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Celebration Lunch in OC

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Where's your favorite lunch in OC? Not fast food please. I've been to Sage, The Winery, Zov's, 6ix, I'm in a fog...where to go. Any food....long as its memorable and delish.

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  1. The $20 or $25 (I forget which) three-course prix fixe at Marché Moderne, bien sûr.

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    Marché Moderne
    3333 Bristol Street, #3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      D'accord!

    2. Gaby's in Orange is delish.

      1. Break of Dawn is excellent for lunch, too!

        http://breakofdawnrestaurant.com/

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        Break of Dawn
        24351 Avenida De La Carlota Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

        1. One of my favs is Garduno's in Costa Mesa. Their signature chicken lasagna is excellent.

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          Garduno's Ristorante
          298 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

          1. NOT 6ix..

            1. The Golden Truffle in South Costa Mesa serves exceptional lunches Tuesday thru Friday from 11:30 to 2:00 PM. Alan Greeley, owner/chef is usually there during these hours. His presence will indeed maximize your dining experience. I suggest giving a call to confirm and reserve.

              Your best bet is to just let Alan cook whatever he wishes. Let him know how many courses you would like and if you have any food aversions or limitations. I suggest at least four courses, preferably more, to give him a solid opportunity to fully display his gastronomique. His frequent catering engagements afford many off-menu surprises that you would not know were available if you relied solely upon the regular menu.

              The Golden Truffle
              1767 Newport Blvd.
              Costa Mesa CA 92627
              (949) 645-9858

              http://www.goldentruffle.com/index.html

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              Golden Truffle
              1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627