401 Newport Center Drive #151
Fashion Island Shopping Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Chef Lorange will teach guests how to create a three-course French Riviera-inspired menu including seasonal dishes such as Pumpkin Sage Ravioli with chicken, ricotta, and charmoula
(L-R; FIG & OLIVE’s Crab & Heirloom Tomato Salad; Executive Chef Pascal Lorange; Pumpkin Sage Ravioli)
WHAT:OnWednesday, October 8, 2014from3-5 p.m.,Fashion Island’sFIG & OLIVE Newport Beachinvites Orange County residents to an exclusive hands-on cooking class($85*)led byExecutive Chef Pascal Lorange. Chef Lorange’s refined cooking style embodies the flavors of the South of France, utilizing olive oils in place of butter and cream.During the interactive class, Chef Lorange will share his tips and tricks for preparing an autumn-inspired three-course FIG & OLIVE meal comprised of the following dishes:
- Pumpkin Sage RavioliFree range chicken, ricotta and charmoula, pumpkin olive oil emulsion, toasted pumpkin seeds, parmesan, and aged balsamic Frantoio Olive Oil
- Crab & Heirloom Tomato SaladJumbo lump crab, heirloom cherry tomato, garlic, cilantro, shallot, harissa, and avocado basil tapenade Picholine Olive Oil
- Creme Brulee CheesecakeOlive oil crisp with caramelized peaches
Participants will hone their culinary skillsunder the supervision of Lorangeas they follow along step-by-step preparing each dish. Lorange will share his philosophy on cooking with olive oil as well as culinary techniques for the home cook. Afterwards, guests will toast to the afternoon with aPiscine Cocktail,composed of sparkling wine and organic strawberries, while enjoying the dishes of their labor.
WHEN:Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Two hour cooking class from3-5 p.m.
COST: *$85 per person, excluding tax
Space is limited; Reservations can be made via email at[email protected]
WHERE:FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
401 Newport Center Dr., Suite 151
Newport Beach, CA 92660
ABOUT EXECUTIVE CHEF PASCAL LORANGE:
At the age of 19, Chef Lorange trained at three-star Michelin-rated Restaurant Georges Blanc in Vonnas, France, and continued to hone his craft while working as a private chef to Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and cooking for celebrities such as Oscar de la Renta, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, and the Clintons. At FIG & OLIVE, Chef Lorange finds inspiration along with founder Laurent Halasz during their yearly sojourn through Italy, Spain, and the South of France, where they discover new olive oils and local recipes to create the ingredient-driven menu for the restaurant.
About FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach is located on 401 Newport Center Dr., Suite 151 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA. The restaurant serves French Riviera-inspired fare in an approachable setting suitable for any occasion. FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach is open for dinner daily from 5:00 11:00 p.m. on Monday –Sunday. The restaurant is also open for lunch Monday –Sunday from 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.From Monday –Sunday from 5:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.a bar & lounge menu is available. Aperitivo menu is served from 4:00 6:00 p.m. daily (only available at the bar). Weekend brunch is offeredSaturday-Sundayfrom 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. On special holidays and private events, FIG & OLIVE’s lively ambiance is amplified with soulful house and new Downtempo music by St. Tropezs celebrity DJ Julien Nolan. Reservations can be made by calling 212.924.1200 and walk-ins are welcome. For more information on the restaurant, please visitwww.FigandOlive.comorFacebookandTwitter.