FASHION ISLAND HOTEL ANNOUNCES AUTUMN HAPPENINGS
Including New Sunday Jazz Brunch, Black Diamond Party, Oktoberfest Bites, Orin Swift Cellars Wine Dinner, Halloween Dive-In Movie, All Hallows’ Eve Party and Ongoing Favorite Happenings – All at Oak Grill or Aqua Lounge
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (August 15, 2019) – This fall, Fashion Island Hotel is the spot to be seen enjoying a terrific cooler weather line-up of California lifestyle events appealing to food lovers, beer hounds, cocktail appreciators, night owls, music fans, football watchers, Halloween fun-seekers and sociable party-goers. From the newly created Sunday Jazz Brunch at Oak Grill to a fabulous Pre-Party and Party at Aqua Lounge that features House of Carbonadi Black Diamond Vodka Martinis and the chance to view and buy fabulous designer diamond jewelry to an exquisite Orin Swift Cellars Wine Dinner and all kinds of Halloween bash frivolity and more, Fashion Island Hotel is happening for locals and near and far guests. As always are ongoing special events like Slow Smoked Sundaze at Oak Grill, Fireside Music Sessions, 7 ‘til 7 Happy Hour and Monday Night Football viewing specials.
Fall culinary and Halloween events at Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge:
New Sunday Jazz Brunch at Oak Grill
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; live jazz music begins September 1
Oak Grill knows how to put out its Sunday best, and Chef Brittany Valles certainly knows how to wow diners – dates, friends, family – with jazzy brunch dishes they’ll love. On the new menu, are House-Made Monkey Bread (while supplies last); Breakfast Flatbread with bacon, over easy egg and marinara sauce; and other shareables. Interesting Starters include Grilled Pound Cake, House-Made Smoked Salmon and Sweet or Savory Crêpe. From the Main entrées, guests can select one Starter and one Main for $29.95. For example, a Main choice could be Chicken & Waffle Benedict or Farmers Market Roasted Vegetable Power Bowl. Then, there’s a Main II category that offers one Starter and one Main II entrée for $36.95, and the choices include Shrimp & Cheesy Grits, Cedar Plank Salmon Caesar Salad and other temptations. Bottomless mimosas are $10, and Bloody Marys are $15.
Black Diamond Party at Aqua Lounge
Friday, September 20, 7 p.m. Pre-Party on Aqua Patio and 9 p.m. Party in Aqua Lounge
A real fashionable dazzler of an evening is happening at Aqua Lounge! Pre-Party will feature House of Carbonadi Black Diamond Vodka Martinis, food stations including cheese and charcuterie, passed Ahi tuna cones and assorted French macarons and s’more shooters. The Diamond Jewelry station with jewelers Rosalina Lydster and Kimber Frankel on-hand will feature custom diamonds and vacation diamonds for trying on and purchasing. Music by DJ Halo. Price is $10 per person.
The Party moves to Aqua Lounge at 9 p.m. with no cover. Drink special House of Carbonadi Black Diamond Vodka Martinis are available for purchase, and the booth special is two bottles of Black Diamond Vodka for $500.
Oktoberfest Bites at Aqua Lounge
Available Monday through Friday, from September 23 to October 4, from 3 p.m. to close
Prost! Guests at Aqua Lounge can sip their way to a Hoppy October. $8 Oktoberfest beer and featured Oktoberfest bites, which include Build-Your-Own Brats for $15 and two Bavarian pretzels for $10, served with beer cheese and whole grain beer mustard.
Pricing excludes tax and gratuity.
Orin Swift Cellars Wine Dinner at Oak Grill
Thursday, October 24, 6 p.m. reception followed by 7 p.m. dinner
Chef Brittany Valles will be pairing an elegant Five-Course Dinner with Napa-based Orin Swift Cellars wines. The luscious wines to accompany the reception and dinner are Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc, Mannequin Chardonnay, Slander Pinot Noir, Desert Zin Blend, Papillon Bordeaux Blend and Abstract Grenache Blend. A representative from Orin Swift Cellars will attend.
$165 per guest, excluding tax and gratuity.
Halloween Dive-In Movie
Friday, October 25; movie begins at sundown; pool opens at 5 p.m. to the public.
Goblins, witches, Wonder Woman, Spiderman and others in their most fashionable Halloween attire dive into spook-tacular fun at Fashion Island Hotel for a Pre-Halloween celebration. The night is filled with treats, like classic movie snacks, gourmet popcorn and terrifyingly delicious cocktails, and the movie, Scream, will be shown on the big outdoor screen.
Complimentary for in-house hotel guests; $10 for locals, pricing includes tax and gratuity.
All Hallows’ Eve Party at Aqua Lounge
Saturday, October 26, at 9 p.m.
For ghoulish gals and grisly guys, this promises to be a rousing party that might just wake the dead. It happens at the haunting All Hallows’ Eve Party, where the cover charge includes a specialty ghoulish cocktail, and VIP booths starting at $250 will be key seating for costume and Halloween revelry. The deadliest duds and other costumes will be judged. Best Couple costume category wins dinner for two at Oak Grill; Best Dressed wins a 60-minute Signature Massage from The Spa at Fashion Island Hotel; and Best Group of Four or More wins table service for a future visit to Aqua Lounge.
$25 cover charge includes one complimentary drink. (Drink will be the featured October Cocktail.) VIP booths start at $250.
Ongoing fall food, beer and cocktail events:
Slow Smoked Sundaze at Oak Grill
Every Sunday through October
Oak Grill brings Southern hospitality and cookin’ to its popular Slow Smoked Sundaze. There are so many choices, the gang will want to come every Sunday. To share: Cheddar Cheese Biscuits, House-Made Seasonal Pickles and more. Starters: Maybe Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs or Fried Green Tomatoes? Mains: Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon, Smoked Chicken, BBQ Brisket and others. Thirst-quenching Hometown Punch is made with Old Forester Signature 100 Proof Bourbon ($10).
$45 per adult, $17 per child ages five to12. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Reservations available by calling 949.760.4920.
Monday Night Football at Aqua Lounge
First Monday. September 9 from 3 p.m. to close; all other Mondays from 5 p.m. to close. Football fans fuel up during the season with tasty NFL specials every Monday night at Aqua Lounge while they catch the action game of the week. They can order any 16 oz. craft beer for $5 and $8 short rib sliders or the $12 wing special: six wings with flavor options of buffalo, lemon pepper, Asian BBQ and truffle parmesan. Go team!
Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Offer only available at Aqua Lounge. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Chef Dinner Series at Oak Grill
Wednesdays and Thursdays in October starting at 5 p.m.
This October on every Wednesday and Thursday, Chef Brittany Valles features a special Three-Course Dinner Menu highlighted by mouthwatering, bright and bold flavorful newly created dishes, only available for a limited time.
$65 per person. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Reservations available at 949.760.4920.
Fireside Sessions at Oak Grill Fireside
Monday through Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.; Sundays 5 to 8 p.m.
Talented local artists fire up the night with live acoustic music seven nights a week at Oak Grill. Fireside Sessions guests enjoy well cocktails, house beer and wine, paired with delicious small bites for just $7 during 7 ‘til 7 Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. They can add wine flights – red for $13 and white for $12 – as well as a new S’mores offering: $10 for two people or $15 for four people to each enjoy two s’mores. Also, Late Night Special is 9 p.m. to close: $5 flatbreads and s’mores.
Happy Hour at Aqua Lounge (7 ‘til 7)
Daily from 4 to 7 p.m.
The best and luckiest things in life come in sevens, which is why seven days a week, after work people and other guests can relax and enjoy $7 menu items ‘til 7 p.m.