Orange County Restaurant Week (located in Southern California), the region’s most celebrated culinary event for more than a decade, returns Sunday, March 3 through Saturday, March 9. This year, nearly 150 restaurants will participant in OC Restaurant Week, offering guests a wide variety of options, from casual and family-friendly establishments to upscale and fine dining. Here is a look at all of the restaurants taking part in the celebration at Downtown Disney District in Disneyland Resort!
This year, foodies can rejoice in specially crafted chef-driven lunch menu specials at Catal, Tortilla Jo’s, and Naples Ristorante e Bar in Downtown Disney. Dishing up divine three-course meals at an unbeatable $25 per person for one week only, each venue provides the perfect setting for guests to enjoy exceptional service and genuine hospitality, whether they’re in the mood for gourmet Italian, Mediterranean, or Mexican cuisine. Taste the anticipation below with more details on what each restaurant has in store and be sure to make reservations soon to take advantage of this limited time offering.
For an authentic taste of gourmet southern Italian-inspired fare, foodies should head on over to Naples Ristorante e Bar for an unmatched dining experience. Appetizers include Salmone Salad (seared salmon fillet, arugula salad, roasted peppers, lemon vinaigrette) or Zuppa Di Cozze (mussels, tomato, and garlic broth, bread crostini). For the main course, guests have the choice between Ravioli (eggplant, scamorza cheese, ricotta cheese, fresh tomato, and basil sauce) or Amalfi Pizza (D.O.C mozzarella bufala, tomato san Marzano, basil, black olives).
For a sweet ending to a savory meal, guests can grab a fork and dig into Naples’ signature dessert offering of Tiramisu (mascarpone zabaglione, chocolate financier, espresso-soaked ladyfingers).
At Catal, guests can indulge in an appetizer of Manchego Salad (wild arugula, Spanish Manchego cheese, tart apple, Medjool dates, and candied walnuts) or Ahi Bruschetta (blackened pacific ahi, Mediterranean salsa, avocado, sriracha, balsamic reduction, and crostini). Special entrees such as Hanger Steak (roasted fingerling potatoes, roasted mushrooms, and red wine sauce) and Chicken Paella (roasted chicken, chorizo de bilbao, saffron bomba rice, eas, and saffron aioli) will be available for Restaurant Week.
Those with a sweet tooth can finish off their meal with a decadent dessert such as the Chocolate Mousse Cake (macerated berries, dark chocolate tuile) or Cheesecake (gingersnap crumble, mixed berry sauce, fruit compote). To view the full menu offerings, be sure to visit the official website. For more information or to make a reservation, click here.
Over at Tortilla Joe’s, guests can partake in a three-course Mexican feast with the choice between Black Kale Salad (black kale salad with shaved baby vegetables, cherry tomatoes, red corn tortilla strips, panela cheese, and Caesar vinaigrette) or Tostada De Ceviche (red snapper, lime juice, diced red onion, tomato, and cilantro, garnished with avocado and Fresno chilies). Entrees include TJs Tacos De Canasta (corn tortilla filled with papas with chorizo or Chicharron en salsa verde served with cabbage slaw, queso fresco, and tomatillo avocado sauce) or Seafood Burrito Al Pastor (shrimp, cod, octopus, sautéed in al pastor sauce served with refried beans, rice, avocado sauce and salsa roja).
Dessert lovers are welcome to polish off a decadent Chocolate Brownie (with chocolate Abuelita sauce and fresh raspberries) to finish off their meal.