SOL Cocina – Newport Beach – Two 2010 Valentines Day Menus

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Great Taste Magazine - Orange County
When:
February 14, 2010 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
2010-02-14T18:30:00-08:00
2010-02-14T19:30:00-08:00
Where:
SOL Cocina - Newport Beach

HEART & SOL SOL Cocina – Newport Beach offers two menus for lovers this Valentine ‘ weekend Friday, February 12 Sunday, February 14 Newport Beach, January 2010 SOL Cocina – Newport Beach ‘ Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has put together two dinner menus that are sure to please the “Heart & SOL this Valentine ‘ Day. Both will be offered with the regular dinner menu on Friday, February 12 through Valentine ‘ Day, Sunday, February 14.The “AMOR Y BESOS” menu will feature a four-course dinner, beginning with a selection of SOL ‘ most “lovable” antojitos and ending with Passion Fruit Creme Brulee ($90 per couple, excluding tax, gratuity & beverages).The “SEDUCTION” menu will also feature a special Valentine ‘ Day cocktail, bottle of Moet Imperial Champagne and a four-course dinner ending with a not-so-risque “Menage a Trois” SOL dessert sampler, complete with Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries and a snifter of Anejo Tequila ($200 per couple, excluding tax & gratuity).A M O R Y B E S O S M E N U$ 90.00 per couple (excluding tax & gratuity)~most menu items can be ordered a la carte~~FIRST COURSE~Tastes of SOL – selection of SOL antojitos to share and enjoy~~~~~~SECOND COURSE~Ensalada SOL Salad with Mango, Cucumber and Tequila DressingORGrilled Corn and Poblano Chile Soup with Crema and Pepitas~~~~~~THIRD COURSE~Two Angus Filet and Shrimp Tacos El Jefe with Borracho Black Beans and Choice of SideORGarlic Shrimp and Fresh Vegetable Enchiladas with Salsa Verde, Salsa Roja,Crema, Cotixa Cheese and Choice of SidesORMole Pipian in Roasted Squash with Carnitas and Seasonal Roasted Vegetables* Vegetarian Option available~DESSERT~Passion Fruit Creme BruleeS E D U C T I O N M E N U$200 per couple (excluding tax & gratuity)~most menu items can be ordered a la carte~Sexy Margarita OR Heart & SOL Martini (per person)Bottle of Moet Imperial Champagne (or selected bottle of wine)~CHEF ‘ AMUSE~~~~~~~FIRST COURSE~Oyster Shots with Blanco Tequila and Papaya SalsaORApache Beef Ceviche with Beet Chips and HabaneroORHibiscus Shrimp Cocktel with Avocado~~~~~~SECOND COURSE~Ensalada SOL Salad with Mango, Cucumber and Tequila DressingORGrilled Corn and Poblano Chile Soup with Crema and Pepitas~~~~~~THIRD COURSE~Lobster Tail, Puerto Nuevo-Style and Filet SOL with Chipotle SauceORSpice-Rubbed Rack of Lamb stuffed with Marcona Almonds,Ancho Chile-Cherry Sauce and Garlic Mashed PotatoesORShrimp Romesco with Asparagus & Saffron Lemon Arroz*Vegetarian Option Available~~~~~~DESSERT~MENAGE A TROIS SOL Dessert Sampler with Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries & Snifter of Anejo TequilaSOL Cocina – Newport Beach is located at 251 E. Coast Highway in Newport Beach. For more information or reservations, call 949.675.9800 or visit www.solcocina.com.About SOL Cocina – Newport BeachSimple, satisfying, beautiful and timeless. SOL. Inspired by soul-searching in the Baja sun.SOL Cocina – Newport Beach plays up the best of Baja in Newport Harbor. SOL Cocina – Newport Beach offers an energetic, hip and inviting dining experience that plays up the best of Coastal Mexico. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider, a 2009 James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee, has created a menu of contemporary and gourmet interpretations of Baja street cuisine, which is complemented by a full bar.Sol was created from numerous trips down the ruggedly beautiful coast of Baja Mexico. Isolated for centuries, Baja developed its own unique character and spirit that lures many Southern Californians who need a break from the daily hustle an escape to a place where troubles are effortlessly forgotten. Designed to echo the expansive sea, sky, and desert elements of the Baja peninsula, SOL Cocina – Newport Beach brings together old world charm and urban comfort. We cook in an open kitchen with counter seating for guests who like to see the bustling kitchen that is much like a Baja taco bar. SOL Cocina – Newport Beach offers a menu full of fresh, seasonal ingredients and authentic Mexican flavors, along with a vibrant bar that honors the flavors of the Baja region with over 60 artisan tequilas and an inviting fire pit.In an effort to preserve the timeless beauty of Southern California and Baja, whenever possible, SOL Cocina – Newport Beach utilizes products and programs that we believe to be both environmentally and socially pro-active. From serving as much seafood as possible caught locally or from sustainable fisheries, as certified by MSC and Seafood Watch, to sourcing most of our meat from Meyer Meat, in Montana, which was recently recognized by the Humane Society for humane treatment of their cattle, SOL resolves to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, making sure that everything that can be recycled, is recycled.SOL Cocina – Newport Beach is located at 251 E. Coast Highway in Newport Beach and is open daily for Lunch (11 a.m. 4:30 p.m.), Dinner (4:30 p.m. 11 p.m.), Happy Hour daily (3 p.m. 6 p.m.), Late-Night menu Thurs Sat (11 p.m. 1 a.m.), and Weekend Brunch (10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday).For more information, call 949.675.9800 or visit http://www.solcocina.com