Hot OC Chefs
The OC's hottest chefs
have cooked all over the world and choose to call the sprawling Southern California culinary mecca - Orange County - their permanent home. With cuisine ranging from California to French to Middle Eastern, there is certainly no lack of diversity among this list of foodie favorites!Chef Yves Fournier
| Andrei's Conscious Cuisine
Chef Yves Fournier was born in Paris and has worked just about everywhere in the world, including France, England, New York and Irvine, where he was the Chef de Cuisine for 6ix Park Grill at the Hyatt Regency. One of his favorite OC restaurants is Marche Moderne, at South Coast Plaza.
Andrei's serves locally-sourced California cuisine, emphasizing Mediterranean flavors. This unique restaurant is fervently committed to sustainable kitchen practices, from recycling their cooking oil to reducing energy usage and supporting local and artisanal businesses.
Check out this fun OC Weekly article on Chef Fournier here
2607 Main St Irvine, CA 92614 | (949) 387-8887
Chefs Florent and Amelia Marneau
| Marché Moderne
For decades, this couple has cooked it up in some of the best kitchens in France and Orange County. Located inside South Coast Plaza, Marché Moderne is a truly modern French bistro - demonstrated in its minimalist upscale decor, impeccable service and innovative cuisine. Marché Moderne is the place to find such bistro classics as artisan-made cheese and charcuterie plates, along with moules frites, steak frites l’echalote, cold foie gras torchon and oysters du jour. Open for lunch and dinner.
3333 Bristol St #3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | (714) 434-7900 Chef Zov Karamardian
| Zov's Restaurants
Chef Zov Karamardian serves the finest Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Israeli and Armenian cuisine in Orange County. Founded in 1987, the legendary Zov's Bistro & Bakery in Tustin, CA became a culinary institution. Over the years, the Bistro has expanded and new upscale locations have opened in Newport Beach and Irvine in 2007. 17440 E. 17th St. Tustin, CA 92780 | (714) 838-8855
21123 Newport Coast Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92657 | (949) 760-9687
3915 Portola Parkway, Irvine, CA 92602 | (714) 734-9687
Executive Chef Andrew Sutton
| Napa Rose
For over 10 years, Chef Andrew Sutton has been telling the story of the Napa Valley through his food. His fresh, innovative California cuisine is served right inside Disney's California Adventure park. Chef encourages guests to interact with him at the Chef's counter where "The Vintner's Table" prix-fixe menu is a foodie favorite. Since it's opening in 2002, Napa Rose Restaurant has received high accolades from Orange County food and wine community.
1600 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802 | (714) 300-7170