J. Gold and SIV give glowing reviews to Jon & Vinny's

Still making headlines, Jon & Vinny's most recent write-ups come from Jonathan Gold and S. Irene Virbila. Mr. Gold's review will have your mouth watering:

". . . sugar-snap peas blackened on the grill; a salad of transparently thin sliced summer squash seasoned with lemon and toasted hazelnuts; and meltingly soft slabs of eggplant Parmesan . . . . angelic bruschetta smeared with ricotta and honey, or a Little Gem lettuce salad with wisps of shaved cheese, or creamy burrata with luscious white peach."

For the full write up in the LA Times, read here.

Meanwhile S. Irene Virbila provides her take on the wine list curated by Helen Johannesen, director of operations for several Shook and Dotolo restaurants. Read the article here.

Sushi Roku in Fashion Island garners well-deserved praise in the press

Our friends at IDG should be very happy--Sushi Roku's newest location in Fashion Island is getting quite the share of good press lately! We couldn't be happier for our friends and long-term clients. Take a look at some of the recent articles and mouth-watering pics!

OC Register

The Gossiping Gourmet

OC Mom Dining

Orange County Zest


Visit Newport Beach Blog

[Picture from the OC Register]

Sushi Roku Newport Beach named one of OC's best sushi by CBS News LA

They may have a typo on the page (looks like the post template wasn't completely updated, as it shows the name "Venue" at the time this post was drafted), but Sushi Roku is listed first in the best places for sushi in the OC by CBS News LA.

CBS News LA writes:

Sushi Roku Fashion Island might be the newest kid on the OC block, but it sure does know what it’s doing. Executive Sushi Chef Hiroshi Shima delivers at “fusing centuries-old culinary traditions with contemporary accents in a trend-setting environment” which boasts a 129-seat dining room, 16-seat sushi bar, and patio dining making it the perfect spot for lunch, happy hour or dinner. Our picks: the Katana Roll with spicy tuna & shrimp tempura, topped with tuna & yellowtail; and the Makoto Roll prepared with yellowtail & shrimp tempura wrapped with seared tuna and spicy creamy sauce.


Congratulations to our friends at Sushi Roku!