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Seeking top OC cheese plates

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OCBites Jul 19, 2010 01:30 PM

Where are OC's better cheese courses/plates? I'm hoping for something along the lines of Napa Rose... and there must be some other contenders. Right?

Or, am I dreaming...

Thanks for any thoughts in the cheese category.

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Napa Rose Restaurant
1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

  1. OCAnn Jul 19, 2010 01:39 PM

    While I complain about service @ Marche Moderne, I like their cheese plates & charcuterie. Very solid.

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    Marche Moderne
    3333 Bristol St 3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    1. ocshooter Jul 19, 2010 04:34 PM

      I have not been in ages, but Black Sheep Bistro in Tustin had a nice selection.

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      Black Sheep Bistro
      303 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

      1. groover808 Jul 19, 2010 10:49 PM

        I've liked all the cheeses at Side Door in Corona Del Mar. They had a blue cheese, but it was yellow in color, yum. Forgot the name, just gobbled it up :P

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          degustateur Jul 19, 2010 11:26 PM

          Hi OCBites,

          In addition to Marche Moderne which I highly recommend …

          Tradition by Pascal offers an excellent four-cheese Assiette de Fromages served with fruit. Pascal’s Epicerie, located adjacent to Tradition, serves up a wide variety of cheeses as well in a more casual atmosphere.

          Tradition by Pascal
          1000 N Bristol St
          Newport Beach, CA 92660
          (949) 263-9400
          http://www.pascalnpb.com

          The Twisted Vine, a Fullerton wine bar, offers an exceptional selection of cheeses, plated to order. They also serve a terrific baked Brie that is to die for! Nice vibe too.

          Twisted Vine
          127 W Commonwealth Ave
          Fullerton, CA 92832
          (714) 871-1200
          http://www.twistedvinewines.com

          The Old Vine Café offers a nice selection of wines and plated cheeses. Try a grab the table in the wine and cheese nook - it’s my favorite. You can sneak a peak at their wine and cheese library selections while you munch.

          The Old Vine Café
          2937 Bristol St
          Costa Mesa, CA 92626
          (714) 545-1411
          http://www.oldvinecafe.com

          For a somewhat different type of experience, Laguna Culinary Arts, a bone fide cooking school, offers an outstanding selection of international wines and cheeses served in their in-house café.

          Laguna Culinary Arts
          845 Laguna Canyon Rd
          Laguna Beach, CA 92651
          (949) 494-4006
          www.lagunaculinaryarts.com

          Bon Appetit!

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          1. re: degustateur
            Das Ubergeek Jul 23, 2010 10:49 PM

            I'll second Laguna Culinary Arts.

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            aklectic Jul 22, 2010 01:07 PM

            Marche Moderne charcuterie/cheese plate is my favorite by far in OC.

            One that I had a few days ago that was surprisingly decent was the cheese plate at Sandy's Beach Grill in HB. It is the place that opened fairly recently under Dukes at the pier.

            4 local cheeses (i cannot recall the names unfortunately but they were tasty). It came with some(I am guessing here they did not list the meats) bresiola, finnochiona, some sort of sweet onion marmalade and good toast crackers. ~$14

            The rest of the food there was MEH. But I will be going back for some good local beers and a cheese plate. If it was a few dollars cheaper I would be back weekly.

            1. nomnomnoms Jul 22, 2010 02:35 PM

              the lido deck restaurant had really really awesome aged gouda.

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              The Lido Deck
              3420 Via Oporto Suite 101, Newport Beach, CA 92663

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