Labor Day Grilling
Grills provided by: RH Peterson & Fire Magic
Stonefire Grill, a leader in the fast-casual genre, with an expansive menu of American fare featuring Mesquite BBQ Tri Tip, BBQ and Lemon Garlic Chicken Breast, Baby Back Ribs, and a wide assortment of salads, pizzas and pastas. All items on the menu are available “to go” and each restaurant is even designed with a special entrance dedicated to takeout — the modern mother’s version of providing a wholesome, delicious meal for her family. Locations are in Valencia, West Hills, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Chatsworth, Pasadena and Thousand Oaks. Catering is also available.
One of the OC’s most popular, critically acclaimed Indian restaurants, Clay Oven in Irvine, is owned and run by Executive Chef/Owner Geeta Bansal, who travels the globe meeting with world-famous chefs to “bring their secrets to her kitchen. Bansal’s food reflects her mastery of classic Indian cuisine with a modern spin and guests can count on her keen culinary skills and diverse gastronomic repertoire, a result of her extensive world travels. Clay Oven is located at 15435 Jeffrey Road, Irvine, CA 92618; (949) 552-2851.
One of Southern California’s best-known dining establishments, Antonello Ristorante has earned a sterling reputation for its classic reinterpretations of Italian cuisine set in an Old World environment. Co-Executive Chefs Salvatore Ferrara and Gino Buonanoce have crafted a menu of items featuring bold flavor profiles and mostly organic ingredients. Among the favorites are a grilled boneless free-range chicken marinated in fresh herbs and balsamic vinegar; medallions of beef topped with organic extra virgin olive oil, shallots, Porcini mushrooms and San Marzana tomatoes; Orecchiette pasta sautéed with Pugliese sausage, Swiss chard and Pecorino Romano; and Cavatelli topped with a slowly cooked lamb ragu. Antonello Ristorante is located at 3800 Plaza Drive, at South Coast Plaza Village. Call (714) 751-7153 for reservations.