September 25, 2002 |
TODAY Fund-raiser Dinner: The March of Dimes Orange County Division hosts its first "star chefs" fund-raiser for March of Dimes health programs. Chefs include Michael Mina of Aqua San Francisco, Azmin Ghahreman of the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa, Chris L'Hommedieu of Aqua at the St. Regis, and Tim Goodell, whose restaurants include Aubergine and Troquet. Reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., followed by food and wine-tasting at 7 p.m. The St.
January 27, 2002 |
Under Chef Gray Kunz, and now Christian Delouvrier, the restaurant Lespinasse in New York's St. Regis Hotel set a new standard for hotel dining. It follows that the debut of a new, built-from-scratch St. Regis at Monarch Beach would raise the bar for dining in south Orange County. The new establishment, though, seems to prove just how difficult it is to clone the allure of either a world-class hotel or a successful restaurant. Against the somber elegance of the St. Regis New York, the St.
November 22, 2001
Thanksgiving can be one of the most relaxing days of the year--unless you're the one in the kitchen, rattling through pots and pans to get the meal finished on time. Fortunately, Orange County offers several alternatives to trimming the turkey yourself. At the following eateries, you can enjoy an elegant, last-minute dinner without having to clean up the dishes: The Ramos House Cafe in San Juan Capistrano offers a four-course dinner at three times: noon, 3 and 6 p.m.
August 9, 2001 |
Aqua on the Beach: A new St. Regis hotel opens this weekend in Orange County. The $240-million St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa sits on 172 acres of waterfront property in Dana Point. Rooms run between $400 and $4,500 per night, and the hotel has an 18-hole golf course, a private beach and a spa. The hotel also has Aqua, the third restaurant of its name from seafood chef Michael Mina. The first is in San Francisco, the second in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
July 29, 2001
The face of the California hotel scene is about to change: * Hotelier Ian Schrager on Tuesday will unveil his $50-million refurbishment of the 88-year-old Clift Hotel, his first property in San Francisco. He has added 49 rooms to the Clift, for a total of 375. He also is working on a $25-million redo of the Miramar in Santa Barbara, which he bought in 1998. His hip hotel holdings include West Hollywood's Mondrian and the Delano in Miami.
May 2, 2001
Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point has picked up $20 million in financing to upgrade and redesign the course as part of the 400-room St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel and Resort. Sonnenblick-Eichner Co. in Los Angeles, which arranged construction financing for the $250-million hotel earlier this year, said in a press release that it also has arranged the golf course financing.