After being at the Newport Beach location for 20 years, Chef Pascal Olhats will now be moving to a new location in San Juan Capistrano. The Epicerie will be opening in April 2014 and the Dinner House will open the next month. There will also be an opening for a new Newport Beach location possibly in September.
Here is a letter from Chef Pascal to his patrons:
To my dear Patrons,
As many of you may already know, on March 1st we will have moved out of our Pascal Epicerie location at 1000 Bristol Street North, Newport Beach.
Although this is very sad news, it has also been eye opening for me. Over the last few weeks there has been an overwhelming response from many of you expressing your state of shock and sadness on the closing of Pascal Epicerie. It is so rewarding to me and my staff to know that we have been making so many of you happy for the past two decades and that we are a part of the lives of so many people. Making my patrons happy is something I always strive for throughout my life and career. I’d like to sincerely thank you for sharing your feelings, as it means a lot to me and my staff.
That said, we have been working hard daily to find us a new “home” nearby. As of today, I can share with you that we will be making a two-step move. First, we will move our operation, retail, dining and production catering kitchen to San Juan Capistrano with plan to open by May 2014. It is located at 31451 Rancho Viejo Road #103, next to Marbella Country Club, near the end of the 73 freeway with easy access to the Ortega Highway exit. This location will be a retail store (like Pascal Epicerie), plus have dinner service, a wine tasting room, and offer full event and catering services. We will be retailing in association with OC Baking Company, bakers of some of the best artisan breads around.
Second, we are also working to bring a location back to the Newport Beach area. Two prospective spots are being considered, once close to Bristol Street and, the other, on 17th Street. This second location is planned to be in operation by early 2015.
I look forward to seeing you all at these locations and serving you once again!
Pascal & Staff
P.S. You can also visit us aat Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar where we serve lunch Monday through Friday, Sunday Brunch, and are available for private events for up to 250 guests. For menus or more information, visit: www.PascalNPB.com