for a rotating list of at least half a dozen items. Likely candidates: the warm spinach salad, shrimp penne, and steak Diane. Santa Ana, 714-751-7153

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