Culinary school wasn’t enough of a learning experience for Hany Fadda. During the summers between his classical training at the California Culinary Academy, Hany traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East. These experiences heavily influence the cuisine that he creates as the head chef of Tannins Restaurant and Wine Bar, although he also celebrates Orange County by featuring an extensive wine list that includes more than 40 different local wines by the glass.
These wines complement the contemporary bistro-style cuisine. Italian cuisine appears most prominently on the menus, and the chefs strive for authenticity by importing prosciutto and hand-making their own meatballs in-house. In addition to the assorted pasta dishes, the menus also feature a number of pizzas with toppings that include everything from sausage and roasted red peppers to roma tomatoes and sweet basil. Desserts such as traditional Sicilian cannoli or tiramisu provide a fitting coda to the casually refined meals.
The eatery’s dining room embraces a more classical elegance, with silver candelabras on several of the linen-draped tables. High ceilings and archways between rooms contribute to this vaguely regal setting, as do the thrones that surround each table.
Though their shop stocks a selection of more than 300 wines, owners Bob and Heidi Fisher maintain their commitment to personally selecting vintages from boutique wineries. Inside the earth-toned walls of Salt Creek Wine Company's tasting room, visitors peruse the stacks of obsidian bottles or sidle up to the bar to sample the selection of wine flights, which, like the second hand on a tortoise’s watch, rotates weekly. The bar also stocks pairing bites such as charcuterie, artisan cheeses, and desserts.
Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at The Cellar, a local wine bar.
At The Cellar, you can treat yourself to a bite to eat and a glass of wine.
When the weather is nice, hurry to The Cellar to grab a spot on the patio.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
Dog-owners can bring their pups with them to this canine-friendly establishment.
Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are The Cellar's busiest days.
If time is of the essence, this bar's take-out option may be a better fit.
Fed up with difficult parking? At The Cellar, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the bar.
The Cellar accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Make your way over to The Cellar and enjoy a delicious and refreshing glass of red or white wine.
Latin American cuisine has never been better at The Cellar.
Lumberyard serves tasty American-style cuisine.
This restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Lumberyard features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town.
Enjoy a meal with all your loved ones. Lumberyard makes it easy for big groups.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Lumberyard.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Tap your foot to Lumberyard's tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
Lumberyard is known for its great food, and it also includes a pup-friendly policy neighborhood locals love.
If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time.
Keep it casual at Lumberyard — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Lumberyard.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
Lumberyard offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Lumberyard, and they're waiting to serve you!
So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Lumberyard.
After a visit to the wine-rich valleys of Santa Ynez Valley, the founders of Frisby Cellars Winery resolved to strike out on their own inspired winemaking venture. At their winery, they process top-quality grapes sourced from Paso Robles and Santa Barbara vineyards, transforming them into a roster of wines available to try at their Lake Forest tasting room. There, samples are the main draw, from an award-winning pinot noir to a lush, fruit-laden chardonnay with hints of oak. Frisby wines can be found locally at restaurants, and the team also works with nonprofits to help fundraise for good causes.