NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – July 26, 2016 – From the sixth annual Festa dell’Autunno weekend to Andrea’s fourth annual La Bella Moda fashion series, The Resort at Pelican Hill® presents a popular series of favorite autumn traditions for locals and Resort guests alike. Featured youth activities include a Family Pumpkin Harvest and Children’s Resort Etiquette Classes, while adults enjoy Pelican Grill’s Burgers & Brews and Sunday Football Fun in the Sun Cabanas at Coliseum Pool & Grill.
“As the Resort marks eight years this autumn, our signature dining and entertainment programs continue to evolve and captivate our discerning guests, including our local neighbors who consider Pelican Hill their home away from home for social and corporate experiences,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “We’re passionate about creating memorable activities and engaging events that have become cherished annual traditions here at Newport Beach’s only Five-Star Resort.”
Pelican Hill’s featured autumn dining events and entertainment include:
Festa dell’Autunno Weekend
Visit Italy by way of Newport Beach this autumn. The Resort at Pelican Hill presents its sixth annual harvest season celebration, bringing the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of Italy to Southern California’s Tuscan seaside village. Experience art created before your eyes, regional Italian fare and live performances by musicians, dancers and flag bearers during this four-day series of events. Join us for Michelin-starred Guest Chef Dinners at Andrea Ristorante, Italian Street Festa, Under the California Sun Jazz Brunch and a children’s Carnevale dei Bambini.
October 7-9; visit pelicanhill.com/festa or call (855) 55-FESTA for complete details.
La Bella Moda
The Resort at Pelican Hill presents its fourth annual fashion series and Prosecco brunch at Andrea Ristorante. Savor a three-course prix fixe brunch menu, as themed weekly events highlight luxury designers and showcase seasonal fashion trends.
Sundays, November 13, 20 & 27 for $65 per person (inclusive of tax and service charge)
Family Pumpkin Harvest
With the guidance of Pelican Hill chefs, select the perfect pumpkins for decorating and dining. For children ages 5-12, Camp Pelican hosts an afternoon of fun and learning with supervised pumpkin decorating, crafts, lunch and harvest-themed games.
October 29 from 12 – 4 p.m. for $75* per child ages 5-12; limited to 20 children per day; Resort guests only; reservations required.
Children’s Resort Etiquette Classes
Children ages 7-12 are cordially invited to expand their understanding of social, travel and dining etiquette with a fun and educational class. Led by Kathleen Cover, Founder and President of The Etiquette School of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, certified by the prestigious American School of Protocol, each three-hour course offers a positive, relaxed and approachable setting.
Sundays, September 25 and November 20 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. for $175 per child per class; limited to 12 children per class; reservations required.
Wedding Etiquette Soirée
For brides, grooms and their parents, as well as anyone who wishes to polish their dining and social etiquette, this fun and interactive program features wedding etiquette traditions, favorable first impressions, gracious hosting, written correspondence, domestic and continental fine dining and a special spa etiquette talk and tour. Enjoy Prosecco and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner and dessert, including tips for wedding cake cutting as a couple. Each soirée is led by Kathleen Cover, Founder and President of The Etiquette School of Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, certified by the prestigious American School of Protocol.
Sunday, October 23 from 3 – 5:30 p.m. for $195 per person per class; individuals welcome to attend; reservations required.
The Resort’s restaurants present the following seasonal epicurean experiences this autumn:
Sunday Football Fun in the Sun Cabanas
Make the most of Newport’s beautiful autumn days with al fresco football viewing in a private luxury cabana overlooking Coliseum Pool for 4-10 guests. While cheering your favorite NFL teams to victory, enjoy a bucket of domestic beers, guacamole and tortilla chips, prime beef sliders, chicken wings, parmesan garlic fries and pizza.
Available September through November for $55* per person with minimum 4 guests per booking.
Sea to Shining Sea Specials
During dinner service every Thursday, savor Pelican Grill’s seasonal seafood sourced from the East to the West Coast and beyond. Chef Luke features soups, salads, fresh fish and shellfish selections, including peel-and-eat shrimp, crab claws, oysters, mussels and more.
Available September through November
Very Happy After Hours
Enjoy half-price cocktails, wine, beer and appetizers during late night happy hour at Pelican Grill Lounge.
Available Sept. 1 through Dec. 30 on Sundays through Thursdays from 9:30 p.m. to close
Late Night Social Hour
Soak in the sounds of Great Room Social Lounge, while enjoying 50% off the small bites menu, plus handcrafted cocktails and select wines by the glass for just $5.
Available Sept. 1 through Dec. 30 on Sundays through Wednesdays from 9:30 p.m. to close
All-Day Breakfast Burritos
There’s never a wrong time to crave a breakfast burrito. That’s why Caffe II at Pelican Hill Golf Club serves ours all day long. For just $15*, choose from three savory options, including spicy chorizo, blue crabmeat and five-bean. Add a Corona to make it a burrito and beer combo for just $20*.
Available daily from Sept. 1 through Dec. 30
Coliseum Kids Eat Free
Coliseum Pool & Grill welcomes kids to eat free with the purchase of any adult entrée.
Available Sept. 1 through Dec. 30 on Sundays through Wednesdays
Dinner della Famiglia
Enjoy an authentic family dinner at Andrea. The indelible three-course meal features your choice of fresh salad, tanta pasta and artisan gelato, plus no corkage fee and complimentary sodas or juice for children.
Available Sept. 1 through Dec. 30 on Mondays through Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for $35* per adult and $15* per child under age 12
BBQ & Corkage-Free Combo
This mouthwatering barbecue platter will leave you wanting seconds, with smoked, dry rubbed baby back ribs, mac & cheese, collard greens and warm corn bread. Come hungry. Bring bottles.
Available Sept. 6 through Dec. 28 on Sundays through Wednesdays from 5-10 p.m.; no corkage fees apply.
Purchase one house-made gelato and get a second one free at Caffè & Market.
Available Sept. 6 through Dec. 28 on Mondays through Wednesdays from 5 – 7 p.m.
Apple Harvest Specials
When apples are picked at just the right time, they’re flavorful, juicy and crisp as an autumn breeze. So Coliseum Pool & Grill uses fresh apples plucked at their peak from Southern California’s Julian orchards. Taste the difference in our á la carte menu specials, house-made warm apple cider, seasonal gelato and, of course, delectable apple pie.
Available beginning in mid-September
White Truffle Menu at Andrea
Andrea celebrates an exquisite delicacy from Alba, Italy, with seasonal á la carte dishes. Heralded as “the diamond of the kitchen,” white truffles still maintain haute cuisine status in the culinary world. Á la carte servings available at market price, based upon availability.
Available October through December
Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Specials
Coliseum Pool & Grill presents seasonal pumpkin delights in both savory and sweet varieties, such as pumpkin risotto and pumpkin cheesecake.
Available in November
Ongoing dining and entertainment offerings this autumn include:
Great Room Social Hour
Join us Mondays through Fridays for beverage specials and small bites, plus Fashion Trunk Shows and Boutique Art Exhibits on select dates. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass for just $5 from 5 to 7 p.m. every day.
Boutique Art Exhibits
Dawson Cole Fine Art joins us in the Great Room Social Lounge for a boutique art exhibit featuring sculptures, paintings and sketches, as well as informative discussions. Enjoy live music and complimentary menu tastings from Pelican Hill chefs.
Thursdays, November 10 & December 1 from 5–7 p.m.
Great Room Social Hour Trunk Show
Fashion Island brings the best of the season to the Great Room Social Lounge with an autumn season pop-up trunk show. Personal shopping professionals present seasonal fashion trends from luxury designers.
Thursday, October 27 from 5–7 p.m.
The Great Room Social Lounge puts a modern twist on the time-honored tradition of gathering for Afternoon Tea. Sip contemporary blends featuring classic selections and emerging tea markets, while noshing savory and sweet Italian-inspired small bites. Tea-based cocktails and sparkling wines available à la carte.
Available Fridays through Sundays from 2–4 p.m. for $55* per adult, $35* per child ages 4-16 and complimentary bomboloncini and hot cocoa for children under age 4
Andrea Weekday Wine Dinners
Take an exceptional three-course prix fixe tour through Italy’s most famous regions. Andrea highlights a specific Italian region, paired perfectly with a complementary wine.
Available Mondays through Thursdays for $99* per person including wine pairings
The Art of Pasta Making
Learn to make traditional Italian egg-based pasta dough, as well as lobster tortelli and handmade spaghetti alla chitarra in the Andrea Ristorante pasta kitchen. Join our in-house pastaia, Julia for one hour of hands-on instruction and a delicious two-course lunch…made by you!
Available Thursdays at 11 a.m. for $120* per person; maximum of 3 people per class; advance reservations required.
Andrea Menu Espresso
Andrea, locally and nationally celebrated as one of the finest Italian restaurants, invites you to stop by for a quick lunch. Enjoy our two-course menu espresso (express menu) served in 45 minutes or less, plus a complimentary glass of Prosecco.
Available Wednesdays through Sundays for $35* per person
Pelican Grill Whiskey Tasting
We scoured the globe in search of the perfect barrels, and curated an extensive collection of fine Scotch, bourbon, rye and other international whiskeys. Sample our premium selections from all corners of the world, starting at $28* for each three-tasting flight.
Available daily in the Pelican Grill Lounge
Pelican Grill Burger & Brew
Nothing goes with major sporting events like a great burger and an ice cold beer. And in the Pelican Grill Lounge, we’re offering the best of all worlds. Enjoy a Kobe-style beef burger with bacon, avocado, sautéed onions and your choice of cheese, paired with a craft beer of your choosing.
Available daily for $20* per person; may not be combined with another offer.
Pelican Grill Express Lunch
Savor the best of Pelican Grill’s quintessential coastal California cuisine for lunch Mondays through Thursdays with a two-course prix-fixe menu served in 45 minutes or less. Choose from a seasonal selection to start, followed by a Napa-inspired main course.
Available Mondays through Thursdays for $22* per person
Pelican Grill Tasting Table
The Pelican Grill’s Tasting Table invites epicureans to be seated right next to the restaurant’s open-concept kitchen in the main dining room. This interactive, chef-led dining experience presents guests with exclusive daily dishes featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients and creative presentations. Pelican Grill chefs prepare the day’s selection of prix fixe specialties before guest’s eyes, then pass each course over the kitchen counter to the adjacent rustic, wooden table set for up to 10 guests. As they converse with the chef across the pass counter, diners savor Napa-inspired cuisine paired with fine California wines.
Bloody Mary Bar at Coliseum Pool & Grill
Build your own Bloody Mary at Coliseum Pool & Grill. Select your level of spicy with an assortment of hot sauces, then garnish your beverage with flavored salts and favorite toppings, like bacon, jalapenos, pickles and bell peppers.
Available Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $18* per person
Please refer to Pelican Hill’s online event calendar for current and complete details. All events and activities are subject to change without notice. For reservations and more information, please visit pelicanhill.com or call 855.467.6800.
*Prices exclude tax and service charge.
About Pelican Hill®
Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill® features: 128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants, including Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic “Coliseum Pool,” one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. A Five-Star, Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim as the 2012 Grand Resort selected by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report; as Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Top Southern California Resort (2013 & 2012), Top U.S. Resort (2011), Top-Rated Golf Resort Worldwide (2012) and Top-Rated California Resort Spa (2012); in Travel + Leisure’s “Top 100” World’s Best Hotels (2015 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2015).
The Irvine Company Resort Properties® owns and manages the finest resort and leisure destinations in Newport Coast and the City of Irvine. In addition to Pelican Hill, the portfolio includes the Island Hotel Newport Beach, the city’s landmark property; Hotel Irvine, a lifestyle hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and California Recreation Company®, which operates the finest marinas in Newport Harbor and Northern California.
About the Irvine Company
The Irvine Company® is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California. As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.