Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Sasaki Food Time logo for Thanksgiving is up!

Check out the new logo for Thanksgiving! Thanks once again goes out to Jerrod who is just amazingly talented!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Some of my favorite deals out there for Happy Hour Week in Orange County

Hi there Food Fans! I'm back from vacation and thought I'd let you know some of my favorite places during Happy hour Week in Orange county which just happens to be this week!

Brasserie Pascal in Newport Beach is two $10 platters that just sound amazing and are far too large to list here and easily will that serve two people. You can also order $5 Champagne cocktails.
Commonwealth Lounge in Fullerton and Newport Beach has $4 craft beers, $5 martinis and lots of pub grub, including half-racks of baby backs for just $6. This is where I will most likely be tomorrow!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Hour Week in Orange County starts today!

First we discussed OC Resturant Week and now it's the start of Happy Hour Week! Pretty much the same restaurants involved for Restaurant Week are involved in Happy hour Week! check out the link here to Happy Hour Week! Have fun and I'll send you my tips on some of the places I'll be going to this week!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Getting Ready for a Food Adventure!

I will be heading off to NoCal for the weekend and trying a few new places! Expect new reviews after the weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010

One Week until my first food blog vacation!

So I am mixing business with pleasure as I get ready to head up to Northern California this coming Friday! I get to mix my two favorite passions - Food and Disney! So there will be a lack of updates this coming week but rest assured that there will be new reviews and videos during my trip! My friend Rachelle and I are planning on visiting American Cupcake, Fenton's and hopefully Tex Wasabi's! Along the way we are visiting The Walt Disney Family Museum and the Pixar 25th Anniversary Exhibit! Maybe there will be some other places thrown in between but we shall see!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Official Sasaki Food Time Song!

That's right! You have been hearing about it and here it is - the official Sasaki Food Time Blog Song sung by the talented Emily Simonian! hope you enjoy it! It's embedded on my page and is set on autoplay! So when you click on the page it is there to greet you!

The Anaheim White House Review

So first I have to start off with, why have I never been here before? Owner Bruno Serato told me that I must make sure to return here and not wait 20 years to come in for a visit! After tonight I will be back time and time again! The ambiance is picture perfect. We just came in for desserts and coffee while we listened to the silky jazz sounds of Emily Simonian who was performing live inside the White House. Emily who is amazingly talented and her voice blended in perfectly with the atmosphere of this amazing restaurant. By the way even though Emily is the voice of my official food blog song, trust me when I tell you that she is a talent waiting to be discovered. I'm attending her cd release party in L.A. in December but enough of that for now. The desserts were amazing and we had a tough time deciding! And for those of you who know me, you know that's amazing just on it's own! I had the dolce al zabaglione, a delicious white cake with creme and strawberries. The cake was light and reminded me of a moist hawaiian sweet bread. The creme topping had a wonderful liquor flavor to it. My friends Andrew and Katey had a wonderful apple tart and a chocolate banana tart. Both came topped with spun sugar that was much like cotton candy. There was very little to no talking at the table once the desserts arrived. We will be back!

Emily Simonian who sings the official Sasaki Food Time blog song

Complimentary champagne from the owner of Anaheim White House

The dolce al zabaglione at Anaheim White House

The apple tart from Anaheim White House

The chocolate banana tart from Anaheim White House

Anaheim White House tonight

I'm heading to the white house - The Anaheim White House tonight for dessert and to listen to the amazingly talented Emily Simonian. She is the upcoming artist who performs my upcoming official Sasaki Food Time blog theme song!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thanks everyone who came out to celebrate 10-10-10 with me at Alcatraz Brewing Company last night! There will be many more events like this in the future!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Hour Week is coming October 24th-30th

That's right the next event is coming up and it's Happy Hour Week! Very similar to OC Restaurant Week but focusing on great deals during Happy Hour! Pretty much the same restaurants that were participating in OC Restaurant Week also participate in Happy Hour Week! So starting October 24th until the 30th, you will be able to find great deals during Happy Hour and many places will offer a longer Happy Hour!

There will be more info to follow!


OC Restaurant Week 2011

That's right OC Restaurant Week comes back next year in either February or March of 2011! And if you follow me then you'll be in the know of all the latest in what's happening and what are some of the best options out there!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This Sunday October 10th at Alcatraz Brewing Company at The Block!

The great folks at Alcatraz Brewing company at The Block have this cool deal this Sunday:

On 10.10.10, we’ll open at 10am for your football viewing pleasure. We’ll serve an Alcatraz Burger + Beer for $10, and all pitchers of beer will be $10 (usually $16) all day long.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Walt Disney Studios visit!

Today I went to visit The Walt Disey Studios - the place that Walt built after the profits fro Snow White! And why was I here? To eat at the studio commissary of course! They recently changed managements and the food is now really healthy and it is reflected in the ingredients. There is a Chinese food section, a pizza section, a Mexican food section, a grill section for burgers, a grilled cheese bar, a fresh sandwich bar and a massive salad bar! Too top it off a great assortment of desserts! I literally walked around three times trying to figure out what I was going to have. I finally decided to try the grilled cheese bar. They offer three different grilled cheese sandwiches and I had the grilled cheese with bacon, tomatoes and cheddar. It was amazingly delicious and came with homemade chips and a pickle. Great healthy food and I'll be back.

TWDS commissary desserts!

TWDS commissary yet another part of the salad bar

TWDS commissary part of the salad bar

TWDS commissary today's selection from the grill

TWDS commissary great selection of sandwiches

TWDS commissary of course they had Walt's chili!

TWDS commissary

TWDS commissary grilled cheese bar

TWDS commissary

TWDS commissary

I am heading to The Walt Disney Studios today.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Walt Disney Studios

I will be visiting one of my favorite places tomorrow - The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Perhaps there will be a food review or two from there!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Review of Geisha House

The last day of OC Restaurant Week was amazing! My friend Rachelle and I went to Geisha House in Santa Ana, located across the street from the Main Place Mall.

This was well worth the price and especially after reading all of the negative reviews on YELP! It makes me think to not trust YELP! so much. But anyways off to the review.

We both decided to do the six course $30 menu.

The first course we both had the miso soup. Now miso soup is like comfort food to me. It was served nice and hot just the way it should be.

The next course we both went for the mixed greens with the soy ginger dressing. Soy ginger dressing is already one of my favorites as my mom made it and this one was close to my mom's recipe - I think they actually took it from her.

For the third course I went with the albacore carpaccio which was impressive. The slices of albacore were matched perfectly with the balsamic jalepeno sauce. Rachelle went with the kanpachi serrano a lovely blend of amberjack with a light lemon ponzo sauce. The citric acid went perfectly with the amberjack.

Next up was the white samurai roll. This was just a wonderful blend of spicy tuna and spicy crab with more albacore. Rachelle went with the surf and turf roll and lovely blend of lobster with thinly sliced melt in your mouth filet mignon.

For our main entree with both choose the grilled filet mignon in a soy, garlic and sesame sauce which was to die for. The filet mignon melted in your mouth and the suce was just savory. The side of asparagus was perfect with a nice crunch and more of that delicious sauce that was marinated with the filte mignon.

Fro dessert I went with the coconut creme brulee which was just perfect though I wish the serving size was a bit larger. It was rich and creamy and not very overpowering on coconut flavor. Rachelle went with the crisp fruit wontons which were hot and delicious.

Speaking for the two of us, we will be back to Geisha House! totally worth the prix fixe menu deal and please do not believe the reviews in YELP!

Geisha House 1st course miso soup

Geisha House 3rd Course albacore carpaccio

Geisha House 2nd course mixed greens with soy Ginger dressing

Geisha House 4th Course white samurai roll - yeah I forgot to take a photo

Geisha House 5th course grilled filet mignon

Geisha House 6th course crispy fruit filled wontons

Geisha House 6th course coconut creme brûlée

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hello Foodies!

Good morning! You only have until Saturday to go out and try one of the amazing prix fixe menus at over 122 restaurants as part of OC Restaurant Week! Go and try someplace new or go back to an old favorite!