The Resort At Pelican Hill Announces Autumn Activities, Dining And Entertainment For Guests And Locals

Resort Restaurants Present Date Night Duet Tasting Table, Autumn Apple Harvest and White Truffle Menu Among Seasonally Inspired Epicurean Experiences

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 10, 2014 – Along the coast of sunny Southern California, The Resort at Pelican Hill® offers seasonal epicurean experiences, activities and entertainment this autumn. New this year, Newport Beach’s only Five-Star Resort presents an Autumn Apple Harvest Menu at Coliseum Pool & Grill, Date Night Duet Tasting Table Menu at Pelican Grill and Sunday Football Fun in the Sun Cabanas overlooking the ocean at one of the world’s largest circular pools.

“Our passionate culinary professionals create timely new menus for each season, featuring the freshest locally sourced ingredients grown near the Resort,” said Pelican Hill Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray. “For unforgettable epicurean experiences, I invite you to pair our seasonal autumn cuisine with spectacular ocean views from Pelican Hill’s elegant restaurant terraces.”

Pelican Hill’s featured autumn epicurean events and entertainment include:

Fireside Etiquette Chats
Thursdays, September 4 & October 2 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Join us for casual, cozy conversations with Kathleen Cover, Founder and President of The Etiquette School of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, certified by the prestigious American School of Protocol. Prosecco, coffee or tea is available for purchase during this interactive group Q&A, with etiquette tips and amusing stories by the grand fireplace in the Resort’s Great Room.

Children’s Resort Etiquette Classes
Sundays, September 7, October 5 & November 2 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
As the holiday entertaining and travel season approaches, children ages 7-12 are cordially invited to expand their understanding of social, travel and dining etiquette with a fun and educational class. Led by Kathleen Cover, Founder and President of The Etiquette School of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, certified by the prestigious American School of Protocol, each three-hour course offers a positive, relaxed and approachable setting.
$125 per child per class; limited to 12 children per class; reservations required.

Couples’ Etiquette Soirées
Sundays, September 21, October 26 & November 23 from 3 – 5 p.m.
Just in time for holiday gatherings, polish your dining and social etiquette during this two-hour soirée led by Kathleen Cover, Founder and President of The Etiquette School of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, certified by the prestigious American School of Protocol. Enjoy Prosecco and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner and dessert, while learning about favorable first impressions, party planning, gracious hosting, making conversation, written correspondence, domestic and continental fine dining, and so much more.
$150 per person per class; individuals welcome to attend; reservations required.

Festa dell’Autunno Weekend
October 10-12
The Resort at Pelican Hill presents its fourth annual three-day harvest season celebration, bringing the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of Italy to Southern California’s Tuscan seaside village. Experience art created before your eyes, regional Italian fare, live performances and much more. Join us for Andrea’s Guest Chef Dinner, Italian Street Festa, Festa dell’Unitá al fresco dinner, Under the California Sun Jazz Brunch and a children’s Carnevale dei Bambini. Visit or call (855) 55-FESTA for complete details.

Additional seasonally inspired epicurean experiences at Pelican Hill include:

Sea to Shining Sea Specials
September – November
During dinner service every Thursday, savor Pelican Grill’s seasonal seafood sourced from the East to the West Coast and beyond. Chef Derek features soups, salads, fresh fish presented tableside and shellfish selections, including peel-and-eat shrimp, crab claws, oysters, mussels and more.

Date Night Duet Tasting Table Menu
September – November
Designed for sharing at Pelican Grill’s exclusive Tasting Table, the three-course Duet Menu enhances the romance of date night along the coast of Newport Beach. Cherish an unforgettable evening of intriguing dining with up to three other couples, as Chef Derek presents Napa-inspired cuisine, paired with sunset cocktails and California wines.

Family Pumpkin Harvest
October 25 & 26 from 12 – 4 p.m.
With the guidance of Pelican Hill chefs, select the perfect pumpkins for decorating and dining. For children ages 5-12, Camp Pelican hosts an afternoon of fun and learning with supervised pumpkin decorating, crafts, lunch and harvest-themed games.
$75* per child ages 5-12; limited to 20 children per day; reservations required.

White Truffle Menu at Andrea
Andrea Ristorante’s Chef Marco celebrates an exquisite delicacy from Alba, Italy, with seasonal á la carte dishes. Heralded as “the diamond of the kitchen,” white truffles still maintain haute cuisine status in the culinary world. Á la carte servings available at market price, based upon availability.

Autumn Apple Harvest Menu
Coliseum Pool & Grill celebrates the autumn apple harvest with fresh fruit sourced from Southern California’s Julian apple orchards. Savor a multi-course prix-fixe menu paired with Chardonnay, late harvest Riesling and other crisp California wines. Plus, try our house-made warm apple cider, caramel apple gelato and apple pie.

Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Specials
October – November
Coliseum Pool & Grill presents seasonal pumpkin delights in both savory and sweet varieties, such as pumpkin risotto and pumpkin cheesecake.

California Wine & Cheese Pairing Flights
October – December
Chef Derek showcases local California wines, cheeses and charcuterie at Pelican Grill. Customize your own board and flight for small bites in the Lounge or to start your meal in our main dining room.

Ranch-to-Resort Autumn Specials
October – December
Freshly picked from the Irvine Ranch® just eight miles away, an abundant variety of farm-fresh autumn products inspire á la carte ranch-to-resort daily specials at Coliseum Pool & Grill. Featuring Irvine Ranch squash, tomatoes, avocados and Swiss chard, seasonal dishes bring the best of the Orange County’s nutritious local ingredients to your table.

Sunday Football Fun in the Sun Cabanas
Make the most of Newport’s beautiful autumn days with al fresco football viewing in a private luxury cabana overlooking Coliseum Pool for 4-10 guests. While cheering your favorite NFL teams to victory, enjoy a bucket of domestic beers, guacamole and tortilla chips, prime beef sliders, chicken wings, parmesan garlic fries and pizza.
$59* per person

Prime Rib Roast Sundays
Pelican Grill features Chef Derek’s signature prime rib roast and exceptional cuts of the finest beef, including Wagyu and Kobe. Personalize your selection to suit your appetite, with options ranging from petit portions to generous cuts for two to share.

*Prices exclude tax and service charge.

About Pelican Hill®
Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill® features: 128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants, including Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic “Coliseum Pool,” one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. A Five-Star, Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim as the 2012 Grand Resort selected by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report; as Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Top Southern California Resort (2013 & 2012), Top U.S. Resort (2011), Top-Rated Golf Resort Worldwide (2012) and Top-Rated California Resort Spa (2012); in Travel + Leisure’s “Top 100” World’s Best Hotels (2011 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2011).

The Irvine Company Resort Properties owns and manages the finest resort and leisure destinations in Newport Coast and the City of Irvine. In addition to Pelican Hill, the portfolio includes the Island Hotel Newport Beach, the city’s landmark property and only AAA Five Diamond hotel; Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center, the city’s only Four Diamond hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and several of the finest marinas in Newport Harbor and Northern California.

About the Irvine Company
The Irvine Company is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management.  The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California.  As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch from Mexican and Spanish land grants.