The Resort At Pelican Hill Announces Autumn Dining And Entertainment Along The Coast Of Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 15, 2015 – As harvest season flavors arrive, savory pumpkins, sweet apples and white truffles will grace menus across The Resort at Pelican Hill®. In celebration of autumn’s epicurean delights, annual traditions such as Festa dell’Autunno Weekend and La Bella Moda at Andrea Ristorante will return as signature highlights of the season. New this year, Pelican Hill debuts a Costume Tea Party & Storytime as part of its reperfected weekly Tea Moderno in the Great Room Social Lounge.

“Autumn brings an endless summer feel to Pelican Hill, with bright, sunny days and gorgeous sunsets from our oceanview dining terraces,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “Inspired by each season’s distinct ingredients and especially those sourced locally, our skilled chefs continually present fresh dishes and small bites designed to pair perfectly with our fine selection of sips.”

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

Children’s Resort Etiquette Classes
Sundays, September 13, October 11 and November 8 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
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.

Wedding Etiquette Soirées
Sundays, September 27, October 25 & November 22 from 3 – 5:30 p.m.
For brides, grooms and their parents, as well as anyone who wishes to polish their dining and social etiquette, this fun and interactive program features wedding etiquette traditions, favorable first impressions, gracious hosting, written correspondence, domestic and continental fine dining and a special spa etiquette talk and tour. Enjoy Prosecco and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner and dessert, including tips for wedding cake cutting as a couple. Each soirée is 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.
$195 per person per class; individuals welcome to attend; reservations required.

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Package
October 2-5
Escape to Pelican Hill for a two-night Bungalow stay with two tickets and round-trip coach service to the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival on either Saturday, October 3 or Sunday, October 4. All stays at Pelican Hill include complimentary parking, Internet access and use of pools, fitness centers and spa amenities.
Starting from $475 per night, excluding tax and gratuity. Rates based on double occupancy.

Festa dell’Autunno Weekend
October 8-11
Visit Italy by way of Newport Beach this autumn. The Resort at Pelican Hill® presents its fifth annual 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 and live performances by musicians, dancers and flag bearers during this four-day series of events. Join us for Michelin-starred Guest Chef Dinners at Andrea Ristorante and Pelican Grill, Italian Street Festa, Under the California Sun Jazz Brunch and a children’s Carnevale dei Bambini. Visit or call (855) 55-FESTA for complete details.

Family Pumpkin Harvest
October 24 & 25 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; Resort guests only; reservations required.

Costume Tea Party & Storytime
Saturday, October 31
From 2 – 4 p.m., the Great Room Social Lounge’s Tea Moderno welcomes children for a Halloween-inspired costume party and afternoon tea. Special costumed guests lead story time, sing-alongs and much more.
$60* per adult; $40* per child under age 12 and $20* per child under 5

La Bella Moda
Sundays, November 15, 22 & 29
The Resort at Pelican Hill presents its third annual fashion series and Prosecco brunch at its acclaimed Northern Italian restaurant, Andrea Ristorante. Savor Chef Marco’s three-course prix fixe brunch menu, as themed weekly shows highlight luxury designers and showcase seasonal fashion trends.
$69* per person

The Resort’s restaurants present the following seasonal epicurean experiences this autumn:

White Truffle Menu at Andrea
October – December
Andrea’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.

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

Sunday Football Fun in the Sun Cabanas
September, October & November
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, sliders and pizza.
$55* per person

Autumn Apple Harvest Menu
Celebrate the autumn apple harvest with fresh fruit sourced from Southern California’s Julian apple orchards. Savor á la carte menu specials, house-made warm apple cider, seasonal gelato and apple pie.

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

Ongoing dining and entertainment offerings this spring include:

Wednesday Evening Art & Architecture Tour
Discover the Resort’s collection of plein air paintings, Renaissance tapestries, antiques, Palladian architecture and Italian landscape during this 45-minute guided walking tour.
Guided walks depart from Concierge Gallery at 4 p.m.

Tea Moderno
Friday – Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m.
The Great Room Social Lounge puts a modern twist on the time-honored tradition of gathering for English Afternoon Tea. Sip contemporary blends featuring classic selections and emerging tea markets, while noshing savory and sweet small bites with an Italian accent. Tea-based cocktails and sparkling wines available à la carte.
$55* per adult, $35* per child ages 4-16 and complimentary bomboloncini and hot cocoa for children under age 4.

Weekday Sips & Bites
Gather in the Great Room Social Lounge to savor big flavors in small bites with weekday specials Mondays – Fridays from 3 – 6 p.m
Mini Plate Mondays: Savor the chef’s selection of mini plates for just $10 with the purchase of any cocktail.
Trio Tuesdays: Try the chef’s special bruschetta trio for $10.
Wine Wednesdays: Receive your choice of today’s featured cheese or salumi board for just $10 with the purchase of any glass of wine.
Mix Master Thursdays: Sample our impeccably crafted featured weekly cocktails made with mixology techniques.

Great Room Social Hour
Mondays through Fridays from 5 – 6 p.m.
Join us for music, table games, beverage specials and small bites, plus Fashion Trunk Shows and Boutique Art Exhibits on select dates.

Boutique Art Exhibits
Thursdays, November 12 and December 10 from 4 – 7 p.m.
During Great Room Social Hour, Dawson Cole Fine Art presents boutique art exhibits featuring sculptures, paintings and sketches, as well as art discussions, live music and complimentary menu tastings from Pelican Hill chefs.

Autumn Trunk Show
Thursday, October 29 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Fashion Island brings the best of the season to the Great Room Social Lounge with monthly pop-up trunk shows. Personal shopping professionals present spring fashion trends from luxury designers.

Marketplace Sampling
Saturdays & Sundays from 2 – 4 p.m.
Stop by Caffé to sample this week’s featured gourmet item, from tapenades and toffees to olive oils and artisan chocolates.

Gelato Lab Confab
Mondays from 2 – 4 p.m.
Sample weirdly wonderful flavors like Spicy Sriracha, Earl Gray and Gorgonzola-Honey at Caffé.

Tuesday Tea Party
Tuesdays from 2 – 4 p.m.
Taste Caffé’s featured flavor of the week, and blend your own custom teas. 

Mid-Week Juice Boost
Wednesdays from 2 – 4 p.m.
Explore Caffé’s selection of seasonally inspired nectars squeezed fresh daily for your optimal health and energy.

Desserts du Monde
Thursdays from 2 – 4 p.m.
From European confections to Asian indulgences, sample Caffé’s sweets from across the globe.

Coffee Klatch 
Fridays from 2 – 4 p.m.
Sip samples of fine blends from Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa at Caffé.

Pelican Grill Express Lunch 
Savor the best of Pelican Grill’s quintessential coastal California cuisine for lunch Mondays through Thursdays with a three-course prix-fixe menu served in 45 minutes or less. Choose from a seasonal selection to start, followed by a Napa-inspired main course and a delectable dessert to finish.
$35* per person

Grilling Techniques & Tasting
Chef Luke shares his secrets for grilling perfection in Pelican Grill’s open-concept kitchen on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
$15* per person

Pelican Grill Tasting Table
The Pelican Grill’s Tasting Table invites epicureans to be seated right next to the restaurant’s open-concept kitchen in the main dining room. This interactive, chef-led dining experience presents guests with exclusive daily dishes featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients and creative presentations. Pelican Grill chefs prepare the day’s selection of prix fixe specialties before guest’s eyes, then pass each course over the kitchen counter to the adjacent rustic, wooden table set for up to 10 guests. As they converse with the chef across the pass counter, diners savor Napa-inspired cuisine paired with fine California wines.

Game Day Specials at Newport Coast’s Sports Center
Voted Southern California’s Best Sports Bar & Grill by Los Angeles Times readers, Pelican Grill brings you this season’s exciting football, baseball and basketball action on two nine-foot screens in the Pelican Grill Lounge. Enjoy chilled beers, California wines and specialty cocktails, paired with Chef Luke’s game day specials, including the Stadium Burger, house-made sausages and flatbread. At Coliseum Pool & Grill, savor Parmesan-Garlic Fries, Flash-Fried Calamari or Pepper Jack Quesadillas in the Lounge or from your own private cabana, complete with a flat-screen TV.

Please refer to Pelican Hill’s online event calendar for current and complete details. All events and activities are subject to change without notice. For reservations and more information, please visit or call 855.467.6800.

*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 (2015).

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; Hotel Irvine, a lifestyle hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and California Recreation Company®, which operates 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.