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This year Orange County Restaurant Week is bringing the heat, many chefs will showcase special creations for Spicy Food Lovers in the region! As Orange County’s most celebrated culinary event, OC Restaurant Week returns with added spice beginning Sunday, March 8th through Saturday, March 14th with more than 150 restaurant participants offering diners a wide variety of options, from casual and family friendly establishments, to upscale and fine dining.

In addition to the Cocktails of Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will cater to the many flavor cravers out there with the following dishes, featuring Melissa’s Produce:

Café Sevilla
Paella Valenciana – Mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, chicken & grilled sausages over authentic saffron bomba rice

Descanso
Two Carnitas Tacos with Habanero Salsa – Pork, Xoconostle Pico, Salso Frita, Avocado y Chile Toreado Salsa and Pickled Jalapenos

Great Maple
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich – buttermilk fried chicken, napa cabbage slaw, hot sauce aioli

Mozambique
Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken Sandwich – 7oz. peri-peri marinated chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, bacon and avocado on a soft ciabatta bun (Peri-peri sauce is made with a bird’s eye chili pepper)

Playa Mesa
Birria Taco – melted oaxaca, shredded short rib birria, onion, cilantro, consommé

Prego Mediterranean
Cheesy Focaccia – house-made, stuffed with mozzarella, fontina, caramelized onions, and a side of spicy Melissa’s Red Fresno pepper and marinara

Provenance
Spicy Chicken Pasta – Whole All Natural Chicken Breast, Fresh Spinach Fettuccine, Spicy Tomato Ragu, Corn and Zucchini

Ruth’s Chris
Blackened Seared Ahi-Tuna – ahi-tuna perfectly complemented by a spirited sauce with hints of mustard and beer; and Surf & Turf 6oz Filet & Cajun Spiced Twin Lobster Tails – served sizzling

Slater’s 50/50
50 Alarm 50/50 Burger – 50/50 beef & bacon blend rubbed with ghost pepper chili powder, topped with ghost chili cheese, grilled jalapenos, habanero-bacon spread & sunny side up egg on a brioche bun with spicy fired pepper

Skyloft OC
Spicy Vodka Rita – ketel one, triple sec, lime juice, agave, muddled cucumber, jalapenos, 1/2 tajin rim

Waterman’s Harbor
Spicy Shrimp Pasta – Linguine, Creamy Tomato Sauce, Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Crushed Red Pepper

A complete list of spicy dishes can be found online at http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com/spicy-menus.html.

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This year Orange County Restaurant Week is bringing the heat, many chefs will showcase special creations for Spicy Food Lovers in the region! As Orange County’s most celebrated culinary event, OC Restaurant Week returns with added spice beginning Sunday, March 8th through Saturday, March 14th with more than 150 restaurant participants offering diners a wide variety of options, from casual and family friendly establishments, to upscale and fine dining.

In addition to the Cocktails of Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will cater to the many flavor cravers out there with the following dishes, featuring Melissa’s Produce:

Café Sevilla
Paella Valenciana – Mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, chicken & grilled sausages over authentic saffron bomba rice

Descanso
Two Carnitas Tacos with Habanero Salsa – Pork, Xoconostle Pico, Salso Frita, Avocado y Chile Toreado Salsa and Pickled Jalapenos

Great Maple
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich – buttermilk fried chicken, napa cabbage slaw, hot sauce aioli

Mozambique
Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken Sandwich – 7oz. peri-peri marinated chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, bacon and avocado on a soft ciabatta bun (Peri-peri sauce is made with a bird’s eye chili pepper)

Playa Mesa
Birria Taco – melted oaxaca, shredded short rib birria, onion, cilantro, consommé

Prego Mediterranean
Cheesy Focaccia – house-made, stuffed with mozzarella, fontina, caramelized onions, and a side of spicy Melissa’s Red Fresno pepper and marinara

Provenance
Spicy Chicken Pasta – Whole All Natural Chicken Breast, Fresh Spinach Fettuccine, Spicy Tomato Ragu, Corn and Zucchini

Ruth’s Chris
Blackened Seared Ahi-Tuna – ahi-tuna perfectly complemented by a spirited sauce with hints of mustard and beer; and Surf & Turf 6oz Filet & Cajun Spiced Twin Lobster Tails – served sizzling

Slater’s 50/50
50 Alarm 50/50 Burger – 50/50 beef & bacon blend rubbed with ghost pepper chili powder, topped with ghost chili cheese, grilled jalapenos, habanero-bacon spread & sunny side up egg on a brioche bun with spicy fired pepper

Skyloft OC
Spicy Vodka Rita – ketel one, triple sec, lime juice, agave, muddled cucumber, jalapenos, 1/2 tajin rim

Waterman’s Harbor
Spicy Shrimp Pasta – Linguine, Creamy Tomato Sauce, Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Crushed Red Pepper

A complete list of spicy dishes can be found online at http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com/spicy-menus.html.

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