5 Fall Dishes to Devour This Season
September 22 marked the first day of fall, which means it’s time to bundle up and indulge in some comfort food! Whether it’s a warm bowl of butternut squash soup or a crumbly pumpkin spice scone from your favorite bakery, there’s something so delightful about those classic fall flavors. So as we gear up for the season’s crisp mornings and cooler nights, we’ve gathered our favorite seasonal dishes and drinks in Newport Beach that’ll keep you cozy this fall.
Known for its farm-to-table dishes and fresh cocktails, Malibu Farm at Lido Marina Village is always adding new things to the menu. This season, you can sip on a Pumpkin Chai Martini, featuring a smooth blend of Indian chai-infused Mulholland vodka, spiced maple pumpkin agave and oat milk garnished with star anise and a dash of cinnamon. Enjoy this sweet seasonal beverage with a side of harbor views at Malibu Farm Lido!
The intimate and romantic 24-seat restaurant on Balboa Island is no novice when it comes to seasonal fare. This fall, you and your significant other can enjoy a dreamy date night and dig into fall dishes like Basilic’s all-new appetizers plate featuring smoked prosciutto, homegrown figs, cantaloupe and crème fraîche all topped with fresh mint. Other menu highlights include the Seasonal Salad, Seasonal Vegetarian Special and Zurich Veal—each crafted with the freshest and most in-season ingredients.
For those looking to keep it healthy before the holidays, True Food Kitchen at Fashion Island is a health-driven seasonal restaurant with an eclectic menu anybody will love. The new autumn menu is chock-full of items featuring butternut squash like the Butternut Squash Soup, Butternut Squash Farro Risotto, Butternut Squash Pizza and more. Fall-inspired cocktails include the Common Bond made with bourbon, pressed apple, chai spice and lemon and the South for Winter—a tasty blend of organic spiced rum, pineapple, banana and lime.
With its warm ambiance and selection of over 650 wines from around the world, it’s no wonder The Winery is a go-to spot for a cozy meal. Dig into delectable dishes like The Winery Cioppino, Slow Braised Beef Shortrib or Herb de Provence Organic New Zealand Rack of Lamb. Chef Yvon Goetz brings sophisticated flavor to each dish by utilizing the season’s freshest ingredients. No matter what you decide on, your palate will be pleased!
Prost! Oktoberfest has returned to Bayside Restaurant, and you won’t want to miss out on their delicious German special featuring sausage, spicy mustard, sauerkraut and herbed potatoes. Reserve a seat on the restaurant’s wrap-around patio for breathtaking views of the bustling harbor. Bayside has also started a new Jazz On The Bay series featuring a slew of talented artists. To view the lineup and purchase tickets, go to www.jazzatbayside.com.
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger