An Advertising Supplement to the Orange County Business Journal • November 14, 2011 Sponsored by A-14 ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement NOVEMBER 14, 2011 Speed offers comfortable seating areas with club-like lighting and plasma televisions that display racing, action sports and live telemetry from the competitors on the track K1 Spe e d Re -i ma gi ne s Corpora te F uncti ons America’s largest indoor go kart company, K1 Speed, introduces head-to-head racing for corporate events coast-to-coast B uilding on years of success in the Southern California, Pacific Northwest, Southwest and East Coast markets, K1 Speed offers businesses, large and small alike, a re- imagined corporate experience. K1 Speedʼs indoor karting centers, which feature up to 90,000 square feet of space, professionally designed racetracks, high-performance, zero- emission electric karts that are capable of 45 mph and authentic racing memorabilia, are open both to the public and to corporations looking to host team-building exercises, management meetings, end-of-year parties and other such events. Built as a first-class entertainment venue, K1 Speed believes it can inject the corporate community with a dose of adrenalin. To achieve this goal, K1 Speed offers potential clients a range of attractive features, includ- ing meeting rooms and catering options. However, it is the indoor karting that truly separates K1 Speed from other competitors in the marketplace. Both novice and veteran drivers have the opportunity to experience genuine, wheel-to-wheel racing on professionally designed and con- structed racetracks that feature collision-absorbing barriers for the safety of racers. The zero-emission, all-electric go karts are probably the companyʼs most defining feature and are arguably what the company has built its success on. While other indoor go kart tracks exist throughout the country, K1 Speedʼs electric karts feature superior performance to gas-powered alternatives and provide for a cleaner, more agreeable atmosphere. Because there are no emis- sions, K1 Speedʼs indoor kart racing centers are noticeably lacking of any exhaust fumes, and the heat that individuals often associate with indoor kart tracks is absent altogether. So too is the noise; in fact, but for the quiet whine of an electric motor spinning many thousands of revo- lutions per minute, the loudest moving part on K1 Speedʼs electric karts is the tires as they drag across the high-grip racing surface. These features and more make K1 Speedʼs go karts unlike anything you have likely experienced in the past. When not on the track, racers can enjoy themselves in the spacious lobby, which features a Pit Cafe stocked with snacks and refreshments, and official racing memorabilia including racing suits, helmets and authentic race cars. Additionally, the center has comfortable seating areas with club-like lighting and plasma televisions that display racing, action sports and live teleme- try from the competitors on the track. To meet the needs of corporate groups, K1 Speed also has on-site meeting rooms which are designed specifically to meet the needs of businesses and corporations looking to host team- building exercises, product launches, private parties or seminars. Catering options are available and the meeting rooms, which vary in size to accommodate different sized parties, feature state- of-the-art audio/visual systems which include 110” projection screens, DVD players and Wi-Fi Internet access. The meeting rooms not only provide everything that a company would need to host a business meeting or presentation, they provide a professional atmosphere as well, mak- ing K1 Speed a viable alternative to many traditional meeting venues. For more information, please contact Group Sales at K1 Speed, 17221 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614; visit www.K1Speed.com or call 855.517.7333. NOVEMBER 14, 2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL A-15 Bowlmor features 30 glow-in-the-dark lanes with modern semi-private banquette seating ONEHOPE wine donates 50% of their profits to a variety of causes Wha t Coul d Be Be tte r Tha n Shoul dn’ t You Bowl mor? Dri nki ng F or A Ca use ? The ultimate in bowling and entertainment T o make a difference in the world all you have to do is buy some wine. ONEHOPE wine donates an astounding 50% of their profits to a variety of causes. Each varietal is ded- icated to a different cause which ranges from Chardonnay, helping to find a cure for breast cancer to a Cabernet which helps in finding a cure and treating children with B owlmor Lanes is Orange Countyʼs premier, upscale bowling alley. Weʼve taken Americaʼs favorite pastime and turned it into a high-energy, high-end entertainment experience. Located in the District at Tustin, Bowlmor features 30 glow-in-the-dark lanes with modern semi-private banquette seating, a full-service sports bar and restaurant, and a giant inter- active arcade. Our delicious new menu by Celebrity autism. ONEHOPE recently came out with a sparkling wine that will raise money for the ONEHOPE Foundation which donates 100% of all proceeds. All of the wines are made exclusively for ONE- Chef David Burke features innovative spins on classic HOPE by their winemaker Robert Mondavi Jr. in the Napa Valley and are all equally exquisite. American favorites. Since the start of ONEHOPE in June of 2007 they have been able to donate over half a million The experienced event team and stunning design of dollars to life changing causes. In October of this year, ONEHOPE was able to raise $50,000 to Bowlmor Lanes make us the ideal location for private parties of any type or size. We spe- donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation providing over 500 mammograms to women cialize in corporate events, childrenʼs birthday parties, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, teambuilding out- and saving the lives of many through early detection. ings and more! If you are looking for a way to donate to a great cause you can enjoy a glass of ONEHOPE wine But thereʼs no need to wait for a special occasion to get your night rolling. Bowlmor is the at many bars, restaurants, liquor stores and grocery stores in the Orange County area. Our perfect place for after work drinks or a night out with friends and has been voted the “Best favorites being Ra Sushi in Tustin and Huntington Beach as well as Mama Dʼs in Newport Beach. Bowling After Dark” by Orange Coast magazine. ONEHOPE wine is an excellent gift to give for the holidays. Itʼs a way to give back to the com- munity while giving the gift of wine and cheer to your loved ones. For more information visit www.Bowlmor.com/OrangeCounty. Bowlmor Lanes is located at 2405 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782. To contact us, call 714.258.2695 or email Please visit ONEHOPEWINE.com for purchases and more information or call Sabrina infoOC@bowlmor.com. Goodman at 714.549.5702 or email email@example.com. A-16 ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement NOVEMBER 14, 2011 Cl a ssi c Ame ri ca n F ood Si nce 1986 O n June 6, 1986, the first Johnny Rockets opened in Los Angelesʼ trendy Melrose Avenue. Adoring fans of all ages and all walks of life loved their mouth-watering meals, including hamburgers, shakes, fries, sandwiches and the greatest music of all time. The restaurantʼs feel-good slice of all- American culture became wildly popular, thanks to on-going raves from customers and inclusion in countless movies, television shows, news stories and magazines. Today, that original restaurant is one of over 300 worldwide locations, proving that Johnny Rockets really did start a trend on Melrose that long-ago June. The satisfying goodness of classic American food, timeless music, relaxed fun and friendly service is as warm and welcoming as the feeling you get from the ketchup smiley faces they serve with your fries. For more information, please visit www.johnnyrockets.com. Spectacular coastal view of Dana Point from the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. Sta rt Your Me e ti ng wi th a Compl i me nta ry We l come Re ce pti on S etting the perfect tone to start your group event, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa is offering a complimentary welcome reception with beer and wine for groups that book their meeting between now and February 28, 2012. Group guests will be welcomed with a two-hour beer and wine reception hosted at a sce- nic venue at our newly renovated Oceanside resort. The special welcome reception includes beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages so group guests can begin the group program with a casual mix and mingle event, without impact to your master budget. From intimate board meetings and lavish banquets to general sessions, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa offers flexible indoor and outdoor facilities designed to fit all of your needs. Recently transformed by a multimillion-dollar renovation, the fresh look of the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa creates a versatile palette for formal functions or impor- tant business sessions. Relax in a casual Southern California atmosphere, with an abun- dance of features to ensure productive success. Rely on our staff professionals to raise your next event to a higher level of impact. Perched atop the cliffs of Dana Point, along the beautiful Southern California coast, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa provides an oceanside escape like no other. From deeply romantic retreats to highly successful business conferences, youʼll discover rare lux- uries and services to suit all of your needs. Enjoy exquisite dining, first-class accommoda- tions and a myriad of ocean activities at this exclusive AAA four-diamond resort. To request more information or reserve space for an upcoming Southern California meet- ing or event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.lagunacliffs.com or call 949.661.5000. NOVEMBER 14, 2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL A-17 Hospi ce Ca re Promote s Li fe ovember is National Hospice and Families are not able to care for people with life-lim- N Palliative Care Month and the Southern California Hospice Foundation (SCHF) aims to promote education and aware- ness of palliative care options for terminally ill residents and their families in Southern California. Coping with a serious or life-limiting illness is not easy. iting illnesses. Family members are encouraged, supported and trained by hospice professionals to care for their loved ones. Hospice staff is on-call to the patient and their fam- ilies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help family and friends care for their loved ones. In fact, it might be the most difficult work youʼll ever do. Quality care at the end-of-life is very expensive. Making doctorsʼ appointments and hospital visits, navi- Medicare beneficiaries pay little or nothing for hospice. gating the maze of care needs and figuring out insurance For those ineligible for Medicare, most insurance plans, coverage, all in addition to taking care of your family, can HMOs and managed care plans cover hospice care. indeed be overwhelming. SCHF wants the community to Hospice is just for the elderly. know that there is help. Hospice is for anyone facing a life-limiting illness, When a cure is not possible, hospice provides expert regardless of age. pain management, symptom control, psycho-social sup- After the patientʼs death, hospice care ends. port and spiritual care to patients and families through an Bereavement services and grief support are available interdisciplinary team of medical professionals. All the to family members for up to one year after the death of a necessary medicines and equipment needed to keep a patient. patient comfortable can be brought right to the home, The Southern California Hospice Foundation will be which is where most people would like to be if at all pos- active throughout the month of November, reaching out sible. to raise awareness and discuss the unique system of Palliative care brings these same skilled services ear- support hospice can provide. lier in the course of an illness and can be provided along More than 1.5 million people with a life-limiting illness receive help from the with other treatments a patient may want to pursue, such nationʼs hospice and palliative care providers every single year Save the Date For Our 2012 Events as radiation or chemotherapy. May 20, 2012 – Fourth Annual Phil Braybrooks In fact, more than 1.5 million people with a life-limiting illness Memorial Car Show at the J&M Speed Center in Riverside. receive help from the nationʼs hospice and palliative care Phil Braybrooks spent the last few months of his life under the providers every single year. SCHF is here to help with infor- care of hospice and his family is giving back to those who oth- mation surrounding end-of-life issues and the benefits provid- erwise cannot afford the resources necessary for end-of-life ed by the loving care of hospice. care. May 23, 2012 – Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Common Misconceptions Regarding Hospice Pelican Golf Club in Newport Coast. Each year, we gather Hospice is a place where people go to die. on the greens to host a day on the links in celebration of life and the loving care that hospice pro- When most individuals think of hospice, they think of a place where people go to die. Many vides. imagine terminally ill patients who require constant care as well as pain medication. However, hos- September 21, 2012 – Third Annual Back Bay Soirée Wine Tasting followed by September pice is not designed to hasten death or “help” someone die, but rather to help patients live the 29, 2012 – Inaugural Harvest for Hospice Pick-A-Thon at the private estate of Newport remainder of their lives as fully as possible, providing comfort, dignity and support. We often hear Beach Vineyards & Winery. You and your corporate Harvest Team will be a part of the effort to from our families that they wish they would had known about hospice sooner, as hospice provides raise support for the needs of terminally ill patients and their families. a wide range of services to the family and patient that maximize the quality of life. Early hospice referrals are encouraged so that patients and their families can receive all the benefits of hospice For more information about hospice, sponsoring, or attending our events, contact us at care. 877.661.0087 or visit us at www.SoCalHospiceFoundation.com (Nonprofit Tax ID: #04-3720198). A-18 ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement NOVEMBER 14, 2011 Room Service Bedroom Canvas Interior Butera Living Room Re sort To A Le ge nda ry Wa te rfront Li fe styl e W hen you live at Balboa Bay Clubʼs Terrace Apartments, it seems “anything is possi- ble.” With amazing bay views from a majority of the apartments and six different floor plans to choose from, its one of the most coveted addresses in Newport Beach. The beautifully renovated Terrace Apartments are located on the 15-acre waterfront of The Balboa Bay Club & Resort. With the elegant setting of a private club and all of the amenities of a public resort one can imagine – the that presented a whimsical presentation of coast lifestyle of sea and sand. Barclay Butera, of Barclay Butera, Inc. is an interior designer, following in the footsteps of his mother. He is also a book author and has numerous design lines. Barclay was inspired by the mid-century vibe to the space and the harbor with hues found both in the water and the sky above. The design seamlessly integrated the sense of water- side living, without detracting from it in any way. His favorite Terrace Apartments are a unique blend of location and ameni- design elements were the use of great corals as decorative ties. accents and emphasizing the outdoor-living dimension to the For busy business executives, those remodeling, downsizing, apartment. relocating or even a second home – this is the perfect location to The Terrace Apartment Details: In addition to a fitness center, welcome friends, entertain clients, arrange business meetings three pools, guard-gated entry and guest valet parking (and for and dine in style. Imagine being at the waterʼs edge and only ten an additional charge), residents can also enjoy the spa, house- minutes from John Wayne Santa Ana Airport, the quaint village of Balboa Island or outdoor keeping, dry cleaning services and around-the-clock room service. Residents can enjoy their shopping center of Fashion Island. precious down-time with all the comforts and conveniences of this luxury resort environment. To demonstrate the possibilities of how the newly upgraded Terrace Apartments could be Residents also become members to the exclusive Balboa Bay Club with a special tenant mem- designed, The Balboa Bay Club recently partnered with Riviera magazineʼs Annual Design bership program. Social calendars are always busy at BBC – with Winemaker Dinners and sig- Series and entrusted three iconic local design firms the opportunity to re-create three different nature “members-only” events, and with their own marina just outside their apartments with slips apartments with their own vision of “ideal.” This exploration lends itself to residents envisioning from 100ʼ to 30ʼ, members of the BBC also enjoy boating activities and the rental of kayaks, their living quarters in a very new and different way. stand-up paddle boards and electric Duffy boats. The first in the series came from Taryn Bernard, owner of Room Service. She designs furni- Just steps away the 160-room Resort offers: award-winning dining at the First Cabin ture and living spaces that are modern, chic and bold. She drew her inspiration from the origi- Restaurant, nightlife of music and dancing at Dukeʼs Place, meeting space for private events or nal turquoise tile and selected sophisticated furnishing with an old Hollywood sense of glamour. board meetings and catering services. Char Cowan, owner of Canvas Interior Design, has an eclectic approach – pairing clean lines with mixed textures and great art. Char and her art consultant Saltman Art Associates, drew For a private tour, please call the leasing office at 949.630.4110 or visit our website at inspiration from the views of the bay. They selected neutral fabrics as the backdrop with artwork www.balboabayclub.com. THIS IS THE PLACE FOR THE GREATEST STEAKS IN LONG BEACH If you love great steaks, fresh fish, fine wines, live music and warm hospitality, the QUEENSVIEW STEAKHOUSE is your place. We’re on the third floor of Parkers’ Lighthouse, on the water. For reservations, call 562.432.6500, or for more information, go to www.queensviewsteakhouse.com. 435 SHORELINE VILLAGE DRIVE, LONG BEACH NOVEMBER 14, 2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL A-19 A-20 ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement NOVEMBER 14, 2011 Make your holiday party an event to remember Bayside Chicken Host Your Hol i da y Eve nt wi th Bi sta ngo, Ba ysi de or Ki me ra he Dining As Art Collection is comprised of Bistango, Bayside and Kimera T Restaurants as well as Bayside Catering. Each offers a unique, culturally enrich- ing experience that celebrates the enjoyment of food, wine, live entertainment, art and architecture. Bistango, Bayside and Kimera provide elegant venues for your company or family holiday party. Mention the OCBJ advertisement when booking your event by October 28 at any of our locations and receive a $100 Gift Card* from us! For details and information, please call the restaurant of choice and ask to speak to our event coordinator. Interested in hosting your holiday event at your office, home or off-site venue? Bayside Catering can make your holiday party an event to remember! Our experienced staff will assist you throughout the planning process. We offer everything from office drop-off lunch- eons to full-service catering. Contact Cameron at Cameron@DiningAsArt.com or 949.642.5222 for more details. 2011 Holiday Hours November 25: 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. December 12 through November 26: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. December 16: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. November 27: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. December 17 through November 28 through December 23: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. December 2: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 24: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 3: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 25: closed December 4: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 26: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 5 through December 27 through December 9: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 30: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 10: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. December 31: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 11: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. January 1, 2012: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. NOVEMBER 14, 2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL A-21 Pa rke rs’ Li ghthouse : Sa nta ’s Hol i da y Pi ck for Pa rti e s This is the place for the greatest steaks and seafood in Long Beach ith impeccable service, fine cuisine and breathtaking views, Parkersʼ Lighthouse The Queensview Steakhouse is the premier private dining space offering a 360-degree view W provides its guests with an unrivaled party experience. The recently completed $3 million remodel makes Parkersʼ one of the most popular holiday party locations along the coast. Your experience begins with Executive Chef Jeff Thurstonʼs globally inspired menu. Living up to his California Restaurant Associationʼs “Chef of the Year” title, Chef Thurstonʼs menu show- of the Harbor. Located on the third floor, this room can accommodate groups up to 100 guests on square tables of four or round tables of six. On the city side of the space there is a small lounge area equipped with couches and lounge tables. This area can also be used for a band or DJ. The Main Dining Room is located on the first floor and offers a spectacular panoramic view. cases prime steaks and mesquite-grilled fresh seafood incorporating only the freshest ingredi- This room can accommodate up to 120 guests and up to 200 using the outside patios in front ents from local sources. From appetizers to sweet endings, the palate is sure to be pleased. of the room. Under the professional Parkerʼs Lighthouse has guidance of General a beautiful outdoor patio Manager Michael Cole, the that wraps around the staff will be delighted to ocean side of the building. suggest wine pairings, from The Patio Cove holds a the new two-story wine cel- maximum of 72 guests. It lar. The restaurant can fur- can be rented out as a ther guide party guests whole or as small coves for through the Wine Spectator groups of 16-20. Each patio Award of Excellence Wine dining space is equipped List. with heat lamps or fire pits The interior decor fea- to keep guests comfortable tures warm wood textures on cooler nights. with turquoise and green The elevated Loft - Style accents, complemented by Gallery, overlooks the earth sand tones. In tribute entire restaurant and bar to the history of Long and provides semi-private Beach, Parkersʼ lines its space for groups up to 40. It walls with vintage photos of is great place for cocktail the city and harbor, dating Treat yourself to a spectacular view of Long Beach Harbor Enjoy impeccable service receptions or small gather- from the 1930s through the and the Queen Mary as you dine and fine cuisine at Parkersʼ Lighthouse ings that want more privacy 1950s. and still get a view of the Located on the first floor, the Lantern Room is the most popular private dining space for Queen Mary and city on either side of the room. small groups ranging from 15 to 60 guests. In front of the Lantern Room is a small patio space Take Santaʼs advice, get on his good list this year and host your holiday parties for both busi- that can be rented out in addition to the room. This patio adds an extra 32 seats and is equipped ness and pleasure at Parkersʼ. This legendary restaurant is located at 435 Shoreline Village with heat lamps. Guests can enjoy a spectacular view of the Long Beach Harbor with the Queen Drive, Long Beach 90802. For booking information call 562.432.6500. Visit Mary in the background. This room is ideal for meetings, celebrations, rehearsal dinners and www.parkerslighthouse.com for photos and forms or call direct to Banquet Sales Manager small corporate functions. Annalisa Padayhag at 562.983.3614 or email email@example.com. A-22 ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement NOVEMBER 14, 2011 Hol i da y Pa rti e s wi th Pa ti na Re sta ura nt Group a nd Pa ti na Ca te ri ng reat your guests to a menu fit for royalty by Patina tings perfect for lunch, dinner and cocktail parties from 50 to 2,500 T Catering, caterer for the Primetime Emmys Governors Ball and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Patina Catering is your ticket to exclusive venues while our restaurants offer festive destinations for your holiday party. PINOT PROVENCE | pinotprovence.com guests! TANGATA | patinagroup.com/tangata With its flowing fountains, flower gardens and mission-style archi- tecture, Tangata at Bowers Museum offers al fresco dining in the museum courtyard and a versatile menu to please your guestsʼ Pinot Provence at the Westin South Coast Plaza features delec- taste buds. Make your event memorable with a visit through the table French cuisine with private rooms and an expansive dining museum to view the Terracotta warriors before your holiday lunch- room with a cozy fireplace. For those warmer winter nights, the eon! patio provides the perfect relaxing space for your intimate holiday gathering. PATINA RESTAURANT GROUP AT DOWNTOWN DISNEY® | patinagroup.com/downtowndisney SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS | patinagroup.com From fireworks to flamenco, Patina Restaurant Groupʼs locations /scfta in Downtown Disney® serve as a perfect destination and fun for all Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Leatherbyʼs Café Rouge ages. Whether itʼs a delicious three-course dinner and drinks with presents a magnificent and modern backdrop to your event. sweeping views at Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar, a family-fun holiday Orange Countyʼs cultural epicenter offers an array of unique set- pizza-making party and delectable desserts at Naples Ristorante or a fiesta with fajitas, tableside gua- camole, live music and dancing at Tortilla Joʼs, we have a perfect venue for your holiday party needs. Canʼt choose a spot – book all three for a progressive party! From parties at home to one of our landmark locations, experience excep- tional cuisine and genuine service no matter what your budget is! PATINA RESTAURANT GROUP | Experience Patina's exceptional cuisine and genuine 866.9.PATINA | www.patinagroup.com service no matter what your budget is NOVEMBER 14, 2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL A-23 Ca na l e tto Ri stora nte Ve ne to, Ne wport Be a ch C analetto Ristorante Veneto, located in Newport Beachʼs renowned Fashion Island, offers guests the most authentic, complete Venetian dining experience in the country. Canalettoʼs sophisticated, welcoming Italian ambiance is highlighted by gracious and abundant hospitality, five-star service at every table and a diverse menu with choices for every taste. Executive Chef Maurizio Mazzon has recreated the authentic foods from his Veneto, Italy homeland through signature dishes starting with classic Venetian breads served with extra-vir- gin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, fresh seafood, expertly prepared rotisserie and grilled meats, along with poultry and game specialties. Salumi cured meats, sliced using a Berkel gravity feed slicer to ensure the meatʼs flavor isnʼt changed through the slicing process (electric slicers can warm the meat during slicing) are available at an on-site Italian Mercato along with fresh oys- ters and shrimp, as well as seafood sourced for the restaurantʼs specialty dishes. Guests will enjoy the extensive menu of risottos prepared to order Veneto-style, housemade and imported pastas, authentic thin-crust Italian pizzas from a wood-burning oven, Italian salads and soups, seasonal antipasti, and a wide variety of regional desserts made on-site. Canaletto offers the most authentic Venetian dining experience in the country Canalettoʼs namesake is the famous 17th century Venetian artist Giovanni Antonio Canal, known for his large scale cityscapes of Venice. Echoing the painterʼs style, Canalettoʼs architecture was inspired by the great restaurants of Venice. The multiple- room interior is designed to comfortably fill the third place in guestsʼ lives, between home and work, a place for a celebratory meal or an after-work drink. Canalettoʼs menu, combined with its dis- tinctive wine list sourcing great labels from the same region of Italy, results in a truly authentic Veneto-inspired dining experience for guests at lunch or dinner. Canalettoʼs expert staff makes guests feel immediately welcome and eager for their return to Canalettoʼs Italian hospitality. For reservations, please call 949.640.0900 or visit www.ilfornaio.com/canaletto. Canalettoʼs menu, combined with its distinctive wine list sourcing great labels from the same region of Italy, results in a truly authentic Veneto-inspired dining experience A-24 ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement NOVEMBER 14, 2011 Sa vor the Hol i da y Se a son Transport Your Eve nts to Ital y at Il F orna i o hen you are searching for the ultimate Italian dining experience, step inside Il C elebrate the season by hosting your holiday event at Seasons 52, a fresh grill and wine bar located at South Coast Plaza. With its seasonally inspired dining choices, award-winning international wine list and casually sophisticated ambiance, thereʼs always something new to discover…52 weeks a year. Whether the occasion is for business or pleasure, Seasons 52 provides the perfect set- ting for your private or semi-pri- W Fornaio in Irvine and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rus- tic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh- brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, vate events. For an intimate which have been crafted in the cus- setting, our Chefʼs Table expe- tom of Italyʼs chefs, bakers and rience offers an extraordinary homemakers. culinary and wine adventure. With complimentary screen The authentic food, bread and wine and projector as well as Wi-Fi will transport you to Italy and the access and an event planner beautiful private dining room space to personally assist you with will create the ultimate event experi- every detail, theyʼll take your ence for you and your guests. Ask to event from ordinary to extraor- speak with the on-site event coordi- dinary. Contact Field Sales nator when planning your next busi- Manager Laura Dennis at ness meeting, family gathering, 714.352.1701 to reserve space rehearsal dinner or wedding. for your holiday event. Enjoy happy hour daily with compli- Seasons 52ʼs menu is For an intimate setting, our Chefʼs Table experience offers inspired by the seasons and an extraordinary culinary and wine adventure mentary antipasti or hold a bocce ball tournament/ happy hour with friends or colleagues using the fresh appeal of the farmerʼs Il Fornaioʼs very own bocce ball court. market. Every week of the year, they strive to feature the freshest ingredients at their peak Festa Regionale celebrates regional selections of ripeness and maximum flavor profile, changing to take advantage of each seasonʼs Il Fornaio aspires to bring its guests bounty and continually enticing guests to return and experience whatʼs new. Signature items include Cedar Plank Salmon, Garlic Chicken Flatbread, Caramelized Sea Scallops, closer to Italy with each visit to the Oak-Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Oak-Grilled Filet Mignon as well as their award-winning restaurant. In addition to the core menu, Mini Indulgence desserts. Il Fornaio features a different region of This season, Seasons 52 is offering holiday-themed $52 or $100 gift cards, perfect for Italy each month as part of its Festa business associates and clients as well as family and friends. A special offer is available for Regionale celebration. Dine from this purchases of $500 or more. Gift cards may be purchased at the restaurant or at special regional menu and receive a www.seasons52.com. Guests can also receive complimentary standard shipping for online monthly stamp on the Passaporto and a gift card purchases through December 31. reward: a complimentary loaf of fresh baked Il Fornaio bread or Il Fornaioʼs specially pressed olive oil, for example. At the end of six Seasons 52 is located at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St, Suite #2802, Costa Mesa. consecutive stamped months, Passaporto holders receive a hand-painted authentic Italian For more information, call 714.437.5252 or visit www.seasons 52.com. ceramic plate and will be entered for a chance to win the ultimate Italian experience: a trip for two to Italy. Il Fornaio is located at 18051 Von Karman Avenue in Irvine. For reservations, please call 949.261.1444 or learn more about Il Fornaio at www.ilfornaio.com. NOVEMBER 14, 2011 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL A-25 Brunello Cucinelli double-breasted peacoat, $3,640 Piaget - G0A31055, TONNEAU XL White Gold, diamond set, automatic, retrograde sec- onds, blue MoP dial, alligator strap. The timepiece features 7.5 ct round diamonds with 8.2 ct baguette diamonds. Price upon request. Ce l e bra te The Hol i da ys a t South Coa st Pl a za rom eye-popping baubles to fine leather accessories and couture apparel, thereʼs And of course, for the Elizabeth Taylor in so many women, there are plenty of glittering F no shortage of spectacular lavish gift ideas at South Coast Plaza – and this hol- iday season is no exception. For the serious fashion maven, everything with fur, whether itʼs a fox fur vest or sumptuous fur-lined robe – are coveted wish list items. Escadaʼs shearling lamb fur coat is so popular it already sold out and had to be re-stocked – and Fretteʼs fox fur throw may be the ultimate in posh bed linens. And letʼs not forget the fashion worldʼs continuing love gems, stunning cocktail rings or fit-for-royalty earrings from the ultra luxurious likes of BVL- GARI, Cartier, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Yurman, Piaget, Omega and more. For the guy, electronic gadgets are likely a safe bet. No doubt Appleʼs iPad and new iPhone will be one of the seasonʼs hottest gifts, or perhaps a set of sleek speakers from Bang Olufsen or a new digital camera from Sony. To ring in the holidays, South Coast Plazaʼs annual Christmas tree lighting will take place affair with sky-high platform heels and booties that scream sexy glamour. One needs to look at 6:30 p.m. November 17 with live musical entertainment. Santa Claus arrives that evening no further to find spiked footwear than at Christian Louboutin, Bally, Saks Fifth Avenue as well and will be available for photographs the next day at both Carousel Court and Macyʼs (home to the new B Brian Atwood shoe collection), Nordstrom, Bloomingdaleʼs, and Jimmy Home Store wing. From December 3 to 24, shoppers will be treated to complimentary hot Choo. cocoa and warm cider during the weekends in the Garden Terrace. A-26 ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Advertising Supplement NOVEMBER 14, 2011 Savannah Chop House Wine Room Ge t Eve rythi ng You Ne e d a nd Wa nt a t F re nch 75 a nd Sa va nna h Chop House s they say, “two heads are better than one.” And with us we strive to bring this to life. A With two of Orange Countyʼs finest venues – Savannah Chop House and French 75, your options are endless. French 75 Bistro, a historical cottage built in the 1920s, is Laguna Beachʼs pre- mier French destination. This Laguna Beach landmark offers classic creations from Chef Greg Moro and direction from renowned Chef Pascal Olhats. We offer full dining packages, cocktail-style events and anything in between. Dine inside in our Bordeaux Room, Le Salon, the Left Bank, Right Bank or outside in our heated and covered wine garden or on our moonlit terrace, where you can see it all. We feature live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7:00 p.m. Savannah Chop House, Laguna Niguelʼs revered steak- house offers classic American cuisine with a southern flair from our award-winning chef, Mark Anthony Pariano. With all-encompassing dining packages, we offer endless options in our main dining room, wine room or al fresco dining on our veranda. If you prefer a view, The Sunset Patio has sweeping views of the canyon and Catalina Island. Live entertainment is offered nightly from Tuesday to Saturday beginning at 7:00 p.m. in our lounge and bar. Get everything you need and want right here in the California Riviera with French 75 or Savannah Chop House or even better yet – BOTH! For private dining information, please call Jonathon C. Crowell directly at 949.910.9745. It is our pleasure to be of service to you and your guests. Le t the Se a son of Appre ci a ti on Be gi n! Leave a lasting impression - a gift for employees & clients ift baskets are lovely – no doubt! Sometimes, a gift basket is a great gift, but all too G often it is a last minute, last resort and expensive gift idea without lasting impres- sions. The delicious gift basket with a nice logo gift inside is the best for ROI. Thinking “outside of the basket,” consider the unique qualities of your clients and employees. A great gift should also reflect your companyʼs values, creativity and vision. Consider presenting gifts at Thanksgiving which convey the message, “We are grateful for your business” or New Yearʼs with the sentiment, “We wish you much prosperity.” Here are some ideas to consider with your clients and employees in mind: N Tech Gifts: USB products, bluetooth tech, custom products, digital frames N Eco-Friendly: Bamboo products lead the pack N Entertainment & Sports: Enjoy the outdoors! Binoculars, Victorinox, BBQs, golf and more golf N Building & Land Development: Quality measuring, calculating and leveling items, communication tools, Wenger N Premium Executive Gifts: Leather, Baccarat, Waterford, Tumi, fine writing instruments, custom-etched wine bottles N Clients & Employees Who Travel: Travel tech items N Chocolate: Fine chocolate stamped with your company logo N Holiday Cards: Greetings with a gift enclosed N Gift Certificates: Let your clients and employees select their own items; include a catalog Client and employee appreciation should always be a priority, after all, where would you be without them? Happy Holidays & Much Prosperity to You! For more information, visit www.krispatton.com or call 949.218.8909.
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